# Enlightening experimental physics books/resources

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Most book recommendations I've seen are usually geared toward theoretical understanding. It would be nice to know at least one or two classic experimental physics books.

e.g. from Carl Brannen's question in Products of Gaussian stochastic process variables : "In the classic experimental physics text "Statistical Theory of Signal Detection" by Carl. W. Helstrom, ..."

another e.g. From http://pdg.lbl.gov/2011/reviews/rpp2011-rev-particle-detectors-accel.pdf I can at least find several books in experimental HEP, but they seem to be too specialized. Compare this with Carl Brannen's book, which appears to discuss about the common unifying theme (zeitgeist, sense, or whatever) of experimental physics.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:58 (UCT), posted by SE-user pcr

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@Carl Brannen Thank you for that particular question. The relationship between QM/QFT and stochastic process/signal processing seems to be interesting. I just wish there exists a book complementary to this one amazon.com/… (since I'm doing physics...)

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:58 (UCT), posted by SE-user pcr
I added it to the book recommendations question, since we don't already have a general question on experimental particle physics. (Did you mean to focus on particle physics specifically? If not, I think this would be too broad.)

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:58 (UCT), posted by SE-user David Z
There area lot of books which function as a "bible" for various disciplines, but experimental technique in most sub-fields is in constant flux, and there is a reasonably regular turn over (or at least a succession of new editions).

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:58 (UCT), posted by SE-user dmckee
I see. Each bibles are useful only in their own disciplines because of the learning curve required in familiarizing with the jargons (even though they might contain roughly the same kind of insights/wisdom). So I was expecting of something along the lines of Carl Brannen's book, which could be useful for experimental physicists in general -> hence "broad". Or, maybe my question is too off the mark?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:58 (UCT), posted by SE-user pcr

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