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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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3+1 General Relativity and Integral of Motions in GRMHD

:) I have been studing the last month the way of producing the integrals of motion in GRMHD. I study the phd of Chantry which is based on 3+1 Formalism from <...
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Better book for electrodynamics: Purcell or Griffiths? [on hold]

What do you think would be a better book to study electrodynamics from: Griffiths or Purcell? In terms of theory and practice.
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Is “Introduction to Elementary Particles (2nd Edition, 2008)” by David Griffiths still relevant to start with particle physics? [on hold]

The book is generally recommended, but it's from 2008. Are there any big discoveries or changes in the field that might make the book wrong at some points, or incomplete to a level that it's not ...
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Recommendation: What are some of the important research articles (papers) on foundational quantum mechanics? [on hold]

In general, I am looking for some of the important articles (research papers) related to some of the key ideas and ongoing research work in the area of quantum foundations (Foundational Quantum ...
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What are some good model quantum systems in external electric fields?

I want to understand a few things on the behavior of atoms and molecules in (weak, non-ionizing) external electric fields. For this, I am looking for model systems that might have an easily ...
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Is there a database summarizing common notations? [on hold]

Is there a database summarizing common notations? For example I read the symbol $\kappa$ and want to know which meanings are common e.g. sorted by different areas of science? I know that I could just ...
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I want to learn the behavior of rotating bodies thrown in the air [on hold]

Could anyone suggest me a paper that could help me on that? ( That describes it mathematically. )
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What are good textbooks or documents to learn numerical simulation about open channel flow like river flow?

I'm trying to learn about numerical simulation about river flow. The problem is I am a CFD beginner (just studied about hydraulics). So I don't know history or important topics about numerical ...
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What are the best resources to master Quantum Entanglement?

I am reading Modern Quantum Mechanics by Sakurai for my semester. I read about the Quantum Entanglement, Bell Inequality and Hidden Variables theory, EPR Paradox etc. and got fascinated. I just wanna ...
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System of second order differential equations

Can someone give me some references to solve numerically system of second order differential equations using shooting method?
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Any papers or books outlining major flocking models?

Are there any papers or books outlining major flocking models, for example, Boid, Vicsek, Couzin model and subsequent models?
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Reference for Quantum field theory in $S^1 \times R$

I am looking for a reference where it is considered QFT on a space given in a circle, plus a time coordinate, namely QFT in $S^1\times R$.
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Where can I find the start distribution data of our galaxy?

I am doing some research on dark matter and for that I need data of star distribution in our Galaxy. Is there any mathematical law that predicts the distribution pattern of stars in our Galaxy?
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6D (2,0) superconformal field theory

I'm looking for a good reference book or textbook to study on 6D (2,0) superconformal field theory as a part of string theory.
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Laser book for physics GRE

The recent physics GRE exams have some questions on lasers. Does anyone know of a good book which goes briefly through different types of lasers?
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Feynman diagrams in quantum transport theory

I'm looking to find references that describe the role that Feynman diagrams play in quantum transport theory. I have heard discussions where it is possible to just insert a self-energy loop into an ...
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Can there be an **essential topic** in physics which cannot be archimedean? [closed]

In physics it seems everything is explained with $\mathbb R$ or $\mathbb C$ typed entitites. Is there anything in or that would be in future in physics that would need the utility of $p$-adics in an ...
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Looking for a good book on star stability

Can anyone recommend me any resources from which I could learn about how stars maintain a stable form, maybe using some thermal and nuclear physics, and maybe fluid dynamics, but not so advanced. ...
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Resources that provide physical insight into quantum mechanics

So I've took a first undergrad quantum mechanics course and found it to be very dissatisfactory to say the least. We covered roughly the same material as classical textbook like Griffiths. I ...
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Reference Request: Physics 1 for people who already know the math [duplicate]

I'm a Statistics undergraduate student and, this semester, I took a Physics 1 (Mechanics) class. The physics in this class is really just high-school physics but with basic Calculus and some Linear ...
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What are good books to study life sciences related physics at an introductory level?

I study medicine, but also love physics and I want to have this physical and mathematical perspective of what I learn. What are some good textbooks for studying physics for the life sciences (i.e ...
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Open source software or Matlab toolboxes for simulation of pulse chirping

I am trying to simulate the effect on the waveform of pulse chirping a Gaussian pulse from a femtosecond laser by various mechanisms (e.g. prism, grating, grism, fiber optical cables). I have tried ...
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Climate Change Review paper

Could anybody recommend me some review paper on climate change or tell me some major names in that field? I work in a completely different area but I would like to learn about the current state of our ...
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What are some good books on fluid mechanics for the olympiad?

I have already checked out Book Recommendations on the community wiki, but the recommendations there don't suit what I ask for. I need problems/problems+theory book(s) on high-school-physics-olympiad/...
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Fluid dynamics resources (physics perspective)

I'm trying to find online resources for fluid dynamics because I'll be taking a course on it and am very interested in the subject. However, most material I came across (especially online lectures) ...
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Where can I download a simulated CMB map?

I tried looking for non-gaussian map but couldn't find one. I would also appreciate if someone can guide me on how to convert a map in fits format to the map array.
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Book recommendation for Tree level calculations for decay rates and cross sections?

