Physics eBooks


Physics Books

This section contains free e-books and guides on Physics, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloadable.

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Astronomy The Search for Life in the Universe

This note explains the following topics: Origins of Everything: The Universe, the first elements, galaxies, and the Cosmic Web, Stars, elements, and stellar graveyards, Formation of planetary systems: Our solar system, structure, planets, and debris, Life on Earth, Life in the solar system, Exoplanets and the number of Earths in the Galaxy, Remote sensing of exoplanet atmospheres and the Galaxy, Future prospects for terrestrial life: whither Homo Sapiens.

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Introduction to Astronomy by Prof. Saul Rappaport

This note provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.

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Lecture Notes on Atomic and Optical Physics

The contents of this notes include : Semiclassical Radiative Transitions, Quantum Optics, Quantum States of Light, Radiative Transitions, Open Systems, Precision Atomic Experiments.

s69 Pages

Atomic and Laser Physics

This book covers the following topics: Quantum mechanics of the hydrogen atom , Radiative emission by atoms and selection rules , Shell model and alkali spectra , Angular momentum coupling , Helium and the exchange energy , Spin-orbit coupling and spectral fine structure , The Zeeman and Stark effects .

s154 Pages

Lecture notes on Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism in Accelerator Physics

The topics in this lecture notes are : Linear and Nonlinear Oscillators, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian equations of motion, Canonical transformations, Liouville’s theorem, Action-angle variables, Coordinate system and Hamiltonian in an accelerator, Equations of motion in accelerator, Action-angle variables for circular machines, Field errors and nonlinear resonances, Resonance overlapping and dynamic aperture, The kinetic equation, Radiation damping effects, Primer in Special Relativity, Selected electrostatic and magnetostatic problems, Self field of a relativistic beam, Effect of environment on electromagnetic field of a beam, Plane electromagnetic waves and Gaussian beams, Radiation and retarded potentials, Scattering of electromagnetic waves, Synchrotron radiation, Undulator radiation, Transition and diffraction radiation, Formation length of radiation and coherent effects, Synchrotron radiation reaction force, Waveguides and RF cavities, Laser acceleration in vacuum. Inverse FEL acceleration.

s214 Pages

Classical Dynamics by Dr David Tong

The contents include: Newton’s Laws of Motion, The Lagrangian Formalism, The Motion of Rigid Bodies , The Hamiltonian Formalism, Introduction to Dynamics, Systems of Particles, Linear Oscillations, Calculus of Variations, Lagrangian Mechanics, Constraints, Central Forces and Orbital Mechanics, Small Oscillations, Elastic Collisions, Noninertial Reference Frames, Rigid Body Motion and Rotational Dynamics, Continuum Mechanics, Special Relativity, Hamiltonian Mechanics.

s139 Pages

Condensed Matter I. Phys 631

The contents in this pdf include : Basic concepts, Lattice Vibrations: Phonons, Electrons in a Lattice, Normal Metals, Classical Transport in Electron and Phonon Systems.

s191 Pages

Lecture notes for the Condensed Matter Physics course

Topics covered in this lecture note are : Many electron systems, Second quantization, Interactions in the electron gas, Mean field approaches. Hartree-Fock approximation, Lattice based descriptions, Artificial quantum systems, Low dimensional systems: From the real to the Hilbert space.

s85 Pages

Lecture Notes Mechanical Vibration and Structural Dynamics

The contents of this pdf include : Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations, Vibration Under Harmonic Forcing Conditions, Vibration Under General Forcing Conditions, Two and Multi - Dof System, Continuous Systems.

s131 Pages

Lecture Notes on Dynamical Systems, Chaos And Fractal Geometry

Topics covered in this notes include: The Orbits of One-Dimensional Maps, Bifurcation and the Logistic Family, Sharkovsky’s Theorem, Metric Spaces, Devaney’s Definition of Chaos, Conjugacy of Dynamical Systems, Singer’s Theorem, Fractals, Newton’s Method, Iteration of Continuous Functions, Linear Transformation and Transformations Induced by Linear Transformations, Some Elementary Complex Dynamics, Examples of Substitutions, Compactness in Metric Spaces and the Metric Properties of Substitutions, Substitution Dynamical Systems, Sturmian Sequences and Irrational Rotations.

s272 Pages

Electricity and Magnetism Lecture Notes

The topics covered in this notes include : Vector Algebra, Electric Force & Electric Field, Electric Flux and Gauss’ Law, Electric Potential, Capacitance and DC Circuits, Magnetic Force, Magnetic Field, Faraday’s Law of Induction, Inductance, AC Circuits, Displacement Current and Maxwell’s Equations.

