I've compiled a 2 month Physics curriculum using free resources from across the Internet. Physics helped us build modern civilization. It's used extensively in computer engineering, quantum computing, and across many Scientific disciplines. Learning Physics helps hone your ability to think critically about the nature of reality, and this helps elevate your consciousness. In this video, I'll explain my curriculum and guide you through my process. Enjoy!
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Week 1 Math Review
Week 2 Classical Mechanics
Study Guide http://www.maths.liv.ac.uk/TheorPhys/people/staff/jgracey/math228/formula.pdf
Final Exam http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/321.jvn.fall02/Fin2002s.pdf
Week 3 Statistical Mechanics
Study Guide https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/a4d6/cd309dd005c4e30c8a4dbe3ed4c377de32ec.pdf
Final Exam http://www.phys.ttu.edu/~cmyles/Phys5305/Exams/Phys5305%20Final%20Exam%20Spring2009.PDF
Week 4 Electromagnetism
Study Guide http://www.phys.nthu.edu.tw/~thschang/notes/EM02.pdf
Final Exam http://web.mit.edu/8.02/www/Spring02/exams/final-sol4.pdf
Week 5 Particle Physics
Study Guide https://www.nikhef.nl/~i93/Master/PP1/2011/Lectures/Lecture.pdf
Final Exam http://hitoshi.berkeley.edu/129A/final-sol.pdf
Week 6 Theory of Relativity
Study Guide https://arxiv.org/pdf/gr-qc/9712019.pdf
Final Exam https://courses.physics.ucsd.edu/2015/Winter/physics225b/hw4-sols.pdf
Week 7 Quantum Mechanics
Lectures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcpwnozMh2U https://www.edx.org/course/quantum-mechanics-everyone-georgetownx-phyx-008-01x
Study Guide https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-04-quantum-physics-i-spring-2013/lecture-notes/MIT8_04S13_Lec01.pdf
Final Exam http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~haule/501/sol_final_2015.pdf
Week 8 Quantum Field Theory
Study Guide https://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~mark/ms-qft-DRAFT.pdf- Final Exam http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jbourj/peskin/Quantum%20Field%20Theory%20II%20homeworks.pdf
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I like what you had to say about statistics and closed systems Siraj,I'm also assuming that you are applying that logic to quantum physics. I always thought of stats as answering the questions; how do we define our populations for sampling? Which methods do we go about sampling our populations? Last but not least, Are the features that we have chosen for our model significant or not? Those are the three questions that I believe statistics can answer that effect me, as an up and coming data analyst, but I like the other way you phrased it.
4 years bachelor's degree in 2 months?! You're sick 😆
I actually do many of the things you suggest already, but at 1.5 or 2x speed because YouTube mobile is limited to 2.0x....and it depends on when in the day 😆
Can you do one of these for electrical/electronics engineering? I've already had custom PCB's created, I have not designed them though. Designing my own circuits though could be extremely useful.
Ummm, the handwritten notes point is not entirely correct. The reason why it's more effective is cause you summarize the stuff you're learning about rather than rewriting it verbatim. This summary step makes you think about the stuff you're learning which enhances your learning.
I have a M.Sc. in math and have taken third year of physics classes. Even for me, this is hard. Second, you need to slow down if you want to absorb the knowledge. I have also taken rapid immersion one week classes and found them to be lacking. If it were so doable, you would have a flood of people who would have done it by now. Another point, if you cram it like so, you forget it quickly too. Physics, math, ML are tough subjects, so winging it isn't the way to go. I have seem lots of smart and motivated people fail out of college, so it was painful to watch as well.
I don't know about physics but as an autodidact it took me 2 months to learn algebra to multivariable calculus it could be faster because of I need to go to stupid school It made my pace slower Now I am moving forward to linear algebra I think this summer I am gonna finish yr a undergraduate course yr 1 Moving forward to have equal knowledge like math phd and then physics course too I think physics is little bit harder to learn 2 months for quantum mechanics is kinda wierd may be I will start to learn whole undergraduate course in 8 months flr physics and I am bit confused about cs course finding it is harder I have found in wikiversity site wish you best of like siraj Oh I forgot to mention I am learning c++ 1200 page took me 2 weeks average learning time 6 hr without programming this is my progress for now I need to be a good mathematician
Everybody arguing and complaining about this speed course. I am a Physicist and QML researcher. Throughout the degree, you learn not only Physics but also other skills. Giving part to Siraj, getting used to concepts such as 'lagrangian', 'hermitian', etc in order to understand QML courses and papers is perfectly doable in two months. Summing up, a little advice: Stop complaining and start doing. Keep it up Siraj!
