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Prof Eyvind Wichmann relativity course's lecture notes [closed]

Eyvind Wichmann at Berkeley taught an upper-division undergraduate course in special relativity. He prepared extensive notes for this class, including problem sets, which were photocopied and handed ...
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Physics Study Guide [closed]

I need your help. I am currently taking an undergraduate degree in Physics and I have some concerns I want to ask regarding how to effectively proceed with my self-study. So, it went like this: At the ...
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Historical estimates of the density parameter

From the reference in this answer I learned that our current estimate for the density parameter (i.e., the density of the universe divided by the critical density, which determines the shape of the ...
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Resources on understanding the Orchestrated objective reduction

I was trying to understand the mathematics behind the theory of Orchestrated objective reduction, and clearly, first I read the original paper of Penrose & Hameroff. Then I tried some other ...
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Text editor with LaTeX to compose an article for arxiv.org [closed]

Which program is used to make nowadays articles? Rich with hyperlinks, images, formulas (LaTeX) etc.
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How to simply explain correlation between Range, Power and Bandwidth in RF Technologies?

First off, I don't have a great understanding about the physics behind radio frequency technologies. I'm working on a paper evaluating if LoRa infrastructure can help developing communities for a ...
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Reference request for piezoelectricity

I'm looking for a mathematically rigorous treatment of piezoelectricity (preferably both the linear theory as well as nonlinear electroelasticity). I've already seen Yang's (2018) An Introduction to ...
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Transmission through a smoothly varying medium

I'm looking for references regarding the transmission of EM waves through objects whose optical parameters vary smoothly. I know how to solve the equations, but I'm looking for physical intuition ...
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Relativistic Electromagnetism (Undergrad Level) book with metric $\eta_{\nu\mu} = (-1, +1, +1, +1)$

I have looked several special relativity books but in each of them the metric is defined as $\eta_{\nu\mu} = (+1, -1, -1, -1)$. Is there a book where the metric is defined as $\eta_{\nu\mu} = (-1, +1, ...
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What is a good book for learning quantum mechanics with mathematical derivations? [duplicate]

I know calculus (ODEs, PDEs, integration over 3 dimensions, limits, W, Zeta functions, series etc) and am working on linear algebra. What it the best book to learn quantum mechanics from with ...
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What books would you recommend to understand mathematically the Dirac matter

I am a math student who got interested in the topics above also i want to learn about the Dirac matter the spinors the Einsteins GR and the Yang-Mills Maxwell Anderson Higgs theories and models and ...
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Nuclear physics textbook

I'm looking for books on nuclear physics suitable for undergraduate students, preferably a bit more advanced than basics. Does anyone have recommendations?
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Resource recommendation for Vector/Tensor/Operator and Spinor geometric understanding

I am a Bachelor's Physics student,currently on my 5th Semester (3rd Year 1st semester). We are at a point in Physics where the mathematics is getting seriously hard. Our Bachelor program in itself is ...
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What are some of the best cosmology textbooks to read after Ryden?

Introduction to Cosmology by Barbara Ryden is perhaps the best book to introduce someone to the subject. After reading Ryden, what books should a student who's interested to pursue research in ...
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Discussion forums for HEP theory?

This forum works well for its intended purpose of asking and answering factual questions, but doesn't provide an avenue for more open ended discussion of HEP theory topics for a self-selected group of ...
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What is electron precipitation?

I'm completing a dissertation project and the only source which explains what electron precipitation actually is is linked here, from the wikipedia sources. However, when investigating the sources ...
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Numerical many body physics book recommendation?

Can you recommend me a good many-body physics book with emphasis on numerical implementations? There are quite few good theoretical books in many body nowadays - Abrikosov, Gorkov, Dzyaloshinskii; ...
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No-ghost conditions and Laplacian instability of cosmological perturbations

I have been reading about cosmological perturbations for my degree work and I have to develop a stability analysis in the cosmological model that I study. However, in many articles about modified ...
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Srednicki's QFT lecture video

Are there any recorded lecture videos that roughly follow Srednicki's QFT textbook?
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Free body diagrams for dummies?

I'm self-studying physics. What are some good books/online resources to practice making free body diagrams for learning classical mechanics?
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Book recommendation on gravitational collapse

Does anyone know any books or lecture notes which cover the topic of gravitational collapse assuming intermediate knowledge of general relativity? I wish it covers topics like the spherical collapse ...
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Reference for one-loop photon propagator in the frame of the electroweak theory

Does anyone know any reference where the photon propagator is dimentionaly regularized to one-loop in the frame of electroweak theory (with vacuum polarization involving Faddeev-Popov ghosts and ...
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QFT book that explains renormalization in detail via scalar field theory before going into fermions, etc.?

I am taking a QFT intro course and for some reason the professor decided to explain renormalization in more detail instead of going into particles with spin, QED, etc. first. They used only scalar ...
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Like Martin Gardner's “Mathematical Games” articles in Scientific American, but for physics?

Is there good source for puzzles in the style of Martin Gardner's books (Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles, aha! Insight, etc), except the domain is physics rather than math?
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Are there any more interesting proofs from Principia like the Feynman's lost lecture?

