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Physics books written in the language of differential geometry [closed]

I'm a mathematician that would like to read some books of physics. However, trying to read some texts I'm getting confused many times because the lack of mathematical rigor, at least at a formal level....
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Introductory text to the Boltzmann equation?

I'm searching for a good introductory text to the Boltzmann equation and how it gets applied in the relativistic case as well?
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I am looking for a higher-level physics reference book [duplicate]

I have a B.S. in Mathematics and I am thinking about going to grad school for Physics. In the meantime, I want to self-study to prepare myself. I am currently working my way through Goldstein's ...
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Metric structure on a group

I have a question about metric structure on a group manifold $G$. Imagine we have a sigma model, i.e. a map $g: \Sigma\rightarrow G$ from some 2D source to our group. One can define the left/right ...
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2D to 3D Non-Elliptical Lift Curve Slope Correction Factor Reference

I'm not sure this is quite the right network for this question but it also seemed like a reach for the aviation community. I'm working on automating some aerodynamic calculations for a particular ...
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Book recommendation for learning about history of physics [closed]

I want to read about physics from an historical point of view as I complete my course. Please suggest readings, books or lectures that introduce physics from the high school level and are intuitive ...
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Is this book good for learning mathematics for standard undergraduate physics? [closed]

The book Comprehensive Engineering Mathematics, by John Bird seems to be good also not only for engineering but also for undergraduate physics. Since, as far as I can see, it deals with applied ...
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Flaws of Green, Schwarz, Witten's Superstring Theory? [closed]

While trying to find a good string theory book to read as an introduction to the subject, I found people saying that the two-volume series Superstring Theory by Green, Schwarz, and Witten is an ...
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What are some sources to study about chaos in dynamic systems? [duplicate]

I want to study about dynamic systems sensitive to initial conditions and chaotic motion. Please recommend some lectures or notes for it.
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Recommended books for Quantum Mechanics [duplicate]

I am taking an introductory course in Quantum Mechanics(which starts next month)I have been studying Quantum Mechanics a little just out of curiosity, Traditionally, the required textbook used to be ...
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Question about the operators in quantum mechanics [duplicate]

I am confused about the operators in quantum mechanics and even the way they are used, their symbols, etc. Is there any book or anything that I can study so that I can fully understand them before ...
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Where can I learn more about degeneracy pressure?

I would like to know where I can learn more about degeneracy pressure.Is it a fundamental constant that is unique for all elementary particles. Is there a formula for it?. How is it derived? If I was ...
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Does anyone know a good paper about asymptotic symmetries at null infinity in $p$-form theories?

I've only found some about the analysis of asymptotic symmetries at spatial infinity (Afshar2018, Esmaeili2020). Is there a paper where they look at null infinity?
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Resources on Post-Einsteinian Results in GR

What are some good books, lecture notes, articles, etc. that can be used as introduction to the landscape of major results in general relativity since Einstein? In terms of the timeline, I'm thinking ...
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Some resources on quantising spin 2 fields in flat and curved space time

I want to understand how one can quantize spin 2 fields. Any resource which starts with a flat background before moving on to curved backgrounds would be great. So far, I have found this article but I ...
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MS bar renormalization scheme [duplicate]

Kindly suggest any reference or book in which I can grasp the idea of the MS bar renormalization scheme, and it will be beneficial if it shows some mathematical rigor.
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Where can I get a good quality video (preferably slow motion / high frame rate) of Brownian motion particles for tracking their positions?

I am trying to analyse how good the Langevin equation fits actual experimental data by tracking the position of Brownian motion particles from video footage. However, I was unable to get my hands on a ...
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Could you please suggest physics textbooks that discuss object velocity and image velocity pertaining to spherical and plane mirrors?

I have seen texts such as Zemansky's University Physics or Halliday Resnick's Physics (fundamentals and the older edition) etc. do not contain discussions on object velocity, image velocity (and their ...
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Statistics/Data Analysis Book Recommendation

I looking for recommendations for textbooks on statistics and data analysis. I am a first-year physics student who just finished a module in data analysis/data science. Even though I did pretty well ...
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Can someone suggest me a book where whole Electrodynamics of master level is explained in tensor form

I am trying to study electrodynamics, can someone please suggest me a book or any other resource where I can get it in tensor form, Topics: waves in medium, resonators, etc.
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Can someone provide references to understand the Schwinger Model?

