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Aperiodic CrystalsFrom Modulated Phases to Quasicrystals:  Structure and Properties

Aperiodic Crystals: From Modulated Phases to Quasicrystals: Structure and Properties

Ted Janssen, Gervais Chapuis, and Marc de Boissieu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198824442
eISBN:
9780191863288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824442.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Until the 1970s all materials studied consisted of periodic arrays of unit cells, or were amorphous. In the following decades a new class of solid state matter, called aperiodic crystals, has been ... More

The Elements of Relativity

The Elements of Relativity

David M. Wittman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199658633
eISBN:
9780191863653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199658633.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Relativity is a set of remarkable insights into the way space and time work. The basic notion of relativity, first articulated by Galileo, explains why we do not feel Earth moving as it orbits the ... More

Galileo UnboundA Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

David D. Nolte

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198805847
eISBN:
9780191843808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805847.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, The Universe and Everything traces the journey that brought us from Galileo’s law of free fall to today’s geneticists measuring evolutionary drift, entangled ... More

Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics

Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics

Peter Mann

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198822370
eISBN:
9780191861253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822370.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book explores the fascinating subject of classical mechanics, which is the pinnacle of nineteenth-century physics, from a fresh and exciting viewpoint. With its foundations laid down in ancient ... More

Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists

Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists

Dennis Sherwood and Paul Dalby

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198782957
eISBN:
9780191826177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782957.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book will equip a student of any physical or biological science with a sound understanding of thermodynamics, and will build confidence in using thermodynamics in practice. The emphasis is ... More

The Overproduction of TruthPassion, Competition, and Integrity in Modern Science

The Overproduction of Truth: Passion, Competition, and Integrity in Modern Science

Gianfranco Pacchioni

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198799887
eISBN:
9780191864858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799887.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The way science is done has changed radically in the last years. The personal reflections and experiences of a protagonist help us to understand the mechanisms of contemporary science. A system where ... More

Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

E. L. Wolf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198769804
eISBN:
9780191822636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769804.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This is a physics textbook describing, at a college level, the physics and technology needed to provide sustainable long-term energy, past the era of fossil fuels. A summary is given of global power ... More

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