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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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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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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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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 ...
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Visualising $n$-dimensional configuration space

I have recently studied in theoritical mechanics about the concept of of configuration space, which helps us understand the the configuration of a mechanical system by examining the curve traced by a ...
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Does anyone knows where can I find the phase diagram of oxygen free copper (OFC or OFHC)?

I am having problems with a niobium deposition I made on a substrate. I increased the temperature to 500 degrees celsius and in theory the film should have a better quality. However this wasn't the ...
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Entry Level Physics Texts [duplicate]

Fellow Physics community, I am an undergraduate about to graduate with an Econ major & Math minor. I have never taken a physics class at the university & it bugs me how ignorant I am about the ...
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Book recommendation for relativistic classical mechanics

I need some good resource recommendations for the relativistic hamiltonian mechanics under special theory of relativity, with a good discussion on relativistic Hamilton-Jacobi formulation.
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Terms time resolved vs. stroboscopic measurements

I use the term stroboscopic for an experiment, where the stroboscopic effect is part of the experimental setup. And I call an experiment a ...
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References and papers to distinguish between the Heisenberg and Ising Model

Does anybody have any good papers or references to explain the differences between the Heisenberg model and Ising model? To the best of my knowledge, I am aware that the Hamiltonians are similar, ...
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Resources for introduction to Taylor Couette flow

Are there any good papers/resources covering an introduction Taylor Couette Flow suitable for a physics undergraduate?
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Spin connection Kruskal space-time

Would anyone give me some references where I can find the components of the spin connection in Kruskal space-time?
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Trouble with Math in Physics [duplicate]

I am a current high school student and I am very interested in physics, especially particle physics (that stuff is super cool!). Unfortunately, my school only teaches classical physics, so I have to ...
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Resource recommendation: Relation between q-deformed groups and non-commutative field theory

I would like to know if non-commutative field theory is related to $q$-deformed groups in any way. There is a relation between non-commutative field theory and group field theory which I understand is ...
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Physics Graphic Simulations

I am interested in modeling physics using graphics simulations. I took a python course with CS majors and one of the assignments was to simulate a planet orbiting a star. That being said, I was ...
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Liquid nitrogen physical properties

I am looking for a reference containing the physical properties of liquid nitrogen, in particular density $\rho$ and dynamic viscosity $\mu$ as functions of temperature and pressure. This is for a ...
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References about “neutronic” algorithms

I am looking forward to apply for an internship in 5 months and I looked up the Jobs offers from last year, and some of them asked for a candidate with knowledge of "algorithms applied to neutronics". ...
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Quantum field theory self-study [closed]

Some background: I recently finished by Bachelors in Physics from a quite intensive program. We did all the theory to the core (Things that you would expect in grad level courses in the states were ...
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Best books for Electromagnetism? [duplicate]

I would like to know some titles of the best books in Electromagnetism. Some poeple recommended me to read Griffiths. My big deal is to become a theoretical physicist in Particles/Fields and ...
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Journals for teachers

Is there journals similar to AAPT's AJP and the physics teacher but in other languages? Even the European Journal of physics is in English. I'm searching for journals like these but in French.
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Reference request: Oldest dimensional analysis books with exercises?

Per the title, what are some of the oldest dimensional analysis books out there with unsolved exercises? Maybe there are some hidden gems from a long time ago out there.
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Introduction to the black holes and mass positive theorem in a geometric point of view

I'm a math student with no physics background who want understand more about black holes and mass positive theorem in order to understand better the motivations of the Inverse Mean Curvature Flow (my ...
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Evolution of theories in physics [closed]

I am searching for a book on the theories of (high energy) physics to gain insight, why they are so powerful. Namely, I would like to find a book that uses the evolution of physics from classical ...
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Recommended text for hydrodynamic

i wanna books for fluid dynamics that it used Hamiltonian and Lagrangian formalism. and also to compared to Lagrangian and Eulerian picture.
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What alternatives did Einstein ponder to supersede quantum mechanics? [closed]

It is well known that Einstein was unhappy with quantum mechanics and it is also well known that he worked on new ideas. Is there surveys or books or research notes or lecture notes that talk about ...
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Book reference: Quantum field theory from path integrals

a) What are some good references to learn quantum field theory from the approach of path integrals? Like books which start from path integral formulation of quantum mechanics and then do calculations ...
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What are some good books for classical mechanics of continuous systems?

I am trying to learn classical mechanics for continuous systems. Goldstein contains only one chapter on it. Is that chapter sufficient or is there more to the subject? If yes, what are some good books ...
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Specialized Journals for Quantum Information

I recently wrote a short, fairly mathematical paper on the subject of quantum information and quantum mechanics. Although the results in the paper are not big results, I have not seen them before and ...
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List of complex refractive indices for various frequencies and various materials

I want a list of refractive index values for various materials (or even a single material) for various frequencies / wavelengths (I need this specifically for the micro wave - radio wave regions of ...
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Wheeler-deWitt equation as a renormalization group flow

I recently heard a comment that Wheeler-deWitt equation can be interpreted as RG flow equations. However, I haven't been able to find appropriate references for the same. Could someone suggest any ...
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Black Holes for Beginners

I’m studying a PhD in Theoretical Physics (quantum field theory, to be specific), but I would like to learn more about black holes (and related areas. Does anyone have any suggestions for textbooks/...