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Reference for mathematical time-independent perturbation theory

I was wondering if anyone knew of a reference which treat time-independent perturbation theory in a mathematical fashion. All of the mathematical textbooks in quantum mechanics that I know of do not ...
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Correlation functions of composite operators

I am looking for resources, where there are examples of calculation of correlation functions between composite operators. This is very basic and natural question, but unfortunately, I don't have any ...
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What are the good references on theory and applications of path integrals and partition functions in theoretical high energy physics? [duplicate]

I have recently been involved with many papers (related to black hole information paradox, etc) in which the concepts of (Euclidean) path integral and partition function are used extensively. Of ...
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Sources for hard Introductory Quantum Mechanics problems [closed]

I have an upcoming undergraduate introductory QM exam. The teacher is known to hold grudge against classes of students he doesn't like, so in an act of spite he gives them the hardest problems he can ...
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Looking for a good book on Differential Equations [duplicate]

I know many of you are tired of book recommendation posts and questions. But I am self learning Theoretical Physics, and I am having a hard time choosing a book to learn differential equations (ODEs). ...
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Graduate level book in classical electrodynamics

I am looking for an advanced graduate level book in classical electrodynamics. An example of such a book is by I. Tamm (possibly it exists only in Russian). But I would be interested to have more ...
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Hubble mirrors shape

The Hubble mirrors are two hyperbolas. I see on Wiki the formulas for the Ritchey–Chrétien telescope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritchey%E2%80%93Chr%C3%A9tien_telescope My question is how is the ...
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Resources To Study for Physics Olympiad [duplicate]

I want to take part in the IPhO, but I don't know which resources I should use to study. The Topics are Mechanics (Kinematics, Statistics, Dynamics, Celestial Mechanics, Hydrodynamics) ...
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$I-V$ curve of rf-driven Josephson junctions (Shapiro steps)

I look for a rigorous mathematical explanation of so-called Shapiro steps in Josephson junctions, the AC phenomenon of current jumps at specific values of voltage as presented in the picture below. A ...
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What is a follow-up to Stephen Hawking's “A Brief History of Time” with state-of-the-art knowledge?

I'm currently finishing "A Brief History of Time" and as I'm looking for more information to deepen my understanding of concepts presented in the book, I stumble upon some more recent ...
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Looking for a physics textbook on fluid mechanics [duplicate]

The title pretty much explains itself, could someone recommend me a textbook on fluid mechanics for someome who knows nothing about it? I've already learnt some vector calculus and I'd like to learn ...
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Path integrals on Statistical Mechanics

I'm looking for references covering the following topics: path integrals in statistical mechanics and wick rotations, second quantization, fermionic systems and Ising-like models and mean field theory....
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Experimental Data for Contact Angles

I am doing some experiments with contact angle of liquids on chrome stainless steel and was wondering if in the literature there is already experimental data for contact angles of different fluids on ...
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Any suggestion for a DFT software package for a beginner?

I would like to do start doing some basic calculations using DFT. I am interested in solid state physics of strongly correlated materials in 3d or 2d. I prefer free software (no license) which is easy ...
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A path for learning General Relativity formally [closed]

I was a physics major a couple years ago and took a few undergrad and grad general relativity classes, got decently good at it, but changed majors and have forgotten most of the stuff. I wanted to ...
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Chern-Simons, holography, and bibliography

I am looking for review papers / online talks on Chern-Simons theory with particular focus on the gravitational dual description within the AdS/CFT framework.
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I have problem with circular motion

I've got a BSc in Physics and passed all courses on classical mechanics, but whenever I have to face a problem concerning circular motion, I don't know why, but I'm always confused and keep having to ...
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Recommend a comprehensive book for General Relativity [duplicate]

Can someone recommend a book that covers the maths of GR in depth without any lengthy explanations meant for laymen? I am doing GR out of my own interest (I am a high school student) and would like a ...
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Vortex study using video analysis?

I would like to know if they can recommend books or works where vortices are studied through video analysis (for example with TRACKER). I am interested in this because in an undergraduate experimental ...
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Suggest good books on Statistical mechanics [duplicate]

I' m looking at books that take the historical aproach (like "A Radical Approach to Real Analysis" by David M. Bressoud does for calculus) but with all of the formalism. i.e most of the ...
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Book for a comprehensive (re-)introduction to physics in a single volume

Although I hold a masters degree in math, I always struggled with physics, and I was relieved when I didn't have to study it any more. Now that I have been away from the academic scene for more than ...
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Python/Matlab Package for Simulation of Absorption Atomic Spectrum

I'm looking for Python/MatLab (Python 3 is preferred over Matlab) package for the simulation of the atomic absorption spectrum. I've tried to Google and found ...
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Solution set: Mathetmatical Methods For Physics [closed]

Recently, I had a good start with H.W. Wyld on mathematical methods for Physics and now looking forward to ask whether is there any solutions available for the problems given at the end of each ...
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Any open-source to animate 2D materials in 3D. (e.g. van der Waals heterostructures, 2D crystal layers etc.)

I want to model different 2D nano-structures, layered materials in 3D (animated version). Is there any open source where I can build these structures?
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How to compute Physical Constants from given Calabi-Yau Compactification of Effective Field Theory of corresponding String Theory?

