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Questions tagged [resource-recommendations]

Questions asking "What is a good book about X?" or more generally, "What should I read to learn about X?", typically where there is not a single authoritative reference. Please READ THE GUIDANCE IN META (http://meta.physics.stackexchange.com/questions/4697 or click Learn More) before asking.

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Differential Equations for Physicists

I find differential equations in physics to be quite challenging so I'm looking for a book to help me master them. I'm familiar with solving ordinary differential equations via seperation of ...
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Quantum field theory notes recommendation [duplicate]

I am looking for either textbook or notes that thoroughly present problems and their solutions that arise in the basic Quantum field theory (Klein-Gordon, Dirac, Noether, interaction lagrangian and ...
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A good instruction on Symmetry enriched Topological phases

I am looking for a good introduction to SETs, and topologically ordered phaeses it should be something describing first principles and gives a good explanation on the basics and the logic of this ...
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Simulating Earth's Atmosphere [on hold]

Is there any general purpose open source software currently available that can simulate Earth's atmosphere?
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Massless $\phi^4$ theory

Most of the standard textbooks on QFT discuss in some detail the massive $\phi^4$ theory in 4d space-time. I would be interested to see a discussion of massless $\phi^4$ theory (in fact other non-...
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Electrodynamics of inhomogeneous media

I'm interested in electromagnetic scattering and for that purpose I would like to write out Maxwell's equations for space-dependent permittivity (and permeability). Actually I only need them for ...
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Where can I find the detailed calculation for the mass of the lights Higgs boson in MSSM?

can somebody mention where the mass of the lights Higgs boson in MSSM (minimal supersymmetric standard model) is discussed? I need a detailed and thorough explanation of the subject mater. I ...
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Where can I learn about connections between economics and physics?

I understand that there are a lot of concepts in economics motivated by physics so I was wondering if anyone would be able to recommend me some sources to learn about these things. Ideally, a textbook ...
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Looking for summary of electromagnetic fields

Looking for summary of electromagnetic fields, maybe even books and videos or maybe something else that your recommend. that includes maxwell's law integral and differential, maxwell boundary ...
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Order parameter and Bose-Einstein condensation

I want to study about order parameter and symmetry breaking related to bose einstein condensation in interacted system.which book i should read.also i want to learn this in second quantization ...
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Unmagnetized plasmas in space

Please, I need some information about high temperature plasmas in astrophysical environments. To my knowledge, plasmas in astrophysical environments are magnetized (is it true?). Are there ...
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Book recommendation for second look at GR [duplicate]

Between Hawking & Ellis and Wald, which one would be the better choice to follow up a graduate-level course in GR (based off of Carroll's book)? If not either of those two, does anyone have any ...
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Heterogeneous nucleation theory books or articles

I'm looking for books or fundamental articles about the heterogeneous nucleation theory. I'd like to understand the main effects driving it, with concrete examples. If you have any idea plz tell me.
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Elementary particles & their reactions: literature

I would like to find a book which contains lot of examples of different reactions with elementary particles (for instance, electron-electron scattering, electron-positron annihilation, electron ...
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What is a good site to use for finding physical constants at times when NIST web resources are affected by government shutdowns?

There are multiple resources for finding physical constants (say, particle data, atomic spectra, or even special-function identities) which are generally hosted by NIST, and which form essential ...
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Physics Resources for Learning Physics intuitively and deeply,right from high school to graduate level? [duplicate]

I am Deeply Interested in learning physics from scratch And I am quite serious about it.Please recommend the right resources,books,lectures etc to learn physics from scratch.I lay a lot of emphasis on ...
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Problems reading Ramond's book [duplicate]

I am currently going through Ramond's book Field Theory: A Modern Primer. I've found it however extremely difficult to solve the problems with the material presented. Does anyone have any ...
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Resource recommendation: Tensor Networks

I want to learn tensor network methods for condensed matter systems. I went through some basic papers (i.e. 1,2) and come to know that there are many things (i.e. different math, tensors, ...
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Good books on Quantum Complexity and its application to Theoretical Physics?

I am about to complete my undergraduate studies and am trying to investigate some areas I might like to study in postgrad. I have read some very interesting things about the application of quantum ...
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Is there a good treatment of “familiar” physics using exterior calculus, AKA differential forms?

By familiar physics, I mean the physics of things I can reach out and touch. In other words, neither relativity nor analytical dynamics, etc. After re-reading chapter 4 of MTW's Gravitation yet ...
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Material on Coherent Control

I'm looking into coherent control for a new module, I was hoping to find some material that is beginner friendly be a book, website, video etc. . All books I have found on my own all expect some ...
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What's your favorite textbook on diatomic molecules?

I'm a grad student in AMO physics. I'm looking for another textbook to read on diatomic molecules. Could you please recommend your favorites? I've read 'Spectra of Atoms and Molecules' by Bernath and ...
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Textbooks that can help me understand the basics of electrostatics and its mathematics [duplicate]

I am currently reviewing electrostatics in classical electrodynamics. I get to know the different mathematics behind each concept. Now, for mastery, I am looking for books that has detailed ...
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How to self-study (A-level) Physics? [duplicate]

I am self-studying my A2, and am confused on what resources I should use and how I will use them. My problem is that there are so many resources to use, I don't know which ones to make the primary ...
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Challenging and “serious” introduction to basic physics [duplicate]

I know most of a standard US undergrad math degree - multi-variable calculus, real and complex analysis, point-set topology, basic abstract algebra, etc. etc. I know very little about physics beyond F=...
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Best text books for reference (dynamic-electromagnetic systems)? [duplicate]

For modeling,design and optimization purposes relative to electrodynamic systems, what text book(s) would be ideal? I'm a mechanical engineer, and during my undergrad I used David J. Griffiths ...
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Book on heat generated in a circuit

Can someone suggest me a book with tough quality questions on heat generated in a circuit like in rc,lr circuits etc.
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What should I read to understand this question?

