# Readings

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.

— Abraham Lincoln

# My reading journey

Starting from the 9th of January 2023 I've undertaken the habit of heavy daily reading.

My reading schedule is as follows:

I wake up at 5 am and I study three textbooks (See 'Textbooks') until 8 am.

During the day I practise the Pomodoro technique to study (25 min study / 5 min rest). During the 5 minutes of rest, I read a non-fiction book.

Displayed is the graph view of all the notes I've taken so far (books), each dot representing a document covering a particular topic.

The note-taking app I use (Obsidian) allows one to link the documents among each other, so to create a tree-like structure for every single book.

Below you can find the books I've read (or I am currently reading). By clicking on the title you will find the corresponding notes (in construction). The structure should resemble a tree-like structure, such that the reading is not dispersive. I divided the notes by chapter, and within each chapter there are subsections to facilitate the grouping of information. Please let me know whether this is functional!

For the textbooks, the notes are handwritten by myself on Notability (for iPad). You can find them in the Notes section.

I hope you can benefit from them!

### Non-fiction books

Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy - Stephen Hawking, Kip S. Thorne

Brief Answers to the Big Questions - Stephen Hawking

E luce fu. Il filo rosso della fisica moderna - Gabriele Ghisellini

The Grand Design - Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow

The Universe in a Nutshell - Stephen Hawking

Sette brevi lezioni di fisica - Carlo Rovelli

Helgoland - Carlo Rovelli

The Big Bang - Joseph Silk

Space and Geometry - Ernst Mach

On The Origin of Time - Thomas Hertog

### Textbooks

- Topics covered: Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Vector Calculus, Point Set Topology

The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe - Roger Penrose

- Topics covered: Complex Analysis, Riemann Surfaces, Manifolds, Fourier Transform