I got some interest in String Theory when I was listening to lectures of David Tong and Brian Greene. I remember them stating that the spacetime manifold is compactified to resemble our usual 3+1 ...
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Good books on electromagnetism for nonlinear optics

While reading books on nonlinear optics, I often come across concepts such as second-order susceptibility which is not covered in undergraduate E&M books like Griffiths. Are there any good E&M ...
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What should I read to understand the math behind waves? [duplicate]

I'm learning differential equations and waves - following online courses and reading some textbooks - and I find that quite often, the use of Phasors, equations combining sinusoidal waves of different ...
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Where can I find a derivation of interplanar seperation of triclinic crystal structure?

The interplanar seperation for orthorhombic crystals is found in most books on introductory solid state physics (e.g. Kittel). I searched for interplanar seperation for other crystals(hexagonal,...
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Books for Complex Methods in Sciences

I am looking to study QM but I found out that I don't understand all the complex number representation like plane waves and many more. So what are some good books to study this topic of complex ...
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Von Neumann writings for QFT as well?

Are there available lecture notes / articles / book where this author attempts advances or reservations in the realm of have mathematical foundations of QFT? There is "Mathematical foundations of ...
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Acoustic transmission through walls

I am looking to understand the equation and physics of audio transmission through walls. I wish to model the indoors transmission of sound between rooms and I wish for any academic (not tutorials) ...
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Reference request for vertex correction of electron-phonon interaction beyond Migdal's theorem

I am considering the calculation of the vertex correction due to electron-phonon interactions. Specifically, I am looking for solutions to the integral (Eqn. 1) $$\int dq G(q)D(q-p)G(p+k)$$ where $dq=...
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What are some books that teach to apply Lagrangian methods on simple systems of Physics I? [duplicate]

I want to find a book that teaches simple Kinematics problems but use both Newtonian and Analytical method, and maybe draw parallel between them. Is there such a reference?
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Where can I hear the trapped sounds inside a pulsar?

I have been searching for an audible track of stellar oscillations inside a pulsar, but I don't seem to find what I want. No, I am not asking about the radio waves emitted that have been converted ...
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Seeking book on Quantum Mechanics and Logical Positivism

I'm looking for a book on Quantum Mechanics and the philosophy of science I had in college I believe it was called either Quantum Mechanics or Quantum Theory. In my hazy recollection, the author's ...
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Is there a text that axiomatizes general relativity in first-order logic?

I have read some texts that axiomatize special relativity in first-order logic, but I haven't yet found any for general relativity. Can someone direct me to such a text?
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Ultra-violet optical transitions for $\rm ZnO$?

Is there any paper discussing the d(GAMMA3)-GAMMA1 optical transitions at around 7 eV for $\rm ZnO$ (W)? Will the negative effective mass/saddle point makes it a 2D (M1) transitions?
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Kerr black hole evaporation time question

Is there any closed (even if complicated) formula por the Hawking evaporation time for a Kerr black hole (and more general black holes) just like the one \begin{equation} t_e=\dfrac{5120\pi G^2M_0^3}{\...
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Model (or approximate model) of drone take-off forces?

I would like to implement a model of the force/uplift the floor makes in a multicopter take-off, but I don't find any info of this exact dynamic. Is there any paper that tackles this issue? Or any ...
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What is effective mass of electrons and holes at room temperature of Al${}_{0.52}$In${}_{0.48}$As?

I'm searching for those values, but usually they are given at very low temperatures, usually 77K or 4K. I'm looking mostly for bulk values. I was thinking of applying Vegard's law to AlAs and InAs... ...
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Textbook for parton distributions?

Are there any textbooks, or good pedagogical review articles, on the subject of parton distributions? I'm looking for such sources that cover all the standard topics, such as: Generalized parton ...
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Resources to learn about spontaneous parametric down conversion

I have recently begun working on a project where I will be modeling some experiment that uses SPDC to generate entanglement. However, I have not formally studied SPDC in any capacity. Is there any ...
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Holographic Entanglement Entropy for a mathematician

I'm not sure if this is an appropriate question for this site, but figured I'd give it a shot. I'm a mathematician (with an extremely limited background in physics) and have come across some ideas ...
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Intuitive description of liquids in terms of molecular interactions

Can someone recommend a good write-up, as elementary as possible, (a college-level textbook account would be ideal) of how the basic properties of liquids --- liquid flow, pressure is isotropic and ...
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Literature to learn thermodynamics coming from a statistical physics background

I would like to read a book which rigorously defines what in applied thermodynamics is called "heat" and gives a proper derivation of the laws of thermodynamics from quantum statistics and ...
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Readings on Dark Matter [duplicate]

I am looking for introductions and reviews (papers or books) on the possible observation and the nature of dark matter. This book seems to be a good start, but I would be grateful for any other ...
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Solving the path integral for a relativistic point particle

I am studying chapter 9 of Polyakov's ``Gauge Fields and Strings". The problem is to solve the path integral: $$\mathcal{A}=\int \mathcal{D}X e^{-m\int _{0}^{1}d\tau \sqrt{-\dot{X}^2}}.$$ The ...
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Magnetoelectric effect

I am trying to find a concise and clear paper/book/reference in which there is a proof of the fact that any chiral molecule shows magnetoelectric effect. Could someone help please?
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Books for Group theory in particle physics [duplicate]

I am taking particle physics course. I want to know how the group theory applied in particle physics. Could every one recommand some books for this topic? This is the conference that I am reading: ...

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