So You Want To Become A Physicist?

This is a compendium of available LEGAL avenues of acquiring Knowledge through Lecture notes and Problems Sets etc, left for the students in the WWW Domain. Whatsoever be the number of lecture note URLs, students are advised to buy and study from standard text books as prescribed by their Lecturers/Professors or as prescribed by university course and they should also study via these lecture notes parallely. 




Important Suggestion http://bit.ly/1f45mSj

The Feynman lectures on Physics:

Introductory Courses

  • Introductory Classical Mechanics
  1. http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/301/301.pdf
  2. http://space.wccnet.edu/~gkapp/
  3. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-01-physics-i-classical-mechanics-fall-1999/
  4. http://academics.smcvt.edu/abrizard/Classical_Mechanics/Notes_070707.pdf
  5. http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~dleen/mathsoc/pdf/Notes.pdf

  • Optics and Thermodynamics &  Electromagnetism
  1. http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/316/316.pdf
  2. http://seagull.ukzn.ac.za/~mukaror/
  3. http://www.sicyon.com/resources/library/pdf/optics.pdf

  • Waves and Oscillations 
  1. http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/315/Waves.pdf
  2. http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/~bernd/F12MS3/
  3. http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/152.mf1i.spring02/OscWavesIndex.htm

  • Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  1. http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/sm1/statmech.pdf
  2. http://www.spms.ntu.edu.sg/PAP/courseware/statmech.pdf
  3. http://www.physics.umd.edu/courses/Phys603/kelly/
  4. http://stp.clarku.edu/notes/

  • Electronics
  1. http://openbookproject.net/electricCircuits/
  2. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/21m-380-music-and-technology-live-electronics-performance-practices-spring-2011/lecture-notes/
  3. http://zebu.uoregon.edu/~rayfrey/432/DigitalNotes.pdf
  4. http://courseware.ee.calpoly.edu/~jzhang/EE112/
  5. http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ee130/sp07/lecture.html
  6. http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/kghadiri/EE122/Class_notes.htm
  7. http://www.cramster.com/course-introduction-lecture-note-r30-6638.aspx

  • Computational Physics
  1. http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/329/329.pdf
  2. http://www.physics.umd.edu/courses/CourseWare/EssentialMathematica/
  3. http://www.cmth.ph.ic.ac.uk/people/a.mackinnon/Lectures/compphys/
  4. http://math.fullerton.edu/mathews/numerical.html

  • Introductory Quantum Mechanics
  1. http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/qmech/qmech.pdf
  2. http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/252/home.html
  3. http://walet.phy.umist.ac.uk/QM/QM.pdf
  4. Video:  http://physicsstream.ucsd.edu/courses/spring2003/physics130a/
  5. http://quantummechanics.ucsd.edu/ph130a/130_notes.pdf
  6. http://www.lecture-notes.co.uk/susskind/quantum-entanglements/

  • Classical And Quantum Optics
  1. http://people.seas.harvard.edu/~jones/ap216/lectures/lectures.html
  2. http://atomoptics.uoregon.edu/~dsteck/teaching/optics/



UPPER DIVISION COURSES

  • Mathematical Physics 
  1. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/undergrad/ughandbook/year2/ma231/
  2. http://people.uncw.edu/hermanr/phy311/mathphysbook/
  3. http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.0344/
  4. http://www.dms.uaf.edu/~rybkin/MathPhysicsLectureNotes.pdf
  5. http://www.teorfys.uu.se/people/minahan/Courses/Mathmeth/notes.pdf
  6. http://infohost.nmt.edu/~iavramid/notes/mathphys.pdf
  7. http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de/~jochen/methoden/outline.html
  8. http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=48
  9. http://www.freebookcentre.net/Physics/Mathematical-Physics-Books.html
  10. Mathematical methods for physicists:  http://www.physics.miami.edu/~nearing/mathmethods/

