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I am a 14 year old whos passion is physics ,mathematics, biology, chemistry,etc. ALL MANNER OF THINGS!!!


And I just wanted to see if anyone knew of any good books to get me started on my education.

I have a particular love for electronics and computer software. But anything else will be much appreciated.


Videos and such count to.



Austin Clark

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I read How To Build A Time Machine by Paul Davis at some point around your age, it's not too difficult and not understanding bits wont hinder your appreciation of the book as a whole.


I imagine you could simply ask your teachers about what would complement what you're learning.


The Universe In A Nutshell by Steven Hawking is more inspirational reading than fact packed although it'll help you appreciate the complexity of the natural world and it introduces you to a lot of new ideas.

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Well if you like science fiction, theres the book and film Timeline http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_(film) that you can take a look at. Quite good (even though it is fiction) it is by Michael Crichton (maker of Jurassic Park) and it talks about Quantum mechanics and about the theory of physicist Max Planck and also the theory of Hugh Everett (many worlds interpretation.) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-worlds_interpretation) This guy proposed that our current universe was sitting beside millions and billions of other universes, each of these universes were identical. The only different thing was that they were at different times. Eg. there may be a universe in which Hitler won WWII and then that goes on, hence taking different paths. He said that since there were millions of different universes there had to be a way to access it. This was where the movie and book carried on the story, saying that it may be possible to travel to other universes (Hence traveling through time since the other universes run at a different time) Their idea was to send a person (or lots of people) by traveling through quantum foam (what the universe is at the sub-atomic level) using something like a fax machine.


Then the book carries on in the 13th and 14th centuries during the 100 years war.


This book would be a great read and if you like non-fiction books there are many out there, especially if you search them on google and wikipedia, since you have a passion for computers I included this site for you http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Computer_books


I would really recommend this site for lots of tech-related books http://www.computerbooksonline.com/


and also if you enjoy maths theres http://www.math.gatech.edu/~cain/textbooks/onlinebooks.html


have fun reading

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Brian Greene's books might suit your fancy. Though they are pop science books, they should give you a good overview of what is going on.


You might also want to try going to this site too if you are interested in the mathematical foundations of physics: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html


Here are some nice simulations you can play around with:







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What? Sure it will. He likes programming, so he should understand what truly great programming is. Well if he wants to understand science here is some help:


Look at what you know and see if you can expand. Like if you believe in atoms research the proof givened for the Atomic Theory. I like rutherford's experiment the most.


Then you could look at what you know about cells and see you can find out more. Like how they know where proteins are in the cell. George Pavade did some awesome work on it.

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Halo is pretty fun. But it's not the best programing wise... I've seen some very great games, like OBLIVION and BIOSHOCK.


Thanks for all the help. I've produced many personal theories and am now on a steadier path.


Anything else is (Of course) still very appreciated.


Garrys mod is has the best physics engine EVER!! you can do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!!! I even made a gyroscope!!!



Look up some projects by people on youtube.com...

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