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Learning resources for Physics, Physical Chemistry and Chemistry like mathworld? [closed]

What are similarly extensive (the most extensive) web resources like https://mathworld.wolfram.com/ for maths, but for physics, chemistry (and maybe physical chemistry)?
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Where can I find redshift data?

Is there any database for redshift data of individual galaxies and stars for a long period of time?
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Recommendation for a book on calculus

I am a high school student and know little about calculus. This includes simple integrals as well as more complex topics such as differential equations, which I feel are a prerequisite to solve and ...
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Good resource for numerical investigations of Anderson models

The Anderson model is a single particle Hamiltonian with a random potential. The Hilbert space is $\mathcal{H} = l^2(\mathbb{Z}^d)$ for some dimension $d$. The Hamiltonian $H = H_0 + V$ where $H_0$ is ...
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QFT's bound states references

At a graduate level, QFT courses teach very well how to perform perturbative calculations using LSZ or even the background field method. Plenty of books are suggested to go into the details of this ...
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Study Loop quantum gravity [duplicate]

I am a master's final year student in physics. In my curriculum I have courses on qft, qed and string theory but nothing on loop quantum gravity. I want to study the subject but I am not able to get ...
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Good Introductory Text for Quantizing Geometry?

In this video she makes an interesting claim. In loop quantum gravity on can think of the gravity as: $$ G^{\mu \nu} = \kappa T^{\mu \nu} $$ Now in loop quantum gravity one can quantize geometry as ...
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ODE and PDE book recommendation [duplicate]

I am currently studying electrodynamics, and when I came to Laplace’s equation and potentials, I was really bummed out as I had no prior experience with PDE. I have a very faint acquaintance with ODEs ...
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Regge Theory references and predictive power

I am considering studying Regge theory and would like to listen/read some introductory lectures, reviews or textbooks. Does anyone has any good material for beginners in Regge theory. Furthermore I ...
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Help in Statistical Mechanics (Resource Recommendation) [duplicate]

I have statistical mechanics in my semester this year. It is a graduate level course. I am having trouble understanding the concepts. I have used Reif and Pathria for the same. Can you please suggest ...
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What are some good resources to supplement Superstring Theory by Green Schwarz and Witten [duplicate]

I am really struggling with the mathematics associated with Superstring theory. I know String theorists need some algebraic geometry, but I would like to know what books are best for learning this ...
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$\beta$-function in non-Abelian scalar QCD

I study non-Abelian scalar QCD in $d = 4 - \epsilon$ dimensions (using dimensional reduction). That is, I consider complex scalars, $\Phi^i$ with $i \in \{1, ..., N\}$, that satisfies $U(N)$-symmetry, ...
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Book on classical thermodynamics [duplicate]

I was looking for book on classical thermodynamics. I found lot of related posts in PSE but couldn't find a book which type I was expecting. I was searching for book which covers the whole ...
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Non-relativistic limit to Klein-Gordon equation

I am having trouble understanding this topic fro the lecture notes I have been provided. Please suggest a book in which it is given clearly.
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Where can I find Einstein's paper on relativity first to end?

Is there online resource where I can find Einstein's all papers on Relativity. I found something here. But no title contains "Relativity". So I think I can't find what I was expecting but ...
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Good book/resource/chapters on the foundations and science of accuracy, precision, and measurement?

I guess measurement and accuracy is a science, and thus, I assume there's foundations and universal theory that can be learned from scratch, independently of international conventions used, just like ...
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Chiral spinor representations

I just want some suggestions because I cannot find anything relevant on the internet. I am working with $\mathfrak{so}(16)$ and $\mathfrak{so}(12)$. I know that their chiral spinor representations are ...
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Website or text book for sound

I'm a phd student in an engineering department. I need to research about sound created by fluid flow with sand in a pipe. From my image, the sound is made by the turbulence of fluid and the physical ...
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Resources for answering "why" questions about the standard model

My (gifted 8-year-old) son is fascinated by the standard model. We've exhausted my knowledge: he can describe the particles, some of their properties, and understands that quarks make up baryons and ...
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Simplified explanations of Shanker's Quantum Mechanics book [duplicate]

Shanker's Quantum Mechanics book is a very valuable and informative resource, but I think it's a bit difficult, especially for a beginner like me. Most universities rely on it to explain quantum ...
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Any material for learning Computational Contact Mechanics?

I am currently studying computational contact mechanics for my research. Does anyone know some good material (especially introductory material) for this subject? I have already read the following two ...
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About self-learning general relativity [duplicate]

I am an actuarial science graduate who also minored in physics. I have a physics background of around a year 3 undergraduate physics student, and I've been meaning to self-learn general relativity ...
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Further insight into the pairing tensor for many-body bosonic systems

According to Blaizot and Ripka's "Quantum Theory of Finite Systems", the generalized density matrix is given by $$R = \begin{pmatrix} \rho & \kappa \\ -\epsilon \kappa^* & 1-\epsilon ...
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Proof of correlation revival in Kitaev chain

I am searching for detailed notes on the Kitaev chain. In particular, I am looking for a proof of the correlation revival in the single-particle correlator from one edge to the other. Do you know how ...
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Reference for Kitaev chain correlation functions

I am searching for detailed notes on the Kitaev chain to get familiar with the computations that one should perform on it. In particular, I am looking for a proof of the correlation revival in the ...
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Book recommendation for Evolution of Quantum Theory

Can anyone recommend some good book(s) on Evolution of Quantum Theory, focusing on history, not necessarily on explaining the technical/math part. So my question is different from Good book on the ...
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Any lecture notes or easy explanation of Holton's Meteorology?

