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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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Heisenberg Interaction Picture reference

I recently found out that "the interaction picture" comes in two variants--"the Schrodinger interaction picture" and "the Heisenberg interaction picture". I am looking for a good reference on the ...
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Description of 2d mass-spring systems [closed]

I'm trying to describe a system of $n$-masses, each mass is connected with 2 different masses via a spring. Think of it as a polygon, where on every corner is a mass, and each edge is a spring. There ...
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Is “A treatise on Electricity & Magnetism” by Maxwell a good text book for a student? [closed]

I'm studying electromagnetism and I already have a text book, but I was interested in reading Maxwell's treatise as well. So I was wondering if, for someone who hasn't yet completely understood every ...
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Suggestions for books on uniform and non-uniform circular motion

With this question I am searching for a universitary or school book where the uniform and non-uniform circular motion is fully treated. I was interested if you could give me some specific details of ...
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Is there any book that treat time-dependent perturbation theory with rigorous mathematics?

I am searching for rigorous mathematics books or notes for time dependent perturbation theory. For introductory quantum mechanics there is the excellent book spectral theory and quantum mechanics ...
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Where can I find the proof that retarded integral is the solution of the inhomogeneous wave equation?

Professor Jefimenko proved the "wave field theorem" in his book "Electromagnetic Retardation and Theory of Relativity" in Example 1-2.3. The theorem is as follows. For the inhomogeneous wave equation $...
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Books about distribution theory? [duplicate]

I need tips on (elementary) books about distribution theory, with applications to physics and engineering. There is a one and a half page introduction (on page 910) to the Dirac delta function in ...
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Which book I must refer for problem solving approach for various competitive exams like gate, jest, net physics

I'm preparing for various competitive exams and I need a good books for problems with solutions in physics, kindly suggest some good books for that.
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Where can I learn about a history of holes?

Holes are quasiparticles that were historically brought to explain semiconductor physics with extra benefit of simplifying the counting of electrons.Who gave the first idea and how did it develop ...
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Resource recommendation for studying Elastostatics and Elastodynamics using Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation

I've been self studying Elastostatics and Elastodynamics from Kip S. Thorne's Modern Classical Physics (Chapter 11 & 12). The whole topic is discussed based on Newtonian mechanics, vector & ...
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Best software to fit molecular spectroscopy data

I have some data from a molecular spectroscopy experiment, containing vibrational and rotational spectra, and I want to fit the peaks with Voigt profiles (one for each peak) in order to obtain the ...
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Book suggestion about Cosmological Density Perturbations

I am trying to find some nice explanatory books about cosmological density perturbation theory. I looked at Longair, Peacock, and Liddle. Even their level is nice, it seems to me that they are ...
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Reference for light interaction with many electron atoms

I am trying to understand light interaction with many electron atoms. I know that to calculate the bound states we can use Hartree-Fock method but for light interaction with matter i do not know it ...
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Error estimation for field theories

I am looking for resources on error estimation for field theories, both the error due to perturbation theory and measurement error. In other words, consider a field theory of a field $\phi$, with some ...
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Independence of $S$-matrix in QED of the gauge choice

The Feynman rules in QED often use different expressions for the free photon propagator (e.g. Feynman gauge, Landau gauge, and others). Is there a textbook on the subject which explicitly checks ...
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Mathematical reference about spin

I am looking for a reference about a mathematical rigourous treatment of spin. I do not know if what I'm looking for actually exists, so let me get into details. More precisely, I would like an ...
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Papers about Electron Spin

What are some of the earliest papers about electron spin? Who were the scientists to develop the concept and why?
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Resources to learn about Quantum Monte Carlo?

This is a very, very broad question, but I've recently become interested with Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) and other numerical techniques in physics and computational physics, though my undergraduate ...
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Higher dimensional version of Stoke's Theorem / Divergence theorem

I've learnt about Stokes' Theorem and the divergence theorem that relate integrals of functions over manifolds to integrals of related functions around the boundary of the manifolds but all in 3-...
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Group theory and representation theory reference [duplicate]

Could anyone suggest some reference(s) on group theory and representation theory geared to physicist? The reference should be rigorous and not for a novice (but not for an expert either) it should ...
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Can someone suggest some good resources to study “Addition of angular momentum”?

Please help me out in finding some good resource to study Addition of angular momentum of quantum mechanics mechanics part in detail which also explains all the mathematics involved.
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Books recommendation to understand Quantum Confined Stark Effect

I am starting a PhD on a photonic component involved with QCSE. The problem is that I have a Master degree in electronical engineering, not in fundamental physics, and I need to understand the QCSE in ...
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Where can I learn about Gaussian coordinates

Einstein referenced Gauss' use (and discovery) of this mathematical object (correct term?) in his 1916 Popular Exposition of GR and SR https://www.bartleby.com/173/25.html I cannot find any ...
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Hamiltonian formulation in Ashtekar's Variable [duplicate]

Is there is a reference where I can learn how to do ADM or hamiltonian formulation in Ashtekar's variables?
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Two Higgs doublet model

