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  1. FourEyedRaven

    Other Free Math Books

    A large collection of lecture notes from Cambridge University on this Sync cloud. Includes physics and mathematics. :partytime: https://ln.sync.com/dl/1f4af5c40/9hi9gt4i-evpn76tq-badt8eaz-ckxem3zf
  2. FourEyedRaven

    Other Free Physics Books

    A large collection of lecture notes from Cambridge University on this Sync cloud. Includes physics and mathematics. :partytime: https://ln.sync.com/dl/1f4af5c40/9hi9gt4i-evpn76tq-badt8eaz-ckxem3zf
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    Classical How outdated is "Theoretical Physics" by Georg Joos?

    Hi How outdated is "Theoretical Physics" by Georg Joos? I know the quantum mechanics and the nuclear physics sections are obsolete. But what about the statistical physics and the electromagnetism in matter? They look old, but are they obsolete? Cheers 4ER
  4. FourEyedRaven

    Other Free Math Books

    Oxford University has lecture notes on pretty much every mathematics and physics subjects. :partytime::partytime::partytime: https://courses.maths.ox.ac.uk/overview/undergraduate
  5. FourEyedRaven

    Particle Thomson (Modern Particle Physics) & Schwartz (Quantum Field Theory)

    It would be great to have the equivalent for particle physics of what Padmanabhan wrote for all areas of Astrophysics.
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    Particle Thomson (Modern Particle Physics) & Schwartz (Quantum Field Theory)

    @vanhees71 - Yes, I think I mean phenomenological thermodynamics. When I said regular thermodynamics I meant the one engineers usually learn. (Calorimetry; laws of thermodynamics; state equation of ideal gases; isocoric, adiabatic, and isobaric processes; heat engines and refrigerators; etc.)...
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    Particle Thomson (Modern Particle Physics) & Schwartz (Quantum Field Theory)

    Hi. Are these two books complementary, or do they have too much in common? https://www.amazon.com/dp/1107034264/?tag=pfamazon01-20 www.amazon.com/Quantum-Field-Theory-Standard-Model/dp/1107034736/ My problem is that I still don't quite understand the difference between university courses in...
  8. FourEyedRaven

    Other STEM Bibles List

    I've been meaning to post this bible of topos theory for ages: "Sketches of an Elephant: A Topos Theory Compendium", by Peter T. Johnstone https://www.amazon.com/dp/019852496X/?tag=pfamazon01-20
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    Algebra Tips for reading Grothendieck's EGA/SGA/FGA trilogy

    The biographical articles on the AMS https://www.ams.org/notices/200409/fea-grothendieck-part1.pdf https://www.ams.org/notices/200410/fea-grothendieck-part2.pdf or the following mathematical biography www.amazon.com/Alexandre-Grothendieck-Mathematical-Portrait-English/dp/1571462821/
  10. FourEyedRaven

    Other STEM Bibles List

    I found a bible of special relativity. "Special Relativity: An Introduction with 200 Problems and Solutions", by Michael Tsamparlis. https://www.amazon.com/dp/3642038360/?tag=pfamazon01-20
  11. FourEyedRaven

    Other Errata for Greiner's Series on Theoretical Physics

    I believe it is due to poor revision of the translations. One review on amazon mentions that, occasionally, the sentences are a bit strange on that volume because they were translated. But the real problem seems to be the typos in the formulas. The volumes that have new editions do not have as...
  12. FourEyedRaven

    Other Errata for Greiner's Series on Theoretical Physics

    Hi. The #1 complaint about the Greiner series are the typos. It's a shame how it undermines the potential of this series which is, otherwise, highly acclaimed. Do you know where errata for any of these volumes can be found? Or perhaps those who have read some of the books could share their own...
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    Quantum What's wrong with the Messiah "Quantum Mechanics" textbook?

