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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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References regarding Green's function on a square domain in 2D

Premise: I know this question would be better suited to MathSE, but since I endeavour to solve a free CQFT on a bounded domain, I'm confident I'll find a more exhaustive answer here. I'm trying to ...
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Course on Nuclear/Particle physics [on hold]

I would like to know if there were online resources about the following topics: Nuclear Physics Nuclear Engineering Particle Physics to go a bit deeper in my reading. I am asking for a free-to-learn ...
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What is a good introductory text on statistical mechanics for math-student [duplicate]

Here a "math-student" is an advanced undergrad or a 2nd-3rd-year grad student but only has taken the first-year undergraduate physics classes. Ice-type models, Yang-Baxter Equations are of particular ...
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Mathematical software for calculating Christoffel symbols, curvature, etc [duplicate]

I'm looking for a Mathematical software that can do the following: I put in a metric (some kind of a two-dimensional matrix), and the software calculates Christoffel symbols, Ricci curvatures, ...
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Reference request: good introduction to landau theory and phase transition

My background is in statistics, so I am not well versed in the details of physics, lattices, and ideal gases, etc.--beyond my high school familiarity. However, I have been looking at some models of ...
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Book with explanation of Kazama-Suzuki models

The book "Introduction to Conformal Field Theory" by Blumenhagen and Plauschinn (BP) covers coset construction and minimal models, but it stops there. The original papers by Kazama and Suzuki seem to ...
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Simulation software to solve high school level mechanics problems

I'm a physics teacher and I would like to find a simulation software that could be used to give exact numerical answers to high school level problems in Newtonian mechanics. I want the students to ...
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A book for relativistic quantum mechanics

What is the best book to learn relativistic quantum mechanics at first time? I would like a book that also talk about the representations of the Lorentz group and the Poincaré group.
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Recommendations of intermediate-advanced textbooks on Quantum Mechanics

I am currently reading Weinberg's Lectures on Quantum Mechanics (I am halfway through chapter 4, that encompasses angular momentum and spin). While I like the book quite a lot I have noticed that ...
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Electron beam physics

I am looking for good resources to learn about electron beam optics to be able to characterize electron guns.
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Which reference should I use for molar masses of chemical elements?

This question is more related to the academical application of Physics than to Physics per se. I'm currently doing my thesis, and it involves a lot of molar masses in the calculations. I would like to ...
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How to become an experimental physicist? [closed]

How to become an experimental physicist? http://www.mostlyquantum.org/?p=536 Nobel laureate Dr. Gerard ’t Hooft has an online guide on how to become a theoretical physicist, but it is very hard to ...
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Where can I Find position vs time data for the star S2?

Does anyone here know where I can find the actual position versus time data for the orbit of the star S2 around the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*? I have tried googling it with all possible ...
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Literature result for generic one-loop triangle integral

I've never really asked a literature based question here before, but was wondering if anyone knows where I may find a reliable source for symbolic expressions for generic one-loop triangle diagrams ...
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A book on special special relativity covering covariant and contravariant tensors [duplicate]

I am really confused about the use of tensors in special relativity. I'm not sure if I understood what is a covariant and a contravariant tensor and vector. I am looking for a book of relativity that ...
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Resource recommendation for spintronics

What are some good beginner level books to understand spintronics. I am looking for some sources in which basic mathematics of spintronics is properly explained.
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Source suggestions and research topics about Mathematical foundations of QFT [closed]

i am really interested in the mathematical foundations of quantum field theory and i want to write my master thesis on some topic of this subject. However, i did a little research and found that ...
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Resource recommendation for SHM & Wave [duplicate]

I am looking for good resources or books on Simple Harmonic Motion and Wave that doesn't require any prior knowledge of those topics. Books that consist even the derivation of even the very basic ...
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New to quantum physics, where should I begin from? [duplicate]

I am totally new to quantum physics so could someone suggest some books or something and what topic should I begin from.
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Liquid crystals resource recommendation

I'm going to work with liquid crystals during my summer internship and I am so woefully unprepared. Could you please recommend me some book or some review articles that cover the essential concepts ...
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Resources for spin-stabilized magnets

I will be carrying out an experiment investigating the factors that effect the speed of a spin stabilized magnet. Can someone provide resources or articles that talk about/ have formulas related to ...
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Solutions of David Tong's QFT problems

Where can we find solutions of David Tong's QFT problem sheets? As in here: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/qft.html
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Tensor networks and construction of PEPO

I have a basic understanding of how to construct the tensors of an MPO (matrix product operator), based on, in part, on PhysRevA.81.062337 (arXiv version), see their equations 5 and 6. I am looking ...
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Plasma Cyclotron Heating Textbook

I'm thinking of doing an independent reading course on the subject of cyclotron heating of plasmas, and I've love to hear any textbook recommendations. So far I've only found Gareth Guest's book, ...
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Cavity method pedagogic references

I am looking for pedagogic references (textbook, review/expository articles, lecture notes, etc.) explaining the cavity method in detail. I am talking specifically about this: https://link.springer....
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A book about extragalactic astrophysics?

