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Theories of Molecular Reaction DynamicsThe Microscopic Foundation of Chemical Kinetics

Theories of Molecular Reaction Dynamics: The Microscopic Foundation of Chemical Kinetics

Niels E. Henriksen and Flemming Y. Hansen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198805014
eISBN:
9780191843129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805014.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book deals with a central topic at the interface of chemistry and physics—the understanding of how the transformation of matter takes place at the atomic level. Building on the laws of physics, ... More

Electrical Properties of Materials

Electrical Properties of Materials

Laszlo Solymar, Donald Walsh, and Richard R. A. Syms

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198829942
eISBN:
9780191868504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829942.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

A classic text in the field providing a readable and accessible guide for students of electrical and electronic engineering. Fundamentals of electric properties of materials are illustrated and put ... More

Electron & Nuclear Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Nanostructures

Electron & Nuclear Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Nanostructures

M. M. Glazov

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198807308
eISBN:
9780191845093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807308.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In recent years, the physics community has experienced a revival of interest in spin effects in solid state systems. On one hand, solid state systems, particularly semicon- ductors and semiconductor ... More

Introduction to the Theory of Complex Systems

Introduction to the Theory of Complex Systems

Stefan Thurner, Peter Klimek, and Rudolf Hanel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198821939
eISBN:
9780191861062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821939.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book is a comprehensive introduction to quantitative approaches to complex adaptive systems. Practically all areas of life on this planet are constantly confronted with complex systems, be it ... More

Ether and ModernityThe recalcitrance of an epistemic object in the early twentieth century

Ether and Modernity: The recalcitrance of an epistemic object in the early twentieth century

Jaume Navarro (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797258
eISBN:
9780191838750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797258.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book is a snapshot of the ether qua epistemic object in the early twentieth century. It shows that the ether was not necessarily regarded as the residue of old-fashioned science, but often as ... More

It Keeps Me SeekingThe Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion

It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion

Andrew Briggs, Hans Halvorson, and Andrew Steane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808282
eISBN:
9780191866944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808282.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Two scientists and a philosopher aim to show how science both enriches and is enriched by Christian faith. The text is written around four themes: 1. God is a being to be known, not a hypothesis to ... More

Fluid MechanicsA Geometrical Point of View

Fluid Mechanics: A Geometrical Point of View

S. G. Rajeev

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198805021
eISBN:
9780191843136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805021.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Starting with a review of vector fields and their integral curves, the book presents the basic equations of the subject: Euler and Navier–Stokes. Some solutions are studied next: ideal flows using ... More

Relativity in Modern Physics

Relativity in Modern Physics

Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198786399
eISBN:
9780191828669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786399.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Newton’s ideas about how to represent space and time, his laws of dynamics, and his theory of gravitation established the conceptual foundation from which modern physics developed. This book offers a ... 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

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

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

Solved Problems in Classical ElectromagnetismAnalytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments

Solved Problems in Classical Electromagnetism: Analytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments

J. Pierrus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198821915
eISBN:
9780191861055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821915.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Apart from an introductory chapter which focuses mainly on some important mathematical concepts and analytical techniques, this book consists entirely of questions and solutions on topics in ... More

The Age of InnocenceNuclear Physics between the First and Second World Wars

The Age of Innocence: Nuclear Physics between the First and Second World Wars

Roger H. Stuewer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827870
eISBN:
9780191866586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827870.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

Nuclear physics emerged as the dominant field in experimental and theoretical physics between 1919 and 1939, the two decades between the First and Second World Wars. Milestones were Ernest ... 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

Networks

Networks

Mark Newman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198805090
eISBN:
9780191843235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805090.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The study of networks, including computer networks, social networks, and biological networks, has attracted enormous interest in recent years. The rise of the Internet and the wide availability of ... More

Biological Small Angle ScatteringTheory and Practice

Biological Small Angle Scattering: Theory and Practice

Eaton E. Lattman, Thomas D. Grant, and Edward H. Snell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199670871
eISBN:
9780191749575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199670871.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The technique of small angle solution scattering has been revolutionized in the last two decades. Exponential increases in computing power, parallel algorithm development, and the development of ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors

Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors

Sadegh Vaez-Zadeh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198742968
eISBN:
9780191802942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198742968.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This is the first comprehensive, coherent, and up-to-date book devoted solely to the control of permanent magnet synchronous (PMS) motors, as the fastest growing AC motor. It covers a deep and ... More

