# Free resources on theoretical physics.

## A collection of high quality video lectures and notes. (Last revised: November 12th, 2019)

The following is a collection of high quality video lectures, and accompanying notes, on theoretical physics. All of the resources are freely available on the Web. Every resource has been reviewed, and should allow you to make "quick" progress in fundamental physics. It should be possible to more or less work your way downwards through the list of material. You should find the additional articles very helpful in developing your understanding.

If you have successfully completed a college course in mathematics / physics you could definitely work your way through the material on this website in just a few years. You would then be able to follow progress in fundamental physics at CERN, LIGO etc.

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**Classical Mechanics & Special Relativity**

Classical Mechanics, Jacob Linder

Special Relativity and Electrodynamics, Leonard Susskind

Lectures on Classical Dynamics, David Tong | Notes | PDF

The Feynman Lectures on Physics Volume I & II

**Quantum Mechanics**

Quantum Physics I, Barton Zwiebach, Video Lectures & Lecture Notes

Quantum Physics II, Barton Zwiebach, Video Lectures & Lecture Notes

Quantum Mechanics, Professor J.J. Binney | Notes

Mastering Quantum Mechanics, Barton Zwiebach [1], [2] & [3] Lecture Notes

The Feynman Lectures on Physics Volume III

**Advanced Quantum Mechanics**

Advanced quantum theory, Tobias Osborne

Quantum Mechanics II, Prof. Dr. Namık Kemal PAK

The Feynman Lectures on Physics Volume III

**Mathematical Physics**

Multivariable Calculus, Edward Frenkel

Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, Gilbert Strang

Physical Mathematics (15), Kevin Cahill | Physical Mathematics (16), Kevin Cahill | Physical Mathematics (17), Kevin Cahill

**Quantum Field Theory**

Particle Physics 1: Basic Concepts, Leonard Susskind

Quantum Field Theory, David Tong | Notes

Quantum Field Theory, Tobias Osborne | Notes

Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Matthew Schwartz. This book was previously available for download on the harvard.edu website.

*If you would like to purchase a book: I can also highly recommend Field Quantization by Walter Greiner et al. & Gauge Theories in Particle Physics (Volume I From Relativistic Quantum Mechanics to QED) by I J R Aitchison and A J G Hey*

**Advanced Quantum Field Theory**

Advanced quantum field theory: the theory of elementary interactions, Tobias Osborne | Notes

Quantum Field Theory (Fall 2012), Kevin Cahill | Lecture Notes | Kevin Cahill's Website

Quantum Field Theory (2014-15), Kevin Cahill | Lecture Notes | Kevin Cahill's Website

The following book along with solutions [1] [2] may be helpful for reference: Quantum Field Theory, Mark Srednicki. This book was previously available for download on the ucsb.edu website. There is also the following on the arXiv: Quantum Field Theory: Spin Zero | Quantum Field Theory: Spin One Half | Quantum Field Theory: Spin One

Introduction to conformal field theory, Tobias Osborne

**Standard Model of Particle Physics**

Particle Physics, Alan Martin, African Summer Theory Institute, in 2004. | Q&A | Slides

Introduction to High Energy Physics, Paul Langacker

The Standard Model, Paul Langacker | Lecture Notes

The Future of Particle Physics, David Gross

**General Relativity & Cosmology**

General Relativity, Leonard Susskind

General Relativity, Neil Turok

Lecture Notes on General Relativity, Sean M. Carroll | PDF

**Supersymmetry**

Particle Physics 3: Supersymmetry and Grand Unification, Leonard Susskind

Explorations in Particle Theory, Ben Allanach | Notes

Cambridge Lectures on Supersymmetry and Extra Dimensions, Fernando Quevedo

Supersymmetry and Gauge Theory, Neil Lambert

**String Theory**

String Theory, Barton Zwiebach

Lectures on String Theory, David Tong

An Introduction to String Theory, Kevin Wray

Introduction to String Theory, Neil Lambert | Notes | Exercises

String Theory and Holographic Duality, Prof. Hong Liu | Notes

Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory, Michio Kaku (Free download from Springer)

Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory, Michio Kaku (Free download from Springer)

*If you would like to purchase a book: I can also highly recommend A First Course in String Theory by Barton Zwiebach & Supersymmetric Gauge Field Theory and String Theory by D. Balin and A. Love*