  • Classical Mechanics
  1. http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/336k/Newton.pdf
  2. http://www.phys.psu.edu/~lammert/419/notes.html
  3. http://www.physto.se/~ingemar/anmek.pdf
  4. http://www.phy.ohiou.edu/~rollinsr/phys605/
  5. http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/dynamics.htm
  6. http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~phys16/2004_lectures/
  7. http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~golwala/ph106ab/ph106ab_notes.pdf
  8. http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/~maloney/451/
  9. Super Rigorous Treatment of Lagrangian Mechanics -http://www.mast.queensu.ca/~andrew/teaching/math439/pdf/439notes.pdf
  10. Free Advanced text on Classical Mechanics (More advanced than Goldstein) -http://ipparco.roma1.infn.it/pagine/deposito/2007/elements.pdf
  11. http://www.phys.psu.edu/~lammert/419/notes.html  
  12. Kip Thorne's Applications of Classical Physics (Advanced) :http://www.pma.caltech.edu/Courses/ph136/yr2008/text.html
  13. http://www.lecture-notes.co.uk/susskind/classical-mechanics/

  • Classical Electromagnetism
  1. http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/em/em.html
  2. http://monopole.ph.qmw.ac.uk/~bill/emt/LecNotes.html
  3. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/teach/module_home/px436/notes
  4. http://www-solar.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/~alan/MT3601/Fundamentals/Fundamentals.html
  5. http://teacher.nsrl.rochester.edu/phy122/Lecture_Notes/Index.html
  6. Video of Landau Level :  http://vubeam.pa.msu.edu/lectures/phy962/962d/electrodynamics/
  7. http://www4.wittenberg.edu/maxwell/
  8. http://www.plasma.uu.se/CED/Book/
  9. E.M notes of Jackson level - http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/grad/504/lects.shtml  
  10. http://physweb.bgu.ac.il/COURSES/Electro1_Gedalin/electro1_notes.html
  11. http://faculty.uml.edu/cbaird/courses.html

  • Solid State physics
  1. http://physics.unl.edu/~tsymbal/teaching/SSP-927/index.shtml
  2. http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~nayak/solid_state.pdf
  3. http://www-thphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/people/SteveSimon/condmat2012/LectureNotes2012.pdf
  4. http://www.physics.udel.edu/~bnikolic/teaching/phys624/lectures.html
  5. http://www.wmi.badw.de/teaching/Lecturenotes/

  • Plasma Physics
  1. http://physweb.bgu.ac.il/COURSES/PlasmaGedalin/introplasma.pdf
  2. http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/plasma/plasma.html
  3. http://www.freebookcentre.net/Physics/Plasma-Physics-Books.html

  • Nuclear Physics 
  1. http://www.nuceng.ca/igna/physicsfull.htm
  2. http://holbert.faculty.asu.edu/eee460/eee460.html
  3. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/nuclear-engineering/22-101-applied-nuclear-physics-fall-2006/lecture-notes/ 

  • Atomic Physics 
  1. http://nd.edu/~johnson/Publications/book.pdf
  2. http://www.nat.vu.nl/~wimu/Atom.html
  3. http://www.freebookcentre.net/Physics/Atomic-Physics-Books.html
  4. http://uqu.edu.sa/files2/tiny_mce/plugins/filemanager/files/4282179/atomic2.pdf

  • Particle Physics
  1. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-811-particle-physics-ii-fall-2005/lecture-notes/
  2. http://arxiv.org/abs/0906.1271/
  3. http://www.hep.lu.se/courses/fyst17-fkf050/2002/pp-notes.pdf
  4. http://pi.physik.uni-bonn.de/~brock/teaching/atpp_ss10/
  5. http://physicslearning2.colorado.edu/tasi/tasi_2011/tasi_2011.htm

  • Statistical Mechanics and Thermal Physics 
  1. http://pages.physics.cornell.edu/~sethna/StatMech/EntropyOrderParametersComplexity.pdf
  2. http://micro.stanford.edu/~caiwei/me334/
  3. http://www.nd.edu/~powers/ame.20231/notes.pdf
  4. http://cs.physics.sunysb.edu/verbaarschot/html/lectures/phy306-05/notes.html
  5. http://me.queensu.ca/Courses/346/Notes.html
  6. http://arxiv.org/abs/1107.0568 
  7. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-044-statistical-physics-i-spring-2008/lecture-notes/
  8. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-334-statistical-mechanics-ii-statistical-physics-of-fields-spring-2008/lecture-notes/

