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Book recommendation for mathematical physics [closed]

Recently I was going online through many "Mathematical methods in physics" books. To name two of them : Arfken, ML Boas. I want to buy one of the above to start my undergrad physics course (...
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Looking for papers that claim that spacetime is emergent

This article states: It’s really striking that for most of the plausible theories of quantum gravity that we have, in some sense their message is, yeah, general relativistic spacetime isn’t in there ...
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Problem with linearized gravity on flat background in spherical coordinates

I am solving the linearized Einstein equations with a flat background in spherical coordinates, i.e $ds^2 = -dt^2 + dr^2 + r^2 d\Omega^2$ and writing $h_{\mu\nu}$ in terms of spherical harmonics. ...
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What are some good references for periodic Hartree-Fock calculations?

I am looking to implement a Hartree-Fock program to study periodic, condensed matter system, however, I literally cannot find a single reference or example anywhere for how to do this. In the past, I ...
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Cosmological numerical computations

I am unsure where to ask this question, whether here or in the Mathematica stackexchange, but either way, I was wondering what are some recommendations for cosmological computations specifically using ...
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Seeking Advanced Study Guidance in Electromagnetism [closed]

I hope this post doesn't break any community rules, I've tried to look for such but couldn't find. I am concluding my first undergraduate course in Electromagnetism next week. I am confident in my ...
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Where can I find physics books affordable costs or can I copy PDFs online? [duplicate]

Can I copy pdf online of physics books to study and as hard copy at low price or any legal issues
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Prerequisites to learn/work on double copy theory and amplitude methods for gravity

I am a PhD student in classical gravity; specifically in BH perturbation and GW. I am interested in learning about the double copy and the use of scattering amplitudes in understanding GW physics. I ...
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Theory of protein folding [closed]

The field of structural biology has gone through a rapid change in the last few years. As no shortage of popular media outlets claim that the "Protein Folding problem" is solved, I disagree. ...
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Is there a database or catalog of all black hole candidates?

I am searching for a catalog, list, database, etc. That should show astronomical observations of known black hole candidates. I am primarily interested in knowing the mass of these candidates. I have ...
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Mechanics textbook advice [duplicate]

I am currently looking for a good textbook on Newtonian mechanics but am unable to find anything that suits my specific needs. I have already done an advanced high school mechanics course and would ...
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Acoustic Field Theory examples and resources

Does anyone know of any good resources to study Acoustic Field Theory? Mainly focused on reflection and refraction of acoustic waves. I currently have online versions of B.A. Auld's book on Acoustic ...
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Restricted 3-body: one large mass and two smaller ones

A restricted 3-body problem is usually understood as two large bodies and one much smaller one that doesn't affect the motion of the other two. I am curious about a 3-body problem with one large body, ...
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What is the standard reference medium in which positron ranges data are obtained in property tables, specifically for isotopes used in PET?

What is the standard reference medium in which positron ranges data are obtained in property tables, specifically for isotopes used in (Positron Emission Tomography (PET)? I can't find any valuable ...
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Kinematics and dynamics of a ballistic pendulum

In which Physics textbooks can one find comprehensive content on the kinematics and dynamics of a ballistic pendulum both in the approximation of the mass and a distributed mass with uniform density?
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Reference request: scalar $O(N)$ gauge theory

I am interested in scalar $O(N)$ gauge theory and what you can do with it. Is there a standard reference section in a textbook/monograph/paper/whatever that has a decent overview? Wikipedia has a ...
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Literature on intense field QED

Does anyone happen to know a good book or notes on intense field QED, for example about Volkov states and the Furry picture? To give you an idea of my pre-knowledge: I am a physics graduate student ...
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Independence of $S$-matrix in QED of a gauge of EM field

Due to existence of several ways to fix a gauge of an EM field in QED, there are several ways to quantize it. That leads to non-uniqueness of photon propagator and hence to non-uniqueness of integrals ...
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What are good introductory books for contact geometry in non-equilibrium thermo?

As far as I can understand, Mrugala's paper on the geometry of thermodynamic processes covers introductory prerequisites for the contact formalism applied to thermodynamics, however, I know there's a ...
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What book should I read to learn about the magnetocaloric effect

I am trying to study the magnetocaloric effect for a project but I can't find any good resources that deeply talk about it. Could you make any good recommandation to learn the basics about this effect ...
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Boundary-condition-changing Operators for Free Boson BCFT with Dirichlet Boundary Conditions (or more general BCFTs)?

Is there any literature about boundary-condition-changing (b.c.c.) operators for the Free Boson with Dirichlet Boundary Conditions? The b.c.c. operators I'm interested in would replace boundary ...
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Resources on Phase Ordering Dynamics and Non-Linear System

I am doing a course on Non-Equilibrium Physics. Prof. was initially following Strogatz but has now started teaching Phase ordering dynamics, Cahn-Hillard equation and all? I can't seem to find a good ...
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Most up to date explanation explaining the stability of high spin multiplicity (multiplicity=$2S+1$) states?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hund%27s_rules: "However, accurate quantum-mechanical calculations (starting in the 1970s)... singly occupied orbitals are less effectively screened or shielded ...
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Gauge Theory: Mathematics + Physics [duplicate]

I'm interested in learning mathematical gauge theory, particularly its applications in physics, focusing on (topological) quantum field theory with an emphasis on condensed matter. I'm looking for ...
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Problem with resources, Walter Lewin's third lecture

I've watched Walter's third lecture in 8.01 and I have a small problem with the last part, where he says that $$\vec r_t=x_t\cdot \hat x\ +\ y_t\cdot \hat y\ +\ z_t\cdot \hat z \\ \vec v_t=\frac{d\vec ...
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Where can I read about excitons?

