What is Resources: Definition and 460 Discussions

Resource refers to all the materials available in our environment which help us to satisfy our needs and wants. Resources can broadly be classified upon their availability — they are classified into renewable and non-renewable resources. They can also be classified as actual and potential on the basis of the level of development and use, on the basis of origin they can be classified as biotic and abiotic, and on the basis of their distribution, as ubiquitous and localised (private, community-owned, national and international resources). An item becomes a resource with time and developing technology. The benefits of resource utilization may include increased wealth, proper functioning of a system, or enhanced well-being. From a human perspective, a natural resource is anything obtained from the environment to satisfy human needs and wants. From a broader biological or ecological perspective, a resource satisfies the needs of a living organism (see biological resource).The concept of resources has been developed across many established areas of work, in economics, biology and ecology, computer science, management, and human resources for example - linked to the concepts of competition, sustainability, conservation, and stewardship. In application within human society, commercial or non-commercial factors require resource allocation through resource management.

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  1. MatinSAR

    Need resources for self study of tensor analysis and other Physics topics

    Hello. I'm currently trying to learn tensor analysis using MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICISTS(By Arfken) but I cannot understand this book well. Is there any other book (same level as Arfken) to learn about tensor analysis as a beginner? Is there anyway that I find out wchich books are...
  2. Mr X

    I Resource help for co-ordinate geometry

    Can someone provide me with some free resources (classes, books, notes, sites anything) for co-ordinator geometry? I want to study it from the basics while understanding the logic of every step and build upto start of collage level. Note ; non free resources are welcome too, but free resources...
  3. Slimy0233

    Requesting Resources and Animations to understand Solid State Physics

    TL;DR Summary: I need animations to understand physics better. Any links and animations would be very appreciated. I have started learning Solid state physics and I am struggling somewhat to understand and imagine certain things. I feel like this is one area of physics which needs extensive...
  4. The Bill

    Engineering EE resources for audio hardware design?

    My Google-fu has been failing me on this. I'm looking for a good variety of online resources and textbooks on the design of audio equipment. The level I'm looking for would be for upper-level undergraduate or intro graduate level electrical engineering. Topics must include how to best isolate...
  5. LenaWenaKena

    I'm interested in physics but have no idea what path to take (14 years old)

    How did you find PF?: Google Search I'm new to this forum and I am currently 14 years old. I've recently taken an interest in physics(Due to popular science/ books and natural curiosity). But I have no idea what path to take so I could study it. I come from a poor and quite unsupportive family...
  6. S

    What is causing high disk usage and slowing down my Windows 10 computer?

    Lately it seems my Windows 10 computer been getting more and more sluggish. Checking on the task manager, it appears that the disk usage almost constantly stays at 100%, and that the System task is the biggest consumer. It is backing out applications I am using at the time. Is this normal...
  7. W

    What Consumes Fewer PC Resources: 1 Window with 250 Tabs or 5 and 50

    Hi, just want to cut down on resource use in my Win 10 PC browsing. As a rule of thumb, Is having one window open with , say, 250 tabs open preferable to 5 open Windows10 Windows with 50 tabs each? What setup would consume more resources? I understand there's o hard and fast rule, but any rule...
  8. Drakkith

    Resources on Simulating Charges in Magnetic Fields

    Hey all. I started messing around with making a simulation involving charged particles moving in magnetic and electric fields and I was wondering if anyone had any good resources on the subject. I should be fine on equations, as I already have a book that should have everything I need about the...
  9. Someon332

    Schools What are some good science fair project ideas or resources?

    I am currently a sophomore in HS, and I have a science fair project next year. I want to do something interesting- I don't want to put in barely any effort and do something that everyone has done, like 'growing plants in different light levels'. I would ideally like to do something with...
  10. A

    Solid State Best resources to learn topological condensed matter in 2022?

    Hello, I was not sure whether this should belong to this section or the condensed matter section. I am wondering if after about 15 years in research in topological condensed matter, there exist well-recognized references for beginners in the topic. Books or courses but also review articles...
  11. Whitestar

    Exploring Theoretical Physics: Math Requirements and Resources

    Hello. I have been a member on this forum for quite some time and I came here because I've always had an interest in science, particularly physics. When I was in Junior High, I did very well in my science class but by the time I got to college, I wanted to make money. However, I realized that...
  12. C

    I Resources to learn about particles on a grid/mesh

    Hello. I am looking to learn about averaging out a particle gas or any other type of organization of particles within a system or volume that can be approximated onto a grid or mesh where the particles are at a constant distance from each other: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Particle_mesh. I...
  13. M

    Relativity Resources to start understanding relativity

    Hi everyone, I want to learn relativity but right now I don't know where to start. I have been doing Newtonian mechanics for quite some time from resnik and Irodov and want to go further. Which book should I now read?
  14. JungleKing

    Resources for learning more about Navier-Stokes Equations

    Summary: I'm looking to learn more about the Navier Stokes Equations and Laplace's Tidal Equations. Do you know of any books/resources/ problems I can go over to learn how they work. I've studied physics and math in school and I'm looking to learn more about fluid mechanics and Laplace's Tidal...
  15. Z

    Other Best resources for self-studying math from K-12?

