Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Mechanics - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Physics of Mechanics. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Baby University Board Book Set: A Science for Toddlers Board Book Set (Science Gifts for Kids) (Baby University Board Book Sets)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Mechanics - August 2021

The perfect science baby gift for your future genius! The bestselling Baby University baby board book set includes educational books for toddlers written by an expert that features colorful, simple introductions to scientific principles for babies. Its approach to early learning is beloved by kids and grownups! Included in this Four-Book Set: Quantum Physics for Babies Rocket Science for Babies General Relativity for Babies Newtonian Physics for Babies This baby board book set is the perfect way to introduce basic scientific concepts and STEM to even the youngest scientist and makes a wonderful newborn baby gift! If you're looking for other STEM-minded boss baby toys, books, and gifts, check out the full Baby University series, including ABCs of Biology , Organic Chemistry for Babies , and 8 Little Planets .

  • Author: Chris Ferrie
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Explore (November 28, 2017)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Science, Nature & How It Works
  • ISBN: 978-1492670438


2. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Mechanics - August 2021

Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer,  he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, “ten hundred”) most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including:   food-heating radio boxes (microwaves) tall roads (bridges) computer buildings (datacenters) the shared space house (the International Space Station) the other worlds around the sun (the solar system) the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates) the pieces everything is made of (the periodic table) planes with turning wings (helicopters) boxes that make clothes smell better (washers and dryers) the bags of stuff inside you (cells) How do these things work? Where do they come from? What would life be like without them? And what would happen if we opened them up, heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In  Thing Explainer,  Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and so many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone—age 5 to 105—who has ever wondered how things work, and why.

  • Author: Randall Munroe
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Annotated edition (November 24, 2015)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0544668256
  • Dimensions: 9 x 0.59 x 13 inches


3. Basic Machines and How They Work

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Mechanics - August 2021

This revised edition of an extremely clear Navy training manual leaves nothing to be desired in its presentation. Thorough in its coverage of basic theory, from the lever and inclined plane to internal combustion engines and power trains, it requires nothing more than an understanding of the most elementary mathematics. Beginning with the simplest of machines — the lever — the text proceeds to discussions of the block and tackle (pulleys and hoists), wheel and axle, the inclined plane and the wedge, the screw, and different types of gears (simple, spur, bevel, herringbone, spiral, worm, etc.). A chapter on the concept of work discusses the measurement of work, friction, and efficiency; this is followed by investigations of power, force, and pressure, with explanations of the uses of scales, balances, gauges, and barometers. The fundamentals of hydrostatic and hydraulic machines (such as the hydraulic braking system and the hydraulic press) are discussed in detail. The remaining chapters cover machine elements (bearings and springs), basic mechanisms (gear differential, couplings, cams, clutches), the internal combustion engine and power trains (including explanations of various transmission systems — synchromesh, auxiliary, etc.). Every concept is clearly defined, and discussions always build easily from elementary theory to specific applications familiar to anyone with the slightest interest in mechanics. Important concepts, machine components, and techniques are clearly illustrated in more than 200 diagrams, drawings, and cross-sections that reveal inner workings — all of these help to clarify even further an already clear and well-organized presentation. Although it was originally designed for use in U.S. Naval Training Schools, this book can be used to great advantage as a basic text in mechanical engineering in standard technical schools, and it will be immensely valuable even to lay readers who desire a basic knowledge of mechanics.

  • Author: Naval Education And Training Program
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised (1994) edition (January 1, 1997)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0486217093
  • Dimensions: 6.38 x 0.26 x 9.34 inches


4. Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Guide to Mountain Bike Repair

