Astronomy Club

University of Arizona



Light & Matter  Open source Physics Textbook Series

Motionmountain  Physics Textbook Series (Unconventional teaching style)

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

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.

Web Text –  free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college courses that spans videos, audio lectures, and notes

Physics of Fluids Site has publications involving fluid dynamics

Journal of Computational Physics

Physics Classroom  High School Physics with large bank of questions 

Lagrangean Lagrangean explained

Allaboutcircuits  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)

Carl Sagan PortalWhat 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



Freelance Teacher  Basic Chemistry & Physics

Khan Academy  Basic-Intermediate Physics

Brightstorm First year physics

Study Stove Chemistry and Physics problems explained

Youtube/derekowens  Math, Physics, Electronics

Physics tutorial  Physics tutorial with interactivity

Perimeter Institute  Theoretical Physics Lectures

Project Tuva  Richard Feynman’s Classic Physics Lectures

Strange Paths  Compilation of Resources for Advanced Physics

Sixty Symbols  Selection of various Physics-related videos a la 

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 & Challenges

nrich/Physics Physics Challenge Problems

British Physics Olympiad Papers Challenging Questions | ‘02 – ‘10 Includes Answers (Aimed at 17-18)

Feynman Challenges Exercises relating to the Feynman lectures


IAEA Nuclear Data Services IAEA Nuclear Data Services