    Hi, everyone! I'm planning on teaching myself math all the way back from the basics, up to high school stuff. It has been a long time since I studied math. I've never been a great student back in school. I daydreamed most of the time, and when it came to math, I always rote learned and...
  16. Falgun

    LaTeX Where can I find beginner resources for learning LaTEX?

    Okay so I find myself with quite a bit of time on my hands and I have always been a messy note taker so I decided to learn LaTEX just for the heck of it. I searched for previous threads but they were generally confusing. I have very minimum programming experience. So I would really appreciate it...
  17. Mayhem

    Resources for IR tables for inorganic chemical bonds

    I recently had to do some IR specs of some inorganic compounds (technically organometallic), and I found the literature for inorganic bonds lacking, like the wavenumber of metal-oxygen, metal-carbon bonds etc. Is there a data book on this?
  18. The Bill

    Applied Resources for general vector differential equations?

    I'd like a good set of notes or a textbook recommendation on how to approach vector differential equations. I'm looking for something that isn't specific to one type of application like E&M, fluid dynamics, etc., but draws heavily from those and other fields for examples. I'd strongly prefer a...
  19. robynmc

    Resources for autodidacts

    Coursera has gone subscription and I've lost track of what's available. Mitopencourseware and khan academy type stuff
  20. shivajikobardan

    MHB Find Resources to Solve Knapsack Problem by Hand

    Really need this. Tried googling but not many. 1 or 2 are there. I want this algorithm solved by hand to some problem. IDK what kinds of problems exists. but one is knapsack problem. there is analytics vidya's tutorial but I want sth else, more direct, more clear...Any resource you can show to...
  21. dlgoff

    Who is the professor behind the Landsat program?

    I've been thinking back to my college days. When I lived near campus, one of my roommate's father/professor worked on the Landsat program. I've been doing some searching but haven't been able to find anything about him, but here's a link to the some of the Landsat missions...
  22. elad katzir

    University level physics (mechanics learning tips and resources)

    Hello, I'm a first year university physics student, and I'm having a hard time understanding the material, which badly affects my grades. I'm posting this thread hoping to get some tips for how and where to learn physics(reading materials, online lectures) aside from my university lecture, which...
  23. schrodingers_cat

    Quantum Good resources for a beginner getting into Quantum Physics?

    Summary:: I’m a beginner trying to get into Quantum Physics, and want some good resources (e.g. books) to get me started. Hi everyone! I’m a beginner trying to get into Quantum Physics, and want some good resources (e.g. books) to get me started. I have a very basic knowledge of physics (10th...
  24. M

    I Bayesian Stats: Resources about Mercer's Theorem for Gaussian Processes

    Hi, Question(s): 1. Are there any good resources that explain, at a very simple level, how Mercer's theorem is related to valid covariance functions for gaussian processes? (or would anyone be willing to explain it?) 2. What is the intuition behind this condition for valid covariance...
  25. jim mcnamara

    NOAA resources for primary and secondary schools - ocean currents

    https://www.noaa.gov/education/resource-collections/ocean-coasts/ocean-currents This introduces concepts and then there are links. One link talks about the "Adopt a Drifter" program. A local charter school (primary) became involved with "adopt a drifter", tracking an oceanic buoy. Kids really...
  26. T

    Courses Precalculus and secondary math study resources

    Hey! Now I am also just starting to study secondary math and precalculus, so I am in search of good resources and help. Since I don’t understand a lot of things and I cannot to solve on my own. I have advised you one more resource that I found yesterday. It is called Plainmath, where you can ask...
  27. D

    Any recommendations for good resources for learning Galois Theory?

    Summary:: recommend learning materials Although I took galois theory as an undergraduate, I never really studied it. Any recommendations for good resources?
  28. rocky4920

    Physics Praxis Exam Help and Resources

    Hello, I have been having trouble successfully passing the Physics Praxis 5265 Exam. I am a high school biology teacher and have 30 college credits in Physics. My district wants me to teach Physics and I need to get my certification. Once I pass the praxis I will be able to teach. I have...
  29. Somaiyah

    Resources for self-studying PDEs

    Summary:: I'm looking for some resources to study PDEs. Hello everyone, I'm a sophomore majoring in Physics and this semester I am taking a course on Mathematical Methods focusing on PDEs and I'm really struggling in the course. Can someone suggest some resources to self-study PDEs? The...
  30. P

    Good resources for learning basic surface tension

    Summary:: Hi, I realized that surface tension is not covered in introductory physics textbooks. Where can I get a good introduction on surface tension? *info provided should be about the same depth as topics in Halliday, Young. Hi, I realized that surface tension is not covered in...
  31. P

    I Good resources for learning a little about the wave vector

    Hi, I am looking for a short document discussing the usage of the wave vector. Any recommendations? Thank you!
  32. J

    Resources for the physics of clouds

    Does anyone know of any good papers/lectures/textbooks/etc that discuss the physical and mathematical principles that explain the structure and motion of clouds? Thanks.
  33. X