Atoms, Mechanics, and ProbabilityLudwig Boltzmann's Statistico-Mechanical Writings - An Exegesis

Atoms, Mechanics, and Probability: Ludwig Boltzmann's Statistico-Mechanical Writings - An Exegesis

Olivier Darrigol

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816171
eISBN:
9780191853661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816171.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, History of Physics

One of the pillars of modern science, statistical mechanics, owes much to one man, the Austrian physicist Ludwig Boltzmann (1844–1906). As a result of his unusual working and writing styles, his ... More

Beyond the Dynamical UniverseUnifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

Theoretical physics and foundations of physics have not made much progress in the last few decades. There is no consensus among researchers on how to approach unifying general relativity and quantum ... More

Geophysical Fluid DynamicsUnderstanding (almost) everything with rotating shallow water models

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Understanding (almost) everything with rotating shallow water models

Vladimir Zeitlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198804338
eISBN:
9780191842627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804338.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The book explains the key notions and fundamental processes in the dynamics of the fluid envelopes of the Earth (transposable to other planets), and methods of their analysis, from the unifying ... More

Marine Chronometers at GreenwichA Catalogue of Marine Chronometers at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Marine Chronometers at Greenwich: A Catalogue of Marine Chronometers at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Jonathan Betts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199641383
eISBN:
9780191845604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199641383.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This is a comprehensive, illustrated catalogue of the 200+ marine chronometers in the collections of Royal Museums Greenwich. Every chronometer has been completely dismantled, studied and recorded, ... More

Applied Computational Physics

Applied Computational Physics

Joseph F. Boudreau and Eric. S. Swanson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198708636
eISBN:
9780191858598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198708636.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Applied Computational Physics describes methods for solving a vast array of classical and quantum mechanical scientific problems while stressing modern computational paradigms for achieving these ... More

Electrons in MoleculesFrom Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Electrons in Molecules: From Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Jean-Pierre Launay and Michel Verdaguer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198814597
eISBN:
9780191852411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814597.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The book treats in a unified way electronic properties of molecules (magnetic, electrical, photophysical), culminating with the mastering of electrons, i.e. molecular electronics and spintronics and ... More

Interacting Systems far from EquilibriumQuantum Kinetic Theory

Interacting Systems far from Equilibrium: Quantum Kinetic Theory

Klaus Morawetz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198797241
eISBN:
9780191838743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797241.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In quantum statistics based on many-body Green’s functions, the effective medium is represented by the selfenergy. This book aims to discuss the selfenergy from this point of view. The knowledge of ... More

The Black Book of Quantum ChromodynamicsA Primer for the LHC Era

The Black Book of Quantum Chromodynamics: A Primer for the LHC Era

John Campbell, Joey Huston, and Frank Krauss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199652747
eISBN:
9780191749148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199652747.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The LHC (Large Hadron Collider) will serve as the energy frontier for high-energy physics for the next 20 years. The highlight of the LHC running so far has been the discovery of the Higgs boson, but ... More

Double Photoionisation Spectra of Molecules

Double Photoionisation Spectra of Molecules

John Eland and Raimund Feifel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788980
eISBN:
9780191830983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788980.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book contains spectra of the doubly charged positive ions (dications) of some 75 molecules, including the major constituents of terrestrial and planetary atmospheres and prototypes of major ... More

Fluid DynamicsPart 3 Boundary Layers

Fluid Dynamics: Part 3 Boundary Layers

Anatoly I. Ruban

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199681754
eISBN:
9780191761621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681754.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This is Part 3 of a book series on fluid dynamics. This is designed to give a comprehensive and coherent description of fluid dynamics, starting with chapters on classical theory suitable for an ... More

Managing ScienceDeveloping your Research, Leadership and Management Skills

Managing Science: Developing your Research, Leadership and Management Skills

Ken Peach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198796077
eISBN:
9780191837234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796077.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Managing science, which includes managing scientific research and, implicitly, managing scientists, has much in common with managing any enterprise, and most of these issues (e.g. annual budget ... More

Introduction to Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Introduction to Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Marcel Escudier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198719878
eISBN:
9780191840180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719878.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Turbojet and turbofan engines, rocket motors, road vehicles, aircraft, pumps, compressors, and turbines are examples of machines which require a knowledge of fluid mechanics for their design. The aim ... More

