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Most of your questions, answered!
« on: 12/03/2015 04:57:34 »
I really meant it when I said 'most of your questions, answered'. The websites stated below could be used as reference providers, if you really don't want to learn it all or, are already a physicist... But if you are just starting, then they are your path... To perhaps, being a renowned physicist!

"http://www.easyphysics.net" {Really don't know anything about physics? Well then... This is the place where you should start}
 
"http://www.learner.org/courses/physics/" [THE MOST PREFERRED WEBSITE TO LEARN FROM] {This website is mostly based on Particle physics and Cosmology.}

'http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight/' {This website will educate you about: Galileo, Maxwell, Einstein,
Time dilation
and will then take you beyond relativity.}

'http://webcast.berkeley.edu/playlist#c,d,Physics,095393D5B42B2266',
 'http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/' {UCBerkeley and MIT's physics course website. They host everything you need to become a proper physicists.}


This little message is for all those new members who know a little of everything but not really everything (If you know what I mean): We are a community of passionate scientists, but some of us are just at the point where we are excited about knowing a bit of quantum physics, and then there are some who have spent years refining their knowledge in physics. While it's good that this forum ranges from advanced to intermediate topics... But still I would like to urge the starters to first complete the course from the first two websites I have stated above. Those courses will give you a head start into the world of physics and cosmology; Once you have completed them, and if you might then be surrounded by some doubts... The brilliant minds of this forum are here for you. Although, even if you do not want to complete a course that big and just want basic questions answered... Please keep in mind, that when you post those questions. Do not favor the knowledge that you might have on that subject. Listen to the experts here, do your research about what they are saying and then ditch, if you have to, the old incorrect knowledge. Basically what I'm trying to say here is, please do not feel smart after knowing a bit of physics, we have all been their but eventually we learn that there's always something new to learn in the world of physics. Just be friendly, do not force your knowledge on anyone if you don't have proper knowledge about that subject yourself, and please just ask relevant questions.
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« Reply #1 on: 12/03/2015 11:13:08 »
I was surprised that they put string theory near the start....
I had a quick read, and it seems well written (with links to the equations, if you are interested).
 

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« Reply #2 on: 12/03/2015 15:33:18 »
I was surprised that they put string theory near the start....
I had a quick read, and it seems well written (with links to the equations, if you are interested).
I did a quick look through it and am also impressed with not only the readability but the detail and accuracy. It will take some more reading to determine how closely it agrees with current theory but so far, it appears to be precise and thoughtfully done. 
 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/03/2015 00:30:46 »
I read the part on the helium atom and it answered some questions I have had for a while. That is a good site.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 13/03/2015 00:34:13 »
I don't know how rigorously the information on the site has been verified but I think this thread is worthy of being pinned for future reference. At least as a first reference.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 23/04/2015 09:03:14 »
Quote from: jeffreyH
I don't know how rigorously the information on the site has been verified but I think this thread is worthy of being pinned for future reference. At least as a first reference.
When a website is part of a university website then the information is reliable for the most part. In the current case the last two are university websites. You can tell by the ".edu" at the end of the website's main URL.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 23/04/2015 09:47:46 »
Mr. Peter, even the second website (http://www.learner.org/courses/physics/) is kind of like a university website since the course is designed by professors from Harvard Smithsonian center for astrophysics and MIT etc. (http://www.learner.org/courses/physics/scientist/index.html).
 

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« Reply #7 on: 23/04/2015 09:49:39 »
Mr. Peter, even the second website (http://www.learner.org/courses/physics/) is kind of like a university website since the course is designed by professors from Harvard Smithsonian center for astrophysics and MIT etc. (http://www.learner.org/courses/physics/scientist/index.html).
I understand. I was merely making the point that if the website has a .edu then it can be trusted. It'd be a mistake to think that if it didn't have a .edu then it can't be trusted.
 

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