s133 Pages

Advanced Magnetic Materials

This book reports on recent progress in emerging technologies, modern characterization methods, theory and applications of advanced magnetic materials. It covers broad spectrum of topics: technology and characterization of rapidly quenched nanowires for information technology, surface reconstruction of magnetite for spintronics, synthesis of multiferroic composites for novel biomedical applications, optimization of electroplated inductors for microelectronic devices,fabrication and properties of hexagonal ferrite films for microwave communication, theory of magnetism of Fe-Al alloys, and two advanced analytical approaches for modeling of magnetic materials using Everett integral and the inverse problem approach.

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Lecture notes for Classical Mechanics by Christian Kurtsiefer

The topics explained in this pdf include:: Kinematics, Newtonian Mechanics for single particles, Work and Energy, System of many particles, Lagrangian mechanics - first approach, Lagrangian mechanics from Hamilton’s principle, Elements of Hamiltonian mechanics, Central force motion and two-body problem, Harmonic oscillator, Coupled oscillations, Non-inertial reference frames, Motion of rigid bodies.

s162 Pages

B. Sc. I Year Mechanics

The contents of this pdf include: Vector Analysis, Mechanics of a Particle, Dynamics of a Rigid Bodies, Gravitation and Properties of matter.

s328 Pages

Modern Physics by Uttarakhand Open University

This note explains the following topics: Atomic Models,basics Of Atomic Spectra, Basics Of Atomic Spectra, X-ray, Photoelectric Effect And Compton Effect,molecular Spectra, Raman Spectra, Laser,properis Of Nucleus, Nucleus Models, Nuclear Reaction , Nuclear Fission And Nuclear Fusion, Radioactivity, Elementary Particles.

s343 Pages

Modern Physics Notes by J Kiefer

This note covers the following topics: Relativity,frames Of Reference, Special Relativity, Consequences Of The Principle Of Special Relativity , Energy And Momentum, A Hint Of General Relativity, Quantum Theory, A Black Body Radiation, Photons,matter Waves, Atoms , Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Structure A Schrodinger Wave Equation—one Dimensional, One-dimensional Potentials, The Hydrogen Atom , Multi-electron Atoms.

s61 Pages

Lecture on Particle Physics uou

The contents of the lecture notes are: Basics of elementary particle physics, Fundamental interactions/forces, Conservation laws , Symmetries, Building blocks of matter, Conclusion with the Fundamental Model of particles.

s50 Pages

Lectures on Particle Physics Enrico Bertuzzo

Topics covered in this lecture notes are : Quantum Field Theory, Strong interactions: Quantum Chromodynamics, Electroweak interactions: The Standard Model of Particle Physics, Beyond the renormalizable Standard Model, Drawbacks of the Standard Model.

s188 Pages

QFT Lectures Notes by Jared Kaplan

The contents in this pdf note include:Useful References and Texts, Philosophy, Review of Lagrangians and Harmonic Oscillators, Balls and Springs, Free Scalar Quantum Field Theory with Special Relativity, Interactions in Classical Field Theory with a View Towards QFT, Overview of Scattering and Perturbation Theory, Old Fashioned Perturbation Theory, Feynman Rules as a Generalization of Classical Physics, The Hamiltonian Formalism for Perturbation Theory, Feynman Rules from the Hamiltonian Formalism, Particles with Spin, Covariant Derivatives and Scalar QED, Scattering and Ward Identities in Scalar QED, Spinors and QED, Quantization and Feynman Rules for QED, Casimir E ect, The Exact -pt Correlator { Kallen-Lehmann Representation, Large Logarithms and Renormalization Flows, QM Example of Wilsonian Renormalization, Wilsonian Renormalization Flows, Path Integrals, Path Integrals and Statistical Physics, Discrete Symmetries and Spinors, More on Spin and Statistics, QED Vacuum Polarization and Anomalous Magnetic Moment, Renormalization and QED, IR Divergences and Long Wavelength Physics, Implications of Unitarity, Interlude on Lie Groups and Lie Algebras, Overview of Lie Algebra Classi cation and Representations, Spontaneously Broken Global Symmetries and Goldstone Bosons, Renormalization in YM and Asymptotic Freedom, Higgs Mechanism, Parton Model and Deep Inelastic Scattering, Anomalies as Almost Local E ects, Cosmological Perturbation Theory.

