David Tong -- Cambridge Lecture Notes on Theoretical Physics

David Tong: Lectures on Theoretical Physics



[Concepts]

Concepts in Theoretical Physics

A handful of lectures aimed at first year undergraduates, each focussing on a different topic in theoretical physics. Powerpoint slides for each lecture are included.



[Time]

Dynamics and Relativity

This is an introduction to Newtonian Mechanics and Special Relativity, aimed at first year undergraduates. Full lecture notes are included.



[Lagrange Points]

Classical Dynamics

This is a second course in classical mechanics, presenting the Lagrangian and Hamiltian approaches, together with a detailed discussion of rigid body motion. Full lecture notes are included.



[Philosophy]

Statistical Physics

This course is 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. Full lecture notes are included.

[Rolling Rolling Rolling]

Kinetic Theory

A graduate course on basic topics in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. It covers kinetic theory and the Boltzmann equation, stochastic processs and linear response. Full lecture notes are included.


[K+]

Quantum Field Theory

This is an introductory course in quantum field theory, presented to first year graduate students. It covers the canonical quantization of scalar, Dirac and vector fields. Full lecture notes and videos are included.


D-Branes

String Theory

This course provides an introduction to string theory, presented to first year graduate students. It covers the bosonic string and the basics of conformal field theory. Full lecture notes are included.


[Vortex]

Solitons

This is a course for advanced graduates students, covering solitons in supersymmetric gauge theories and D-branes. It was given at the TASI summer school. Lecture notes are included.