  • Quantum Mechanics 
  1. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-04-quantum-physics-i-spring-2006/lecture-notes/
  2. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-322-quantum-theory-ii-spring-2003/lecture-notes/
  3. Classical and Quantum Mechanics via Lie algebras - http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/0810.1019
  4. http://www.theory.caltech.edu/~preskill/ph229/#lecture
  5. http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0605180
  6. http://www.mathematik.uni-muenchen.de/~lerdos/SS09/QM/
  7. http://www.pieter-kok.staff.shef.ac.uk/index.php?nav=teaching&sub=quantum
  8. http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/qm/qm.html
  9. http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/QM/fall-course.pdf
  10. Numerical methods in QM: http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~gerald/ftp/book-schroe/schroe.pdf

  • Quantum Field Theory 
  1. http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~mark/qft.html : Q.F.T Lecture Notes that became a book 
  2. HUGE comprehensive Q.F.T book :  http://insti.physics.sunysb.edu/~siegel/Fields3.pdf
  3. Quantum Fields in Curved Space Time : https://6157258207063399106-a-1802744773732722657-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/winitzki/sergei-winitzkis-files/QFTCS_course.pdf
  4. http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/qft.html
  5. http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.5013
  6. http://www.theory.caltech.edu/~preskill/notes.html
  7. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-238-geometry-and-quantum-field-theory-fall-2002/lecture-notes/

  • Quantum Electrodynamics 
  1. http://sandman.berkeley.edu/129A/QED.pdf
  2. http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/qft/six.pdf
  3. http://www.hep.man.ac.uk/u/forshaw/NorthWest/QED.pdf
  4. http://www.hep.phys.soton.ac.uk/hepwww/staff/D.Ross/ft1/ft115.pdf
  5. http://authors.library.caltech.edu/3523/1/FEYpr49c.pdf

  • Quantum Chromodynamics
  1. http://www.phys.ethz.ch/~pheno/QCDcourse/
  2. http://www.nikhef.nl/~h24/qcdcourse/
  3. http://web.mit.edu/redingtn/www/netadv/hep-qcd.html
  4. http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0508242

  • Condensed Matter Physics 
  1. http://physics.ucsd.edu/students/courses/winter2010/physics211b/LECTURES/211_COURSE.pdf
  2. http://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~bds10/tp3.html
  3. http://folk.uio.no/dragos/Solid/FYS230-Exercises.html
  4. http://people.umass.edu/dinsmore/Phys850f04/notes.html
  5. http://physics.ucsc.edu/~josh/233.09/index.html

  • Special Theory Of Relativity 
  1. http://www.phys.vt.edu/~takeuchi/relativity/
  2. http://www.cabrillo.edu/~jmccullough/Physics/Special_Relativity.html
  3. http://sandman.berkeley.edu/129A/relativity.pdf
  4. http://www.lecture-notes.co.uk/susskind/special-relativity/
  5. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Special_Relativity
  6. http://www.mathpages.com/rr/rrtoc.htm
  7. http://cosmo.nyu.edu/hogg/sr/

  • General Theory of Relativity 
  1. http://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/March01/Carroll3/Carroll_contents.html
  2. http://preposterousuniverse.com/grnotes/
  3. Intro to Differential Geometry and General Relativity -http://people.hofstra.edu/Stefan_Waner/RealWorld/pdfs/DiffGeom.pdf
  4. Oxford General Relativity Lectures -  http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/nwoodh/gr/index.html
  5. More General Relativity -  http://www.blau.itp.unibe.ch/lecturesGR.pdf
  6. University of Warwick General Relativity -  http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/teach/module_home/px436/notes
  7. http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/gr/gr.html
  8. http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~hooft101/lectures/genrel_2010.pdf
  9. http://www.itp.uzh.ch/courses/mayer/GR2011/
  10. http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~hartle/
  11. http://www.phy.syr.edu/research/relativity/rel-link.html
  12. http://casa.colorado.edu/~ajsh/relativity.html
  13. http://www.mth.uct.ac.za/~cwh/goldies.html
  14. http://www.luth.obspm.fr/IHP06/
  15. http://axion.physics.ubc.ca/hyperspace/

  • Cosmology 
  1. http://christian.vonschultz.se/forelant/gravitation_and_cosmology/
  2. http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/cosmolog.htm
  3. http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/people/g.w.gibbons/
  4. http://cosmology-lectures.angelfire.com/
  5. http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.5158
  6. http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0101003/
  7. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/current/teach/module_home/px389/
  8. http://www.lsw.uni-heidelberg.de/users/mcamenzi/CosmoVorl.html

