Physics Learning Resources

Thank you for sharing the links. :smile:
 
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Hello,
I wanted to post a link to software that I wrote for another project. It is a 3D rendered lense ray tracing program, which quickly allows you to visualize a system of lenses and lights.
https://github.com/sk8ermeb/LenseRayTracer
I created the program because I was working on a project at home and wanted a way to try out a bunch of different setups without having to do the math every time, and because with too many lenses and lights I kept getting confused. It uses numerical approximation. The code is ugly because it was just me, but it works fairly well. You can run it with the free version of visual studio on windows. I wanted a way to share it in case anyone finds it helpful. If your not sure how to download source code from git hub let me know and I can help you out.
 
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Preston Leggett

The Feynman Lectures
Landau & Lifshitz
Griffiths
Binney & Tremaine
these are the best physics resources.
 
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Wanting to Learn

The Feynman Lectures
Landau & Lifshitz
Griffiths
Binney & Tremaine
Could you possibly include some links as to where we could find those and descriptions of what they have?
 
Thanks for sharing :)
 

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Hi all,

I am a PhD student in stats and I want to learn physics on the side, as I have always always have a deep passion and interest in this subject since I was an undergraduate student. When I study alone, I need some structure. I do not like youtube videos here or there and click on this link and that website. I was wondering if someone can help me understand how I can learn physics (is there some online credit or certificate program?). My interest is learning the following (taken from: https://www.susanjfowler.com/blog/2016/8/13/so-you-want-to-learn-physics)

  1. Introductory Mechanics
  2. Electrostatics
  3. Waves and Vibrations
  4. Modern Physics
  5. Classical Mechanics
  6. Electrodynamics
  7. Quantum Mechanics
  8. Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  9. Advanced Electives in Physics
What is a good place to learn these subjects? I have 3 years left in my PhD, so I can pace it accordingly. I also not a huge fan of reading, I would rather be presented with the material with some supplemental reading on the side and practice problems.

Leonard Susskind's Theoretical Minimum is an excellent website but lacks having a self-contained problem set.

I know that physics has a substantial practical component, but is there a way I can get an online degree in this subject part-time?

Thanks!

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