# Books

**Galileo and Einstein** very interesting book, 200 pages, by Michael Fowler , Text for Physics 109, Fall 2009 (from Babylonians and Greeks to Einstein)

**Physics Made Easy** Karura notes

**Classical and quantum mechanics via Lie algebras** by Arnold Neumaier, Dennis Westra , 502 pages, (arxiv)

**by Hans de Vries: 'Physics Quest' Understanding Relativistic Quantum Field Theory**

- I love this 'book in progress' to understand **Special Relativity**, and beyond. To see how a real Lorentz contraction do happen (ch. 4) and how magnetic field is **induced** by electrostactic field and Non-simultaneity (it is like a Coriollis effect)

**by Benjamin Crowell: 'Light and Matter' - General Relativity**

explore other physics topics here http://www.lightandmatter.com/

**by Bo Thidé: Electromagnetic Field Theory** - advanced Electrodynamics textbook

**Elecromagnetic Fields and Energy** MIT Hypermedia Teaching Facility, by Herman A. Haus and James R. Melcher (with media)

**HyperPhysics** - *everything*, in short.

**the physics hypertextbook** detailed online book, very interesting Work in Progress.

**Relativity - The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein (1920)**

**Feynman Lectures (pdfs) (final index)**

**Wikipedia Physics** a portal to start digging. A colaborative gigantic work.

**WikiBooks -SR** a textbook on Relativity.

**WikiSource - Relativity Portal** find here "The Measure of Time" by Henri Poincaré and many other original sources.

**Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy** a plethora of info related to physics (for ex. singularities)

**EXPLORING THE BIOFLUIDDYNAMICS OF SWIMMING AND FLIGHT** David Lentink

**The Physics of Waves** by HOWARD GEORGI of Harvard

**The Physics of Ocean Waves (for physicists and surfers)**, by Michael Twardos at UCI

**Photonics - The Basics and Applications** 92 pages , University of Pennsylvania

**Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light** 305 pages, Joannopoulos et al, Princeton Univ Press

**Computational Genomics** Algorithms in Molecular Biology, Lecture notes by Ron Shamir (pdfs)

**Motion Mountain** by Christoph Schiller

# Journals open access and online collections

**PSE-list-open-access-journals**

**Directory of Open Access Journals** free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals (6286, been 2735 searchable at article level)

**MathPages** - lectures on various subjects in **physics** and mathematics.

**livingreviews journal** articles by invitaton on relativity and beyond

**livingreviews blog** about the journal articles

**Calphysics** research on the **electromagnetic quantum vacuum** (with care, controversial material)

**MIT - OpenCourseWare** Several courses available

**MIT OCW fundamentals-of-photonics-quantum-electronics** download pdfs

# Sources to use with precaution

## Preprints

**ARXIV** **door to papers that I cannot afford (sometimes good ideas) -- Cornell univ controlled**

I follow this archive thru this MIT's blog The Physics arXiv Blog

**VIXRA** **free to post the ugly, the bad, the crazy, and sometimes good ideas**

Independent researchers can publish here. The arXiv is usually closed to authors without academic affiliation.

# Portals

**Archive.org** Access to a *world* of original digitized books, and much more.

**NASA ADS** Absctract Data Service search

**Scribd** - a generic social publishing site where I find books (scientific/technical) with full or partial access.

**scholar.google.com** from the giant that is changing the observable universe of Human beings

**Cosmos Portal** from Digital Library

**Encyclopedia of Earth** from Digital Library

**NanoHub** - A resource for nanoscience and technology

# Multimedia

**youtube Berkeley Chanel ** with courses

**Richard Feynman - Science Videos** - 4 original videos (recorded at Auckland) arguably the greatest science lecturer ever.

**Videos for Shiraz's lectures on String Theory**

**Leonard Susskind - Modern Theoretical Physics** from his "physics for everyone" blog

**Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics** NanoHub - Lectures (Purdue Univ ref. ECE 495N)
including **Lecture 10: Shrödinger's Equation in 3-D** (mp4)

# Math

**Multivariable calculus and vector analysis** A set of on-line readings (Interactive click and drag with LiveGraphics3D) ; explore tab Topics

**KhanAcademy** (videos) mission: to deliver a world-class education to anyone anywhere

## Math and physics online tools:

**Online Latex Equation Editor** (right click the result and apply anywhere)

**wolframalpha** - computational knowledge engine, do you want to calculate or know about?

**sage online** - support a viable open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB.

**Euler Math Toolbox** free software for numerical and for symbolic computations

**geogebra** - Free mathematics software for learning and teaching

# Modeling and simulation

**OpenModelica** Physical modeling and simulation environment

**Elmer** Open Source Finite Element Software for Multiphysical Problems (examples)

**Mason** Multiagent based simulation (IA)

**ECJ** Evolutionary Computation (IA)

**Breve** A 3d Simulation Environment for Multi-Agent Simulations and Artificial Life
(IA)

NanoHub-Periodic Potential Lab solves the time independent Schroedinger Equation in a 1-D spatial potential variation

**demonstrations.wolfram** 7050 applets

# Astronomy and astrophysics

## Books and reviews

Cosmology today-A brief review (arxiv 2011)
This is a brief review of the standard model of cosmology. We first introduce the FRW models and their flat solutions for energy fluids playing an important role in the dynamics at different epochs. We then introduce different cosmological lengths and some of their applications. The later part is dedicated to the physical processes and concepts necessary to understand the early and very early Universe and observations of it.

review of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) (arxiv 2008)

## Portals

astro-canada Introduction to astronomy, light, instruments, etc.

## Data

simbad search data on celestial bodies with the proper tools.

NASA PDS: The Planetary Data System data related to Nasa missions

## Sky viewers

Skyview , Nasa SkyView is a Virtual Observatory on the Net

WWT World Wide Telescope, Microsoft

## Simulation and presentations

Celestia free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions.

astrolab presentations_astronomiques (FR)

# Other resources

**Kirk McDonald page at Princeton.edu** a handful of resources on EM,QED,QM (+-5Gb ;-)

**Springerlink's LaTeXsearch** you can search articles by using latex formulas input

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