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Challenging General Relativity Problems to Complement Weinberg's "Gravitation and Cosmology"

I have gone through most of MTW's Gravitation along with most of the problems within it. I am currently reading Weinberg's "Gravitation and Cosmology" which sadly does not have problems for ...
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Program to generate graph of spring-mass-damper system

For a school project, I've been researching mass-spring-damper systems. For this I did an experiment in which I basically filmed a spring with a mass attached to it that went up and down and ...
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Sources about $M^2$ parameter for lasers

I am trying to find some sources about the $M^2$ parameter for lasers, I have already looked for that in 3 of the following books: laser-electronics-prentice-hall-1995 OrazioSvelto PrinciplesOfLasers ...
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Introduction to magnetohydrodynamics

does anybody have any reference books for introduction to magnetohydrodynamics? I want to dive into this topic and I don´t know about any good reference.
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Parameterization of $SU(4)$

I'm looking for a parameterization or general form for a $4\times 4$ special unitary matrix in closed form. I have looked at the answer to Good reference on the parametrization of $SU(3)$ and $SU(N)$ ...
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Where can I find a simple explanation or lectures of QM and QFT? [duplicate]

If anyone knows any books or video lectures that explain QM and QFT in a simple way, with more focus on the ideas and concepts behind it than the details of calculus. I need to conceptually understand ...
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What are the spaces in which quantum fields belong and how does that affect the hermitian conjugate of $\partial_{\mu}$?

In this post, I claimed in my answer that $\partial_{\mu}^{\dagger}=\partial_{\mu}$. The reason I claimed that is because $D^{\dagger}_{\mu}=\partial_{\mu}-iqA_{\mu}$ and I assumed that $$(\partial_{\...
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Requesting good reference to understand the Gurtin-Murdoch model of surface elasticity

I am searching for a good and understandable reference about the Gurtin-Mordoch model for surface elasticity. I was wondering if anyone can help me with the preliminaries and good references to fully ...
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Readings on Lattice Scaling for QFT Simulations [closed]

Does anyone have any intuitive and clear readings on how to practically incorporate lattice scaled/non-dimensional units into a lattice QFT program? I'm trying to write some code for small QFT ...
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Resource recommendation for time-dependent DMRG

I am looking for any references (journal article/ review /tutorial) to understand the TEBD (Time-evolution by block decimation) algorithm and code it up for a simple 1D model system. Broadly, I am ...
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Is there a site explaining some (or all) of the symbols used in the Standard Model? The Lagrangian(s)? [closed]

I know that there is a LOT going on in the Standard Model Lagrangian, and just learning the QED part almost broke my brain, but... I am curious anyway, and I have come across sites (and journals and ...
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Neutrino Oscillation and Probability

I am a fresher in a university pursuing physics major. I have been very passionate about neutrinos. So, I started studying them. But I have realised that, it requires a lot of mathematical physics ...
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Satellite Collision with other objects

I am looking for a detailed physical study on the collision of satellites with other objects while moving in their orbit
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How to calculate the Kretschmann scalar in 3+1 decomposition?

Does anyone know a source for calculating the Kretschmann scalar and/or 4D Riemann tensor using the variables of the 3+1 decomposition? I need to monitor a curvature invariant and calculating it ...
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What resources are you aware of and can recommend me to study and model spectral diffusion?

I am looking for textbooks, papers, etc. that cover this topic in some detail and would allow me to develop a simple model to use in my BSc thesis. I'm having a hard time finding the resources I need. ...
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Current status and reference request for the Black Hole Stability Conjecture

The Black Hole Stability Conjecture is one of the most important open problems in the field of General Relativity, and remains open in spite of the advances in the past half century. To test Einstein’...
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What are some reputable databases for the measured values of the physical properties of materials?

I am looking for a trustworthy source for the measured physical properties of materials. For example I may want to find the thermal conductivity, resistivity, density etc of Gold. I don't know where ...
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Paper on numerical simulation of metallic hydrogen [closed]

I want to simulate the collision between two gas giant and the inner part of gas giant is metallic hydrogen and solid core, I want to simulate the metallic hydrogen can you please recommend some ...
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Are there any resources for simulating the Kuramoto model/solving the system of coupled ODEs for the oscillators?

I want to simulate the Kuramoto model and I am following a review by Strogatz to read up the theory. Are there resources that explain how to simulate the model and solve the coupled ODEs, or the mean ...
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Latest textbooks on computational thermal analysis

I want to simulate the heat caused by planetary collision and I want a textbook about computational thermal analysis that explain the heat simulation
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Numerical package for backreaction in general relativity

I am looking for numerical packages (Python/Matlab or some common languages) that can simulate the backreaction of the matter on the Kerr black hole geometry: i.e. assume I have a given initial ...
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Latest experimental evidence for properties of the Higgs boson

I'm trying to find out the most up to date properties for the Higgs boson (like its mass, charge, spin-parity). For now, just focussing on the mass of the Higgs boson, the most up-to-date information ...
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How to prepare for reading Blau‘s lecture notes about general relativity from scratch? [duplicate]

I'm a student majoring in computer science, which means that I haven't learned any physics related courses. Furthermore, I only know calculus (at the level of introductory real analysis, well, the ...
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Resource of worked out examples of scattering amplitudes at one-loop for electroweak processes

Please suggest a book, notes, videos, etc where a few scattering amplitudes are worked out in (understandable) detail at one-loop in the standard electroweak theory. Feel free to recommend more than ...
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Software recommendation for a tensor calculation

What is the best software/package to calculate $$2R_{\alpha\mu\beta\nu}R^{\mu\nu}-\nabla_\alpha\nabla_\beta R + \Box R_{\alpha\beta}-\frac12g_{\alpha\beta}\Big(R_{\mu\nu}R^{\mu\nu}-\Box R\Big)$$ for a ...
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What subfields, or specific works/articles, would cover the "the physics of ropes"?