I'm having a tough time finding a good reference for excitons. I know next to nothing about them, and I'd like to find a good book/paper/notes that would introduce it in a slow, pedagogical way. ...
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Textbook for Feynman Diagrams

I need to get an understanding of Feynman diagrams, something I currently have basically no knowledge of, and I am looking for a good textbook/place to start. I have finished my 3rd year undergrad, ...
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Utilization of Hertz potentials in calculations

Electrodynamics textbooks, like Zangwill's Modern Electrodynamics, introduce the Hertz potentials $\boldsymbol{\Pi}_m$ and $\boldsymbol{\Pi}_e$(see Chapter 20 of the fore-mentioned book). While they ...
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Blackbody Radiation Simulation Software [closed]

I am trying to model the effective radiating temperatures of various three-dimensional solids (Tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, etc.) given a specific incident radiation. Are there any (free) softwares ...
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Books on physics about connection between experiments and theory

In relation to physics I would like to know, at least at some comfortable level, the link between experimentation and knowledge, this latter means the way that the results of experiments are ...
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How is Hudson's theorem for the Wigner function proved?

Hudson's theorem tells us that a pure state has non-negative Wigner function iff it's Gaussian. This was originally proven in [Hudson 1974], and then generalised to multidimensional systems in [Soto ...
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2D Stokeslet: a reference?

Consider the Stokes equation $$ \begin{cases}\Delta u = \nabla p - F \\ \operatorname{div}(u)=0 \end{cases} \text{ in } \mathbb{R}^2,$$ with $u$ a velocity field, $p$ a pressure and $F$ a point force ...
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Can someone here recommend books for physics? [duplicate]

basically I want books at advanced High-School level that make stuff easier to understand as well as make them interesting and i want them to be relevant to a level physics CIE which is Cambridge ...
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Seeking references for giving geometrical interpretations of electromagnetism and the nuclear forces

From this thread, we have the following comment: To further blur the line, it is possible to give geometrical interpretations of electromagnetism and the nuclear forces, such that they appear to be ...
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Material to Study the Definition, Algebra, and Use of Infinitesimals in Physics [closed]

This is going to be a rather general question about suggestions on best supplementary material to properly explain the use of infinitesimals (or differentials?) for the purposes of integration or ...
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References for Bulk-Boundary correspondence

I have been reading the Quantum Hall Effect from Prof. David Tong's lecture notes. In the Edge Mode chapter, he talked about Bulk-Boundary correspondence where he reproduces the Laughlin wavefunctions....
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Books that approach General Relativity via differential forms, without coordinates [duplicate]

Does someone know about some books about differential geometry applied to General Relativity that are written using the language of differential forms, fiber bundles, & spin connection, and not ...
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Papers About electromagnetism [duplicate]

What papers by people who developed electromagnetism are worth reading to help understand their original thoughts?
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Please suggest a good book on Material Sciences and Thin Films

I am a fourth semester student of a Bachelor's Degree in Physics. The only graduate level book that I have read on Solid State Physics is An Introduction To Solid State Physics by Charles Kittel But ...
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References on Newton-Cartan Gravity

I'm interested in learning a bit about Newton-Cartan gravity, and I would like some references on the topic. I am already familiar with differential geometry and general relativity, so those could be ...
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Created a resource to help solve a problem I was having in a lab. Can I publish it?

I had to complete a lab for school assessing the accuracy and precision of calculating a triangular prism’s moment of inertia using a trifilar pendulum. When I wanted to compare my lab results to ...
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Literature on the design of MQW for optoelectronics

I am looking for literature that teaches how to design a MQW for optoelectronic devices, particular a phase-shifter. I see these devices being used throughout the literature and they are quite ...
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Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanical Scattering Theory Textbook Recommendations

I am looking for textbooks that cover non-relativistic quantum mechanical scattering theory. An ideal text would not "brush mathematical details under the rug" and would also make contact ...
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Resource for WKB approximation formula

Is there any source that explicitly writes down the WKB "function" (to be defined soon) in orders of time derivative of the frequency over the frequency? Of course only to some finite order. ...
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Reference request scale anomaly

Can anyone recommend some books, notes and review-oriented papers on scale anomaly, with a view towards its relation to renormalization? Such as an anomaly perspective on RG, Callan-Symanzik equations ...
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Book recommendation for CFT in condensed matter theory

I've been looking for sources about conformal field theory (CFT) applications in condensed matter theory (CMT) like bosonization, critical phenomena, and QFT anomalies. I have studied CFT from ...
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What is the fastest (fast time response) peltier module commercially available and where can I buy it? [closed]

I am searching for a peltier module which has a time response of at least 0,1 seconds. I looked around in the market but this is not usually a characteristic shared by the manufacturer in the data ...
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Finding literature with quantum tomography during a measurement to "see" the wave function collapse

I was at a journal club some time around 2020 where we discussed a paper that I am trying to find again. The claim was that it had experimentally shown that wave function collapse was not "...
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Authoritative Reference for Astronomical Constants

Is there a reference that is considered authoritative when it comes to astronomical data, especially for the planets and their satellites and the Sun? I've been using the most recent CRC Handbook of ...
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References describing how the initial angular displacement of a pendulum affects its damping ratio?

I'm writing a research paper exploring how damping ratio of a simple pendulum relates on its initial angular displacement. In order to validate the findings of my paper, I am required to include a ...

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