David Tong: Lectures on Theoretical Physics
Dynamics and Relativity
An introduction to Newtonian Mechanics and Special Relativity, aimed at first year undergraduates.
A second course in classical mechanics, presenting the Lagrangian and Hamiltian approaches, together with a detailed discussion of rigid body motion.
An introduction to electromagnetism. After introducing the Maxwell equations, the course describes their application to electrostatics, magnetostatics, induction and light. It also describes the relativistic form of the equations.
An introduction to statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, presented to final year undergraduates. After developing the fundamentals of the subject, the course covers classical gases, quantum gases and phase transitions.
A graduate course on basic topics in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. It covers kinetic theory and the Boltzmann equation, stochastic processs and linear response.
Quantum Field Theory
An introductory course in quantum field theory, presented to first year graduate students. It covers the canonical quantization of scalar, Dirac and vector fields. Videos are also included.
An introduction to string theory, presented to first year graduate students. It covers the bosonic string and the basics of conformal field theory.
A course for advanced graduates students, covering solitons in supersymmetric gauge theories and D-branes. It was given at the TASI summer school.
Some Powerpoint Slides
Concepts in Theoretical Physics
A handful of lectures aimed at first year undergraduates, each focussing on a different topic in theoretical physics.