Questions tagged [specific-reference]

Use this tag for questions seeking a single specific paper or a short, non-open-ended list of references, like "What paper first discovered X?", "Where can I find the original derivation of X?", or "What is the canonical source for X?" etc. Also for requests for hard-to-find electronic copies of resources when the exact reference is known. NOT TO BE USED for generic requests for resources (use [resource-recommendation] for that).

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Solutions to David Tong's exercises?

I am a mathematician taking a course in relativistic quantum mechanics and I am really struggling with a lot of it. I am trying to do a few more questions to get used to the material, but it would ...
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Looking for Burke and Scott Special Relativity Primer

I'm looking for William Burke and Peter Scott's Special Relativity notes. They are very useful as they use a novel approach to space-time diagrams. I used them long ago, but I cannot find them online ...
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Where can I find the original experiment that lead to this discovery of “new fundamental underwater force”?

I read this article Discovering a new fundamental underwater force which describes the discovery of the mechanism that causes particles in stratified fluids, e.g. the oceans, to move towards others ...
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How does the EM-field really look like in the foci?

In geometric optics, the ancient Greeks and Descartes have learned us that... ...a parabolic mirror reflects lightrays coming in from infinity all towards its focus. ...an ellipsoidal mirror (with ...
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Who introduced the idea of Hilbert Spaces in physics?

I'm looking for the foundational paper / book that connected Quantum Mechanics and Hilbert spaces. EDIT: I've just read the first chapter of Neumann's "Mathematical Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics"....
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$(0,2)$ worldsheet SUSY implies ${\cal N}=1$ spacetime SUSY (reference request)

In [1] they write that "Boucher et al. [14] found quite generally that $(0, 2)$ world-sheet SUSY ensures the existence of $N = 1$ spacetime SUSY." But this reference "[14]" they cite just says: "...
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Can there be an **essential topic** in physics which cannot be archimedean? [closed]

In physics it seems everything is explained with $\mathbb R$ or $\mathbb C$ typed entitites. Is there anything in or that would be in future in physics that would need the utility of $p$-adics in an ...
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Where can I find the paper from Maxwell Garnett?

I am looking for this paper: Maxwell Garnett, J. C., “Colours in metal glasses and metal films,” Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London, Sect. A, Vol. 3, 385–420, 1904. Does anyone know where I can find it. ...
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In which of Einstein's papers did he first propose interpreting square of light wave amplitude as probability of detecting photon? [closed]

In Max Born's Nobel lecture, he alludes to Einstein's proposed interpretation of EM wave amplitude (squared) as being the probability of detecting a photon: "Again an idea of Einstein’s gave me the ...
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NAS report on fast ignition

I'm looking for a paper, or much more likely a small part of a large report, by the National Academy of Sciences from around 2013 on the topic of fusion. The report mentions the fast ignition approach ...
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Gilbert original paper (1955) reference

I'm looking for the Gilbert's original paper where he derives the gyromagnetic Landau Lifshitz Gilbert (LLG) equation of motion from a variational principle. Most of the people cite: Gilbert, ...
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Is there an English translation version for Weber's classic paper “Zum Zerfall eines Flüssigkeitsstrahles”?

I think the title would be "The disintegration of a liquid sheet" or something. Maybe an old NACA report? Ref: Weber, Constantin. "Zum zerfall eines flüssigkeitsstrahles." ZAMM‐Journal of Applied ...
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Where can I find visible/radio telescopic observations of the center of the Milky Way galaxy?

I recently stumbled across this time-lapse telescopic image (radio image, I believe) of the center of the galaxy. Here's a still image. Link to time-lapse video below. I haven't been able to find ...
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Does somebody know where to find original paper of Lehmann, Symanzik and Zimmerman translated in English?

does anybody know where to find original paper about LSZ reduction translated in english? unfortunantely, Ive found only original German article. H. Lehmann, K. Symanzik, and W. Zimmerman, "Zur ...
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Is there any online reference to Spherical Model and the Infinite Spin Dimensionality Limit?