    B How to Compile a Report on Experiments: Resources & Tips

    Hi, I have to do an exam (lasting 3 hours) where it is required to perform a very simple experiment. The test is graded, obviously, not on the experiment itself but on how you compile a report on it, tables, graphs, error proagation, data analysis, etc... all stuff I'm definitely not good at...
  34. A

    Quantum Resources for learning Quantum Field Theory

    hello :) i would very much like study some quantum field theorie, but have not previously study any regular quantum mechanic (i am not so interest in regular quantum mechanic, but more the relativistic theories). so i ask, this is possible or not? to what extent knowledge of regular quantum...
  35. Pouramat

    Variation principle -- looking for resources to read and understand

    Summary:: Can anyone introduce an informative resource with solved examples for learning variation principle? For example I cannot do the variation for the electromagnetic lagrangian when ##A_\mu J^\mu## added to the free lagrangian and also some other terms which are possible: $$ L =...
  36. sahilmm15

    Other List some valuable online resources

    In my previous post I asked about some science documentaries to which I got some really fantastic recommendations. Also @jedishrfu listed a very helpful website mathispower4u.com. It covered each and every important concept till high school level and the basics were also quite helpful. So, what...
  37. F

    A First Course in Graduate Quantum Mechanics Resources

    What are some resources that you would suggest for a first course in graduate quantum mechanics? This includes textbooks, online courses such as MIT OCW(includes homework/exams), and online lecture notes?
  38. AndreasC

    Other What are some good resources for learning about information theory?

    As I've been studying statistical mechanics as well as some other things, I keep hearing about "information theory". For instance, I've heard about information theory as it relates to entropy, regarding some theorems of statistical mechanics, and I even heard about it in a Carl Bender lecture...
  39. E

    B Mining asteroids for minerals and resources?

    In the distant future, will it be possible to mine asteroids for valuable raw materials and resources? What kind of materials could be extracted? What about moons and other planets in our solar system?
  40. agnimusayoti

    Where Can I Find Resources to Learn Arduino?

    Hi everyone. Could you give me textbook or another resources to learn Arduino? Thankss
  41. H

    Discovering Digital Twin: Experiences and Resources

    So I was wondering what experience you guys have in working with Digital twins? I am currently researching for my graduation project, which is about digital twin. When looking for litterature about digital twin, the amount available is somewhat limited. So what I'm basicly asking you guys...
  42. Amathproblem22

    MHB What are the best resources for solving trigonometric equations and identities?

    As per the guidelines, I've come here to ask if anyone knows of any good resources regarding trigonometry. Mainly solving equations and identities.
  43. N

    Other Relearning Math: Comparing Resources for the Best Learning Experience

    Hey guys, first post. This might get sort of long, so brace yourselves. tl;dr at the end. I’m a college student who just finished up the semester and has 4 months (and any free time during the following school year) to go all out and relearn all of the fundamentals of math up to but excluding...
  44. Endeavour13

    I Suggestion for resources about cosmic rays

    I am a Junior UG student in Physics. We have an introductory course on astrophysics. It includes modules on cosmic ray and magnetic field in galaxies. I have a basic acquaintance with QM (up to Hydrogen atom problem). I also had a course on basic particle physics. (Very rudimentary. Mainly intro...
  45. T

    Virtual Physics Labs - giving some resources and asking for some

    Hi all! Like everyone else, our university physics department is prepping for online labs. We are utilizing great simulations from several sites, check them out below if you haven't already. We are able to rewrite many of our labs 1:1 conversion to online! Colorado PhETs...of course ...
  46. A

    Resources on non-spherical conductor surface charges

    Hi all, I know qualitatively that charges tend to concentrate on sharp edges of conducting surfaces. I have tried searching online for a mathematical treatment of such a phenomenon, but I cannot find anything that's quite rigorous. I'd appreciate it if someone could guide me towards such...
  47. T

    Resources with learning strategies for students of physics

    I can find several resources (in this forum and elsewhere) on pedagogy and teaching tips that are geared towards teachers. Are there any books or resources that provides tips for students of physics, that would make learning more efficient and effective? Examples of the kind of things I am...
  48. tom baxter

    Seeking biomagnetism resources

    Hi all, I am new here. I am unsure if this is the appropriate location for this thread, so please forgive me if I have misplaced it. I am specifically interested in information regarding any qualitative or quantitative observations of biomagnetic fields upon death. It is my supposition that...
  49. L

    C/C++ Best resources to learn C++ (free)

    Hi, I'm currently trying to learn the C++ programming language to build my apps in my off time. I already have Code Blocks with WXWidgets installed also. I recently heard of firecode.io. I'm looking for more resources like that ideally to learn software development (C++).
  50. jonander

    I Resources to learn about scaling arguments

    Hi everybody, After watching the first lecture by Walter Lewin from MIT, I'm finding hard to follow the part in what he talks about scaling arguments. I've been watching around the Internet for resources to get my head around it but I couldn't find much or maybe I'm not using the right...