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  1. Mar 7, 2003 #1

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    That's right, I'm changing it back to it's original name. : p

    I have all the links copied into an MS Word document. I'll try to organize them this weekend, then I'll post them all here.
     
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    The sites I end up using all the time:


    http://arXiv.org aka http://xxx.lanl.gov
    Online preprint server... virtually all the high-energy and relativity papers written nowadays, and many others, show up here. Anyone can download the fulltexts for free. Best thing since sliced bread!

    http://web.mit.edu/redingtn/www/netadv/
    The Net Advance of Physics. A huge directory to online books, notes, tutorials, and reviews, on a huge range of physics topics. Invaluable.

    http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/
    John Baez's website. He is a quantum geometry researcher at UC-Riverside, and has a ton of interesting info and good links. Especially recommended:

    http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/
    Physics FAQ
    http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/relativity.html
    Good relativity links
     
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    Einstein's famous paper On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies in English in .pdf format

    fis.linux-chile.org/doc/specrel.pdf fis.linux-chile.org/doc/specrel.pdf

    P.S. This is not a hyper link so DO NOT include http://www.

    Just type the type it in in the address bar
     
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    Gravitational Waves

    This is a Gravitational Waves Class taught at the California Institute of Technology, January through May of 2002. This course was designed for physics graduate students or advanced undergraduates, and for scientists and engineers who have been working in other fields and are contemplating switching to gravitational-wave research -- experimental, theoretical, or both. The web-based materials include Quicktime videos of the lectures, lists of suggested and supplementary reading, copies
    of some of the readings, many exercises, and solutions to all
    exercises.

    The main site can be found here: http://elmer.tapir.caltech.edu/ph237/

    When you click on Week 1 you will need to download the video of the lecture and also open the PDF file of the slides for the lecture at the bottom of the page. Kip will refer to the slides and it is important to have the PDF open as Kip is speaking.

    I personally have not had the time to get to far into the lectures but I'm sure some of you will find this interesting and enjoyable. Especially if you are interested in gravitational waves, who better to lecture you than Kip Thorne and a host of other professionals.
     
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    General Physics Resources

    Archives and Libraries:
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    Los Alamos arXiv
    The Net Advance of Physics
    physiknetz (German)
    Physics Virtual Bookshelf
    Added 3/28/03
    PhysicsWeb
    UPSCALE
    HyperPhysics
    Physics 7 Page Library of basic course materials.
    Added 7/11/03
    Commisariat a L'Energie Atomique Scripts on theoretical physics. (French)
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Scripts on theoretical physics. (French)
    Library of the Physics Institutes of Bonn University (German)
    CERN Document Server
    KEK Reports and Library
    DESY Preprint Archives
    Physikskripten im WWW Robert Wagner's webpage. (German)
    Colloquium Lecture Notes from the Racah Physics Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (Hebrew, some in English)
    Links to E-Journals From the University of Washington.
    UPenn Library Links to online physics books.
    Online Science and Math Textbooks From Neural Links Plus by Prof. Mark Dubin of Colorado. Many different sciences.
    E-Library of Science From the University of New Mexico. Physics, mathematics, and philosophy.

    Textbooks:
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    Motion Mountain Physics Text A comprehensive tome that is worth printing out.
    Light and Matter dot com 6 free textbooks.
    Added 4/23/03
    Physics for Free 3 Textbooks by Yale Prof. Frank Firk (one on mechanics thru GR, one on groups and particles, and one on Einstein)

    Other:
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    Current Problem Sets Undergrad level problem sets with solutions. From University of Toronto.
    Added 3/28/03
    John Baez’ Stuff
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    Particles, Special Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics Basic Introduction
    Added 7/11/03
    Open Directory Physics Tutorials
    Phys Link Physics and astronomy.
     
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  9. Mar 27, 2003 #8

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    Classical Physics

    Classical Mechanics (Statics and Dynamics):
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    Newton’s Principia It’s not all there, but it is worth looking at.
    Index Page: The Orbital Mechanics, Space School UK
    Added 7/11/03
    Orbital Mechanics From bestofcolumbus dot com.
    Simple Orbital Mechanics
    Orbital Mechanics Division From SEDS at University of Arizona.
    Physics 220 Lecture Notes Mechanics, heat and sound from Perdue University.
    Mechanics Links From physics.about.com.

