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Are resource recommendations allowed?

What is the policy on asking for recommendations of books or resources on Physics Stack Exchange? What is a resource recommendation question? What sort of resource recommendation questions are ...
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Reminder that Book Recommendations are on topic

Can whoever is flagging resource-recommendations as off-topic because they are primarily opinion based please stop doing so? The community decided a long time ago that these types of questions are on-...
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How can I improve my post here so that it is not a duplicate?

My post here: Book recommendation: Book on condensed matter physics focusing on numerical method in quantum system [duplicate] How can I further improve my post so that it is not a duplicate?
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Is Physics SE a good place to ask for textbook references?

I sponsor a high school astronomy club. Most of my students have completed AP1 Calculus BC and are ready for a calculus-based discussion of astronomical physics. I am searching for a source-book to ...
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I am looking for a online text editor just like physics stack exchange

I hope this question is suitable for discussing here. I've been hanging around on PSE, I found the text editor of this site is very good and simple(Markdown+Mathjax). I hope to find an online editor ...
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How broad can a resource-recommendation question be? [duplicate]

I am looking for text books of the same style as 'Nuclear and Particle Physics' by W.S.C.Williams - that is, with clearly labeled definitions and sections of concise explanation. However, I am looking ...
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The tag wiki for resource recommendations contradicts existing tag synonyms

The tag wiki for reference-request contains the following sentences: Contrast this with the reference-request tag, which is for questions that ask for a specific resource, instead of any resource ...
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Is this question on book recommendations allowed?

I would like to ask the following question, and would like to know if it is allowed: What are the books similar to the books by David Griffiths, but in the following areas: Classical Mechanics, ...
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Why is this question (still) closed?

H${}$i all. Please, have a look at What is a complete book for quantum field theory?. The post is a standard resource-recommendations request. In fact, it is the canonical post when it comes to QFT ...
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Dealing with level of resources in requests

One of the things that bother me the most about book* recommendation requests is the endless stream of similar requests that can spout around any specific topic, for all the different possible reader ...
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Are journal requests on topic?

Along the lines of this question and the links to others within, there is some acceptance amongst the community when it comes to paper reference requests on a specific topic. Would questions related ...
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Is this what we intended for a resource recommendation?

Let's ignore all the other things that I find wrong with this question for the moment: Is there a tool online that lets me convert acceleration-time graphs into velocity-time and position-time graphs?...
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Are request-learning-path questions off topic? Why?

I was looking at a previous meta question regarding whether certain types of questions requesting a learning-path, or resource-recommendation, or any learning-related-things are off topic or not. I ...
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A duplicate question

This question Good books to understand the basics of material science Was marked as duplicate and redirected to Best Materials Science Introduction Book? The thing is, the second question was ...
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Books for fractals in physics - question undelete

I recently found this question Fractals in physics. Suggest book titles which is currently deleted (screenshot). I'm not sure it's a great question but it seems to matter to some people. When it ...
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Does the resource catalogue question still get updated?

I have been looking at Book recommendations which is a catalogue of links to resource recommendation questions. For me it has been (in combination with the individual resource recommendations that are ...
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Help with book suggestions [duplicate]

If I am to ask for book suggestions on a certain topic, where should I ask? Should I ask on Physics Stack Exchange? If so, what tag should I use?
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Is it ok to ask for recommendations? [duplicate]

Generally, it is frowned upon on StackExchange to ask for recommendations, unless the site is specifically for that purpose. Here on Physics, is it ok to ask for recommendations (e.g. for books that ...
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Should posts targetted at different complexity levels be marked as duplicate?

The question "What books an undergraduate needs to study to get a clear conception of rotational physics?" has been marked as a duplicate of "What are some good books for learning the concepts of ...
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Can we open “The Every Physicist Books Question” & “The Layman Books Question”?

Again, simple as. I was very supprised and disapointed that these questions are locked. I think for students and mathematicans who may want to enter the field these questions are great and could be ...
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Where to ask for a software recommendation about light refraction in a 3D media?

I'm want to simulate and visualize (render) how would light refract inside a glass mug with complex geometry. Since I'm quite sure I cannot code myself something like that, I would ask for a software ...
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Applying resource-recommendation/link-only policies

In principle, questions tagged resource-recommendation that do little more than provide a link should be deleted like any other (almost) link-only answer, but is it really so? If we look at most ...
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Why is this question asking about lectures closed as a duplicate?

This question is currently closed for being a duplicate of this question. The closed question asks about recommendations about video lectures for quantum lectures while the second question asks about ...