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Mechanics - August 2021

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world’s best-selling guide to the maintenance and repair of mountain bikes, hybrids, and fat bikes. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn’s clearly illustrated guide makes every bike repair and maintenance job easy for everyone. Lennard Zinn is the world’s leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly, step-by-step guide explains the tools and parts you’ll need and how to know you’ve done the job right. The book’s two-color interior is easy to read―even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded-parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every mountain bike repair task. This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old mountain bikes from top to bottom. In over 500 pages and more than 750 illustrations, Zinn’s guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of mountain bike maintenance and repair jobs: · Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes · Emergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur · Easy shifting: How to adjust shifters, derailleurs, and cables for clean and smooth shifting · Wheels: How to true a wheel, install a new tire, change a cassette, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels · Overhauls: How to service and replace pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, bottom brackets · New tech: How to maintain 1x-speed systems, electronic and wireless shifters · Troubleshooting: How to figure out what’s wrong with any bike and fix it Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you’ll know how to keep your bicycle running smoothly for years. What’s New in Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, 6th Ed.: · New chapter on electronic shifting covers maintenance, service, repair, and troubleshooting of all Shimano electronic shifting groups. Also included: How to program your electronic shifting system for personalized shifting as well as real-time display and shift recording on a head unit. · New chapter on disc brakes covers maintenance, service, and repair of all hydraulic and mechanical systems. Includes integrated systems and their bleeding requirements. · New guides on how disc brake mounting adapters work and how to install them. · Complete info on the new 11-speed and SRAM 12-speed drivetrains. · Info on all the newest bottom brackets including 1x11 and 1x12 systems. · New guidelines on wheel size selection for your frame size, suspension settings, and travel. · New procedures for mounting and sealing tubeless tire systems. · New usage guidelines for flat-prevention sealants. · Updated guides on replacing press-in bottom brackets with thread-in bottom brackets. · New wheel lacing guidelines for building disc-brake compatible wheels. · More than 750 comprehensive illustrations and exploded views including 150 new or revised illustrations. · Updated and expanded guides on how to tune, rebuild, and maintain suspension forks and rear shocks. Includes tuning guides for preload, compression, rebound, and sag. · Updated and revised troubleshooting tables, torque tables, and gearing charts for 26”, 27.5”, and 29” bikes. · Also covered in the 6th edition: All derailleur shifting systems; all bottom bracket systems; all brake systems; all headset, stem, handlebar and fork systems; wheelbuilding for all bikes; updated and expanded torque tables; complete indexes of all illustrations and topics covered. Whether you’re riding a classic Stumpjumper or a carbon-fiber race machine, Zinn has got you covered!

  • Author: Lennard Zinn
  • Publisher: VeloPress; 6th edition (February 7, 2018)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Individual Sports
  • ISBN: 978-1937715472
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.5 x 11 inches


5. Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Mechanics - August 2021

This bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects, enabling ordinary folks to construct 16 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple match-powered rocket to the more complex tabletop catapult and the offbeat Cincinnati fire kite. The classic potato cannon has a new evil twin—the piezo-electric spud gun and the electromagnetic pipe gun has joined the company of such favorites as the tennis ball mortar. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July.

  • Author: William Gurstelle
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press; Second Edition, Second edition (September 1, 2012)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Experiments, Instruments & Measurement
  • ISBN: 978-1613740644
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches


6. Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering! (Baby Loves Science)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Mechanics - August 2021

Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this book explores the basics of flight – from birds, to planes and rockets – and ties it all to baby’s world. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby’s sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well! With tongue firmly in cheek, the Baby Loves Science series introduces highly intellectual science concepts to the littlest learners.

  • Author: Ruth Spiro
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge; Illustrated edition (October 4, 2016)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Science, Nature & How It Works
  • ISBN: 978-1580895415
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.56 x 7 inches


7. The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Mechanics - August 2021

A master teacher presents the ultimate introduction to classical mechanics for people who are serious about learning physics "Beautifully clear explanations of famously 'difficult' things," -- Wall Street Journal If you ever regretted not taking physics in college -- or simply want to know how to think like a physicist -- this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur. Challenging, lucid, and concise, The Theoretical Minimum provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.

