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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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I want sites special of physical and chemical, contains some books of courses and exercices

I want sites and books to teach physics and chemistry, at the university how do I get that.?
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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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Book about misconceptions in physics

Some years ago I found a book on common misconceptions that students have about physics (about energy for example) written by a german professor (but I'm not sure). Now I can't find it anymore, I've ...
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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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Order parameter and Bose-Einstein condensation

I want to study about order parameter and symmetry breaking related to bose einstein condensation in interacted system. Which book i should read? also i want to learn this in second quantization ...
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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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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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Green's functions in the Keldysh-formalism and quantum stochastic calculus

Introduction The Keldysh path integral can be thought of as a reformulation of the quantum optical master equation, which describes the markovian time evolution of the density operator of an open ...
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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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Book recommendation for Atomic & Molecular physics

What are some interesting books for a sophomore undergrad about Atomic & Molecular Physics?
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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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Quantum Computer Implementation

Hey I recently finished my bachelor in nanotechnology and am rather interested in quantum computation. I've already looked at the recommendation threads for this topic but they tend to be about ...
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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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Which are the best books I can refer for turbulent heat transfer and its computation?

I am a graduate student. I wanted to do computation on heat transfer problem mainly heat convection. I am working on turbulent regime. Can you kindly suggest some good books so that I can get ...
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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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Recommended books about vorticity

Could anyone suggest a good introductory book or any online resource about vorticity? I just now started to learn physics but I have a good mathematical background.
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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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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: from QFT to condensed matter

I studied Feynman diagrams in quantum field theories and I'm going to study them in the context of condensed matter physics. In this post Books for Condensed Matter after Ashcroft/Mermin, two books ...
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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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Book Recommendation: Quantum optics

Could you suggest me a list of books for understanding Quantum Optics for students who have studied Introductory Q.M. (such as Griffiths). It would be grateful if you distinguish between readable one ...
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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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Is there an alternative to SIMION?

Is anyone aware of an alternative, possibly open-source, to the SIMION software? From their website: SIMION is a particle optics simulation software primarily used to calculate electric fields ...
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Thermal/finite temperature quantum field theory: online lectures and best books

There is nice theme about online lectures on QFT. I would like to know about any online lectures on thermal/finite temperature QFT. Also I would like to know about best books on thermal/finite ...
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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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Text Recommendation: Random Walks (for physicists)

I am an incoming graduate student in Theoretical Physics in the Netherlands, and I would like to know if any of you could recommend texts on random walks with applications to physics. My university ...
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Intro to Solid State Physics

I didn't see this listed on the books page so here it is. I'm currently in an introductory Solid State course, and we are using Kittel's book. I have been having a rough time with this book although I ...
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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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Where is a good place to learn classical optics for high school competitions?

I need to learn basic optics for a high school academic competition. Does anyone know any good places, preferably free and online, to learn the basics of optics, like lenses, angles of incidence, etc.?...
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Reference on stages of heavy ion collisions in particle physics

Is there any reference (book/review article etc.) where the physics of heavy ion collisions is overviewed? To be absolutely clear about things, I am looking for a introductory review which covers ...
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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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“Modern Presentation” of Observations on Phase Transitions

In the introduction of Introduction to QFT by Peskin and Schroeder, the authors write "we do not discuss the beautiful and varied experiments on phase transitions that led to the confirmation of field ...
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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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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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Derivation of yaw, pitch, roll equations for an accelerometer

I'm struggling to find a good resource that explains how roll, pitch, yaw angles are calculated from the X, Y, Z measurements of an accelerometer. I came across this document but the explanation on ...
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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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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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Recommendations for statistical mechanics book

I learned thermodynamics and the basics of statistical mechanics but I'd like to sit through a good advanced book/books. Mainly I just want it to be thorough and to include all the math. And of course,...
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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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Role of roughness in friction

In many textbooks static and kinetic friction is explained by surface roughness and interlocking asperities. However this website: http://amasci.com/miscon/miscon4.html#fric which is cited in ...
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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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Are there any good books about Grand Unified Theories?

I'm starting to get a little desperate, because I can't find any introductory treatments of Grand Unified Theories (GUT). So far the only books I found are Mohapatra Unification and Supersymmetry ...
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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,...