PRAISE FOR Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory Susskind s approach is to subject the novice to a historical mathematical boot camp to make the path seem natural, and ultimately easier At once witty and insightfulNatureSusskind is meticulous in explaining each step of applying the equations to the physical phenomena he describes, and he excels in explaining why the math works the way it does If you re intrepid enough you ll emerge with a much deeper appreciation for the true meaning of Einstein s relativity, Maxwell s equations and many other aspects of fundamental physicsScience NewsPRAISE FOR Quantum Mechanics The writing is fresh and immediate, with plenty of detail packaged into the smooth narrative I maintain a clear recollection of the bewilderment with which I struggled through my own university quantum mechanics courses For students in a similar position, trying to draw together the fragments of formalism into a clear conceptual whole, Susskind and Friedman s persuasive overview and their insistence on explaining, with sharp mathematical detail, exactly what it is that is strange about quantum mechanics may be just what is neededNaturePRAISE FOR The Theoretical Minimum A Wall Street Journal Best Book of So what do you do if you enjoyed science at school or college but ended up with a different career and are still wondering what makes the universe tick Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsky s The Theoretical Minimum is the book for you In this neat little book the authors aim to provide the minimum amount of knowledge you need about classical physicsto gain some real understanding of the world They do so with great success Along the way you get beautifully clear explanations of famously difficult things like differential and integral calculus, conservation laws and what physicists mean by symmetries Messrs Susskind and Hrabovsky s book is a powerful exposition of why science is real and a counter to the kind of wishful thinking employed by people who, for whatever reason, reject the scientific worldviewWall Street JournalA pleasure to read a beautiful, high level overview of the entire subjectPhysics TodayVery readable Abstract concepts are well explained The Theoretical Minimum provide s a clear description of advanced classical physics concepts, and gives readers who want a challenge the opportunity to exercise their brain in new waysPhysics WorldIn the first two books in his wildly popular The Theoretical Minimum series, world class physicist Leonard Susskind provided a brilliant first course in classical and quantum mechanics, offering readers not an oversimplified introduction, but the real thing everything you need to start doing physics, and nothingNow, thankfully, Susskind and his former student Art Friedman are back, this time to introduce readers to special relativity and classical field theory At last, waves, forces and particles will be demystified Using their typical brand of relatively simple maths, enlightening sketches and the same fictional counterparts, Art and Lenny, Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory takes us on an enlightening journey through a world now governed by the laws of special relativity Starting in their new watering hole, Hermann s Hideaway, with a lesson on relativity, Art and Lenny walk us through the complexities of Einstein s famous theory Combining rigor with humour, Susskind and Friedman guarantee that Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory will become part of the reader s physics toolbox