I understand the strong force as a Yang-Mills theory with $SU(3)$ color invariance. I understand that the quarks live in the fundamental representation of $SU(3)$ and that gluons live in the adjoint. ...
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Advice on learning general relativity better [duplicate]

Good people of this site...I have been trying to teach myself GR for a few months now. I have read and watched some lectures, read the book written by Cheng... Relativity, gravitation and cosmology......
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Quantum Mechanics reference book similar to Classical Electrodynamics by Jackson (without QFT)

Are there any good reference books for QM?, similar to Gravitation by MTW, Classical Electrodynamics by Jackson or Modern Classical Physics by Thorne and Blandford, preferably up to introductory ...
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What is the best book for learning how to model the CMB Power Spectrum?

I would like to understand the science behind the CMB Power Spectrum. How the harmonics are calculated (distance to surface of last scattering, sound horizon), how the amplitudes are predicted (...
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Known Conformal Field Theories? [closed]

What is a comprehensive list of all known Conformal Field Theories e.g. in 2 dimensions? CFT references usually talk about just minimal models and maybe Wess-Zumino-Witten model. I'm curious to learn ...
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Problems on perturbation theory with spin

Problems on perturbation theory with spin (solve all perturbations up to only its first-order approximation): Taking into account the relativistic correction of electron kinetic energy and spin-orbit ...
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References for Experimental Validation Of Lorentz Force

I am writing the paper that involves the history of Lorentz force and I would very much like to add some specific references that involve experimental validation of Lorentz force. The only one I was ...
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What are some good books on introductory modern physics? [duplicate]

I want a book on modern physics which must include these topics - dual nature of matter and radiation, structure of atom, semiconductor and nuclear physics. The book should make some connection with ...
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Where I can learn Science as a whole? From nothing to relativity, thermodynamics, to quantum [duplicate]

I'm a Computer Science Engineer, and I live in India. I'm taking interests in Physics and Science, and I am much more curious about it. But I don't know where to start and where to finish (although I ...
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Which book would you recommend for a dummy wanting to start studying acoustics, out of interest?

I've been very into acoustics lately, specifically the harmonic series. I find it fascinating how the harmonic series works as a sort of guideline to harmony, and how we base tuning systems on trying ...
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What is the solar wind speed as function of distance from the Sun?

Someone must have calculated at least a "zero-order approximation" of the behavior of solar wind speed, density, and pressure as a function of distance from the Sun, but the heck if I can find it. ...
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Statistics of 1D discrete random walks

I have already asked this question in Math.SE. Let $P(n)$ be a probability distribution on the integers. Suppose a random walker starts off at the origin and, at every positive integer time, takes a ...
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Introduction to Astronomy books

I am looking for a book that covers an introduction to astronomy. Currently, I am reading Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics, by Zeilik and Gregory. However, I quickly noticed that it is much too ...
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What are some good resources to learn Vector Spaces for Quantum Mechanics?

I am currently using Shankar's Principles of Quantum Mechanics. I had no trouble understanding finite dimension vector spaces using it. But I find it difficult to understand infinite dimensional ...
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What are good books covering information theoretic approaches to theoretical physics?

I am about to finish my undergraduate studies and am very interested in going into the applications of information theory to either general relativity, or quantum mechanics. However I have been ...
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Where can I find an interactive vector field?

Imagine a low-pressure system as a vacuum that sucks all the surrounding air straight towards it, creating many vectors of wind that all focus on one spot. Because of the Coriolis effect, each of ...
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What is a good book for an introduction to perturbation theory in quantum mechanics? [duplicate]

So I have been learning Quantum Mechanics from the great book "Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by Griffiths", I just stumbled on the chapter of "Perturbation Theory" (Chapter 9). I find the ...
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What is a good thermodynamics book with problems and solutions? [duplicate]

I’m looking for a good book on thermodynamics with problems and solutions at an undergraduate level. Please let me know if you know any.
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Reference Request - Modern Polymer Dynamics

I'm an applied math graduate student studying the cytoskeleton. I wanted to know of any reference(s) providing the most general mathematical theory of polymer dynamics, think an updated version of Doi ...
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Is there an alternative to SIMION?

Is anyone aware of an alternative, possibly open-source, to the SIMION software? From their website: SIMION is a particle optics simulation software primarily used to calculate electric fields ...
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Computational content of Feynman integral

I am looking for references with rigorous (not just numerical) studies deriving convergence rates of discretized path integrals to their "true" values in some interesting special cases (since the ...
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Resource recommendation for undergraduate-level wave mechanics? [duplicate]

I'd like a resource---preferably a book---to learn wave mechanics at the undergraduate level without a particular application in mind. I don't have a PDEs background and my ODE knowledge is rusty.