String theory to the rescue, Joe Polchinski

**Quantum Gravity / Loop Quantum Gravity**

Space and Time in Loop Quantum Gravity, Carlo Rovelli

Quantum Gravity, Carlo Rovelli

Covariant Loop Quantum Gravity, Carlo Rovelli, Francesca Vidotto

**These also look very interesting but have not been reviewed, so far!**

Symmetries and groups, Hugh Osborn

1951 Lectures on Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Freeman J. Dyson

Notes from Sidney Coleman's Physics 253a, Sidney Coleman

Grand Unification and the Standard Model, Paul Langacker

Introduction to the Standard Model and Electroweak Physics, Paul Langacker

Quantum Theory, Groups and Representations: An Introduction, Peter Woit

A Supersymmetry Primer, Stephen P. Martin

D-Brane Primer, Clifford V. Johnson | PDF

Introduction to Superstring Theory, John H. Schwarz

Introduction to Supersymmetry, Joseph D. Lykken

Introduction to String Theory and D–Branes, Clifford V. Johnson

Memories of a Theoretical Physicist, Joseph Polchinski

An Introduction to String Theory, James Bedford

What is String Theory?, Joseph Polchinski

TASI-2002 Lectures: Non-perturbative Supersymmetry, John Terning

Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Second edition), F. Mandl

Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, R.P. Feynman

Gravitation and Cosmology, Steven Weinberg

Symplectic geometry & classical mechanics, Tobias Osborne

Introduction to Modern Canonical Quantum General Relativity, Thomas Thiemann Thanks Dr Ian Baynham (friend from university).

**Theoretical Physics websites:**

The Feynman Lectures on Physics

Richard Feynman’s Messenger Lecture Series

David Tong: Lectures on Theoretical Physics

The collected papers of Albert Einstein

2015 - General Relativity’s Centennial

World Science U | Youtube playlists

**Articles:**

Dear Dr. B: How come we never hear of a force that the Higgs boson carries?, Sabine Hossenfelder

You Should Love (or at least respect) the Schrödinger Equation, Sean M. Carroll

Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire, Jennifer Ouellette

Why Stephen Hawking’s Black Hole Puzzle Keeps Puzzling, Jennifer Ouellette

Why Is There Something, Rather Than Nothing?, Sean M. Carroll

QCD Made Simple, Frank Wilczek

Space and Time in Loop Quantum Gravity, Carlo Rovelli

Parallel Universes, Max Tegmark

Fields of Color, The Triumph of Quantum Field Theroy, Rodney A. Brooks

**Pure Mathematics:**

A Course of Pure Mathematics, G. H. Hardy

An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers, G.H. Hardy, E.M. Wright

The Theory of Functions, E. C. Titchmarsh

A Course of Modern Analysis, E. T. Whittaker & G. N. Watson

**Selected papers on Relativity**

On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, A. Einstein, 1905

Does the Inertia of a Body depend on its Energy-Content, A. Einstein, 1905

The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity, A. Einstein, 1916

**Selected papers on Quantum Mechanics & Quantum Electrodynamics**

An Undulatory Theory of the Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules, E. Schrodinger, 1926

The Quantum Theory of the Electron, P. A. M. Dirac, 1928

The Lagrangian in Quantum Mechanics, P. A. M. Dirac, 1932

The Connection Between Spin and Statistics', W. Pauli, 1940

The Radiation Theories of Tomonaga, Schwinger, and Feynman, F. J. Dyson, 1948

The S Matrix in Quantum Electrodynamics, F. J. Dyson, 1949

Space-Time Approach to Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, R. P. Feynman, 1948

On the Invariant Regularization in Relativistic Quantum Theory, W. Paul and F. Villars, 1949

The Theory of Positrons, R. P. Feynman, 1949

Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics, R. P. Feynman, 1949

Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction, R. P. Feynman, 1950

On Gauge Invariance and Vacuum Polarization, J. Schwinger, 1950

The Theory of Quantized Fields, J. Schwinger, 1951

On the Green's Functions of Quantized Fields I, J. Schwinger, 1951

On the Green's Functions of Quantized Fields II, J. Schwinger, 1951

The Theory of Quantized Fields II, J. Schwinger, 1953

The Theory of Quantized Fields III, J. Schwinger, 1953

The Theory of Quantized Fields IV, J. Schwinger, 1953

The Theory of Quantized Fields V, J. Schwinger, 1954

The Theory of Quantized Fields V,I J. Schwinger, 1954

**Miscellaneous:**