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So, I am a 4th year physics student (undergrad), and I will do my master, then hopefully my PhD on theoretical physics. In my university, we take 1 year QM/Classical Electrodynamics/Classical Mechanics in terms of physics then the second year we pick the classes we want to take, I will take QFT...
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I just bought the courant John calculus volume-1 from uni bookstore. I need some tips like errors, topics which are not explained well and topics which are really important and need to focus more on etc..
My background:- have Spivak as a supplement. Knows how to prove and read...
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I'm a 15-year-old high school student and I was wondering what textbook you guys recommend for Special- and General Relativity. I'm familiar with the concept of the Metric Tensor and Christoffel Symbols, but I wanted a good textbook where I can really learn derive it all and gain a deeper...
I've been reading about Quantum Mechanics for years now and I think it's time I bought a textbook and really learned the math. I'm 15 y.o. and have a working understanding of Derivitives, Integrals and Vectors. Is this textbook a good one to start with or is it too complex? Which one would you...
Hi, I have a course on calculus of variations and Sturm Liouville theory and was wondering if anyone had any good textbook suggestions? If they had questions and solutions it would be a bonus! I have put all the subtopics of the course below.
Calculus of variations
Variation subject to...
Hello there, do you guys have recommendations for math textbooks that i should have?
The math is of course related to physics, I mean the maths that a physics student must know.
I am currently enrolled in Multivariate Calculus and am looking to get build up a solid base of mathematics for undergraduate physics curriculum. I am looking for a Linear algebra book that will aid me in my quest. I currently own Axler's Linear Algebra Done Right, but I fear it is too...
Summary:: I am a last year high school student. I haven't chosed physics for my course, but I am very interested in QM, because I believe it act lik a gateway to the meaning of existence, and so the nature of mind, my particular interest. I want to know which textbook is the best for me.
I am...
Hi, so I'm a first year undergraduate in engineering science. I guess my main question is, are all undergrad textbooks purposely convoluted to scare us from our degrees? Let me explain.
I enjoy my lectures, I feel like the notes are very useful, but whenever my tutors or lecturers refer us to...
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There is a famous QFT textbook that contains a line like "in field theory one learns humility".
Does anybody happen to know what textbook this is?
First of all we are talking about theoretical physics (particle physics, general relativity and cosmology) These textbooks start from high school level physics and math and cover everything from there (both math and physics wise).
What is the difference between: THOMAS' CALCULUS, media UPGRADE (11TH EDITION) [ISBN-13 9780321489876] and THOMAS' CALCULUS (11TH EDITION) [ISBN-13 9780321185587]? could you provide detailed answer please?
what does the title-addition "Media Upgrade" mean and what changes does it make on the...
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Alright, I am looking for a good physics textbooks that cover all or most of these contents given below:
Measurement
Mechanics
Oscillations and Waves
Thermal Physics
Gravitational Field
Electrostatic field
Magnetic Field
Current Electricity
Electronics
Mechanical Properties of Matter...
I'm going to Uni in October and want to get a head with maths for physics NOW so its not so daunting when I am there.
What textbooks/resources are an excelent introduction to physical mathematics?
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What textbook should I get for preparation for f=ma granted I literally know nothing in physics as of now?
I've heard David Morin's "Introduction to Classical Mechanics" is nice as well as "Fundamentals of Physics" by Resnick, Halladay, and Walker.
Is there a textbook which I can use for both...
Hi there, I have been searching multiple websites and forums but have not found a cohesive answer to my queries.
I am currently going through this textbook to learn pre-algebra: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0618250034/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Also, is this a good book to be studying as an autodidact...
I have taken a couple of graduate level courses in quantum mechanics and I have decided to read Sakurai's Modern Quantum Mechanics from cover to cover, partly because I liked his style and I have heard a lot of people talk highly of it. But I recently realized that the second edition of the same...
In Mary L. Boas' Mathematical Methods in the Physical Science, 3rd ed, on page 17 it goes over absolute convergence, and defines the test for alternating series as follows:
An alternating series converges if the absolute value of the terms decreases steadily to zero, that is, if |an+1| ≤ |an|...
Hi, so I'm taking calculus 1 this year however I haven't taken precalculus in several years. I don't remember any of it, and the textbook of the course doesn't review it at all(they just sample you questions) and I'm having issues solving the precalculus review questions(how necessary is it that...
In my electrical engineering textbook, in the section with voltage dividers, it says that after you combine two series resistors, then the output voltage can no longer be defined.
It then said that thus the equivalence was made strictly from a voltage source standpoint.
I do not understand why...
In my electrical engineering Textbook, In the beginning of it, when they were introducing analog and digit signals, they said an analog signal was a signal that depends on some sort of changing continuous variable such as time.
The later went on to say that Analog signals can be depending on...
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I am now looking for a good textbook on QCD.
I am especially want to learn the derivation of DGLAP evolution equations.
So, it will be better if the book contains the detailed derivation of evolution equations step by step for all the diagrams using Feynman rules.
I looked through...
I am currently teaching the pure mathematics II component of A-level mathematics which consist of the following subjects: Logarithmic/exponential functions, trigonometry, differentiation, integration (including integration by parts, and trig substitution), numerical approximation of roots of a...
