Physics notes

I wrote many physics notes over the years. These notes do not contain new discoveries, nor do I believe that I am any better at explaining things than professional physics educators. These are merely my personal study notes. That said, some may find them useful. These notes are not formal; although I try to make sure that the mathematics contained therein is correct, by no means do I attempt to prove every theorem, and yes, I admit I sometimes make leaps that would be unacceptable in more formal texts. The real purpose of these notes, then, is to provide an outline, a roadmap of sorts to help one truly understand what's happening, on the phenomenological level. Some of these notes, in fact, began their existence as comments in my somewhat eclectic Day Book.

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Simulation of a Bose star 11 December 2014
The resistor bridge 02 September 2014
On color vision 20 July 2014
The Lagrangian of Newtonian gravity 24 January 2014
Dirac's Lectures and constrained Hamiltonians 26 December 2013
Cosmology 101 09 December 2013
The likelihood ratio 07 September 2013
Tensor calculus cheat sheet 24 August 2013
The Lanczos tensor at the Schwarzschild horizon 09 January 2013
Weighted linear regression 14 February 2010
Spinors and fields 31 January 2010
Richardson extrapolation 11 December 2009
The Mythbusters still don't get their physics right 02 November 2009
Classical Maxwell-Proca fields and a thought on magnetic monopoles 03 August 2009
Thermodynamic principles 28 June 2007
On the barometric formula 27 June 2007
The Mythbusters don't always get their numbers right 14 April 2007
Why does dark matter explain anomalous galaxy rotations? 04 April 2006
On tensors and their matrix representations 10 August 2005
On eigenvectors and eigenfunctions (and salted pork) 19 June 2005
From set theory to electromagnetism 22 February 2005
Kaluza-Klein theory 01 December 2004
The action and the wave function 26 September 2004
About the action integral 19 September 2004
The numerology of physical constants 28 August 2004
Einstein's equation is not E = mc² 12 August 2004
The families of elementary particles 31 July 2004
The principle of least action 21 July 2004
The electromagnetic field tensor 09 March 2004
About the de Rham complex 08 March 2004
Curved Spacetime 06 March 2004
On the interpretations of quantum mechanics 05 February 2004
Clifford Algebras 09 December 2003
Spinors in three dimensions 07 December 2003
The principle of gauge invariance 19 November 2003
Why is the speed of light constant? 06 June 2003
Quaternions and the Dirac equation 12 March 2003
Principles of elementary quantum mechanics 14 January 2003
Cardano's problem 31 December 2002
Bell's theorem rehashed 27 May 2001