It is cited a lot in the literature but I haven't been able to find any electronic account of it M. Kac and C. J. Thompson, Spherical Model and the Infinite Spin Dimensionality Limit, Physica ...
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English edition of the book by Blondel on Ampere

Is there English language version of the following book which is in French language? A.-M. Ampère et la création de l'électrodynamique, 1820-1827 (Mémoires de la Section des sciences) (French ...
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What is the publication through which Zinn-Justin published what has come to be known as the “Zinn-Justin equation”?

does anybody know which publication contains the introduction of what has come to known as the Zinn-Justin equation?
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Lecture notes by Rudolf Mössbauer

Rudolf Mössbauer was an excellent lecturer. He gave lectures on Neutrino Physics, Neutrino Oscillations, The Unification of the Electromagnetic and Weak Interactions and The Interaction of Photons and ...
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Lorentz' Derivation of Lorentz force

I have one simple question...can someone point me to the paper where H.A. Lorentz published Lorentz force? I was digging through the usual literature in electromagnetics (Jackson, Griffiths, Thide, ...
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Hawking vs Susskind Information Paradox PBS Nova TV show - nowhere to be found [closed]

I remember there was an awesome Nova episode, at least 10 years ago, where there was a battle in which Susskind ridiculed Hawking for his silly theory of violation of the Conservation of Information ...
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Is there an English version of the book 'Festkörperphysik' by Rudolf Gross and Achim Marx?

I heard this book is very very nice, but too bad I cannot read German...yet..And I heard last year they published an English version, but I cannot find it anywhere. If anyone knows about it, it will ...
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What does the $R$ stand for in $R_\xi$ gauge?

The $R_\xi$ gauge fixing condition is a term that can be added to a Lagrangian to choose a certain gauge: $$ \delta\mathcal L = -\frac{1}{2\xi}(\partial_\mu A^\mu)^2 $$ Here, $\xi$ is the parameter ...
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Measuring the speed of light for different intensities

Does someone know about some experiments which show that the speed of light is constant for different intensities? I need an ISI paper or a book. Maybe it is needed to name two papers that they ...
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Parity violating cows

I am preparing an outreach talk about CP violation. I can vaguely remember that there is a (famous?) nature paper about parity violating cows (direction of chewing rotation is not evenly distributed.) ...
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Original Derivations of Euler Equations or Navier-Stokes Equations

I've seen the derivations for both viscous and inviscid momentum balance in fluid flow in courses, but I'm curious as to where the original derivation for the equations now referred to Euler equations ...
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Article presenting first evidence for dark matter?

What are the papers where the first evidence for dark matter related with the stability of galactic discs, and the orbits of galaxy satellites?
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3D rotational diffusion coefficient and angular mean-squared displacement

I would like to calculate the rotational diffusion coefficient of a sphere to verify that my simulation algorithm is working correctly. I know that for 2D rotation (e.g. about a single axis), the ...
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Seminal Paper On 3.5keV Sterile Neutrino?

There have been a number of papers on the astronomically observed 3.5keV line, the most recent being "Searching for the 3.5 keV Line in the Deep Fields with Chandra: The 10 Ms Observations". These ...
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Pauli's first paper about the spin

Wikipedia states, that the spin degree of freedom was first formulated by Pauli in 1924: In 1924 Wolfgang Pauli introduced what he called a "two-valued quantum degree of freedom" associated with ...
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Help with Unusual Mean Correlation

I've been working on a variation of the Ising Model that tries to account for quantum fluctuations in the lattice. After doing a some calculations I calculated the mean correlation $<\sigma_i \...
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Induced current by demagnetization

Take a ferromagnetic conductor (with a non-zero $\vec{M}$ magnetization, regardless of $\vec{B}$). It is known that ferromagnetic materials can be partially demagnetized by a mechanical shock (for ...
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Einstein's attempts at a unified field theory

Does anyone know where to find an English translation of Einstein's papers re his attempts to unify electromagnetism and gravity? Einheitliche Feldtheorie von Gravitation und Elektrizität and ...
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Original 1925 paper by Einstein on Bose-Einstein Condensation?