I'm an undergraduate student, writing my thesis. And I look for an advanced book of extragalactic astrophysics that contains information about Line Emission Galaxies. I already read "Extragalactic ...
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Book suggestion for quantum mechanics for a noob [duplicate]

I am a high schooler who's really interested in quantum mechanics. I just need a few suggestions as to the books I can refer to to give me an idea about the equations and theories about quantum ...
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Characteristics of the Navier-Stokes equations as a set of PDE's

I am not entirely sure if I should ask this question here or not, but here goes: can anyone suggest any reference (book, article, etc.) about the Navier-Stokes equations from a mathematical point view?...
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Which books or content should I prefer to understand particle physics operator and representations [duplicate]

I am just a intermediate passout and I want to know which books should I prefer for learning the mathematics of particle physics level like the different representation, operation like Hamiltonian, ...
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Literature Anyons [duplicate]

In a few months I have to give a talk about Identical Particles in Quantum Physics, which should answer the following questions or explain following concepts: Why are there only Fermions and Bosons ...
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Second book on QFT before understanding Conformal Field Theory [duplicate]

I'm a newcomer to Quatum Field Theory, recently I started to work with the very basic book of Lancaster. My final destination is to learn Conformal Field Theory applied to Quantum Phase Transitions ...
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Reference request for Lie algebras

My future adviser just published a beautiful paper, https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.08304, and I am looking for some references/textbooks to look into the following concepts: Lie algebra (central) ...
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Source for mathematical methods [duplicate]

I am just curious about any question and example sources for linear vector spaces, bra-ket notation, operators, commutators and hilbert spaces.
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Book for electromagnetic waves and radiation

MIT course 8.03SC recommends Electromagnetic Vibrations Waves and Radiation (The MIT Press) by Bekefi and Barrett for extra reading however I am unable to find any soft copy online and its too costly ...
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Reference request: Hydrodynamics for transport

Could someone suggest a good book/review that could be used to understand hydrodynamics of conserved quantities for simple systems (say for example to understand energy transport in a chain of ...
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A guide to electromagnetism? [duplicate]

Any PDFs i could read to build an understanding of electromagnetism from bottom to top? GCSE revision guides are not very good at helping students understand anything it seems.
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Spontaneous synchronization references

Can someone suggest references for an introduction on spontaneous synchronization, theory/examples. I am trying to understand it so I can test it for some problems I am working on. I have no prior ...
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Reference on instantons in gauge theories

Is there a reasonably detailed and systematic exposition of the theory of instantons in non-abelian gauge theories?
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Reference suggestion for degenerate canonical perturbation theory in classical mechanics

Please suggest a good book for degenerate canonical perturbation theory in classical mechanics (not quantum mechanics).
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Reference for canonical quantization of E.M field (for quantum optics purposes in the end)

I am looking for a nice book or online course treating in a rigorous way the quantization of the E.M field. My needs in the end are to do quantum optics, but I would like to see the proof in a nice ...
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Textbooks about spin-glasses for beginners

I am a Ph.D. student in Physics attending my second year. I would like to ask you whether you know any good textbook about spin-glasses (and physics of complex systems in general) for beginners. ...
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References to understand BRST Quantization

I'm looking for good, rigorous references that discuss BRST quantization in relation to how it leads to dealing with anomalies and ghost fields. I'm looking at high level references (i.e., assume ...
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Numerically Solving EM problems. Book covering: ABS, PML, Near field calcul., LU fact, BicGstab, Pardiso etc

I looking for a book (or two) covering a range of topics: numerical implementation of boundary conditions (PEC, PMC, ABS); perfect matching layer; LU factorisation; numerical solvers and when to use ...
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Non-rigorous math books [duplicate]

I’m self-studying physics and mathematics out of interest and I am looking for some non-rigorous (text)books on mathematics. Perhaps one book covering all areas relevant to physics or separate books ...
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Feynman diagrams in Gaussian integrals

I am looking for suggestions for material regarding Feynman diagrams for gaussian integrals. I am looking for something of the sort of: Pedro Vieira, Statistical Physics Applied to Quantum Field ...
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What is the best book to read for optimal mass transportation theory for students with physics background?

I need to read optimal mass transportation theory for my research. What is the best book to read. I am from physics background. How much mathematics and what sort of mathematics required prior to ...
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Sources to learn about Killing spinors

What are some good sources to learn about Killing spinors from? I am currently learning about Killing vectors and how they are the generators of a Lie algebra that corresponds to the isometry group ...
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Is there an easier guide or something to George Arfken's mathematical methods for physicists? [duplicate]

I'm doing bachelor's in Physics and in 3rd semester the professor introduced Mathematical methods with us, which seemed like a great book at first but by the time we started a chapter on Tensor ...
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$2s\rightarrow 1s$ transition in hydrogen

I would like to understand how the parity-violated interaction between electron and proton can provide the photon with circular polarization in the $2s\rightarrow 1s$ transition with single photon ...
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Inversion Formula in Conformal Field Theory

I was working on my thesis on Conformal Bootstraps. For that, I now have to use the inversion formula to get anomalous dimensions in the $\phi^3$ theory. Can anyone suggest any good reference(s) to ...