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Theoretical Physics Books

This section contains free e-books 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 Physics

This note describes the following topics: Random Walk models of polymer conformations, Gaussian chain, Self-avoiding walks and excluded-volume interaction, Scale invariance, Relation between self-avoiding walks and critical phenomena, Self-consistent field theory for polymers, Screening of excluded volume interactions, Flory-Huggins theory, Theta collapse, Blob concept, Generic phase diagram of polymer solutions, Rouse model, Zimm model, Hydrodynamic screening in semidilute solutions, Reptation model.

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Techniques Of Theoretical Physics

This 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.

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Advanced Concepts of Theoretical Physics

This 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 Non-Abelian Gauge Fields, Topology of Gauge Fields, Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics.

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Foundations and New Methods in Theoretical Physics Lecture Notes

This 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.

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M.Phys Option in Theoretical Physics

This 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, Many-Particle Quantum Systems, Phase Transitions.

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Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics

This 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.

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String Theory for Undergraduates

This note covers the following topics: Lorentz transformations, Light-cone 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: Nambu-Goto 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.

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Concepts in Theoretical Physics

These 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

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Lectures on String Theory

These 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 D-Branes, Introducing Conformal Field Theory, Path Integrals and Ghosts, Scattering Amplitudes, Low Energy Effective Actions, Compactification and T-Duality

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Lost Causes in Theoretical Physics

This note covers the following topics: Nelson's Stochastic Mechanics, Quantum Logic, Trivalent Logic, The Scalar Wightman Theory in 4 Space-Time Dimensions, Jordan Algebras, Octonions, p-adics, Quaternions, Rigorous Feynman Path Integrals, Euclidean Gravity, Bohmian Mechanics, The Many-Worlds Interpretation of QM, Non-self-adjoint observables, Analytic S-matrix 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 Spin-statistics `theorems' in non-relativistic quantum mechanics.

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Introduction To String Field Theory (PDF 247p)

This book covers the following topics: General light cone, General BRST, General gauge theories, Particle, Classical mechanics, Light-cone quantum mechanics, BRST quantum mechanics, Graphs, BRST field theory, Light-cone field theory and Gauge-invariant interactions.

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Introduction to String Theory (PDF 79p)

This 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, T-Duality, Complex coordinates, Fermions in strings, The GSO Projection, Zero modes.

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Open Superstring Field Theory Applied to Tachyon Condensation

This note explains the following topics: Bosonic String Field Theory, Superstring Field Theory and its Application to Tachyon Condensation, Towards Supersymmetric Extension of Vacuum String Field Theory.

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Electricity, Optics and Modern Physics

This 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.

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Superstrings Tutorial

This note explains the following topics: String Basics, Closed strings,Open strings,Modes, gravitons,Interactions,Perturbation theory, D-branes, Superstrings, Extra dimensions, Kaluza-Klein theory, String duality, M-theory, Black holes.

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The Meaning of Einstein's Equation

This 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.

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String Theory (Siopsis G.)

This note explains the following topics: Conformal field theory, BRST Quantization, Tree-level amplitudes, Loop amplitudes, Compactification and duality, Superstrings, Heterotic strings, D-branes, Strings at strong coupling.

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What is String Theory [PDF 153p]

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Fields [PDF 885p]

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Introduction to Superstring Theory [PDF 244p]

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Theory of Solids I

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Theory of Solids II

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