The paperbacks are incredibly good, but the lecture notes are

*so much*better.

If you can get hold of a copy of these lectures notes, I thoroughly recommend that you do so.

You will not need an undergraduate degree in mathematics to get going with them. You will just need half a brain and a willingness to learn about how the Universe works.

Just check out what you get:

**Volume 1. Mainly mechanics, radiation, and heat**

*Chapter 1. Atoms in motion*

Chapter 2. Basic Physics

Chapter 3. The relation of physics to other sciences

Chapter 4. Conservation of energy

Chapter 5. Time and distance

Chapter 6. Probability

Chapter 7. The theory of gravitation

Chapter 8. Motion

Chapter 9. Newton's laws of dynamics

Chapter 10. Conservation of momentum

Chapter 11. Vectors

Chapter 12. Characteristics of force

Chapter 13. Work and potential energy (A)

Chapter 14. Work and potential energy (conclusion)

Chapter 15. The special theory of relativity

Chapter 16. Relativistic energy and momentum

Chapter 17. Space-time

Chapter 18. Rotation in two dimensions

Chapter 19. Center of mass; Moment of inertia

Chapter 20. Rotation in space

Chapter 21. The harmonic oscillator

Chapter 22. Algebra

Chapter 23. Resonance

Chapter 24. Transients

Chapter 25. Linear systems and review

Chapter 26. Optics: The principle of least time

Chapter 27. Geometrical optics

Chapter 28. Electromagnetic radiation

Chapter 29. Interference

Chapter 30. Diffraction

Chapter 31. The origin of the refractive index

Chapter 32. Radiation damping. Light scattering

Chapter 33. Polarization

Chapter 34. Relativistic effects in radiation

Chapter 35. Color vision

Chapter 36. Mechanisms of seeing

Chapter 37. Quantum behavior

Chapter 38. The Relation of Wave and particle viewpoints

Chapter 39. The kinetic theory of gases

Chapter 40. The principles of statistical mechanics

Chapter 41. The brownian movement

Chapter 42. Applications of kinetic theory

Chapter 43. Diffusion

Chapter 44. The laws of thermodynamics

Chapter 45. Illustrations of thermodynamics

Chapter 46. Ratchet and pawl

Chapter 47. Sound. The wave equation

Chapter 48. Beats

Chapter 49. Modes

Chapter 50. Harmonics

Chapter 51. Waves

Chapter 52. Symmetry in physical laws

Chapter 2. Basic Physics

Chapter 3. The relation of physics to other sciences

Chapter 4. Conservation of energy

Chapter 5. Time and distance

Chapter 6. Probability

Chapter 7. The theory of gravitation

Chapter 8. Motion

Chapter 9. Newton's laws of dynamics

Chapter 10. Conservation of momentum

Chapter 11. Vectors

Chapter 12. Characteristics of force

Chapter 13. Work and potential energy (A)

Chapter 14. Work and potential energy (conclusion)

Chapter 15. The special theory of relativity

Chapter 16. Relativistic energy and momentum

Chapter 17. Space-time

Chapter 18. Rotation in two dimensions

Chapter 19. Center of mass; Moment of inertia

Chapter 20. Rotation in space

Chapter 21. The harmonic oscillator

Chapter 22. Algebra

Chapter 23. Resonance

Chapter 24. Transients

Chapter 25. Linear systems and review

Chapter 26. Optics: The principle of least time

Chapter 27. Geometrical optics

Chapter 28. Electromagnetic radiation

Chapter 29. Interference

Chapter 30. Diffraction

Chapter 31. The origin of the refractive index

Chapter 32. Radiation damping. Light scattering

Chapter 33. Polarization

Chapter 34. Relativistic effects in radiation

Chapter 35. Color vision

Chapter 36. Mechanisms of seeing

Chapter 37. Quantum behavior

Chapter 38. The Relation of Wave and particle viewpoints

Chapter 39. The kinetic theory of gases

Chapter 40. The principles of statistical mechanics

Chapter 41. The brownian movement

Chapter 42. Applications of kinetic theory

Chapter 43. Diffusion

Chapter 44. The laws of thermodynamics

Chapter 45. Illustrations of thermodynamics

Chapter 46. Ratchet and pawl

Chapter 47. Sound. The wave equation

Chapter 48. Beats

Chapter 49. Modes

Chapter 50. Harmonics

Chapter 51. Waves

Chapter 52. Symmetry in physical laws

**Volume 2. Mainly electromagnetism and matter**

*Chapter 1. Electromagnetism*

Chapter 2. Differential calculus of vector fields

Chapter 3. Vector integral calculus

Chapter 4. Electrostatics

Chapter 5. Application of Gauss' law

Chapter 6. The electric field in various circumstances

Chapter 7. The electric field in various circumstances (continued)

