Listed below are the (current) set of courses on theoretical physics courtesy of Stanford University. The lecturer is Professor Leonard Susskind, an eminent theoretical physicist and one of the *founding fathers* of string theory. A profile of Professor Susskind is available on Wikipedia.

These lectures can be considered to be - and are sometimes referred to as - the *Theoretical Minimum*, meaning that the material covered in each course is the minimum that could be taught in order to define and use key concepts of modern physics.

I suppose it would be possible to complete some of these courses without a good mathematical grounding, but I imagine a reasonable knowledge of algebra, geometry and calculus is pretty much required to understand most of the lectures. Professor Susskind also assumes a knowledge of Newton's laws of motion.

Nb. People struggling with the necessary mathematical skills might want to try Professor Walter Lewin's lectures on classical physics first.

Title | Notes online | Playlist |
---|---|---|

Classical Mechanics | 9/9 | |

Statistical Mechanics | 0/10 | |

Special Relativity (Known as Quantum Entanglements Part 3) |
8/8 | |

Classical Field Theory (Known as Special Relativity) |
0/8 | |

General Relativity (Known as Einstein's Theory) |
0/12 | |

Cosmology | 0/8 | |

Quantum Entanglements (Known as Quantum Entanglements Part 1) |
9/9 | |

Quantum Mechanics | 0/10 | |

Particle Physics: Basic Concepts | 0/10 | |

Particle Physics: Standard Model | 0/10 | |

Particle Physics: Supersymmetry (Known as Supersymmetry, Grand Unifications and String Theory) |
0/10 | |

String Theory and M-Theory | 0/10 | |

Topics in String Theory | 0/9 |