Mu Lambda 165
Freeman Dyson - Trying to convince Oppenheimer that the old Physics works
How to become a physicist - Tibees
Benoit Mandelbrot - The decision not to go into physics
The Starlost - Episode 1: Voyage of Discovery
Curriculum of Curiosity - Sugata Mitra
A Unified Language for Mathematics and Physics
A Modeling Approach to Physics Instruction
A Modeling Workstation for Physics (Playlist)
Systems Physics - A Modeling Approach to Fundamental COncepts
Self Organized Learning Environments
The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose and The Theoretical Minimum by Leonard Susskind are both books that try to do what Siraj is doing.
You can probably use google and online lectures to learn a Physics degree in faster than 3 years. If people want, I could post the reading list for all the modules in my BSc Physics degree - but reading this and doing the exercises would take around 36 weeks.
I saw this video when it first came out and noticed you changed the title. It's nice to know that you're reading the comments and responding to your audience. None of your repeat-watchers actually think you can master a 4-year degree's worth of education in 2 months. But the thoughtful aggregation of resources is still appreciated.
This could work for a certain kind of learning style. In my case, I have found private tutors hired to work on a highly condensed schedule (5 days a week, 2 hours a day plus 2-3 hours of homework a day) work best. The inter-human connection tends to really activate me and keep me focused.
This is probably simple stuff for you but I'm interested in seeing a walk-through of the Kaggle House Prices; Advanced Regression Techniques Competition. You explain the Kaggle competitions so well. I've even subscribed
Guys, I don't think Siraj want us to become state of the art researchers. I see in this challenge an opportunity to be able to understand the main topics of each fields. Thanks to that, I hope i'll have new ideas of ML solutions that I could never find without enroll in this 4 weeks courses.
Normal learning can't cut it. *Throttles to deep learning* lmao. The people who don't know physics already might not be able to touch quantum physics in two months I believe. But if someone wants to take it up and be thorough with it no matter how much time it takes, it's a good curation of content to learn/relearn physics top to bottom.
Thanks so much Siraj. Complainers take note: if you think it will take you longer to learn #1 it will, and #2 so do that. Learn at your own pace. I'm grateful for the aggregation of self study materials I couldn't have put this together myself. Thank you again Siraj.
I am baffled to see all these hate in the comments. We live in a sad sad world.
Here's this guy putting in so many hours to compile all the resources together to guide you on how to begin forming a decent understanding of different concepts of Physics, and instead of feeling grateful that you can access it for free, you bitch and complain? You don't need to be a wizard in Physics to understand how the concepts are used in Comp Sci papers. I hope better sense will prevail.
Kudos to you Siraj for all the hard work. Thanks for sharing!
Learn physics in 2 month? Or be familiarise with Physics in two months?
I mean... it tooks me one whole semester in the university for every topic in the list in order to solve problems.... Anyway I am not a super genius but if someone is super intelligent that can learn that physics in two months it is very likely he/she has already done it.
There is still many stuff missing, optics (classical, linear , non linear, ), wave physics, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, metrology, electronics, atomic physics(different from particle physics) also nuclear physics, semi conductor, lasers, thermodynamics, there still other stuff but your curriculum is good nonetheless although it lacks some stuff in comparison to bachelor degree!!
Great video. It understandable that most the people involved in physics are sceptical to learn this subject in 2 months, but I feel Siraj's motivation in his playlists "learn something in n months"... Nowadays we need to know many concepts from interdisciplinary topics to convert knowledge to a new innovation, or to better understand some processes from (for example) biology, or computer science which is connected to physics and people please don't take from Siraj - his enthusiasm and that he enjoys learning self by teaching us in a more better and better way :)
@Neel Modi I tried both Peskin and Schroeder. I'd say I feel that Peskin is trying to scare you at times, and Schroeder is more approachable. However, I have not finished either :(. I don't think there is a mathematically rigorous approach to most of the topics in QFT, depending on your requirement to rigorness. There has been attempts to construct QFT from axioms. But the result is still quite primitive. I believe still cannot include an interaction picture See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wightman_axioms#Consequences_of_the_axioms
Just curious, what book(s) do you use? I tried with Peskin and Schroeder but for some reason I had a hard time understanding the logic. Recently quit it and started with Weinberg which seems better at first, but do you know of any mathematically rigorous introductions where all the assumptions are formally stated etc.?