I am starting to study the Schwinger model for my thesis and I would like to get a better insight/intuition into it, do you have any good references? I would like very complete references more than ...
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Resources discussing entanglement spectrum for specific systems

I was currently reading the paper by Li and Haldane that describe the entanglement spectrum. I have read and derived the entanglement spectrum for critical systems by reading this paper by Calabrese; ...
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Resources for Multi-dimensional Fourier Transforms

I am taking a Math Methods for Physicists as an undergrad sophomore this year, we have covered Fourier Transforms sometime back. Towards the end we had covered FTs in higher dimensions. We used the ...
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Table of integrals for dimensional regularization

Is there any reference (book or paper) that contains a list of integrals useful for dimensional regularization? I would need it to approach integrals like these $$ \int d^dx \frac{x^\mu}{|x|^{2d-4}}, \...
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Mössbauer effect literature's value resource

I am doing Mössbauer spectoscopy at room temperature on the following materials: Enriched iron sodium nitroprusside ferric sulfate by using the source as $^{57}Co$. So far the experiment go pretty ...
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Books on Dielectric mirrors

I'm looking for books that can introduce me to dielectric mirrors, as one of my professors wants me to join them on a project on the subject. Any recommendation is appreciated.
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Review paper or book on Hawking radiation [duplicate]

Could someone suggest a book or a recent review on Hawking radiation? It should contain introductory material and possibly compare different theories and give some hint on possible observation.
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Solution of the Schrödinger equation for a uniform magnetic field

I would like an indication of a bibliography, journal or site that presents the solution, not taking into account the spin and the angular momentum of the particle, of the Schrödinger equation for an ...
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How to find the probability current density of hydrogen atom wave function?

Can someone give me a book recommendation or a pdf where I can find how to get the radial, polar and azimuth component of it? I try to do it myself but I can't really figure out what to do next,
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Book which deals with constraint motion using differential forms

I'm interested in books going more over the approach described in this post. Here is a quote of the total answer in case anything happens to it: Calculating the wedge product $df_1\wedge df_2$ gives $...
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Special relativity book which describes concepts using linear algebra notions

It seems so every idea of special relativity can be formulated quite nicely in Linear algebra notions such as the inner product matrix and change of basis matrices. However, I can't find a single book ...
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$SU(3)$ and $SU(3)\times SU(2)\times U(1)$ Symmetry Breaking [duplicate]

For my master's project I was doing spontaneous symmetry breaking in which I covered U(1), SU(2), SU(2)×U(1) symmetry breaking. My supervisor has said that for the project this much is enough. But now ...
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Accelerator physics text

Physicist here, looking for a suggestion for a very comprehensive, very detailed textbook on accelerator physics---particularly with a focus on cyclotrons/synchocyclotrons/AVF-cyclotrons. My work is ...
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Resources for Quantum Information Science? [duplicate]

What books would this community recommend as an introduction to quantum information theory? I have a background in quantum mechanics and a solid mathematical background.
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Books on the interpretations of Quantum Mechanics [duplicate]

I have a masters in theoretical physics, and throughout my studies I feel like the concept of 'interpretations of quantum mechanics' was never given any attention. All my quantum mechanics courses had ...
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Book/Article recommendation about modified gravity (scalar/tensor/scalar-tensor theories)

Is there a book or article that discusses the modified gravity theories scalar/tensor/scalar-tensor (maybe others as well) theories? (Look at this wiki page for a general overview of the theories that ...
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Interlink among different length scales of simulation and modelling techniques

I found this figure in the following paper A Review on Multiscale Modelling and Simulation for Polymer Nanocomposites However, I am skeptical about its correctness, as this paper is not peer-...
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What is the structure group of the $SU(3)$ manifold?

It has been known for many years that the manifold of the Lie group $SU(3)$ is the non-trivial fiber bundle of the spheres $S_5 \times S_3$, in which $S_5$ is the base and $S_3$ the fibers. What ...
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Sources to learn Gauge Theory, Groups, Lie Algebra, etc [duplicate]

As seen in previous questions, I'm interested in gauge theory, although I have no idea how to do any of the mathematics, though i'd like to start. With that in mind, Are there any good sources that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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