Questions tagged [resource-recommendations]

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Reconstructing Charge Distribution from Multipole Expansion

Let $\rho$ be a static, discrete or continuous charge distribution, and $\phi(\mathbf{r})$ the corresponding electric potential. We may expand $\phi$ in a multipole series, $$\phi(\mathbf{r}) = \frac{...
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Penrose's use of coordinate transformation in QM?

Background I'm looking at an older question of mine: What are details of this claim of Penrose about gravity and QFT being at odds with each other? And see that within the link provided in the ...
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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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Apply deep learning/computer vision to experimental fluid dynamics [closed]

I am trying to survey the research directions/opportunities on applying deep learning/computer vision for the problems in experimental fluid dynamics. Are there any paper/research groups to recommend?
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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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Best way to study quantum teleportation and quantum information

i want to study quantum teleportation and quantum information and it's basics but i don't know from where i have to study it. I tried a lot to get the best source on these topics but unable to get ...
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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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Which book (or article) has detailed calculation for Quantum Heisenberg Model for three or four spins?

A I need to write a program to calculate Quantum Heisenberg Model for any number of spins (with or without external magnetic field). Each spin is spin 1/2. I know how to do this calculation for two ...
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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 ...
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As a returning adult learner from engineering and math background, what recommendations to get the basics on QM? [duplicate]

I'm building up the foundations to work on quantum mechanics. I am comfortable with the wave function and the PDE aspect of the field, but my mathematical background, though it covers linear algebra, ...
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Schwinger paper about charge in QED

I would like to find the paper by Schwinger where he discusses analytic properties of physical values in the limit $e\rightarrow 0$ and physical meaning of $e^2$ sign. I know only that this paper was ...
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Preparing For Jackson Electrodynamics [duplicate]

Hypothetical Scenario: You are an undergraduate physics student who has never taken a course on E&M and you are enrolled in a graduate Jackson electrodynamics course. In general you are good at ...
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Where can I find the calculation of the holographic dual to the circular 't Hooft loop?

I know that for a Wilson loop, in the fundamental representation, the dual is a string worldsheet ending on the loop at the boundary of AdS. Similarly, I guess that the object corresponding to ’t ...
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Colombeau Algebra for physics students

I have an undergraduate degree in physics, taken 2 years of calculus, and a rigorous course in linear algebra. I have not taken a math course in analysis, though have read a bit about it on my own. ...
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Any theory/author using the white hole model to explain the birth of the universe?

The maximally extended Schwarzschild solution (Kruskal diagram) envisages a white hole, which is the time-reverse of a black hole, i.e. a part of spacetime from which things can escape to us, while we ...
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Text based physics problems for visually impaired children

So I'm currently doing research on studying physics by visually impaired children. I know, that there are many techniques to teach such a kid physics, but what I don't like about these techniques is ...
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Is there a “standard” quantum simulator/animator for pedagogy?

I'm having a hard time finding animations for 1D or 2D square well, SHO, free particle with barriers, etc, that I'm sure are "trustworthy". It's the sort of thing I would do in python in my spare time ...
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Where can I learn about the quantum Hall effect? [duplicate]

I am looking to learn more on the quantum Hall effect but fail to find it in any of my textbooks on statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, or solid state physics (given I only have one of that). ...
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Software to simulate molten salt flow and thermodynamic operations

I was curious if there was any software (preferably in C++, Java, and/or python) that could be used to simulate the following: Heat capacity of a fluid Heat transfer through a liquid and a solid ...
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The physics of microwave vacuum tubes

I've searched this extensively, but I couldn't find anything (the only thing I found was this one). I know this question seems to be more of engineering than physics, but I've found some engineering ...
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Reference Request: An introductory book on Kinetics, similar to Schroeder's on thermodynamics [duplicate]

I come from a statistics background and don't have much knowledge of physics. I need to gain bit of knowledge in statistical physics for one of the projects that I work on. I started looking at Reichl'...
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References on finite temperature lattice gauge theories (LGT)

I'm struggling to understand the link between periodicity in the time direction and finite temperature when realizing gauge theories on lattice, but it seems impossible to find lectures that address ...
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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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Standard References for 5d or 6d SUSY theories?

I'd like to learn more about them, but I need a text that I know is worth reading to start!
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Need some literature recommendation - Quasi-Free electron scattering (Nuclear Physics)

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this kind of questions, but here it goes. I'm a last year undegrad and I'm currently working on a project with my professor. I just finished a smaller ...
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Where can I find the latest, cleanest data set of Planck CMB data?

In order to better understand the spherical harmonic math, I would like to build a temperature power spectrum chart from the temperature data. I want to be able to generate the $D_l$ data in the ...
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Good starting point for quantum Hall matrix models

I am a recent Masters in theoretical condensed matter physics and have experience in working on topological insulators and Weyl semimetals. I have also dabbled a bit in the fractional quantum Hall ...
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What parts of “Geometry, Topology and Physics” by Mikio Nakahara is typically studied in a 1 semester course in graduate school? [closed]

I have some months in my hand before i head to graduate school. I would like to learn and strengthen my grasp on mathematical physics. I would like to do high energy physics (not necessarily just ...
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Measure theory and fractal measure

I want to study multifractal for turbulent but I need to learn measure theory for this. so I wanna introduce me some book for both?
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Generators of 2D global conformal group in terms of differential operators?

I'm looking for a reference that lists generators of two dimensional global conformal group on a complex sphere in terms of differential operators that may act on quasi primary fields $\phi(z,\bar z)$....
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Where can I find careful discussions of equilibrium?

I want to know what physical equilibrium is precisely. I'd like to understand dynamical equilibrium vs. static equilibrium, and I'd like to understand approaches to understand non-equilibrium ...
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Vector Calculus Recommendations [duplicate]

Is there any book which teaches multivariable calculus from a physics perspective? I understand math a lot better when it is applied to physics, and I was wondering if there is a "physical" approach ...