Light & Matter [b][e] Open source Physics Textbook Series

Motionmountain [b][e] Physics Textbook Series (Unconventional teaching style)

Subsection Scripts

Applied Math for Physics

''''WHY this section ?It should be possible, these days, to collect all knowledge you need from the internet. Problem then is, there is so much junk on the internet. Is it possible to weed out those very rare pages that may really be of use?*

This is for starters. Some of these topics actually come as entire lecture courses. Much of those are essential ingredients of theories in Physics. You don't have to finish it all before beginning with what follows next, but remember to return to those subjects skipped during the first round.

Classical Mechanics

  • Static mechanics (forces, tension); hydrostatics. Newton's Laws.
  • The elliptical orbits of planets. The many-body system.
  • The action principle. Hamilton's equations. The Lagrangean. (Don't skip - extremely important!)
  • The harmonic oscillator. The pendulum.
  • Poisson's brackets.
  • Wave equations. Liquids and gases. The Navier-Stokes equations. Viscosity and friction.

Harmonic oscilator

Newtonian mechanics David Tong [e]

String Theory DAMTP

Mechanics and Special Relativity Course notes

Mechanics and Special Relativity assignments

Web TextEdit

Physics Classroom [e] High School Physics with large bank of questions

Lagrangean Lagrangean explained

Allaboutcircuits [e] Electronics (Has integrated forum)

Hyperphysics Concise Basic-Advanced Physics

Wikibooks/A-level Physics A-Level Physics

The Particle Adventure Particle Physics for Retards

MathPages Some advanced topics & concepts (Ancient website layout)

What is Reality? Exploring questions about the fundamentals of Physics

Dr. James Calvert Advanced concepts explained & Mathematical Physics articles

The Nucleus Physics/Astronomy Resource

Guide to Nuclear Science Basic Overview of Nuclear Science

A Layman’s Explanation of String Theory

Atmospheric Optics

Cambridge University's Materials Science Teaching and Learning Packages

Fizzics Fizzle High school level physics

Intro to Special Relativity Very comprehensible text explaining SR

MagLab: Education Explains magnetism, contains interactive tutorials, and more


Freelance Teacher [v] Basic Chemistry & Physics

Khan Academy [v] Basic-Intermediate Physics

Brightstorm [v] First year physics

Study Stove [v] Chemistry and Physics problems explained

Youtube/derekowens [v] Math, Physics, Electronics

Physics tutorial [v][e] Physics tutorial with interactivity

Perimeter Institute [v] Theoretical Physics Lectures

Project Tuva [v] Richard Feynman's Classic Physics Lectures

Strange Paths [v][b] Compilation of Resources for Advanced Physics

Sixty Symbols [v] Selection of various Physics-related videos

Periodic Table of Videos

String Theory Shiraz's lectures


Wolfram Alpha/ Physics Knowledge Database

Falstad Java Physics Simulations/Applets

Serendip/ Apps Physics Applets, Physics Applets Everywhere

Nowykurier Gravity Simulation

PhET Physics Java apps hosted by University of Colorado, topics include motion, waves, work, thermo, quantum, and electromagnetism

PHYSCLIPS Animations, film clips, interactive tutorials, and supporting pages hosted at University of New South Wales

Atom in a Box Software that helps simulate what electron obritals look like

Problems & ChallengesEdit

nrich/Physics Physics Challenge Problems

British Physics Olympiad Papers [b] Challenging Questions | ‘02 - ‘10 Includes Answers (Aimed at 17-18) Feynman Challenges Exercises relating to the Feynman lectures

Advice / ArticlesEdit

Common Physics Misconceptions

ZapperZ's "So you want to be a Physicist?" Career Advice & Information

How to Become a Good Theoretical Physicist This is must-read

How to Study Physics


IAEA Nuclear Data Services IAEA Nuclear Data Services