Free resources on theoretical physics.

A collection of high quality video lectures and notes. (Last revised: September, 2018)

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, Leonard Susskind

The Feynman Lectures on Physics Volume I & II


Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics, Professor J.J. Binney | Notes

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

Quantum Mechanics II, Prof. Dr. Namık Kemal PAK

The Feynman Lectures on Physics Volume III


Mathematical Physics

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

Laplace Transforms, Gilbert Strang


Quantum Field Theory

Particle Physics 1: Basic Concepts, Leonard Susskind

Quantum Field Theory, David Tong | Notes

Quantum Field Theory, Tobias Osborne

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

The following book along with solutions may be helpful for reference: Quantum Field Theory, Mark Srednicki. This book was previously available for download on the ucsb.edu website.

If you would like to purchase a book: I can also highly recommend Field Quantization by Walter Greiner et al.


Advanced Quantum Field Theory

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

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

Quantum Field Theory, Prof. S. Randjbar-Daemi, ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme 2017-2018


Standard Model of Particle Physics

The Standard Model, Paul Langacker

Introduction to High Energy Physics, Paul Langacker


General Relativity & Cosmology

General Relativity, Neil Turok

The Early Universe, Alan Guth | More information.

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

Supersymmetry, Fernando Quevedo | Notes

Supersymmetry and Gauge Theory, Neil Lambert

Supersymmetry, David Shih


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)


String theory to the rescue, Joe Polchinski


Explore ..

The Feynman Lectures on Physics

The Theoretical Minimum

The collected papers of Albert Einstein


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

QCD Made Simple, Frank Wilczek


Reviewing Later

1951 Lectures on Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Freeman J. Dyson

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

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


You can also a find a large collection of curated videos on my youtube channel. I am also selling my library of physics books (only need my electronic versions) so if you need further reading material on quantum field theory, supersymmetry or string theory, let me know what books you are looking to purchase [email protected] and I'll see if I have something you may find interesting.

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