

This section contains free ebooks and guides on Theoretical Physics, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.




Introduction to Theoretical Polymer PhysicsMonash
University, AustraliaOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note describes the following topics: Random Walk
models of polymer conformations, Gaussian chain, Selfavoiding walks and
excludedvolume interaction, Scale invariance, Relation between selfavoiding
walks and critical phenomena, Selfconsistent field theory for polymers,
Screening of excluded volume interactions, FloryHuggins theory, Theta collapse,
Blob concept, Generic phase diagram of polymer solutions, Rouse model, Zimm
model, Hydrodynamic screening in semidilute solutions, Reptation model.
 Techniques Of Theoretical PhysicsProf. Nikolay ProkofievOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note provides
an application of mathematical methods to problems in theoretical physics.
Topics covered includes: A variety of techniques employing calculus,
Introduction to complex numbers, matrices, vector calculus, Fourier series, and
differential equations.
 Advanced Concepts of Theoretical PhysicsUweJens WiesePDF  142 Pages  EnglishThis note describes
mathematical concepts that are at the basis of the modern theories of particle
and condensed matter physics, as well as of some advanced topics in quantum
mechanics. Topics covered includes: From Mechanics to Quantum Field Theory, Lie
Groups and Lie Algebras, Galilei, Lorentz, and PoincarŽe Algebras, Abelian and
NonAbelian Gauge Fields, Topology of Gauge Fields, Angular Momentum in Quantum
Mechanics.
 Foundations and New Methods in Theoretical Physics Lecture NotesW.E. Heraeus Summer
SchoolOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis lecture note explains the following topics: Scattering Amplitudes,
The functional renormalization group method, Black hole thermodynamics, Tools
for supersymmetry, Theory of cosmological perturbations, Canonical gravity,
Quantization of gauge systems, Vector models in the large N limit, Neutrinos in
astrophysics and cosmology, Renormalization of the electroweak Standard Model,
BRS symmetry and cohomology.
 M.Phys Option in Theoretical PhysicsJohn Chalker and Andre LukasPDF  113 Pages  EnglishThis note
covers the following topics: Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics, Stochastic
Processes and Path Integrals, Statistical mechanics in one dimension, Classical
Field Theory , Canonical Quantization, Interacting Quantum Fields, Path
Integrals in Quantum Field Theory, ManyParticle Quantum Systems, Phase
Transitions.
 Eight Lectures on Theoretical PhysicsMax PlanckPDF  99 Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following
topics: Reversibility and Irreversibility, Thermodynamic States of Equilibrium
in Dilute Solutions, Atomic Theory of Matter, Equation of State for a Monatomic
Gas, Heat Radiation and Electrodynamic Theory, Heat Radiation. Statistical
Theory, General Dynamics. Principle of Least Action, Principle of Relativity.
 String Theory for UndergraduatesProf. Barton Zwiebach and Prof. Alan
GuthOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following topics: Lorentz transformations, Lightcone
coordinates, Energy and momentum, Compact dimensions, orbifolds, Relativistic
electrodynamics, Gauss' law, Gravitation and Planck's length, Gravitational
potentials, compactification, and large extra dimensions, area formula for
spatial surfaces, Relativistic strings: NambuGoto action, equations of motion
and boundary conditions, Periodicity conditions for the motion of closed
strings, The formation of cusps, Conserved currents in E&M, Conserved charges in
lagrangian mechanics, Closed strings and Heterotic string theory.
 Concepts in Theoretical PhysicsDavid Tong, Cambridge universityOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThese
lectures provide bite sized introductions to a handful of topics in theoretical
physics, aimed at first year undergraduates. They were given from 2008 to 2011.
Presentations can be downloaded below.The lecture notes can be downloaded in
both PDF and PS formats
 Lectures on String TheoryDavid Tong, Cambridge universityOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThese lecture
notes provide a detailed introduction to the bosonic string and conformal field
theory, aimed at "Part III" (i.e. masters level) students. The full set of
lectures notes can be downloaded here and weigh in at around 200 pages.
Individual sections can be downloaded below. Last updated February 2012.This
covers the following: The Classical String, The Quantum String, Open Strings and
DBranes, Introducing Conformal Field Theory, Path Integrals and Ghosts,
Scattering Amplitudes, Low Energy Effective Actions, Compactification and
TDuality
 Lost Causes in Theoretical PhysicsR.
F. StreaterOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following topics: Nelson's Stochastic
Mechanics, Quantum Logic, Trivalent Logic, The Scalar Wightman Theory in 4
SpaceTime Dimensions, Jordan Algebras, Octonions, padics, Quaternions,
Rigorous Feynman Path Integrals, Euclidean Gravity, Bohmian Mechanics, The
ManyWorlds Interpretation of QM, Nonselfadjoint observables, Analytic
Smatrix bootstrap, Wolfram's physics as a computer programme, Dirac's programme
of quantisation, Converting R. Penrose to the Copenhagen view, Mach's principle,
Spheralons ,Hilbert space as classical phase space and Spinstatistics
`theorems' in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics.
 Introduction To String Field Theory (PDF 247p)Warren SiegelPDF  247 Pages  EnglishThis
book covers the following topics: General light cone, General BRST, General
gauge theories, Particle, Classical mechanics, Lightcone quantum mechanics,
BRST quantum mechanics, Graphs, BRST field theory, Lightcone field theory and
Gaugeinvariant interactions.
 Introduction to String Theory (PDF 79p)Gerard t HooftPDF  79 Pages  EnglishThis book covers the
following topics: Strings in QCD, The classical string, Open and closed strings,
Quantization, Lorentz invariance, Interactions and vertex operators, BRST
quantization, The Polyakov path integral, TDuality, Complex coordinates,
Fermions in strings, The GSO Projection, Zero modes.
  Electricity, Optics and Modern PhysicsGeorgia
State UniversityOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note explains the following topics: Electric fields,
Electric forces, Electromagnetic waves, Geometical optics, Gauss' law,
Diffraction and polarization, Interference of light, Capacitance, Current and
resistance, Magnetic fields, Inductance, Faraday's law and Nuclear energy.
 Superstrings TutorialJohn
M. PierreOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note explains the following topics: String Basics, Closed strings,Open strings,Modes,
gravitons,Interactions,Perturbation theory, Dbranes, Superstrings, Extra
dimensions, KaluzaKlein theory, String duality, Mtheory, Black holes.
 The Meaning of Einstein's EquationJohn
Baez and Emory BunnOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis is a brief introduction to general relativity, designed
for both students and teachers of the subject. It mainly deals with Einstein's
Equation and Some Consequences.
 String Theory (Siopsis G.)The University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis
note explains the following topics: Conformal field theory, BRST Quantization,
Treelevel amplitudes, Loop amplitudes, Compactification and duality,
Superstrings, Heterotic strings, Dbranes, Strings at strong coupling.
 Classical theoretical physics  What is String Theory [PDF 153p]  Fields [PDF 885p]  Introduction to Superstring Theory [PDF 244p]  Theory of Solids I  Theory of Solids II 








