Friday 5 February 2016

A first post, setting out my plans

Welcome to my astrophysics blog.

I earned a degree in Physics back in 1997, but didn't get a good enough result to take my studies further. I have since been working in aerospace, with some time abroad travelling and teaching English as a second language.

In the time since then I feel I've forgotten much. So I plan to reacquire the knowledge and skills I once had, which will be required if I want to take my studies further. So this blog will serve to chart my progress in this endeavour and it will also become a part of my learning process. I will post on various subjects and topics which I study

My plan is to work through Prof. Leonard Susskind's "The Theoretical Minimum" lectures, and his first two accompanying books on classical and quantum mechanics. It is believed that further books are planned.

From my university days, I have large set of paper notes. I hope to be able to review these and perhaps transform them into some sort of electronic form and maybe publish them. I'm not sure how I will achieve, but I have a few ideas.

I also have a number of books which have been largely unlooked at in the last 20 or so years. These I intend to work through. I also have in mind more book which will need to be acquired. This element of my studies will take time, however, once I complete a book I will post a review of it to allow you to decide whether it worth working through, should you have similar desires to myself.

I alluded earlier that intend to take my studies further. I have a course in mind, but I will not go into any more detail of this yet. Perhaps after I have won a place and completed it, which will be a few years from now, I will post more on this.

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