Top 10 Best Books to Read in Molecular Physics - August 2021

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

1. Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Molecular Physics - August 2021

The international bestseller: an introduction to the theory of relativity by the eminent physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of twenty-first century science to unpack Einstein's famous equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and light-while exploding commonly held misconceptions-they demonstrate how the structure of nature itself is contained within this equation. Along the way, we visit the site of one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted: the now-famous Large Hadron Collider, a gigantic particle accelerator capable of re-creating conditions that existed fractions of a second after the Big Bang. A collaboration between one of the youngest professors in the United Kingdom and a distinguished popular physicist, Why Does E=mc2? is one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of the theory of relativity.

  • Author: Brian Cox
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; Special edition (July 14, 2009)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Science & Math


2. Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Molecular Physics - August 2021

The Elements has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in-print worldwide . An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table. The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined form? The Elements provides this rare opportunity. Based on seven years of research and photography, the pictures in this book make up the most complete, and visually arresting, representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe. Organized in order of appearance on the periodic table, each element is represented by a spread that includes a stunning, full-page, full-color photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. For example, at -183°C, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid. Also included are fascinating facts, figures, and stories of the elements as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which it was discovered. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The element's position on the periodic table is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the table and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting points appears on each page along with a density scale that runs along the bottom. Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift book for every sentient creature in the universe. Includes a tear-out poster of Theodore Gray's iconic Photographic Periodic Table!

  • Author: Theodore Gray
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal (October 1, 2009)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Chemistry
  • ISBN: 978-1579128142
  • Dimensions: 10.25 x 1 x 10.25 inches


3. Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Molecular Physics - August 2021

In his highly anticipated sequel to The Elements , Theodore Gray demonstrates how the elements of the periodic table combine to form the molecules that make up our world. Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. In Molecules , Theodore Gray takes the next step in the grand story that began with the periodic table in his best-selling book, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe . Here, he explores through fascinating stories and trademark stunning photography the most interesting, essential, useful, and beautiful of the millions of chemical structures that make up every material in the world. Gray begins with an explanation of how atoms bond to form molecules and compounds, as well as the difference between organic and inorganic chemistry. He then goes on to explore the vast array of materials molecules can create, including: soaps and solvents; goops and oils; rocks and ores; ropes and fibers; painkillers and dangerous drugs; sweeteners; perfumes and stink bombs; colors and pigments; and controversial compounds including asbestos, CFCs, and thimerosal. Big, gorgeous photographs, as well as diagrams of the compounds and their chemical bonds, rendered with never before seen beauty, fill the pages and capture molecules in their various states. As he did in The Elements , Gray shows us molecules as we've never seen them before. It's the perfect book for his loyal fans who've been eager for more and for anyone fascinated with the mysteries of the material world.

  • Author: Theodore Gray
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; Illustrated edition (October 15, 2014)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Science, Nature & How It Works
  • ISBN: 978-1579129712
  • Dimensions: 10.3 x 1.1 x 10.45 inches


4. Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Molecular Physics - August 2021

New York Times Bestseller: This life story of the quirky physicist is “a thorough and masterful portrait of one of the great minds of the century” ( The New York Review of Books ).  Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation’s greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started. In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman’s work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.

  • Author: James Gleick
  • Publisher: Open Road Media (February 22, 2011)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Biographies & Memoirs


5. On Intelligence

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Molecular Physics - August 2021

Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices, has reshaped our relationship to computers. Now he stands ready to revolutionize both neuroscience and computing in one stroke, with a new understanding of intelligence itself. Hawkins develops a powerful theory of how the human brain works, explaining why computers are not intelligent and how, based on this new theory, we can finally build intelligent machines. The brain is not a computer, but a memory system that stores experiences in a way that reflects the true structure of the world, remembering sequences of events and their nested relationships and making predictions based on those memories. It is this memory-prediction system that forms the basis of intelligence, perception, creativity, and even consciousness. In an engaging style that will captivate audiences from the merely curious to the professional scientist, Hawkins shows how a clear understanding of how the brain works will make it possible for us to build intelligent machines, in silicon, that will exceed our human ability in surprising ways. Written with acclaimed science writer Sandra Blakeslee, On Intelligence promises to completely transfigure the possibilities of the technology age. It is a landmark book in its scope and clarity.