Quantum FieldsFrom the Hubble to the Planck Scale

Quantum Fields: From the Hubble to the Planck Scale

Michael Kachelriess

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198802877
eISBN:
9780191841330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802877.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book introduces quantum field theory, together with its most important applications to cosmology and astroparticle physics, in a coherent framework. The path-integral approach is employed right ... More

Microrheology

Microrheology

Eric M. Furst and Todd M. Squires

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199655205
eISBN:
9780191748004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199655205.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

We present a comprehensive overview of microrheology, emphasizing the underlying theory, practical aspects of its implementation, and current applications to rheological studies in academic and ... More

The Origin of MassElementary Particles and Fundamental Symmetries

The Origin of Mass: Elementary Particles and Fundamental Symmetries

John Iliopoulos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198805175
eISBN:
9780191843259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805175.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Why do most ‘elementary particles’ which form the constituents of all matter have a non-zero mass? Strange question, apparently in contradiction with our physical intuition. In this little book we ... More

Nonlinear Time Series Analysis with R

Nonlinear Time Series Analysis with R

Ray Huffaker, Marco Bittelli, and Rodolfo Rosa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198782933
eISBN:
9780191826153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782933.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In the process of data analysis, the investigator is often facing highly-volatile and random-appearing observed data. A vast body of literature shows that the assumption of underlying stochastic ... More

Statistical Physics and ThermodynamicsAn Introduction to Key Concepts

Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics: An Introduction to Key Concepts

Jochen Rau

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199595068
eISBN:
9780191844300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199595068.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Statistical physics and thermodynamics describe the behaviour of systems on the macroscopic scale. Their methods are applicable to a wide range of phenomena: from heat engines to chemical reactions, ... More

The Simple Physics of Energy Use

The Simple Physics of Energy Use

Peter Rez

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198802297
eISBN:
9780191840708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802297.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

In industrially developed countries, energy is used primarily for three things—maintaining a comfortable environment in buildings, transporting people and goods and manufacturing products. Each ... More

Surfing the Quantum World

Surfing the Quantum World

Frank S. Levin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198808275
eISBN:
9780191846014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808275.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Surfing the Quantum World bridges the gap between in-depth textbooks and typical popular science books on quantum ideas and phenomena. Among its significant features is the description of a host of ... More

CalorimetryEnergy Measurement in Particle Physics

Calorimetry: Energy Measurement in Particle Physics

Richard Wigmans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198786351
eISBN:
9780191828652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786351.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

Particle physics is the science that pursues the age-old quest for the innermost structure of matter and the fundamental interactions between its constituents. Modern experiments in this field rely ... More

Spin Current

Spin Current

Sadamichi Maekawa, Sergio O. Valenzuela, Eiji Saitoh, and Takashi Kimura (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198787075
eISBN:
9780191829147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787075.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Since the discovery of the giant magnetoresistance effect in magnetic multilayers in 1988, a new branch of physics and technology, called spin-electronics or spintronics, has emerged, where the flow ... More

Stochastic Processes and Random MatricesLecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 104, July 2015

Stochastic Processes and Random Matrices: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 104, July 2015

Grégory Schehr, Alexander Altland, Yan V. Fyodorov, Neil O'Connell, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198797319
eISBN:
9780191838774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797319.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The field of stochastic processes and random matrix theory (RMT) has been a rapidly evolving subject during the past fifteen years where the continuous development and discovery of new tools, ... More

Quantum Statistical Field TheoryAn Introduction to Schwinger's Variational Method with Green's Function Nanoapplications, Graphene and Superconductivity

Quantum Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Schwinger's Variational Method with Green's Function Nanoapplications, Graphene and Superconductivity

Norman J. Morgenstern Horing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198791942
eISBN:
9780191834165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791942.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The methods of coupled quantum field theory, which had great initial success in relativistic elementary particle physics and have subsequently played a major role in the extensive development of ... More

Soft InterfacesLecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 98, July 2012

Soft Interfaces: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 98, July 2012

Lydéric Bocquet, David Quéré, Thomas A. Witten, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198789352
eISBN:
9780191831201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789352.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Many of the distinctive and useful phenomena of soft matter come from its interaction with interfaces. Examples are the peeling of a strip of adhesive tape or the coating of a surface or the curling ... More

Computer Simulation of LiquidsSecond Edition

Computer Simulation of Liquids: Second Edition

Michael P. Allen and Dominic J. Tildesley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198803195
eISBN:
9780191841439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803195.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This book provides a practical guide to molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulation techniques used in the modelling of simple and complex liquids. Computer simulation is an essential tool in ... More