Chapter 8. Electrostatic energy

Chapter 9. Electricity in the atmosphere

Chapter 10. Dielectrics

Chapter 11. Inside dielectrics

Chapter 12. Electrostatic analogs

Chapter 13. Magnetostatics

Chapter 14. The magnetic field in various situations

Chapter 15. The vector potential

Chapter 16. Induced currents

Chapter 17. The laws of induction

Chapter 18. The Maxwell equations

Chapter 19. The principle of least action

Chapter 20. Solutions of Maxwell's equations in free space

Chapter 21. Solutions of Maxwell's equations with currents and charges

Chapter 22. AC circuits

Chapter 23. Cavity resonators

Chapter 24. Waveguides

Chapter 25. Electrodynamics in relativistic notation

Chapter 26. Lorentz transformations of the fields

Chapter 27. Field energy and field momentum

Chapter 28. Electromagnetic mass

Chapter 29. The motion of charges in electric and magnetic fields

Chapter 30. The internal geometry of crystals

Chapter 31. Tensors

Chapter 32. Refractive index of dense materials

Chapter 33. Reflection from surfaces

Chapter 34. The magnetism of matter

Chapter 35. Paramagnetism and magnetic resonance

Chapter 36. Ferromagnetism

Chapter 37. Magnetic materials

Chapter 38. Elasticity

Chapter 39. Elastic materials

Chapter 40. The flow of dry water

Chapter 41. The flow of wet water

Chapter 42. Curved space

Chapter 2. Differential calculus of vector fields

Chapter 3. Vector integral calculus

Chapter 4. Electrostatics

Chapter 5. Application of Gauss' law

Chapter 6. The electric field in various circumstances

Chapter 7. The electric field in various circumstances (continued)

Chapter 8. Electrostatic energy

Chapter 9. Electricity in the atmosphere

Chapter 10. Dielectrics

Chapter 11. Inside dielectrics

Chapter 12. Electrostatic analogs

Chapter 13. Magnetostatics

Chapter 14. The magnetic field in various situations

Chapter 15. The vector potential

Chapter 16. Induced currents

Chapter 17. The laws of induction

Chapter 18. The Maxwell equations

Chapter 19. The principle of least action

Chapter 20. Solutions of Maxwell's equations in free space

Chapter 21. Solutions of Maxwell's equations with currents and charges

Chapter 22. AC circuits

Chapter 23. Cavity resonators

Chapter 24. Waveguides

Chapter 25. Electrodynamics in relativistic notation

Chapter 26. Lorentz transformations of the fields

Chapter 27. Field energy and field momentum

Chapter 28. Electromagnetic mass

Chapter 29. The motion of charges in electric and magnetic fields

Chapter 30. The internal geometry of crystals

Chapter 31. Tensors

Chapter 32. Refractive index of dense materials

Chapter 33. Reflection from surfaces

Chapter 34. The magnetism of matter

Chapter 35. Paramagnetism and magnetic resonance

Chapter 36. Ferromagnetism

Chapter 37. Magnetic materials

Chapter 38. Elasticity

Chapter 39. Elastic materials

Chapter 40. The flow of dry water

Chapter 41. The flow of wet water

Chapter 42. Curved space

**Volume 3. Quantum mechanics**

*Chapter 1. Quantum behavior*

Chapter 2. The relation of wave and particle viewpoints

Chapter 3. Probability amplitudes

Chapter 4. Identical particles

Chapter 5. Spin one

Chapter 6. Spin one-half

Chapter 7. The dependence of amplitudes on time

Chapter 8. The Hamiltonian matrix

Chapter 9. The ammonia maser

Chapter 10. Other two-state systems

Chapter 11. More two-state systems

Chapter 12. The hyperfine splitting in hydrogen

Chapter 13. Propagation in a crystal lattice

Chapter 14. Semiconductors

Chapter 15. The independent particle approximation

Chapter 16. The dependence of amplitudes on position

Chapter 17. Symmetry and conservation laws

Chapter 18. Angular momentum

Chapter 19. The hydrogen atom and the periodic table

Chapter 20. Operators

Chapter 21. The SchrÃ¶dinger equation in a classical context: a seminar on superconductivity

Chapter 2. The relation of wave and particle viewpoints

Chapter 3. Probability amplitudes

Chapter 4. Identical particles

Chapter 5. Spin one

Chapter 6. Spin one-half

Chapter 7. The dependence of amplitudes on time

Chapter 8. The Hamiltonian matrix

Chapter 9. The ammonia maser

Chapter 10. Other two-state systems

Chapter 11. More two-state systems

Chapter 12. The hyperfine splitting in hydrogen

Chapter 13. Propagation in a crystal lattice

Chapter 14. Semiconductors

Chapter 15. The independent particle approximation

Chapter 16. The dependence of amplitudes on position

Chapter 17. Symmetry and conservation laws

Chapter 18. Angular momentum

Chapter 19. The hydrogen atom and the periodic table

Chapter 20. Operators

Chapter 21. The SchrÃ¶dinger equation in a classical context: a seminar on superconductivity

Absolutely blinking marvellous.

## 3 comments:

kindly let me know that in E=mc2 (famous eqs given by Einstein) whether c2 (c square) stands only for denoting some numerical value in the equation or there is some evidence of a speed equal to the square of speed of light?

I think you're confusing me with Professor Feynman! :-)

I think you'll also find all the evidence you need for E=mc^2, in any hydrogen bomb (or even uranium bomb) explosion, in the last 60 years, where tiny amounts of nuclear mass turned into mass-ive amounts of electromagnetic energy (if you'll pardon the pun! ;-)

Must dash - my cold fusion experiment is warming up over in the corner.

C = 3e8 m/s, i.e. the speed of light is three times ten to the eighth power meters per second. The square of the speed of light, then, is 9e16 m^2/s^2, or nine times ten to the sixteenth power meters squared per second squared.

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