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The Scientific MethodReflections from a Practitioner

The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner

Massimiliano Di Ventra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825623
eISBN:
9780191864605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825623.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Can Science answer all our questions? If not, what knowledge can it provide, and how? Written in a colloquial style, and arguing from well-known and easy-to-follow facts, this book addresses all ... More

One of Ten Billion EarthsHow we Learn about our Planet's Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets

One of Ten Billion Earths: How we Learn about our Planet's Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets

Karel Schrijver

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198799894
eISBN:
9780191864865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799894.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

Illustrated with breathtaking images of the Solar System and of the Universe around it, this book explores how the discoveries within the Solar System and of distant exoplanets come together to aid ... More

Science and HumanityA Humane Philosophy of Science and Religion

Science and Humanity: A Humane Philosophy of Science and Religion

Andrew Steane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198824589
eISBN:
9780191863370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824589.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This volume offers an in-depth presentation of the structure of science and the nature of the physical world, with a view to showing how it complements and does not replace other types of human ... More

Multilayer NetworksStructure and Function

Multilayer Networks: Structure and Function

Ginestra Bianconi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198753919
eISBN:
9780191815676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753919.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Multilayer networks are formed by several networks that interact with each other and co-evolve. Multilayer networks include social networks, financial markets, transportation systems, infrastructures ... More

The Astronomers' Magic EnvelopeAn Introduction to Astrophysics Emphasizing General Principles and Orders of Magnitude

The Astronomers' Magic Envelope: An Introduction to Astrophysics Emphasizing General Principles and Orders of Magnitude

Prasenjit Saha and Paul A. Taylor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816461
eISBN:
9780191858246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816461.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This is a conceptual introduction to astrophysical processes, at the advanced-undergraduate level. Topics are developed in more or less their historical order of discovery, but from a modern ... More

The Lattice Boltzmann EquationFor Complex States of Flowing Matter

The Lattice Boltzmann Equation: For Complex States of Flowing Matter

Sauro Succi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199592357
eISBN:
9780191847967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199592357.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Over the past near three decades, the Lattice Boltzmann method has gained a prominent role as an efficient computational method for the numerical simulation of a wide variety of complex states of ... More

The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

Roy Livermore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717867
eISBN:
9780191860492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717867.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

Written in a witty and informal style, this book explains modern plate tectonics in a non-technical manner, showing not only how it accounts for phenomena such as great earthquakes, tsunamis, and ... More

Gravitational WavesVolume 2: Astrophysics and Cosmology

Gravitational Waves: Volume 2: Astrophysics and Cosmology

Michele Maggiore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198570899
eISBN:
9780191817182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570899.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

A comprehensive and detailed account of the physics of gravitational waves and their role in astrophysics and cosmology. The part on astrophysical sources of gravitational waves includes chapters on ... More

Signatures of the ArtistThe Vital Imperfections That Make Our Universe Habitable

Signatures of the Artist: The Vital Imperfections That Make Our Universe Habitable

Steven E. Vigdor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198814825
eISBN:
9780191852954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814825.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book provides a nonmathematical survey of the past half-century of research in particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology bearing on the physical conditions that allow our universe to ... More

Shape DynamicsRelativity and Relationalism

Shape Dynamics: Relativity and Relationalism

Flavio Mercati

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789475
eISBN:
9780191831294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789475.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Shape Dynamics is a new theory of gravity that is based on fewer and more fundamental first principles than General Relativity. The most important feature of this theory is the replacement of ... More

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