I know how to do tree level calculations, I just want to copy expressions for Standard model interactions rather than doing them all myself. Is it possible to find them in a table somewhere ?
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Is there a reference or a way figure out what the optimized advantage of different types of bird legs are? [closed]

Different bird species have specific variance in the ratios between the bones in their legs. For instance, (source) some birds have a shorter femur in proportion to their tibia/fibia than in humans,...
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Where I can find a complete contemporary presentation of Classical Newtonian Mechanics?

I am a philosopher and I am seriously interested in learning classical mechanics. I would like a textbook, course or the like (with exercises) introducing the contemporary treatment of classical ...
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Agnostic approach to learning quantum mechanics?

Quick story: I was watching a semiconductor course of Prof. Lundstrom. When he started mentioning quantum stuff I knew that I have to learn QM to really understand what it means. I found MIT 8.04 by ...
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Feynman diagram literature for antiproton production via proton-proton collisions

I'm looking for literature, or anywhere I can find a Feynman diagram, which describes the proton-proton collision where antiprotons are produced in the following reaction: $$\rm{p} + \rm{p} \...
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Bioenergetics book, biophysics

In the field of biophysics, it seems there is a subfield called "bioenergetics" about the processes of generating energy by biology. I am looking for a book to be introduced to the physics aspects of ...
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Where can I find Einstein's proof of the existence of atoms?

as the question states, where i can i find einstein's proof of the existence of atoms, and also, what math pre-requisites do i need to understand it deeply enough to be able to replicate it.
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Creating a simulation of molecules

Just full disclaimer: I am a first year physics graduate student with very little experience in physics research. I would like to write to develop a toy model to teach myself a bit about spin ...
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The problem of measurement in general relativity

I am looking for a good selection of articles and books on the topic of measurements in general relativity. The only one I'm really aware of is Reichenbach's "The Philosophy of Space and Time", which ...
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Vacuum decay and Coleman-de Luccia bubbles

Can someone suggest me some good and detailed books (or notes) on the problem of vacuum decay and Coleman-de Luccia bubbles?
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Relationship between boundary states and primary states of a Kazama-Suzuki model

In [1] and [2] the authors claim that the boundary states (not just the Ishibashi states) of a Kazama-Suzuki model are labelled in the same way as the primary states of the model, so that the boundary ...
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Taking Honor Mechanics class in college this semester and It would be great to get your opinions on advanced textbooks compatible with such a class? [duplicate]

I used to like and think that Halliday and Resnick was the best, but I've heard it is not really advanced. What honors physics textbook would you recommend or is the one most used out there? Again, I'...
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Good references to start researching on dark energy knowing only graduate general relativity

I'd like to research on Dark Energy, but I only know (Schutz-Foster-Carroll) general relativity. Can anyone indicate to me some good books to start to research this topic? I'm interested in how to ...
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Resources on an intuitive understanding of the Girsanov Transformations

My current project involves the use of Girsanov transformation. Can anyone suggest me some resources for an intuitive understanding of the same. The pages I have been referring to (Wikipedia), deals ...
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Does anyone have references on classical field theory that develops the differential form formalism?

I am familiar with the usual way of doing Classical Field Theory, but I am currently taking a course where the professor works with differential forms to teach the subject. I wonder if anyone knows ...
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Books for self-learning theoretical physics mostly related to Quantum physics and Relativity [duplicate]

I am self-learning theoretical physics, and I've just finished my first book: Physics for Scientists and Engineers 8th Edition by Serway and Jewett. I want to know what books should I read next, and ...
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Where to learn about Poincaré Group properties?

I am studying my first QFT course, and there seems to be a lot that I was not taught in previous courses. In my first assignment, I have to prove several properties about the Poincare group, but I ...
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Book recommendation about angular momentum of molecules/composite systems

I am currently reading Leggett's "Quantum Liquids", and I have trouble understanding the following part. In particular, I think the explanation there is not detailed and hard to follow, and this is ...
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Is there a program or a website able to perform all Wick contractions for a given expression?

Imagine I have an expression of the type: $$\langle \phi_{x_1} \phi_{x_1} \phi_{x_2} \phi_{x_2} \phi_{z_1} \phi_{z_1} A_{z_1} \phi_{z_2} \phi_{z_2} A_{z_2} \phi_{z_3} \phi_{z_3} A_{z_3} \phi_{z_4} \...
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Is there a library of physical units?

There are some standard units we all understand intuitively such as: Mass (kg) Length (metres) Time (seconds) From these there are some familiar composite units which are also well understood: ...
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Is there an index of common spectral lineshapes or table of common lineshape functions?

Is there an index of common spectral lineshapes in physics? Is there a program that automatically tries fitting to many different lineshapes? By line shape I mean the function that, given ...
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Where to find a Path Integral treatment of 1D Quantum Heisenberg model or Quantum Spin Chain?

All: Where to find a Path Integral treatment of 1D Quantum Heisenberg model or Quantum Spin Chain? I would like to find a detailed calculation of path amplitude in such situation. I did some google ...
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Heat-bath algorithm of 2D XY model

Can anyone suggest any reference where the heat-bath algorithm for the classical 2D XY model has been discussed in detail. I have found references for the 3D Heisenberg model which can be exactly ...