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Science books I can recommend

Warning to the unwary: These are no popularised science books for the general public, but textbooks for students and scientists.

Descriptions are given in German for German-language books.

E. Freitag und R. Busam: Funktionentheorie, Springer-Verlag 1993, ISBN 3-540-58650-4
Ein umfassendes Werk über Funktionentheorie einer Veränderlicher, von den Grundlagen über elliptische Funktionen bis zur analytischen Zahlentheorie. Wem das nicht reicht, der kann auf Prof. Freitags Webseite noch den einmal geplanten zweiten Band downloaden.

 
Gerald Grawert: Quantenmechanik, Aula-Verlag 1969, ISBN 3-923944-40-3
Ein sehr knappes, klares und mathematisches Lehrbuch über Quantenmechanik.

 
Robert L. Devaney: An introduction to chaotic dynamical systems, Westview Press 2003, ISBN 0-8133-4085-3
One of few mathematics text books on iterated function systems, including proofs of well-known results like Sarkovskii's Theorem.

 
Sidney Coleman: Aspects of Symmetry, Cambridge University Press 1985, ISBN 0-521-31827-0
A collection of lectures given by the author at a nuclear physics school. Even though not strictly a textbook, one of the best books I know about theoretical high-energy physics.

 
M. Cline, G. Lomow, M. Girou: C++ FAQs, Edison-Wesley 1998, ISBN 0-201-30983-1
An exceedingly useful C++ book focusing on what one should reasonably do with C++ rather than what one could. Includes many answers to problems arising from counterintuitive quirks of the language. You can read the "lite" version of the book here.

 
W. H. Press, B. P. Flannery, S. A. Teukolsky, W. T. Vetterling: Numerical Recipes in C, Cambridge University Press 1992, ISBN 0-521-43108-5
A comprehensive book on numerical algorithms a physicist (or other scientist) might need. Includes crucial hints from the author's experience on what should be applied where and is fun to read. Can be downloaded for personal use from here, though since recently the PDF files are encrypted and can be read only with Acrobat Reader with a special plugin. The book is also available for C++ and Fortran.

 
Reinhard Diestel: Graph Theory, Springer-Verlag 2000, ISBN 0-387-98976-5
A modern text book on graph theory. An electronic edition can be downloaded from the author's home page. Also available in German.