Sunday, November 25, 2012

For Those Wanting to Study on Their Own

I have a book on Lulu called "Self-Instruction and Teaching: Science Education for the New Millenium". This is all about how to learn effectively, and how to teach others. You can find it here:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Starting a new Writing Project

I will be working on a textbook for University Physics, called University Physics with Modern Physics. I know, terribly original title. This book will be freely available as a series of downloads from the web site starting today. I envison this as a bunch of Mathematica-based cdfs (computational documents) and pdfs. I will also be able to put together custom textbooks to suit the needs of specific classes. These will be available at Lulu (, and through the web site above. At this stage I am working on the structure of the contents. In general, here are the contents:

  1. Introduction to Physics
  2. Mathematics
  3. Mathematical Physics
  4. Theoretical Physics
  5. Computational Physics
  6. Experimental Physics
  7. Classical Physics
  8. Modern Physics
  9. Using Calculus to Model Motion
  10. Introduction to Mathematica
  11. Error Analysis
  12. Newtonian Mechanics
  13. Thermodynamics and Energy
  14. Fields and Waves
  15. Problems with Classical Physics
  16. Einstein's Relativity
  17. Quantum Physics
  18. Applications of Relativity and Quantum Physics
  19. Differential Equations
There is a LOT more, but this will be enough for now. :-)

The Web Page for The Theoretical Minimum is Up!

The web page for The Theoretical Minimum is up and you can see it at:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book Update

The book, The Theoretical Minimum, will be published by Basic Books at the end of January of 2013. There will be a companion web site:, it is not yet up! Don't go there and then tell me there is no link!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Writing on Information Theory: Some important theorems on Markov Chains, their proofs, and how to model Markov Chains in Mathematica.