What is the best way to make a 9th grader understand the concept of force and laws of motion. Also please refer a book where he can get a good practice to solve force numericals. Please mention the ISBN code of the book also. Thanks a lot
Hi,I am ihigh school 12 grade I will be in collage 3 months later.I know simple calculus (derivatives and integral ).I watched Leonard Susskind Cosmology and Classical Physics Lectures.I want to learn cosmology and GR.My first question is Did I have to learn Specai Relativity before GR.
And Is...
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I am starting an internship with Lockheed Martin on Tuesday, May 26. I have just been notified of my duties, which will involve resolving issues with hydrophones/transducers. I am looking for recommendations of good textbooks that I could refer to during this internship. I am a rising...
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I am studying vibration, came across this in a textbook and can't see the steps taken to substitute e.q 3.5 into 3.3. There is a second derivative x so where does this go, as there is no s^2 either and I can't see how cos was eliminated
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Can anybody tell me about the book 'Quantum Physics' by Stephen Gasiorowicz? You can give some comparison with other books such as Griffiths or Shankar's QM book.
For my assignment I have to write a report on the mechanics of an electric generator. I need to reference for physics textbooks. Anyone able to recommend some texts books that may be able to help me with this?
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I have an optional course this upcoming semester on "Electronics and Communication" for which the course syllabus is roughly:
Field effect transistors, transistor circuits, Operational Amps, analogue to digital conversion (and vice versa), combinational circuits, sequential...
For one of my physics classes (oscillations, waves, quantum mechanics) we use Young and Freedman University Physics 13th edition. However, the lectures given by the professor are usually more difficult/ on a higher level than the textbook.
For example, right now we're learning about...
I have read a lot of stuff on Quantum Mechanics and there seem to be a lot of outlandish theories on the web mixing QM with every religion in a search for god as the great observer. I would really love to get my hands on a good college level textbook that explains the more supported theories...
See attached scanned pages of page 118(left side) and page 125(right side) of Antenna Theory by Balanis.
On the left side, it is just some basic EM where
\nabla\times \vec E=-\frac{\partial \vec B}{\partial t}\;\Rightarrow\;\vec E=-\nabla V-\frac{\partial \vec A}{\partial t}
Then to Lorentz...
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I want to start reading Complex Analysis. I have never read any textbook on this subject.
I have good background in Algebra, Linear Algebra, Point-set Topology and Real Analysis. Right now I want to prepare for the subject GRE in Mathematics so please suggest a book keeping that i...
I came across a blog post or some internet page (probably a year ago now) saying that since the 1970s biological systems could be described purely in terms of physics. I tried searching for a decent text that describes biology and chemistry in terms of rudimentary physics but couldn't find...
I'm looking for a linear algebra textbook slightly above beginner level to get a good grasp of certain topics. Specifically, I want to understand exactly what the determinant of a matrix is and its relation with volume, linear dependence/independence, etc
I recently figured out how to get...
Hello. I plan on doing independent study on the Stochastic Process and time series models. I have already learned two semesters worth of statistics (Mathematical Statistics and Applications by Wackerly, Mendenhall and Scheaffer). And I have taken a semester of multiple regression models. I...
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I'm currently in lower Sixth Forum (Junior in Hight school for the Americans) taking As levels (maths, further maths, physics and chemistry) I'm looking for three things.
1. Text book on special relativity (probably going to buy 'Spacetime Physics')
2. Questions with model...
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My textbook shows a vector B 130° from the positive x-axis. B has a value of 5; it asks for the x and y components for B.
But they show a way other than SOH CAH TOA. They got the x component by multiplying 5(cos130°) and the y component by multiplying 5(sin130°). What...
I am interested to know what book(s) others would recommend to someone aspiring to learn fluid mechanics from and what kind of preparation would be required for that book.
I am an undergraduate student and have completed courses in single and multivariable calculus, linear algebra, ordinary...
I was hoping someone could clarify a step of an example in my calculus textbook.
lim x→∞ (√(2*x2+1))/(3*x-5) = lim x→∞ (√(2+(1/x2)))/(3-(5/x)), (since √x2=x for x>0)
The description for the step says to divide numerator and denominator by x.
I understand to divide top and bottom of a...
Anyone know of a good textbook that i can get off of amazon. I just want a good book to steer me in a good direction. Because i just study this a lot in my spare time and i don't have a decent source of information.
Any textbook will do but i need something. The difficulty of the book does...
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Could you please advise me good detailed reference on Grand Unified Theories... especially I want to see where for example SU5 potential is composed from two Higgs representations (two Higgs fields) and how symmetry breaking (minima of potential appears for both of fields) happens...
Homework Statement
please look at equations II.2.8 , II.2.9, II.2.10 in the attached scan,
Homework Equations
noneThe Attempt at a Solution
im unable to get from II.2.8 to II.2.9, i wonder where they got the extra r in the denominator of the stuff in the brackets,
here is what i get for...
First of all, what's the difference between real analysis and advanced calculus? From what I've gathered, real analysis is more rigorous than advanced calculus?
Second of all, what's a good book for self study for real analysis or advanced calculus? I've just finished taking my first abstract...
I am building some small optical cells that will be about the size of a flashlight. They will contain liquids at up to 6000 psi and and have threaded portholes bored in them for inserting sapphire optical windows.
I have built these in the past and I will contract one of our Mechanical...