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

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

UT Austin Physics Textbooks Complete textbooks for undergraduate to graduate level students

Chicago Undergraduate Physics Bibliography Physics undergraduate book list

Stack Exchange Physics Book Recommendations

So You want To Become a Physicist? A collection of physics books for almost any subject.

Physicsforfree Three free textbooks by Professor Frank Firk
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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.


Classical Mechanics
Electricity and Magnetism
Modern Physics


Physics books (5GB) torrent At your own risk

Web Text, Sources, Reference, and Articles

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

Teaching Advanced Physics Free resources, summarizes physics topics

Lagrangean Lagrangean explained 

Allaboutcircuits [e] Electronics (Has integrated forum)

Hyperphysics Concise Basic-Advanced Physics
. This site does a slow walk through a lot of intro level physics problems. For example, the trajectories pages are great for beginners. If you need more hand-holding than this... well I don't know what to say.

Wikibooks/A-level Physics A-Level Physics

The Particle Adventure Particle Physics for Retards

MathPages Some advanced topics & concepts (Ancient website layout)

Carl Sagan Portal  

What is Reality? Exploring questions about the fundamentals of Physics

Dr. James Calvert Advanced concepts explained & Mathematical Physics articles

Intro to Special Relativity Very comprehensible text explaining SR

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


New Scientist (Popsci) Can be found on Avaxhome
Scientific American (Popsci) Can be found on Avaxhome


DoctorPhys [v] Physics Tutor on Youtube

Freelance Teacher [v] Basic Chemistry & Physics

Khan Academy [v] Basic-Intermediate Physics

[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 a la Periodic Table of Videos

String Theory Shiraz's lectures


BBC TWO - Michael Mosley - The Story of Science History of science


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

EngineSim Version 1.7b "With this software you can investigate how a jet (or turbine) engine produces thrust by interactively changing the values of different engine parameters."

Problems & Challenges

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

200 Puzzling Physics Problems Many accessible problems with hints and solutions


IAEA Nuclear Data Services IAEA Nuclear Data Services

Bibiliography of popular physics concepts A listing of books on physics (Wikipedia)