    Classical Mechanics (Fluids and Fields):
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    International Journal of Fluid Dynamics
    Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

    Classical Electrodynamics:
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    Electromagnetic Field Theory Internet Textbook Project Highly recommended for studying for Qualifying Exams!
    Optics 2001 dot com Optics library and message board.
    Added 4/23/03
    Paradoxes of Modern Electrodynamics
    Critical Researches in General Electrodynamics
    Jackson's Electrodynamics Solutions to selected problems of "The Baddest Book on the Shelf".

    Classical Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
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    Thermodynamics Lecture Notes
     
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  10. Mar 27, 2003 #9

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    Relativity

    Special Relativity:
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    Lecture Notes on Special Relativity
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    On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies By Einstein, from Fourmilab.
    Does the Inertia of a Body Depend on Its Energy Content? By Einstein, from Fourmilab.
    Special Relativity by David Hogg—nice book.
    Added 7/11/03
    Special Relativity Questions Answered by Virginia's Astronomy Department.
    Essay on the Twin Paradox

    General Relativity:
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    Lecture Notes on General Relativity From LANL arXiv.
    Added 3/28/03
    Lecture Notes on General Relativity by Prof. Sean Carroll, Univ. of Chicago.
    Added 7/11/03
    Sidelights on Relativity By Einstein.
    Special and General Relativity E-Text From Mount Allison University (in progress).

    Other:
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    The Physical Basis of the Direction of Time This could have gone either in the Quantum or Relativity section. I flipped a coin, and here we are.
    Added 3/28/03
    Living Reviews in Relativity An online journal.
     
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  11. Mar 27, 2003 #10

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    Quantum Theory

    General:
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    Warren Siegel’s Homepage Three free textbooks available here, on QFT, SUSY, and String Theory.

    Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computing:
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    Virtual Journal of Quantum Information Quantum computing, cryptography, and communication.
    Quantum Information and Computation From Caltech.
    An Introduction to Quantum Computing Also from Caltech.
    Quantum Computing lecture notes Again, from Caltech.
    Qubit dot org Centre for Quantum Computation, a collaboration of Oxford and Cambridge theorists.
    Added 3/28/03
    Quantum Mechanics Lecture Notes
    Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics Lecture notes from MIT Open Courseware program.
    Added 5/29/03
    Optical Physics and Quantum Electronics Lecture notes from Harvard.
    Introduction to Modern Solid State Physics A nice, thorough online textbook.

    Quantum Field Theory:
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    Relativistic Quantum Fields 1 by Univ. of Sussex' Prof. Mark Hindmarsh
    Relativistic Quantum Fields 2 by Univ. of Sussex' Prof. Mark Hindmarsh
    Relativistic Quantum Field Theory by Institut für Physik und Physikalische Technologien's Prof. Wolfgang Lucke (PS only)
    Advanced Quantum Field Theory by Florence University's Prof. Roberto Casalbuoni
    Added 9/30/03
    Introduction to Topological Field Theory
    Added 4/23/04
    QCD Lecture Notes Also has exercises with solutions.
    Bookmarks on QFT, Gauge Field Theory, and String Theories Many, many links.

    Quantum General Relativity:
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    Quantum Gravity: A Progress Report From LANL arXiv.
     
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  12. Mar 27, 2003 #11

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    Mathematics
    If this gets too big, I'll delete it and start a Math Napster in the Math forum.

    General:
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    Textbooks, Lecture Notes and Tutorials in Mathematics An absolute goldmine!
    Added 3/28/03
    SOSMath Undergraduate level materials, plus homework help message board.
    Got Math? Links to online textbooks and lecture notes, plus other math sites.
    MathPages Articles on more advanced topics.

    Calculus and Analysis:
    Added 3/27/03
    Elementary Calculus
    Added 3/28/03
    An Introduction to Fourier Theory
    Added 4/10/04
    Math Forum Library

    Algebra:
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    Mathematical Induction 30 problems for you to crack your noodle on.

    Differential Equations:
    Added 3/27/03
    Electronic Journal of Differential Equations

    Dynamic Systems:
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    Chaos Without the Math

    Vectors, Tensors, and Differential Geometry:
    Added 3/27/03
    Free Textbook Tensor Calculus and Continuum Mechanics
    Differential Geometry and General Relativity


    Mathematical Physics:
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    Mathematical Physics Electronic Journal
    Memoirs on Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics Subscription required, but older issues are available for free.
    Added 4/25/04
    American Institute of Mathematical Sciences Click on "Journals" and go nutty.
     
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    The Logic of Scientific Discovery

    I'm not familiar with the text, so I am not sure if this is in full, or for that matter, even what you were talking about. Hope it is.
     
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