s260 Pages

Lecture Notes on Quantum Field Theory by Kevin Zhou

The contents of this notes include: Scalar Fields, Interacting Scalar Fields, Spinor Fields, Vector Fields, Quantum Electrodynamics, Amplitudes, Path Integrals in Zero Dimensions, Path Integrals in Higher Dimensions, Wilsonian Renormalization, Perturbative Renormalization, Solitons, Monopoles , Anomalies, Instantons.

s270 Pages

Lecture Notes for Quantum Mechanics F.H.L. Essler

The topics discussed in this lecture notes include: Probability Amplitudes and Quantum States, Operators and Observables, Position and Momentum Representations,Time Evolution in Quantum Mechanics,Wave mechanics, Harmonic Oscillators,Transformations and Symmetries,Heisenberg picture and Heisenberg equation of motion, Rotational invariance and angular momentum as a good quantum number,Position representation and angular momentum, Angular momentum and magnetic moments,Spin and total angular momentum,QM systems composed of two parts, Product States vs entangled states, Addition of angular momenta, EPR experiment and Bell inequalities, Position representation, Energy eigenvalues and emission spectra of hydrogen, Explicit form of the wave functions.

s97 Pages

Lecture Notes on Quantum Mechanics KIT

The contents of the notes include: The Schrodinger equation, Measurement and uncertainty, The harmonic oscillator, Angular momentum and spin, Particles in an external magnetic eld, Pictures in quantum mechanics, Particle in a central potential, Time independent Perturbation theory, Variational principle, Path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, Scattering Theory.

s118 Pages

Introduction To Quantum Physics Lecture Notes

Topics discussed in this pdf include: Introduction, Non-Technical Overview, Mathematical Background, The Foundations of Quantum Theory, Continuous Quantum Systems, The Photoelectric Effect, Motivation, Operations on Complex Numbers, Polar Coordinates and Complex Phases, Complex Vector Spaces, Orthonormal Bases, Matrices and the Adjoint, The Outer Product, The Completeness Relation, Representing Vectors in Different Bases, Change of Basis, Multiplication and Inverse of Matrices, Matrices Inside Inner Products, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Hermitian Matrices, Unitary Matrices, Normal Matrices, Representing Matrices in Different Bases, Diagonalizable Matrices, Random Variables and Probability Distributions, Conditional Probability, Expected Values, Standard Deviation, Dimensionless and Dimensionful Constants, Hermitian Operators and Observables, Probability Amplitudes, Superposition, Summary For Discrete Systems, The Pauli Matrices, Qubits, The Meaning of Superposition, The Tensor Product, Vectors and Matrices in the Composite Hilbert Space, Quantum Entanglement, The Bell States, Entanglement Does Not Transmit Information, The Uncertainty Principle, Simultaneous Diagonalization, Unitary Transformations and Evolution, Quantum Logic Gates, Applications of the Measurement Axiom, Quantum Teleportation, Exponentials and Logarithms, Matrix and Operator Exponentials, Hamiltonians and Energy, A Quick Review of Classical Hamiltonian Mechanics, Canonical Quantization, The Classical Harmonic Oscillator, Quantizing the Harmonic Oscillator, The Energy Eigenstates of the Harmonic Oscillator, The Position Operator, Wavefunctions in the Position Basis, The Momentum Operator, Quantum Interference, Separation of Variables.

s165 Pages

Quantum Physics of Light Matter Interactions

The contents of this pdf note include:Quantum light and the two level system, decaying two level system, Cavity quantum electrodynamics, Fundamentals of laser theory , Cooling of atoms, Cavity optomechanics, Cooling of trapped ions, Collective effects : super/subradiance, Interaction of light with molecules.

s91 Pages

Basic Radiation Physics iaea

This notes aim to familiarize the student with basic principles of radiation physics and modern physics used in radiotherapy. The topics discussed include: Introduction, Atomic and nuclear structure, Electron interactions, Photon interactions.

s195 Pages

Radiation Physics by Yan Yu

The contents of this pdf are as follows: Basic properties of radiation, Sources of radiation, Interaction with matter, Measurement of radiation.

s123 Pages

General Relativity Lecture Notes by Ulrich Sperhake

The contents of this lecture notes are : Preliminaries, Differential geometry, Physical laws in curved spacetimes, The Schwarzschild solution and classic tests of GR, Cosmology, Singularities and geodesic incompleteness, Linearized theory and gravitational waves.

s153 Pages

General Relativity by Chris Blake

This book discusses one of the crowning achievements of modern physics: the General Theory of Relativity (GR). Major topics covered includes: Special Relativity, Index Notation, Electromagnetism, Accelerated Motion, Equivalence Principle, Curved Space and Metrics, Geodesics, Tensors, Black Holes, Einstein Equation and Cosmology.