Learning information is not the same as first principles.
Extrapolating what is given, and questioning the understanding of those that came before based on information that was discovered after they documented their discovery pointing you to a new paradigm and understanding of the material that even the creator did not understand, is how to extract the first principles. This Holistic examination of physics also requires you go back to question what is already understood and considered to be factual and examine if it is a derived or calculated value, or a measured value derived by extrapolation. For instance, Voltage is a value created from the movement of electrons (standard model) and the Electromagnetic field strength is based off of the resistance and inductance. The voltage is not what is measured, but the current through a resistor and from that ratio, you calculate a voltage. We commonly use voltage and believe we understand current flow based off of voltage, when voltage is a derived value. Without a current path with a resistance there is no voltage. Once a current path exists, then we measure the current flow, and resistance to current to calculate the voltage. What is not measured or though about is the creation of the current from magnetic induction and the magnetic field that surrounds all currents that flow through a wire. Most people ignore the first principle to simplify the calculations, and this is adequate when dealing with simple values, but when you explore why you have twisted pairs of wire for signal transmission, then you actually have to work with inductance and Electro-Magnetic Induction or signaling or interference.
Physics is wonderful, what do I like the most? Nuclear - The extrapolation of Beta Decay to the internal structure of the atom is something that when I found out changed my understanding of chemistry/physics and pointed to many fallacies that are currently being taught in physics and chemistry. Then there is the missing units (kg/s, cycles/s, cycles/m) that cause logical fallacies to be extrapolated... because of missing information that is hidden by evaluating a unit to 1 and causing it to disappear (1 * 800 != 800 * cycles/second).
I love that you have a short course for physics. Well done!
Complex variable, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, (Sturn Liouville system) and Group theory will be needed in order to understand Quantum Mechanics and everything else...so i think 2 months study and AI math is not enough😕😕
If Siraj Raval had actually studied his own physics course he'd have realised that you can't study particle physics (beyond the most basic overview) before Special Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and QFT. I mean, honestly. Who is he trying to kid?
@Siraj Raval You skipped doing particle physics, then did it later and somehow didn't realise it is 100% filled with QFT and relativity?
Right... You're not convincing anyone, this course is ridiculous and no one in their right mind would follow it, and it is literally impossible to understand the topics in it to any level within 2 months.
Consider a hydrogen-like ionized atom with atomic number with a single electron. In the emission
spectrum of this atom, the photon emitted in the n = 2 to n = 1 transition has energy 74.8 eV higher than
the photon emitted in the n = 3 to n = 2 transition. The ionization energy of the hydrogen atom is
13.6 eV. The value of Z is __________.
The classical mechanics formula sheet does not contain any Lagrangian or Hamiltonian mechanics. Euler's equations are NOT the Euler-Lagrange equations. I won't even bother going through the rest and how a, more or less comprehensive, course on GR can easily take you 2 months of studying every day.
Although I truly enjoy those videos as I view them more of a roadmap, I can't see why you coundn't just name them "Learn Physics Roadmap" or something like it. Because this time schedule causes a really bad impression, as it is ridiculously unrealistic.
I'm going to give this a try as a review but I may be an exception as I'm currently working on a master's in physics. I am hoping this gets me ready for my graduate courses in quantum and stat mech, as well as the physics GRE. Either way, I'm glad I found this video, thanks!
I was thinking about learning AI, just then you released a video.
I was thinking about learning Math of AI, you released your Math series.
Now I was thinking about learning about Quantum Computers, and you released a video again.
This is a whole-hearted thank you to Siraj from my side. You've been a great mentor. 😁
Siraj, you are clearly a genius and you can learn fast and memorize easily. It is clear from your videos that you are super focused and a quick learner. The only people who can do so are: Super smart people, smart people with some background in physics and math, or smart people with organizational skills and a good comprehensive crash course delivered by a physicist.
For those who are not smart enough to cover this in 2 months, you still succeed in inspiring them if the have hunger to learn as you do.
Thank you for the materials and don’t give up on us, normal people :)
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