Hi, I’m Jakob.
I write student-friendly textbooks and I try to solve expository problems.
The main idea behind my projects is perfectly summarized by the following quote by Edwin Jaynes
The goal should be, not to implant in the students’ mind every fact that the teacher knows now; but rather to implant a way of thinking that enables the student, in the future, to learn in one year what the teacher learned in two years. Only in that way can we continue to advance from one generation to the next.
🚀 My Projects
- 💭An expository physics wiki with layers that contain explanations with increasing levels of sophistication.
- 🌏 200+ contributing users
- 🤓 244 points at Hacker News (#5 Front Page)
- 💭A textbook that derives modern physics using symmetry considerations. The textbook I wished had existed when I started my journey in physics.
- ♘Published by Springer
- 🌟20+ five-star reviews at Amazon. #1 Bestseller in the categories Group Theory, Mathematical Physics, and Nuclear Physics.
- ⬇Downloaded 10000+ times
- 📰Reviewed by the MAA, zbmath and the German Physik Journal and Physik in unserer Zeit
- 🤔 45 comments at the PhysicsForums
- 📚 Recommended literature at the university of Hamburg
- 🇩🇪 German translation “Durch Symmetry die Moderne Physik verstehen” published by Springer Spektrum
- 🇨🇳 Inofficial Chinese translation available at Github
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