I am struggling with understanding Holton's Dynamic Meteorology. Any lecture notes based on the book with easy explanations will help.
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Connection between the Least Action principle and the Schwarzschild's metric in General Relativity

I'm looking for some simple paper/textbook explaining the fact that time dilation in the Schwarzschild's metric can be translated into the classic equation of motion in a gravitational field. That is: ...
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How does the $T^3$ dependence for the thermal conductivity from phonons get derived (and linear $T$ for fermions)? Does anyone have resources?

I've been trying to find the derivation of the $T^3$ contribution for phonons and a linear $T$ dependence for fermions as I have seen it being mentioned multiple times in some publications. So far I'...
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Book Recommendation for spin-orbit coupling

I am wondering if there were any recommendations for any books that are around graduate level in regards to the discussion of spin-orbit coupling and the Rashba spin-orbit coupling
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Physics book recommendation for a mathematician studying statistical mechanics [duplicate]

I just started my PhD in statistics and I am very likely to defend my thesis on statistical mechanics. Having said that, as I am a mathematician by education, I do not have a strong background on ...
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Literature request: Non-compact supported gauge transformations

I have recently heard that non-compact supported gauge transformations of non-abelian gauge theories have a non-trivial effect on the Hilbert space of states. This is a topic I can not find anywhere ...
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Which books do you recommend to learn more about the experiments that led to formulation of quantum theories?

I am trying to understand the evolution of quantum mechanics, mainly the experiments that led to the formulation of quantum mechanics theories.
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Spatial Resolution and pixel smear and camera devices

Can anyone recommend a good source (video, textbook, online course) that I can use to learn more about spatial frequency, exposure, pixel smear, how cameras work. I only have some basic optical ...
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Relativistic hydrodynamics in cylindrical coordinates

I am interested in the study of 'axisymmetric' fluid flows around a compact object in general relativity. I am using the polytropic equation of state, $p=k(s)\rho^\gamma$, and the matter is assumed to ...
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Looking for a specific article or data on equilibrium temperature from radiative transfer between objects at close distances

I have read plenty of articles on the radiative transfer from host starts to their planets, such as the Sun to the Earth, where receiving objects achieve an equilibrium temperature. Plus there are ...
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Public data to practice data analysis skills

Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask this, but I am currently trying to brush up on my data analysis skill in python as I am applying to data science jobs. I am trying to find some data that I ...
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How to calculate the branching fraction of hadrons? Or good resources on chiral perturbation theory

I am wondering how I could calculate branching ratios (or any effective diagram) for various hadrons. In particular I am interested in a rare pion decay via a virtual photon:$\pi^0\to \gamma \gamma^* \...
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Home lab double slit "where to get lab quality slits?" :)

I purchased a small light table demo kit from thorlabs and I would like to setup a double slit demo. Thorlabs does not sell any double slits, and I am having a hard time finding a vendor that might ...
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Is there a simulation package for open quantum system dynamics using negative decay rate?

Consider the following situation: the model is described by a single qubit and the density matrix evolution is governed by the Lindblad equation. ${\displaystyle {\dot {\rho }}=-{i \over \hbar }[H,\...
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Simple explanation of the dynamical mean field theory (DMFT)?

Can someone give me a good reference article or book, that explains the dynamical mean field theory (DMFT) in a simplest possible manner? I've read quite a lot about the DMFT (and used it), but ...
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Mechanics problem on train and stopping distance

Does anyone have any good pdf files and sources on discussing the mathematics of the mechanics involved of a train where it takes account of the coefficient of dynamic friction, air resistance in ...
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Newtonian quantum gravity

Can someone give me reference about Newtonian (non-relativistic) quantum gravity like unifying Newtonian gravity with quantum mechanics?
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Types of Feynman diagrams in QED?

I am looking for some kind of database which covers a large set of possible Feynman diagrams in QED. Not necessarily the value of the Feynman diagram, I am just looking for the diagrams themselves ...
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Residual symmetry of Polyakov action in general backgrounds

In Becker & Becker, Schwarz book String Theory and M-Theory, page $40$ is stated that after choose the conformal gauge $h_{ab} = \eta_{ab}$ in the Polyakov action with background field $G_{\mu \nu}...
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Websites on knowledge of physics [closed]

Here http://mathonline.wikidot.com/ you can see a great website where some mathematical knowledge is organized, and I am wondering if there is a similar website for physics.
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Reference for source's about the "Scatter matrix" formalism

I have recently started to learn about scattering theory in the $S$ matrix formalism, the thing is that I just got a definition of it and I do not understand the derivation of that matrix and where ...
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Good, modern book on compressible fluid dynamics [duplicate]

I just asked a similar question for aerodynamics: Good, modern books on aerodynamics I chose to ask a separate question, because aerodynamics and compressible fluid dynamics, while definitely related ...
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Good, modern books on aerodynamics

I graduated in Aerospace Engineering years ago, and I work in a completely different sector now. However, I would like to get a modern book on the topic and see how it's taught today. I understand ...
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What are some good resources to learn about perturbative and non-perturbative approaches to QCD, for example Lattice QCD, at an introductory level?

I am writing at an introductory level about the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon and part of that is the subsequent Lattice QCD that potentially verifies the results from the experiments that ...

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