  • High Energy Physics
  1. Standard Model : http://www.nu.to.infn.it/Standard_Model/
  2. European School of High-energy Physics : http://arxiv.org/html/1202.1629v1
  3. https://www.kvi.nl/~brandenburg/accelera.htm
  4. http://cdsagenda5.ictp.it/full_display.php?ida=a02258
  5. http://www.helsinki.fi/~slehti/ComputingMethodsInHEP/ComputingMethodsInHEP.html
  6. http://web.science.uu.nl/drstp/Seminars/archivesTHEP.html
  7. http://arxiv.org/abs/1201.5550
  8. http://www.openquestions.com/oq-hep.htm
  9. http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0209067
  10. http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0403286/
  11. http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/reviews/
  12. http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~krieger/phys489.html

  • String Theory 
  1. http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/string.html
  2. http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~hooft101/lectures/stringnotes.pdf
  3. http://www.physto.se/~fawad/Strings/
  4. http://www.math.usm.edu/lee/strings.html
  5. http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9709062/
  6. http://christian.vonschultz.se/forelant/string_theory/
  7. http://www.nuclecu.unam.mx/~alberto/physics/stringrev.html
  8. http://www.math.usm.edu/lee/strings.html
  9. http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ex/0008017
  10. http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9709062

  • Loop Quantum Gravity
  1. http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0210094/
  2. http://arxiv.org/abs/1007.0402
  3. http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9710008
  4. http://academics.hamilton.edu/physics/smajor/Papers/read_guide.html
  5. http://www.phys.lsu.edu/faculty/pullin/gambinilaplata.pdf
  6. http://cgpg.gravity.psu.edu/people/Ashtekar/articles/rovelli03.pdf
  7. http://arxiv.org/abs/1102.3660
  8. http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0404018
  9. http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9910079
  10. http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0410054
  11. http://cgpg.gravity.psu.edu/people/Ashtekar/articles.html
  12. http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/smolin03/smolin03_index.html


  • Super-Symmetry Lecture Notes 
  1. http://www.cpt.dur.ac.uk/~georg/ss/ss.htm
  2. http://www.slac.stanford.edu/~aitchiso/susy.pdf
  3. arXiv paper on ABC of Super-Symmetry -http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/0905/0905.4630v1.pdf
  4. http://arxiv.org/abs/1011.1491
  5. http://www.tuhep.phys.tohoku.ac.jp/~francescaB/LECTURES/LN_SUSY.html
  6. http://www.christiansaemann.de/files/LecturesOnSUSY.pdf
  7. http://statistics.roma2.infn.it/~fucito/appunti/derendinger.pdf


MORE NOTES (Miscellaneous) 









  • Analytical Mechanics -
  1. http://www.physto.se/~ingemar/anmek.pdf  
  2. http://www.phy.ohiou.edu/~rollinsr/phys605/  



  • Guide To Theoretical Physics 
  1. http://michaelhallsmoore.com/blog/Guide_To_Theoretical_Physics
  2. http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~hooft101/theorist.html
  3. http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/0810.1019 
  4.  http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/books.html




























  • RECOMMENDED PHYSICS BOOKS 
  1. http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Administrivia/booklist.html
  2. http://www.amazon.com/Some-great-books-physics-self-study/lm/R8EJA6K1IP4J2
  3. http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=53126    
  4. http://www.amazon.com/Physics-Major-Musts/lm/2W8A6WNYI6D3Q
  5. http://www.amazon.com/best-physics-books/lm/13XQ7BUZB1DI3
  6. http://michel-lussier.hubpages.com/hub/textbooks-for-the-standard-physics-curriculum

7 comments:

  1. thank you so much sir ..

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    1. You're welcome! Glad it helps!
      Best wishes, $\mathcal H$akim.

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    1. You're welcome! Glad it helps!
      Best wishes, $\mathcal H$akim.

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  3. Also, http://faculty.uml.edu/cbaird/courses.html is a wonderful resource - lecture notes and beautifully worked out and typed up problem sets for graduate/upper division Electromagnetism (uses Jackson).

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    1. Thank you! Added to the list.
      Best wishes, $\mathcal H$akim.

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  4. An overview on string theory by Polchinski himself:
    http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/sites/default/files/users/joep/JLBS.pdf

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