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Table of matrix elements of powers of $r$ for radial functions in $H$ atom

Consider the radial matrix element between states with $n_1, l_1$ and $n_2, l_2$. @ghoster's closed equation from The Mathematical Functions Site by Wolfram Research is incomplete. The equation cited ...
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Which book would you recommend for a dummy wanting to start studying acoustics, out of interest?

William Sethares' book "Tuning, Timbre, Spectrum, Scale", while not a general acoustics book, addresses your interest in harmonics and tuning. It explains why some musical intervals sound ...
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Quality Undergraduate Physics Resources in French

I'm a French physics student, there is a nice serie of books by Pérez covering most of the undergraduate (licence) level : mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics etc. But he uses a lot of maths ...
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Self Understanding the technical concepts of Quantum Mechanics

I have a significant theoretical understanding of quantum physics and mechanics yet my technical ( as in terms, constants and formulating equations) knowledge is far from sufficient with me struggling ...
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Book Recommendation for Hard Problems in Mechanics

Exploring Classical Mechanics by Kotkin and Serbo (Oxford University Press) is a collection of 350 fairly advanced problems, with solutions. It deals with classic material, such as fixed point ...
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The Purcell effect, it's influence on the lifetime and quantum yield (of fluorophores)

The Purcell effect can be summarized by the following infographics, originally published here: Link. Although, one fluorophore can absorb and emit one photon, it is still a probabilistic process that ...
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Resources: Tensor Categories and Topological Phases of Matter

I think you may find some introductory stuff in "An invitation to topological orders and category theory" https://arxiv.org/abs/2205.05565 written by Liang Kong and Zhi-Hao Zhang. This ...
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Metric tensor calculation tool?

Solving the Einstein field equation is notoriously hard. When Einstein originally calculated the GR contribution to Mercury's perihelion precession (the famous $\sim 43$ extra arc seconds per century)...
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Non-Technical Book on QM

"The Fabric of Reality" and "The Beginning of Infinity" by David Deutsch both include good content on QM and don't require doing any maths although knowing some basic high school ...
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Non-Technical Book on QM

One book that I would recommend is Thirty Years that Shook Physics, by George Gamow. The book takes a historical approach to explaining what quantum mechanics is all about. It literally takes on from ...

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