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Elementary Solid State Physics UOU

The topics in this pdf include: Crystal structure, Band theory of Solids, Specific Heat Dielectric and Magnetic properties of Materials.

s219 Pages

Solid State Theory Manfred Sigrist

Solid state physics is one of the most active and versatile branches of modern physics that have developed in the wake of the discovery of quantum mechanics. It deals with problems concerning the properties of materials and, more generally, systems with many degrees of freedom, ranging from fundamental questions to technological applications. The topics explained in this pdf include:Introduction, Electrons in the periodic crystal - band structure, Metals, Itinerant electrons in a magnetic field, Landau’s Theory of Fermi Liquids, Transport properties of metals, Magnetism in metals, Magnetism of localized moments.

s164 Pages

Superconductivity Theory and Applications

Superconductivity was discovered 1911 by Kamerlingh Onnes. During the last century, the history of superconductivity has been full of theoretical challenges and practical developments.This book contains 15 chapters reporting interesting researches about theoretical and experimental aspects of superconductivity.The chapters include: Room Temperature Superconductivity, Unconventional Superconductivity , Coherent Current States in Two-Band Superconductors, Nonlinear Response of the Static and Dynamic Phases of the Vortex Matter, Energy Dissipation Minimization in Superconducting Circuits, Electronic Transport in an NS System with a Pure Normal Channel - Coherent and Spin-Dependent Effects, Effects of Impurities on a Noncentrosymmetric Superconductor - Application to CePt3Si, Foundations of Meissner Superconductor Magnet Mechanisms Engineering, Properties of Macroscopic Quantum Effects and Dynamic Natures of Electrons in Superconductors, FFLO and Vortex States in Superconductors with Strong Paramagnetic Effect, Development of Josephson Voltage Standards, Critical State Analysis Using Continuous Reading SQUID Magnetometer, Current Status and Technological Limitations of Hybrid Superconducting-normal Single Electron Transistors, Photonic Band Structure and Transmittance of the Superconductor Photonic Crystal, Electrodynamics of High Pinning Superconductors.

s358 Pages

Superconducting Accelerator Magnets

This note will introduce the theory, design, field quality measurements and analysis of superconducting accelerator magnets. New type of magnet designs for future magnets will also be introduced.

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Theoretical Physics Reference Ondrej Certik

The Theoretical Physics Reference is an attempt to derive all theoretical physics equations from the general and special relativity and the standard model of particle physics.The topics in this pdf include:  Introduction, Contributors, Mathematics, Classical Mechanics, Special and General Relativity, Classical Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Fluid Dynamics, Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Mechanics.

s448 Pages

David Tong Lectures on Theoretical Physics

The topics of the lectures in the site include: Classical Mechanics, Dynamics and Relativity, Classical Dynamics, Electromagnetism, Vector Calculus, Electromagnetism, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Topics in Quantum Mechanics, Condensed Matter, Solid State Physics, Quantum Hall Effect, Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Kinetic Theory, Statistical Physics, Statistical Physics, Statistical Field Theory, Gravitation and Cosmology, General Relativity, Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory, Particle Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Gauge Theory, Solitons, Supersymmetry and String Theory, Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics, Supersymmetric Field Theory, String Theory.

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Lecture Notes Thermodynamics by Iare

Thermodynamics is the science that deals with heat and work and those properties of substance that bear a relation to heat and work. Thermodynamics is the study of the patterns of energy change. Most of this course will be concerned with understanding the patterns of energy change.The contents include: Introduction, Limitations of First Law, Pure Substances and Gas Laws, Gas Mixtures and Psychrometry, Power Cycles.

s93 Pages

Lecture Notes on Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics by Oxford

Thermodynamics is the study of how heat moves around in macroscopic objects. The contents of this book include: Basics of Thermodynamics, Introduction, The zeroth law of Thermodynamics, The first law of Thermodynamics, Thermodynamical processes, Carnot engine, The second law of Thermodynamics, Practical Thermodynamics , free energy, Statistical Mechanics of Simple Systems, Paramagnetic solid, Simple harmonic oscillators, Polyatomic ideal gases, Thermodynamics of Radiation, Thermodynamics of Real Gases.

s130 Pages