Physics
General physics
books:
popular:
- The Character of Physical Law (video) (The Messenger Lectures) by Dr. Richard Feynman, Cornell University, 1964. The series of lectures are transcribed in the Feynman's book "The Character of Physical Law".
- Scale of the Universe
Classical mechanics
lectures:
- Walter Lewin, MIT, 1999 (video)
- Richard Fitzpatrick, University of Texas at Austin
- J. J. Binney
- David Tong
- Howard Georgi, Harvard
Electricity and magnetism
lectures:
- Walter Lewin, MIT, 2002 (video)
- Richard Fitzpatrick, University of Texas at Austin
books:
- Electromagnetic Fields and Energy, by H. A. Haus, J. R. Melcher
- Electromagnetic Field Theory, by Bo Thide
popular:
- When north goes south, LANL web page on terrestrial magnetism
- The Great Magnet, the Earth, NASA web page on planetary magnetism
Vibrations and waves
lectures:
- Walter Lewin, MIT, 2004 (video)
Modern physics
lectures:
- Michael Fowler, University of Virginia
Special theory of relativity
lectures:
- Peter Dunsby
- Howard Georgi, Harvard
books:
- Relativity: The special and general theory, by A. Einstein
- Relativity, particle dynamics, gravitation and wave motion, by Frank W. K. Firk
articles:
- On the electrodynamics of moving bodies, by A. Einstein, 1905
- Does the inertia of a body depend upon its energy-content?, by A. Einstein, 1905
General relativity, Cosmology
lectures:
- Lecture notes on General relativity, by S. Carrol
books:
- Spacetime and geometry - An introduction to General relativity, by S. Carroll
- Introduction to modern cosmology, by A. Liddle
- The meaning of Einstein's equation, by J.C. Baez, E.F. Bunn - A brief introduction to General relativity
popular:
- The first three minutes, by S. Weinberg
Quantum mechanics
lectures:
- Michael Fowler, University of Virginia
- Niels Walet, University of Manchester
- James Branson, UCSD
- Freeman J. Dyson, 1951
- J. J. Binney, Oxford, 2009
books:
- Bell's theorem: the naive view of an experimentalist, Alain Aspect's chapter in Quantum [un]speakables, from Bell to Quantum information by R.A. Bertlmann and A. Zeilinger
articles:
- Concerning an heuristic point of view toward the emission and transformation of light, by A. Einstein, 1905
- On the quantum theory of radiation, by A. Einstein, 1917
- Can quantum-mechanical description of physical reality be considered complete?, by A. Einstein, B. Podolsky and N. Rosen, Phys. Rev. 47 (1935) 777
- Significance of electromagnetic potentials in the quantum theory, by Y. Aharonov and D. Bohm, Phys. Rev. 115 (1959) 485
- On the Einstein Podolsky Rosen paradox, by J. S. Bell, originally published in Physics 1, (1964) 195
- Einstein and the quantum theory, by A. Pais, Rev. Mod. Phys. 51 (1979) 863
- Experimental test of Bell's inequalities using time varying analysers, by A. Aspect, J. Dalibard, and G. Roger, Phys. Rev. Lett. 49 (1982) 1804
- Quantum effects in one-photon and two-photon interference, by L. Mandel, Rev. Mod. Phys. 71 (1999) S274
- Happy centenary, photon - by A. Zeilinger, G. Weihs, T. Jennewein, M. Aspelmeyer, Nature 433 (2005) 230
popular:
- The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures by Dr. Richard Feynman, University of Auckland
demonstrations:
- Interference pattern built up photon by photon, captured with a CCD camera at Leiden University. "Poliakov, one of the greatest living theoretical physicists, said in a lecture that eventually someone has to explain why the probability is the modulus square of a complex amplitude" (Gennaro Auletta: Foundations and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, Foreword).
history:
- The discovery of the electron spin, by S.A. Goudsmit
Quantum field theory
lectures:
- David Tong, University of Cambridge
- Michael Luke
- Eduardo Fradkin, University of Illinois
- Sidney Coleman, Harvard, 1975-76 (video); transcription: part 1, part 2
books:
- Fields, by W. Siegel
- Quantum Field Theory, by M. Srednicki
Solid state physics
lectures:
- Y. M. Galperin
- Chetan Nayak, UCLA
Superconductivity
popular:
- Superconductivity: a far-reaching theory, F. Wilczek, 2011
- Where next for superconductivity?, P. M. Grant, 2011
Law temperature physics
presentations:
- Bose-Einstein Condensates: The Coldest Matter in the Universe, W. Ketterle
- New Frontiers with Ultracold Gases, W. Ketterle
Plasma physics
lectures:
- Richard Fitzpatrick, University of Texas at Austin
String theory
lectures:
- Angel M. Uranga
- David Tong, University of Cambridge
- Shiraz Minwalla, (video)
- Gleb Arutyunov, (video)
- Joseph Polchinski, 1994
articles:
- String theory and the real world, by G. Kane, Physics Today, November (2010) 39
Astronomy
popular:
Classical optics
lectures:
- Daniel Steck, University of Oregon
- R. V. Jones, Harvard
Quantum optics
lectures:
- Daniel Steck, University of Oregon
- R. V. Jones, Harvard
Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics
lectures:
- HUAN Cheng Hon, Nanyang Technological University
- Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik
- Richard Fitzpatrick, University of Texas at Austin
- David Tong, University of Cambridge
Mathematical physics
lectures:
books:
- Handbook of mathematical functions, by M. Abramowitz, I.A. Stegun, 1972
- NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions
Computational physics
tutorials
- Essential Mathematica for Students of Science, by J. J. Kelly