Does anyone know if it is possible to retrieve the original 1925 paper by Einstein on Bose-Einstein Condensation? Possibly a translation into english, but german would be fine if no translation is ...
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Reference for first paper using light clocks

I am trying to find the first historical paper that uses light clocks for special relativity arguments (the famous photon bouncing off mirrors). It seems to me that actually Einstein wasn't the first ...
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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes and adhesives

Among many other fields, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes is credited with greatly contributing to the science of adhesives. One of the model oft cited is the "viscoelastic trumpet", for example in this ...
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Who discovered the stopping voltage in the photoelectric effect

It's widely considered that Lenard observed stopping voltage in his study of photoelectric effect: Lenard P., Annalen der Physik, 8, 149-198 (1902). In this work Lenard cites, among others, A.G....
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How accurately is it known that protons have the same charge as electrons?

Recently, I claimed that the proton and electron have the same charge, and that this has been experimentally verified up to $1$ part in $10^{26}$. This belief was naively based on CODATA's 2014 ...
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Validity of Boltzmanns Equation and $H$-function theorem?

A while ago I came across a resource (which I have forgotten) on the validity of Boltzmann's equation. It talked about the fact that the Boltzmann's equation is valid at the extrema of the $H$-...
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Wien on Temperature and Entropy

As far as I understand, Wien defines entropy, which he uses in his derivation, as $$ S = \text{v} \int\limits_0^{\infty} \varphi(\rho, \nu) d \nu, $$ where $\text{v}$ is the volume occupied by ...
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Where can I find the original derivation of Walter Ritz ballistic theory?

Where can I find the original derivation of Walter Ritz ballistic theory? I think it can be found most probably in his own book "Gesammelte werke Walter Ritz". Although there is an english version, I ...
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Freshman-level presentation of quantum mechanics using decoherence?

Probably within the last year, I came across a recent textbook or textbook-style presentation of quantum mechanics, at the freshman level, that introduced the subject from scratch using decoherence. I ...
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Translation of Heisenberg's papers

Is there any English translation for he following Heisenberg's paper? "Mehrkörperproblem und Resonanz in der Quantenmechanik", Zeitschrift für Physik, Volume 38, Issue 6-7, pp. 411-426. Publication ...
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Where do Feynman Diagrams Appear for the first time?

Do they formally appear in any book? Or his Lectures?
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Source for this very well known figure or similar figure for nuclear matter distribution

I'm doing some presentation and I would like to use this figure which I saw in multiple presentations and in textbooks. The problem is I never see its reference cited and I would like to find it ...
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Origin of the replica trick

The replica trick consists of the formula: $$\overline{\log Z}=\lim_{n\rightarrow0}\frac{1}{n}\log\overline{Z^{n}} \tag{1}$$ where $Z$ is the partition function of a system and the overbar denotes ...
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Steerable neutrino beam

I read a proposal (by real particle physicists) for a steerable neutrino beam source that could feasably destroy nuclear weapons anywhere on the planet from a single location here. I believe the ...
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von Laue's proof of $E=mc^2$

It is not widely known that the first correct proof of $E=mc^2$ was given by von Laue. Einstein never succeeded in giving complete and accurate proof. I came to know this when I was reading Hans ...
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Applet mentioned in Griffiths' Quantum Mechanics

In the book Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J Griffiths, a applet was mentioned in footnote 7 to better understand Example 2.1: ${}^7$This is nicely illustrated by an applet at the ...
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External momenta vs loop momenta in Feynman diagrams

In Peskin and Schroeder's book on QFT, the second paragraph of chapter 12 says, In a renormalizable theory, the loop integrals over virtual-particle momenta are always dominated by values ...

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