The Stack Overflow podcast is back! Listen to an interview with our new CEO.

Questions tagged [resource-recommendations]

Questions asking "What is a good book about X?" or more generally, "What should I read to learn about X?", typically where there is not a single authoritative reference. Please READ THE GUIDANCE IN META (http://meta.physics.stackexchange.com/questions/4697 or click Learn More) before asking.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-1
votes
1answer
134 views

Mathematics textbooks to understand Jackson electrodynamics

I want a very solid mathematics background that will make going through Jackson's text less challenging. What books would you recommend?
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Resources on Gubeser-Klebanov-Polyakov (GKP) strings and N=4 Super-Yang Mills dual description

*I have learned recently that the Gubeser-Klebanov-Polyakov string / folded string in AdS3 (if I recall correctly, and I assume with some additional virasoro constraints, etc) is dual to large-spin ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

Looking for a textbook on electromagnetism [duplicate]

I am looking for a free physics textbook on electromagnetism that wouldn't throw at me things to remember rather I'd love to have something which builds notions block by block, deriving coulomb's law ...
0
votes
0answers
118 views

Good book on Statics and Dynamics [duplicate]

Could you please suggest a good book on statics and dynamics. The portions I have to cover include Statics : Equilibrium in 2&3 dimensions, Virtual work,Common catenary etc Dynamics : ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Books recommended as requisites for understanding general relativity to the fullest? [duplicate]

Saw some questions here which asks for what a student should know but couldn't find a complete list of recommended books for the maths and physics one needs to know. The answers can serve as a journey ...
7
votes
1answer
100 views

What are good, reliable databases of atomic spectra?

I am looking for a database of atomic spectra, which contains atomic levels and their energies, electronic configurations, angular-momentum characteristics and lifetimes, and atomic transitions and ...
-1
votes
2answers
85 views

Differential Equations for Physicists

I find differential equations in physics to be quite challenging so I'm looking for a book to help me master them. I'm familiar with solving ordinary differential equations via seperation of ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Quantum field theory notes recommendation [duplicate]

I am looking for either textbook or notes that thoroughly present problems and their solutions that arise in the basic Quantum field theory (Klein-Gordon, Dirac, Noether, interaction lagrangian and ...
2
votes
0answers
101 views

A good instruction on Symmetry enriched Topological phases

I am looking for a good introduction to SETs, and topologically ordered phaeses it should be something describing first principles and gives a good explanation on the basics and the logic of this ...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

Massless $\phi^4$ theory

Most of the standard textbooks on QFT discuss in some detail the massive $\phi^4$ theory in 4d space-time. I would be interested to see a discussion of massless $\phi^4$ theory (in fact other non-...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Electrodynamics of inhomogeneous media

I'm interested in electromagnetic scattering and for that purpose I would like to write out Maxwell's equations for space-dependent permittivity (and permeability). Actually I only need them for ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Where can I find the detailed calculation for the mass of the lights Higgs boson in MSSM?

can somebody mention where the mass of the lights Higgs boson in MSSM (minimal supersymmetric standard model) is discussed? I need a detailed and thorough explanation of the subject mater. I ...
11
votes
1answer
1k views

Where can I learn about connections between economics and physics?

I understand that there are a lot of concepts in economics motivated by physics so I was wondering if anyone would be able to recommend me some sources to learn about these things. Ideally, a textbook ...
0
votes
1answer
112 views

Order parameter and Bose-Einstein condensation

I want to study about order parameter and symmetry breaking related to bose einstein condensation in interacted system. Which book i should read? also i want to learn this in second quantization ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Book recommendation for second look at GR [duplicate]

Between Hawking & Ellis and Wald, which one would be the better choice to follow up a graduate-level course in GR (based off of Carroll's book)? If not either of those two, does anyone have any ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

References in diffusion of quantum state

I would like to know if there are books, articles or any other type of references where a (heuristic) derivation of the equation: \begin{eqnarray} \textrm{d}|\psi(t)\rangle=-\frac{i}{\hbar}H_{\textrm{...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Heterogeneous nucleation theory books or articles

I'm looking for books or fundamental articles about the heterogeneous nucleation theory. I'd like to understand the main effects driving it, with concrete examples. If you have any idea plz tell me.
2
votes
1answer
62 views

What is a good site to use for finding physical constants at times when NIST web resources are affected by government shutdowns?