  • Author: Jeff Hawkins
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Computer Science, AI & Machine Learning, Intelligence & Semantics


6. How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Molecular Physics - August 2021

Learn the basics of quantum physics with this clever, fun, and lighthearted introduction to modern physics based on a series of conversations with Chad Orzel and his dog Emmy. When physics professor Chad Orzel went to the pound to adopt a dog, he never imagined Emmy. She wasn’t just a friendly mutt who needed a home. Soon she was trying to use the strange ideas of quantum mechanics for the really important things in her life: chasing critters, getting treats, and going for walks. She peppered Chad with questions: Could she use quantum tunneling to get through the neighbor’s fence and chase bunnies? What about quantum teleportation to catch squirrels before they climb out of reach? Where are all the universes in which Chad drops steak on the floor? With great humor and clarity, Chad Orzel explains to Emmy, and to human readers, just what quantum mechanics is and how it works—and why, although you can’t use it to catch squirrels or eat steak, it’s still bizarre, amazing, and important to every dog and human.

  • Author: Chad Orzel
  • Publisher: Scribner; 1st edition (December 7, 2010)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1416572299
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.44 inches


7. A Short History of Nearly Everything

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Molecular Physics - August 2021

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • Author: William Roberts
  • Genre: Science & Math, Physics, Nuclear Physics, Atomic & Nuclear Physics


8. Quantum Physics For Beginners: The Step by Step Guide To Discover All The Mind-Blowing Secrets Of Quantum Physics And How You Unknowingly Use Its Most Famous Theories Every Day

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Molecular Physics - August 2021

The must-have guide to learn the basics and history of Quantum Physics if you haven't studied it in school or are just starting out. Many people who become interested in Quantum Physics after completing their studies are convinced that: "It's too late to learn Quantum Physics" "I won't understand anything" "I need a professor to explain the basics to me" But… Those people remain interested in the subject and are dying to learn it, don’t they? Well, let me give you a GREAT news: None of this is true. Quantum Physics can be learned very well as a self-taught without the help of a professor. Now someone will be thinking: "But I have already picked up a book of Quantum Physics and I didn’t understand anything!" Of course you didn’t! You need the book that bridges the gap between the place you’re now (“I don't know anything about Quantum Physics”) to the place you aim to be (I perfectly understand the basics of Quantum Physics) - and nothing overly complicated. This guide was born solely to bridge that gap. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find in it: The most complete introduction of WHAT is Quantum Physics (childproof) All the basics you need to know without which you cannot understand more advanced concepts All the most famous theories simply explained (like the Heisenberg one’s) How do you unknowingly use Quantum Physics in your everyday life (mind blowing) And so much more… AVOID throwing money into overly complicated books that are useless now. Buy Now Your Copy Of This Guide. Easy, mind-blowing and life-changing!

  • Author: Michael Rutherford
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 7, 2021)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Experiments, Instruments & Measurement
  • ISBN: 979-8748721615
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.34 x 9 inches


9. Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Molecular Physics - August 2021

First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics. In this follow-up to the New York Times best-selling The Theoretical Minimum , Susskind and Friedman provide a lively introduction to this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the behavior of sub-atomic objects through mathematical abstractions. Unlike other popularizations that shy away from quantum mechanics' weirdness, Quantum Mechanics embraces the utter strangeness of quantum logic. The authors offer crystal-clear explanations of the principles of quantum states, uncertainty and time dependence, entanglement, and particle and wave states, among other topics, and each chapter includes exercises to ensure mastery of each area. Like The Theoretical Minimum , this volume runs parallel to Susskind's eponymous Stanford University-hosted continuing education course. An approachable yet rigorous introduction to a famously difficult topic, Quantum Mechanics provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.

  • Author: Leonard Susskind
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Illustrated edition (May 12, 2015)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-0465062904
  • Dimensions: 5.45 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches


10. The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements: With Big Beautiful Photographs of All 118 Elements in the Periodic Table

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Molecular Physics - August 2021

A companion to the bestselling book The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, this beautiful photographic card deck features all 118 elements in the periodic table. One element per card appears as a full-size image on the front and fascinating information about the element on the back.The Photographic Card Deck of The Elements is the most detailed, lush, and beautiful set of cards ever produced on the subject of the periodic table. With 126, 5"X5" cards in all, it includes one card for every one of the 118 elements, plus additional cards that explain the arrangement of the periodic table, present the elements sorted by various properties, and suggest activities and uses for the cards. The front side of each card shows a full-size, photographic image of the element, while the back gives scientific information including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, and th

  • Author: Theodore Gray
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; Crds edition (October 27, 2010)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Chemistry
  • ISBN: 978-1603761987
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 3 x 5.38 inches