I wonder has anyone heard of Walter Greiner & his 14 (I think) book course
on theoretical physics? Just found out about them, they look unbelievable!
Here is the first in the series & you can google the rest but as far as I can
see on amazon & from reading about them the books come jam packed
with worked examples following the textual discussion.
There are no problems at the end of the sections but you can always just
work the worked example before reading the solutions & there appears to
be plenty! I'd love to hear anyone's experience with these baby's!
As for recommendations, well to self studiers I'd recommend the A.P.
French M.I.T. books because they come with solutions to the problems. I'd
also recommend the Manchester Physics series due to the inclusion of
solutions. Another huge bonus is that the chapters have like 20 challenging
questions instead of 120 ones of varying degree, I always feel ancy if I
My thinking is that you could go from undergraduate to graduate using
the A.P. French series, the Manchester physics series, David Griffiths series
Wangsness E&M, Desloge Classical Mechanics, Goldstein, Shankar QM,
Schultz GR, Peskin/Schroeder. Obviously I haven't read most of these &
there's probably more than this but they all look great from reading up on
them like crazy! Someday!