There are multiple resources for finding physical constants (say, particle data, atomic spectra, or even special-function identities) which are generally hosted by NIST, and which form essential ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Physics Resources for Learning Physics intuitively and deeply,right from high school to graduate level? [duplicate]

I am Deeply Interested in learning physics from scratch And I am quite serious about it.Please recommend the right resources,books,lectures etc to learn physics from scratch.I lay a lot of emphasis on ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Problems reading Ramond's book [duplicate]

I am currently going through Ramond's book Field Theory: A Modern Primer. I've found it however extremely difficult to solve the problems with the material presented. Does anyone have any ...
3
votes
0answers
104 views

Resource recommendation: Tensor Networks

I want to learn tensor network methods for condensed matter systems. I went through some basic papers (i.e. 1,2) and come to know that there are many things (i.e. different math, tensors, ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Good books on Quantum Complexity and its application to Theoretical Physics?

I am about to complete my undergraduate studies and am trying to investigate some areas I might like to study in postgrad. I have read some very interesting things about the application of quantum ...
1
vote
2answers
114 views

Is there a good treatment of “familiar” physics using exterior calculus, AKA differential forms?

By familiar physics, I mean the physics of things I can reach out and touch. In other words, neither relativity nor analytical dynamics, etc. After re-reading chapter 4 of MTW's Gravitation yet ...
2
votes
0answers
56 views

Material on Coherent Control

I'm looking into coherent control for a new module, I was hoping to find some material that is beginner friendly be a book, website, video etc. . All books I have found on my own all expect some ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

What's your favorite textbook on diatomic molecules?

I'm a grad student in AMO physics. I'm looking for another textbook to read on diatomic molecules. Could you please recommend your favorites? I've read 'Spectra of Atoms and Molecules' by Bernath and ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Textbooks that can help me understand the basics of electrostatics and its mathematics [duplicate]

I am currently reviewing electrostatics in classical electrodynamics. I get to know the different mathematics behind each concept. Now, for mastery, I am looking for books that has detailed ...
3
votes
1answer
128 views

Challenging and “serious” introduction to basic physics [duplicate]

I know most of a standard US undergrad math degree - multi-variable calculus, real and complex analysis, point-set topology, basic abstract algebra, etc. etc. I know very little about physics beyond F=...
1
vote
1answer
183 views

Best text books for reference (dynamic-electromagnetic systems)? [duplicate]

For modeling,design and optimization purposes relative to electrodynamic systems, what text book(s) would be ideal? I'm a mechanical engineer, and during my undergrad I used David J. Griffiths ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

What should I read to understand this question?

I understand the strong force as a Yang-Mills theory with $SU(3)$ color invariance. I understand that the quarks live in the fundamental representation of $SU(3)$ and that gluons live in the adjoint. ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Advice on learning general relativity better [duplicate]

Good people of this site...I have been trying to teach myself GR for a few months now. I have read and watched some lectures, read the book written by Cheng... Relativity, gravitation and cosmology......
1
vote
1answer
188 views

Quantum Mechanics reference book similar to Classical Electrodynamics by Jackson (without QFT)

Are there any good reference books for QM?, similar to Gravitation by MTW, Classical Electrodynamics by Jackson or Modern Classical Physics by Thorne and Blandford, preferably up to introductory ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

What is the best book for learning how to model the CMB Power Spectrum?