Can calculations following Newton's technique (without fixing axis) but free from the archaic language, be found online?
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Constraints for new forces or fields

There is this argument that any new forces of nature or any new interactions would have very small gap of space left in the experimental space or parameter. The argument being that for every force, ...
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Flavor mixing Higgs Yukawa term with both left and right chiral neutrinos and with generic masses

In p.727 of Peskin QFT, it derives a flavor mixing Higgs Yukawa term, but he assumes that the neutrinos have no mass. However we know that we can include both left and right chiral neutrinos, and also ...
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How point-contact transistor work?

In December 1947 Bardeen, Brattain and Shockey introduced a device which is considered to be the first transistor. This transistor was point-contact device. So, it used metal-semiconductor junctions. ...
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Mathematical prerequisites for Glimm and Jaffe?

I am trying to get a better formal understanding of QFT and people have recommended Glimm and Jaffe 'Quantum Physics a Functional Integral Point of View' Particularly as it uses Euclidean path ...
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Resource recommendation for perturbation theory in quantum mechanics

I will be writing a monograph about perturbation theory in quantum mechanics and I need help. My mathematics is not too notch, but I am working on it, plus I haven't finished QM yet, I'm working ...
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Background knowledge needed to read the book “Holographic Quantum Matter” by Hartnoll, Lucas, Sachdev?

I want to start going through the book "Holographic Quantum Matter" by Hartnoll, Lucas, Sachdev but it seems that my background in basic solid state physics and basic quantum field theory (1-...
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Educational material [duplicate]

Can someone please tell me a reliable online source where I can find every concept of physics (for educational purposes) indexed and arranged properly. It may also be a book.
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Where to begin with the Rayleigh Dissipation Function?

I'm a final year student of mechanical engineering. Calculus of Variations isn't a part of our syllabus. I'm trying to understand the Rayleigh Dissipation function, and I understand that this is a ...
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What software / methods to learn for nanophotonics (a branch of photonics) applications?

I'm new to nanophotonics and been looking for some software and methods (Design, modelling, simulation .etc) used in this scientific field. I'll be grateful to know some.
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Good reference for undergraduate introduction to the Master equation and Fokker-Planck equations

So I have a background in statistics and differential equations, but not much physics at all. But I am working on a project relating to stochastic differential equations and Markov processes. I was ...
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Good introductory book about general relativity at undergraduate level? [duplicate]

I am looking for a good introductory book about general relativity at undergraduate level.
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Good introductory book about Group Theory? [duplicate]

I am looking for a good introductory book about Group Theory for physicists.
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Are Bohm's later books worth reading? [closed]

I mostly see Bohm's later books such as Wholeness and the implicate order and The Undivided Universe quoted in discussions of pseudoscience and quantum mysticism. Do they offer any useful insight into ...
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Practical books about lasers

Can someone point me towards some good books about laser from a practical/experimental perspective (maybe even a review paper). Most books I found spend a lot of time going through derivations and ...
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Book recommendations to understand General Relativity [duplicate]

I just finished Multivariate calculus and I am wondering what sequence of books would allow me to work up to the mathematical knowledge needed to understand General Relativity and the corresponding ...
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Hamiltonian formalism of General Relativity Textbook

I've been reading Wald's book on General Relativity and in appendix $E_{2}$ it discusses the Hamiltonian formalism of General Relativity.I would like to understand it more, can you recommend me a ...
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Riemann curvature in quantum mechanics?

Riemann Curvature in Quantum Mechanics My understanding of the Riemann curvature is the following. We start with a vector take it around in a loop and ask ourselves what is the difference between the ...
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What are the best book to learn commutator algebra in quantum mechanics?

I am looking for a pretty handy and well described quantum mechanics book where I can find the concept behind commutators in general.
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Are there any journals for physics that are similar to Crux Mathematicorum?

Basically, I'm looking for a physics journal that contains what Crux Mathematicorum does, which is basically a "problem solving journal" specific for the secondary and undergraduate levels. ...
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Fundamentals of body deformations (recommend some books? soft robots?)

I'm researching about soft robots but most of the papers I've found have a very complex theory, which is making my progress quite slow. I was wondering if any of you who have some background on ...
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References about the application of group theory in physics [duplicate]

I want some references about the history of the application of group theory in physics. Most references I found are professional textbooks, but I'm not concerned about the technical details and I don'...
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References for Fermi surface nesting in the context of Kondo physics

I am looking for references that discuss the onset of Fermi surface nesting in the presence of some Kondo interaction. Specifically, I am looking for a discussion of how the coupling of itinerant ...
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Computer code to quickly check equation of motion to first or higher order from action (4D spacetime)

I derived equations of motion up to first order from a Lagrangian for a scalar field in a 4D spacetime. Now, I would like to cross-check my results. Is there by any chance an application / code /...
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What are good introductory texts to symmetry groups of molecules and crystal structures?

When reading about spectroscopy and non-linear optics I've stumbled a few times over short mentionings of symmetry groups for molecules or crystals. E.g. to argue that a molecule like CCl$_4$ has a ...
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Textbook discussing a motivation of Schroedinger equation

I am looking for a high-level introduction textbook to quantum mechanics which discusses a motivation behind the Schroedinger equation as completely as possible. In many textbooks I looked at the ...

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