Cambridge Lectures on Theoretical Physics

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s another update to the ultimate list of free physics book list. This time, we have a bunch of lectures notes on theoretical physics available from Cambridge university. For full pdf’s click on the title.

1. Concepts on Theoretical Physics:

  • Principle of Least Action: PDF
  • Quantum Mechanics: PDF
  • Particle Physics: PDF
  • General Relativity: PDF
  • Cosmology: PDF

2. Dynamics & Relativity:

  • Newtonian Mechanics: PDF
  • Forces: PDF
  • Interlude: Dimensional Analysis: PDF
  • Central Forces: PDF
  • Systems of Particles: PDF
  • Non-Inertial Frames: PDF
  • Special Relativity: PDF

3. Classical Dynamics:

  • Newtonian Mechanics: PDF
  • The Lagrangian Formulation: PDF
  • The Motion of Rigid Bodies: PDF
  • The Hamiltonian Formulation: PDF

4. Statistical Physics:

  • Fundamentals of Statistical Mechanics: PDF
  • Classical Gases: PDF
  • Quantum Gases: PDF
  • Classical Thermodynamics: PDF
  • Phase Transitions: PDF

5. Kinetic Theory:

  • Things Bumping Into Other Things: PDF
  • Kinetic Theory: PDF
  • Stochastic Processes: PDF
  • Linear Response: PDF

6. Quantum Field Theory (videos here):

  •  Preliminaries: PDF
  •  Classical Field Theory: PDF
  •  Canonical Quantization: PDF
  •  Interacting Fields: PDF
  •  The Dirac Equation: PDF
  • Quantizing the Dirac Field: PDF
  • Quantum Electrodynamics: PDF

7. String Theory:

  • Introduction: PDF
  • The Classical String: PDF
  • The Quantum String: PDF
  • Open Strings and D-Branes: PDF
  • Introducing Conformal Field Theory: PDF
  • Path Integrals and Ghosts: PDF
  • Scattering Amplitudes: PDF
  • Low Energy Effective Actions: PDF
  • Compactification and T-Duality: PDF

8. Solitons:

  • Instantons: PDF
  • Monopoles PDF
  • Vortices: PDF
  • Domain Walls: PDF

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