I would like to understand the science behind the CMB Power Spectrum. How the harmonics are calculated (distance to surface of last scattering, sound horizon), how the amplitudes are predicted (...
3
votes
0answers
85 views

Known Conformal Field Theories? [closed]

What is a comprehensive list of all known Conformal Field Theories e.g. in 2 dimensions? CFT references usually talk about just minimal models and maybe Wess-Zumino-Witten model. I'm curious to learn ...
1
vote
0answers
90 views

Problems on perturbation theory with spin

Problems on perturbation theory with spin (solve all perturbations up to only its first-order approximation): Taking into account the relativistic correction of electron kinetic energy and spin-orbit ...
3
votes
1answer
68 views

References for Experimental Validation Of Lorentz Force

I am writing the paper that involves the history of Lorentz force and I would very much like to add some specific references that involve experimental validation of Lorentz force. The only one I was ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Where I can learn Science as a whole? From nothing to relativity, thermodynamics, to quantum [duplicate]

I'm a Computer Science Engineer, and I live in India. I'm taking interests in Physics and Science, and I am much more curious about it. But I don't know where to start and where to finish (although I ...
0
votes
2answers
31 views

Which book would you recommend for a dummy wanting to start studying acoustics, out of interest?

I've been very into acoustics lately, specifically the harmonic series. I find it fascinating how the harmonic series works as a sort of guideline to harmony, and how we base tuning systems on trying ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

What is the solar wind speed as function of distance from the Sun?

Someone must have calculated at least a "zero-order approximation" of the behavior of solar wind speed, density, and pressure as a function of distance from the Sun, but the heck if I can find it. ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

Statistics of 1D discrete random walks

I have already asked this question in Math.SE. Let $P(n)$ be a probability distribution on the integers. Suppose a random walker starts off at the origin and, at every positive integer time, takes a ...
0
votes
2answers
105 views

Introduction to Astronomy books

I am looking for a book that covers an introduction to astronomy. Currently, I am reading Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics, by Zeilik and Gregory. However, I quickly noticed that it is much too ...
2
votes
1answer
79 views

What are some good resources to learn Vector Spaces for Quantum Mechanics?

I am currently using Shankar's Principles of Quantum Mechanics. I had no trouble understanding finite dimension vector spaces using it. But I find it difficult to understand infinite dimensional ...
9
votes
0answers
156 views

What are good books covering information theoretic approaches to theoretical physics?

I am about to finish my undergraduate studies and am very interested in going into the applications of information theory to either general relativity, or quantum mechanics. However I have been ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Where can I find an interactive vector field?

Imagine a low-pressure system as a vacuum that sucks all the surrounding air straight towards it, creating many vectors of wind that all focus on one spot. Because of the Coriolis effect, each of ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Tutorial for the quantum jump method

Are there any tutorials that you would recommend for self-learning the quantum jump method or quantum Monte-Carlo. I am not exactly into Quantum Optics, so I would really be interested to see how is ...
1
vote
0answers
74 views

What is a good thermodynamics book with problems and solutions? [duplicate]

I’m looking for a good book on thermodynamics with problems and solutions at an undergraduate level. Please let me know if you know any.
3
votes
1answer
68 views

Reference Request - Modern Polymer Dynamics

I'm an applied math graduate student studying the cytoskeleton. I wanted to know of any reference(s) providing the most general mathematical theory of polymer dynamics, think an updated version of Doi ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views
3
votes
0answers
154 views

Is there an alternative to SIMION?

Is anyone aware of an alternative, possibly open-source, to the SIMION software? From their website: SIMION is a particle optics simulation software primarily used to calculate electric fields ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

Resource recommendation for undergraduate-level wave mechanics? [duplicate]

I'd like a resource---preferably a book---to learn wave mechanics at the undergraduate level without a particular application in mind. I don't have a PDEs background and my ODE knowledge is rusty.
2
votes
0answers
126 views

Quantum Field Theory literature - rigorous and clean [duplicate]

I'm a physics student that is currently having a lecture on Introduction to Quantum Field Theory. The topics covered are: Relativistic quantum mechanics Elements of classical field theory ...