  • Author: Leonard Susskind
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Illustrated edition (April 22, 2014)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-0465075683
  • Dimensions: 5.55 x 0.85 x 8.2 inches


8. How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Mechanics - August 2021

Million-copy bestselling author of The Elements , Molecules , and Reactions Theodore Gray applies his trademark mix of engaging stories, real-time experiments, and stunning photography to the inner workings of machines, big and small, revealing the extraordinary science, beauty, and rich history of everyday things. Theodore Gray has become a household name among fans, both young and old, of popular science and mechanics. He's an incorrigible tinkerer with a constant curiosity for how things work. Gray's readers love how he always brings the perfect combination of know-how, humor, and daring-do to every project or demonstration, be it scientific or mechanical. In How Things Work he explores the mechanical underpinnings of dozens of types of machines and mechanisms, from the cotton gin to the wristwatch to an industrial loom. Filled with stunning original photographs in Gray's inimitable style, How Things Work is a must-have exploration of stuff--large and small--for any builder, maker or lover of mechanical things.

  • Author: Theodore Gray
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; Illustrated edition (October 22, 2019)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0316445436
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.25 x 10.5 inches


9. No-Nonsense Classical Mechanics: A Student-Friendly Introduction

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Mechanics - August 2021

Learning classical mechanics doesn’t have to be hard What if there was a way to learn classical mechanics without all the usual fluff? What if there were a book that allowed you to see the whole picture and not just tiny parts of it? Thoughts like this are the reason that No-Nonsense Classical Mechanics now exists. What will you learn from this book? Get to know all fundamental mechanics concepts — Grasp why we can describe classical mechanics using the Lagrangian formalism, the Newtonian formalism, or the Hamiltonian formalism and how these frameworks are connected. Learn to describe classical mechanics mathematically — Understand the meaning and origin of the most important equations: Newton's second law, the Euler-Lagrange equation and Hamilton's equations. Master the most important classical mechanics systems — Read fully annotated, step-by-step calculations and understand the general algorithm we use to describe them. Get an understanding you can be proud of — Learn about beautiful and deep insights like Noether's theorem or Liouville's theorem and how classical mechanics emerges in a proper limit of special relativity, quantum mechanics and general relativity. No-Nonsense Classical Mechanics is the most student-friendly book on classical nechanics ever written. Here’s why. First of all, it's nothing like a formal university lecture.  Instead, it’s like a casual conservation with a more experienced student. This also means that nothing is assumed to be “obvious” or “easy to see”. Each chapter, each section, and each page focuses solely on the goal to help you understand. Nothing is introduced without a thorough motivation and it is always clear where each equation comes from. The book contains no fluff since unnecessary content quickly leads to confusion. Instead, it ruthlessly focuses on the fundamentals and makes sure you’ll understand them in detail. The primary focus on the readers’ needs is also visible in dozens of small features that you won’t find in any other textbook In total, the book contains more than 100 illustrations that help you understand the most important concepts visually. In each chapter, you’ll find fully annotated equations and calculations are done carefully step-by-step. This makes it much easier to understand what’s going on. Whenever a concept is used that was already introduced previously there is a short sidenote that reminds you where it was first introduced and often recites the main points. In addition, there are summaries at the beginning of each chapter that make sure you won’t get lost.

  • Author: Jakob Schwichtenberg
  • Publisher: Independently published; Annotated edition (May 7, 2019)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Physics
  • ISBN: 978-1096195382
  • Dimensions: 7.44 x 0.89 x 9.69 inches


10. An Introduction to Mechanics

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Mechanics - August 2021

For 40 years, Kleppner and Kolenkow's classic text has introduced students to the principles of mechanics. Now brought up to date, this revised and improved second edition is ideal for classical mechanics courses for first- and second-year undergraduates with foundation skills in mathematics. The book retains all the features of the first edition, including numerous worked examples, challenging problems and extensive illustrations, and has been restructured to improve the flow of ideas. It now features new examples taken from recent developments, such as laser slowing of atoms, exoplanets and black holes; a 'Hints, Clues and Answers' section for the end-of-chapter problems to support student learning; and a solutions manual for instructors at

  • Author: Daniel Kleppner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (November 18, 2013)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Physics
  • ISBN: 978-0521198110
  • Dimensions: 7.64 x 0.98 x 9.84 inches