Are there any papers which explain introduction of two Higgs doublet model? I would like to know the introduction. I am not working on the theory side but on the experiment side.
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A good introduction to quantum mechanics assuming a strong math background and weak physics background? [duplicate]

I haven't formally studied physics since 2011 (Physics I and II in a standard engineering undergrad) but I believe have the mathematical background to understand quantum mechanics (I took a graduate-...
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Anomalies in QFT

I am a first year PhD student in theoretical physics with a background in QFT (up until relativistic fields, path integrals and gauge theories and anomalies) and some algebraic topology but my ...
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Source for updated values of physical constants

Looking for the value of the Molar Gas constant. I am unsure because NIST has 8.314 462 618 J/(mol*K) while Wikipedia says ...
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Spin-orbit interaction in condensed matter [closed]

I want to study spin-orbit interaction in condensed matter, but I cannot find a good review of it. It will be very nice if someone could share with me with a link to review work.
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Statistics and data analysis book for physics student(introductory level)

I am a physics undergrad student and I want to learn statistics and data analysis from the point of view of usefulness in physics (be it stat mech, experimental physics, theoretical physics). Could ...
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A Physics Book for Experimental Evidence

I have come to notice how Physics is developed: we do some experiments and (from them) draw concise conclusions, which we call physical laws. Then we come up with the appropriate mathematics to—fully ...
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Product of Inertia for common 3D Solids [closed]

I could not find a table with common products of inertia online. Even my textbook only contains common mass moments of inertia. It seems tedious to have to calculate and integrate each time to obtain ...
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Reference request: Hall current in heterojunctions

I am interested in Hall current derivation for a heterojunction via Green functions formalism. Any papers with specific systems will be useful for me. I expect that this derivation should be based on ...
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Sources for Splash height of a ball

I was reading on this post on Height of Water 'Splashing'. One of the answers given by user Martin Gales derived a simple correlation which I could logically understand: From the law of ...
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Reference request for a mathematical motivation for the Born rule

I was reading the popular science book The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene. My question is about a part in the notes at the end of the book. It is chapter 8, note 9. Brian Greene describes a ...
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Cross-products-free approach to classical mechanics & electromagnetism

Cross products are used everywhere in classical mechanics: torque, angular velocity, angular momentum, the Coriolis force, rigid body mechanics. This is even more so in classical electromagnetism. ...
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Any recommend textbook for statistical mechanics? [duplicate]

I'm undergraduate, next term I will take statistical mechanics. I've read the Classical Mechanics by Goldstein, which people said is graduate level(not sure), and I like the style that he wrote. So, I'...
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Book recommendation for statistical physics

Before I start a PhD in Quantum Information I would like to study a bit of statistical physics. In particular I am interested in superfluids, critical phenomena, topological phases of matter and all ...
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Acoustics learning prerequisites [duplicate]

Recently, I started learning acoustics using Beranek's manual but I quickly got stuck with things like acoustic impedance. So, a question arose: what are prerequisites for learning acoustics? In ...
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How to explore astrophysical fluid dynamics?

I'm a second year aerospace engineering undergrad student. I'm currently part of a project dealing with boundary layer flows on supersonic flights, and I find it to be really interesting. I wish to ...
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Advice needed on learning maths oneself [duplicate]

I am a master's student in physics trying to learn maths on my own. My classes workload is heavy and the schedule is very hectic due to which I don't get time to do mathematics. I have done Linear ...
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Understanding Quantum Mechanics in short term [duplicate]

I have been told by professors that in order to understand physical interpretation of Wave function and De Broglie Wave, one must understand the history of Quantum Mechanics that started with the '...
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Some good reference to study for first time the Tavis-Cummings model?

I want to study for the first time the Tavis-Cummings model. Is there some good introductory reference (article, paper, book or whatever) to learn the formalism of the model?
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What is a good book which contains all details of history of special relativity?

I am looking for a book which contains all the details of the history of special relativity.That means,I want to know about all those experiments like Michelson and Morley's due to which aether theory ...
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Numeric simulation of light propagation throug micropores in water

I am interested in the simulation of the propagation of light through the surface of the silicon diatom frustule. Could you recommend me any free program that allow to perform such simulation? That is,...
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Lattice QCD results reference?

I have been wanting to understand the background revolving around all of the nonperturbative results established about QCD using lattice methods, but I am finding the task of finding things to read ...
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Brownian Motion

I’m currently interested in learning some topics about the Brownian motion and the random walk (in general, from a pure statistical and probabilistic way). For that, I would like to ask you if you ...
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General relativity's prerequisites' prerequisites [closed]

I know there looks to be a duplicate: What are the prerequisites to studying general relativity? From what I read, the prerequisites are Calculus, linear algebra, differential and partial ...
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Dark matter without dark matter - review of suggested theories?

Is there any listing, directory, website or other central resource for suggestions that attempt to explain dark-matter-like behaviour without particulate matter being involved? There's MOND, and ...
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Is there any introductory reference for the study for first time the Jaynes-Cummings model?

Is there any good reference (notes, paper, book, etc) for study step by step and for the first time the Jaynes-Cummings model? Specially I am looking for a good reference that keep insight the ...