Resource Recommendations

What follows is some selection of resources I recommend/like. Colored ones are ones I am particularly amazed by.

Books

  • Principles of Condensed Matter Physics by Chaikin and Lubenksy
  • Quantum Field Theory of Many-Body Systems: From the Origin of Sound to an Origin of Light and Electrons by Xiao-Gang Wen
  • Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics by Herbert Callen
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn
  • Geometry, Topology, and Physics by Mikio Nakahara
  • Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics by Arnold
  • The Physics of Quantum Mechanics by David Skinner and James Binney
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, Walker
  • Quantum Mechanics by Messiah (love his discussion of the spectrum of a one-dimensional particle)
  • Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications by Kreyszig

Youtube Channels

  • Aleph 0: Reduces very complex topics in pure mathematics into a simple layman narrative
  • braintruffle: Discusses fluid simulations
  • coldsoup49: Random math animations
  • Emergent Garden: Interesting biological simulations
  • Michael Penn: Solves an incredible range of problems from integrals to differential equations to number theory
  • Michael Sugrue: Beautiful lectures on virtually any topic in philosophy
  • Primer: Animated explanations of various academic topics, mostly evolution
  • qncubed3: Solves a lot of nice contour integrals and explores some other fun math
  • Sebastian Lague: Various exciting coding adventures (I recommend the ant and slime one)
  • SubAnima: Fascinating channel on theoretical biology
  • SyberMath: Solves some fun equations
  • The Efficient Engineer: Amazingly animated explanations of engineering concepts

Youtube Series