    If I were to complement Messiah with these two books, would it compensate the missing entanglement parts from Messiah? "Foundations of Quantum Mechanics", by Norsen https://www.amazon.com/dp/3319658662/?tag=pfamazon01-20 "The Physics of Quantum Information", by Bouwmeester, Ekert, and...
  14. FourEyedRaven

    A Dark Matter is real

    This PBS Space Time video gave a good explanation, at least for amateurs like me.
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    Insights Lie Algebras: A Walkthrough the Basics - Comments

    I found a compact summary of Lie Groups and Lie Algebras by José Natário, a Portuguese mathematical physicist. I hope it helps. https://www.math.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/~jnatar/GLAL-08/resumos.pdf
  17. FourEyedRaven

    Other STEM Bibles List

    I found a bible of analytical mechanics. Apparently THE bible. "Analytical Mechanics: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Dynamics of Constrained Systems; For Engineers, Physicists, and Mathematicians" by John G. Papastavridis https://www.amazon.com/dp/0195126971/?tag=pfamazon01-20
  18. FourEyedRaven

    Other Great book on Physics found

    The book looks excellent. For now I am just a tourist in physics and that book seems just about perfect for my own purposes. Another great book, which corresponds roughly to the first 3 years of undergraduate physics, is "Physics - A Student Companion", by Lowry Kirkby...
  19. FourEyedRaven

    Other Great book on Physics found

    Hi. Sorry for resurrecting an old thread but by now you have probably read the book, or at least read a lot more of it. What do you think of the book?
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    I Particle Physics vs Quantum Field Theory vs Standard Model

    Right. So is it fair to say that it's somewhat similar to the differences between classical thermodynamics, statistical physics, and statistical thermodynamics?
  21. FourEyedRaven

    I Particle Physics vs Quantum Field Theory vs Standard Model

    Hi. I'd like to ask what are the differences between Particle Physics, Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model. I see these names of physics courses but I want to confirm if I understand the difference. My understanding is that when students learn particle physics in their undergraduate...
  22. FourEyedRaven

    Relativity Raychaudhuri - General Relativity, Astrophysics, & Cosmology

    Thanks. I read the reviews but I was looking for additional information here. I've ordered the book recently because I found a decent price. When the times comes I will read it and work with the "Problem Book in Relativity and Gravitation". These two combined should make for a solid education in...
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    Other Using Michael Artin's "Algebra" for Group Theory

    You don't have to give up on Artin's book. On the contrary! I thought you had learned more advanced linear algebra in college, instead of the material necessary to understand multivariable calculus. This book will introduce you to the kind of linear algebra that is used in the formalism of...
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    Other Using Michael Artin's "Algebra" for Group Theory

    Hi The book is a standard reference in abstract algebra, and Michael Artin was a professor at MIT, so it's not a bad quality book. If you read the first half of the book, up to group representations, you can learn the standard material of groups theory, review/learn linear algebra, understand...
  25. FourEyedRaven

    Relativity Raychaudhuri - General Relativity, Astrophysics, & Cosmology

    Hello. The book "General Relativity, Astrophysics, and Cosmology", by Raychaudhuri, et al., looks like a good compact exposition of GR, astrophysics and cosmology, which is exactly the kind of book I'm looking for. What do you think of this book? Thank you in advance.
  26. FourEyedRaven

    Quantum Weinberg and his QM and QFT books

    Hi, Two questions. Are Weinberg's "Lectures on Quantum Mechanics" a bridge to his QFT books? I read that his QFT volumes are excellent books, but not for the beginner. So, if I want to begin QFT, can I choose his "Lectures on Quantum Mechanics" for a graduate level QM book, and make the...
  27. FourEyedRaven

    Calculus Multivariable calculus without forms or manifolds

    One possibility is this Dover gem, "Advanced Calculus: An Introduction to Classical Analysis", by Louis Brand. It's concise and rigorous. It's also very cheap given the content. Another is the classic "Calculus", by Tom Apostol. Specifically, volume 2. It is less concise than the previous book...
  28. FourEyedRaven

    Geometry Classical and modern differential geometry

    I must add that "at the same time" is not a good idea. DG of curves and surfaces works in R^3. DG of manifolds works on topological spaces that, locally, look like R^n. The mathematical techniques to deal with each situation are significantly different. And I think it's much better to learn DG...
  29. FourEyedRaven

    Geometry Classical and modern differential geometry

    "Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces", by Manfredo do Carmo, is great as an introduction to DG because DG should start with the study of curves and surfaces in 3D before going into the geometry of n-dimensional differential manifolds. If you want to go further then you can use two...
  30. FourEyedRaven

    Other STEM Bibles List

    Demystifier, Would Greiner's 4 volumes on quantum mechanics, together, qualify for bible status? https://www.amazon.com/dp/3540674586/?tag=pfamazon01-20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/3540600736/?tag=pfamazon01-20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/3540580808/?tag=pfamazon01-20...
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