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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.

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energy of a single object is being talked of. This is very confusing. Does anybody know of any physics book where the topic potential energy is dealt in detail properly and correctly with the …
asked Dec 23 '16 by MrAP
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i am really interested in the mathematical foundations of quantum field theory and i want to write my master thesis on some topic of this subject. However, i did a little research and found that … there is a vast amount of information about the topic and i really do not know where to begin studying it. I would like for someone to give me a starting point for an introduction to the mathematical foundations of QFT as well as "hot" research topics about the subject. …
asked May 9 by Vasilis Vergioglou
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I thought these were teaching me something, but then I got older and went to university and studied theoretical physics, and that killed the genre for me. Now, I know that I can learn about a topic
asked Jan 11 '12 by Joe Fitzsimons
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I'm looking for texts about topics in string theory that are "advanced" in the sense that they go beyond perturbative string theory. Specifically I'm interested in String field theory (including sup …
asked Jan 7 '12 by Squark
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I have read Srednicki's Quantum Field Theory book. I want to learn more about advanced topics in field theory, such as geometry and topology in field theory, topology defect, anomaly, soliton, instant …
asked May 12 '14 by 346699
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I'm starting a Robotics course at grad school and I could use some help to relearn and revise my concepts in the following topics : Kinematics Rigid Body Dynamics Rotational Motion and Linear Momen …
asked Feb 3 '14 by Raaj
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This isn't really a question on any of those numerous underlying concepts behind the various sub-disciplines of physics, but hear me out: I'm still in Higher Secondary, but I'd really love to know mo …
asked Jul 3 '16 by user122395
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I have a background in engineering so I have some familiarity with basic math and science. I've recently been reading about other topics such as Einstein's relativity and have become interested in lea …
asked Nov 14 '13 by zundi
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The last time I taught freshman calculus-based E&M was in 2007. The main reason I haven't taught it since then is that I wasn't satisfied with my own presentation and didn't have good ideas for how to …
asked Oct 2 '18 by Ben Crowell
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My undergrad major was Electrical Engineering. My MS thesis is related to simulation of hydrogen movement in a complex geometry. I did take a course on Fluid Dynamics but I have to say it wasn't one o …
asked Oct 2 '15 by Faisal
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I am from Singapore, a civil engineering graduate and I've graduated from university in 2009. Throughout my school days I've been interested in Physics, unfortunately I was not accepted into the loca …
asked Nov 9 '13 by user32444
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I would like to get basic knowledge in this topic of time discretization, at least basics. Because of I'm new in this field I don't know what is better way to start. Could anybody suggest any reviews and books about such a topic, or at least where it was mentioned and discussed? …
asked May 30 '14 by seva011
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algebraic geometry. Are there any references regarding this topic? As far as I know, the only application of tropical geometry to physics is in mirror symmetry. However, this question seems to imply that quantization can be described by tropical geometry. I would appreciate any guidance on this topic. …
asked Mar 18 '15 by jsmith
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I started learning things on topological insulators and I got lost in dozens of existing papers on this topic. Could anyone recommend me appropriate literature that explains deeply enough what … topological insulators are, how they are related to time-reversal symmetry issue, why the word "topological" is used, what a relation with Dirac fermions and oth. Any recommendations where I could start learning the topic from scratch? …
asked Jul 27 '15 by Capo Pavel Mestre
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I am a math student and I have been self studying physics lately. I am going to take a course on electromagnetism this year, so I searched for books that are mathematically rigorous on that topic … formulation of this law, but what experiments? What was the reasoning that lead to the law? What is the history of the topic, and why no one stated the law before, knowing that there were many …
asked Feb 28 '18 by Kash

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