Undergraduate student here. Yes, this is very similar to a post I made a year ago, however, as this topic is now pertinent to the research I plan to undertake, and now that I have distilled the idea a ...
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Resources for Topological Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter?

I'm interested in some resources (ideally books) for self-study of topological quantum field theory in condensed matter. I'd prefer resources that are more mathematically rigorous, so I don't mind ...
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Recommendations for Algebraic quantum mechanics book

I am familiar with quantum mechanics and quantum information at the level of Sakurai and Preskill's lecture notes / Nielsen and Chuang. I want to study the $C^*$ algebraic formulation of quantum ...
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Resources to learn about rolling resistance

I have been going through static and kinetic friction in my introductory physics courses. However, in problems involving rolling, I was struggling to understand the paradoxical results that come from ...
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Critical exponents and scaling dimension

It is often stated that the scaling exponents, e.g. $\alpha$ and $\beta$, of the critical 2D Ising model are related to the scaling dimensions $\Delta_{\sigma}$ and $\Delta_{\epsilon}$ of the ...
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Technical review article on black hole thermodynamics?

Can anyone recommend a resource on black hole thermodynamics for physicists who are not familiar with this area? I'd like to see a rough sketch of the derivations of black hole entropy and Hawking ...
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Reference for empirical Tight-binding Hamiltonian of spds* vs sps* (ZB)

Is there a clear reference article/note for the 20X20 Hamiltonian matrix of the spds* Zinc Blende system similar to the sps* reference in [1] Table (A) of Vogl P, Hjalmarson HP, Dow JD. A Semi-...
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Where can I find tables of the refractive index (real and complex part) or dielectric function as a function of frequency for different materials?

I need this information to do simulations for my master's thesis but I don't know if there is a bibliography or a repository on the internet with this information. They are simple materials, water, ...
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In what order should I tackle Duncan and Schwartz' QFT? [closed]

I'm on my way to self-learning quantum field theory (after getting some mathematical pre-reqs out of the way!), and have a question about the order in which to go through the books I have. I have ...
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Reference request: Numerical techniques, Monte-Carlo (MC), Density Matrix Renormalization Group (DMRG), Dynamical Mean-Field Theory (DMFT)

I am an undergraduate student and my previous learning in physics is more on theory instead of numerics. I would be very grateful if you can point me to good introductory lecture notes/lecture videos ...
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References on coherent states

I've begun my Master degree final work and I was asked to study in details coherent states. The goal is to apply them to a QFT formalism for a scalar potential effectively decribing the weak field ...
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Reference Request- Black Hole Perturbation Theory (Teukolsky formulation)

I am involved in a project where I need to calculate a metric resulting from a perturbation. In particular, I am doing perturbation on a Kerr Geometry. I am new to black hole perturbation theory. I ...
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Physics books that would satisfy the standards of rigor of a mathematician [closed]

I am looking for rigorous physics books on these five subjects: classical (or Newtonian) mechanics, electromagnetism, special relativity, general relativity, and quantum mechanics. I want books that ...
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Videos on history of quantum physics or relativity [closed]

I'm looking for the videos on the topic in the title, thank you very much! Details are below. First, about my level. I was never much into physics, some I know this up to a level of school-taught ...
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Resource recommendations for the time-invariant version of the Kaluza-Klein metric

I am trying to find a reference to a textbook or a paper that details the following time-invariance Kaluza-Klein metric: \begin{equation} \mathrm{d}s^2_{(5)}=\lambda_{ab}\left(\mathrm{d}x^a+\omega^{a}...
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How to visualize Kinematics or Classical Physics?

Is there a software or a website to visualize Kinematics? For example, I want to visualize different problems on pulley system. Is there a simulation app?
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Resource recommendation for rigid body dynamics [duplicate]

I want a book at undergrad level that teaches rigid body dynamics from a physical perspective, that is explaining the need for each term introduced, instead of saying "this is a term which is ...
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Does anyone know or knows how I can find papers with loop diagrams (one and more) that involve the Standard Model and $Z'$ only?

I have tried to search for them on arXiv and the Web of Science, but without having a specific reference I was not successful, even though invested some hours. What I am trying to find could well be ...
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Initial value formulation of Dirac equation for spin $>1$ - modern resources?

At the end of Wald Section 13.2, he mentions that the natural generalization of Dirac equation to curved spacetime does not have a well-posed initial value formulation for $s>1$ , and refers to ...
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Quantum Field Theory book for learning just the fundamental laws [duplicate]

All the books that I've found focus too much on practical calculation techniques and experiments. But that's not what I want to learn the theory for. I'm learning it only as a hobby and I am primarily ...
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How does one regularize Wightman function?

Can anyone share good resources for learning the process of regularisation in the context of calculating the Wightman function in the response function of an Unruh-DeWitt detector?
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Looking for fluid mechanics exercise problems

I just started studying fluid mechanics with by Faber and the book doesn't seem to contain any exercise problems. Can anyone recommend me a good source for fluid mechanics exercise problems so I can ...
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Resources on Classical Field Theory [duplicate]

I have not been able to find where to ask this question on Stack Exchange; so pardon me if this is inappropriate and kindly redirect me: How may I obtain a referral to texts that cover classical field ...
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Problem Solving Books in Physics

I am looking for a book like Paul Zeitz' "Art and Craft of Problem Solving", but applied to physics. Essentially something which simultaneously has both problem solving strategies and ...
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What are good references to understand how Cooper pairs transport charges in superconductors?

I am trying to get a deep understanding of superconductors (in the BCS treatment) and I am now focusing on a detailed description of charge flow in superconductors. I have managed to find some partial ...

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