The Photomultiplier Handbook

The Photomultiplier Handbook

A. G. Wright

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199565092
eISBN:
9780191747335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199565092.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This handbook is aimed at helping users of PMTs who are faced with the challenge of designing sensitive light detectors for scientific and industrial purposes. The raison d’être for photomultipliers ... More

Nanoscale Device PhysicsScience and Engineering Fundamentals

Nanoscale Device Physics: Science and Engineering Fundamentals

Sandip Tiwari

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198759874
eISBN:
9780191820847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759874.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Nanoscale devices are distinguishable from the larger microscale devices in their specific dependence on physical phenomena and effects that are central to their operation. The size change manifests ... More

Materials for the 21st Century

Materials for the 21st Century

David Segal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198804079
eISBN:
9780191842320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804079.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The book is a general text that shows how materials can contribute to solving problems facing nations in the 21st century. It is illustrated with diverse applications and highlights the potential of ... More

Nonlocal Gravity

Nonlocal Gravity

Bahram Mashhoon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198803805
eISBN:
9780191842313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803805.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

A postulate of locality permeates through the special and general theories of relativity. First, Lorentz invariance is extended in a pointwise manner to actual, namely, accelerated observers in ... More

Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Claude Fabre, Vahid Sandoghdar, Nicolas Treps, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198768609
eISBN:
9780191822353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768609.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Over the last few decades, the quantum aspects of light have been explored and major progress has been made in understanding the specific quantum aspects of the interaction between light and matter. ... More

The Lazy UniverseAn Introduction to the Principle of Least Action

The Lazy Universe: An Introduction to the Principle of Least Action

Jennifer Coopersmith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198743040
eISBN:
9780191802966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743040.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Action and the Principle of Least Action are explained: what Action is, why the Principle of Least Action works, why it underlies all physics, and what are the insights gained into energy, space, and ... More

Microcavities

Microcavities

Alexey V. Kavokin, Jeremy J. Baumberg, Guillaume Malpuech, and Fabrice P. Laussy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198782995
eISBN:
9780191826221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782995.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Both rich fundamental physics of microcavities and their intriguing potential applications are addressed in this book, oriented to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as to physicists and ... More

The Physical WorldAn Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics

The Physical World: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics

Nicholas Manton and Nicholas Mee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795933
eISBN:
9780191837111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795933.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The book is an inspirational survey of fundamental physics, emphasizing the use of variational principles. Chapter 1 presents introductory ideas, including the principle of least action, vectors and ... More

Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres

Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres

Kelly Chance and Randall V. Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199662104
eISBN:
9780191748370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199662104.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This book develops both spectroscopy and radiative transfer for planetary atmospheric composition in a rigorous and quantitative sense for students of atmospheric and/or planetary science. ... More

Generating Random Networks and Graphs

Generating Random Networks and Graphs

Ton Coolen, Alessia Annibale, and Ekaterina Roberts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198709893
eISBN:
9780191780172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198709893.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book supports researchers who need to generate random networks, or who are interested in the theoretical study of random graphs. The coverage includes exponential random graphs (where the ... More

Quantum Weirdness

Quantum Weirdness

William J. Mullin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198795131
eISBN:
9780191836480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795131.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The predictions of quantum mechanics and their interpretation lead to many surprises, for example, the ability to detect the characteristics of an object without ever probing it in any way, via ... More

Atomistic Spin DynamicsFoundations and Applications

Atomistic Spin Dynamics: Foundations and Applications

Olle Eriksson, Anders Bergman, Lars Bergqvist, and Johan Hellsvik

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788669
eISBN:
9780191830747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788669.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The purpose of this book is to provide a theoretical foundation and an understanding of atomistic spin-dynamics, and to give examples of where the atomistic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation can and ... More

From Classical to Quantum Fields

From Classical to Quantum Fields

Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, and Roland Sénéor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788393
eISBN:
9780191830310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788393.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Quantum field theory has become the universal language of most modern theoretical physics. This book is meant to provide an introduction to this subject with particular emphasis on the physics of the ... More

Hybrid Phonons in Nanostructures

Hybrid Phonons in Nanostructures

Brian K. Ridley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198788362
eISBN:
9780191830280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788362.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Crystalline semiconductor nanostructures have special properties associated with electrons and lattice vibrations and their interaction, and this is the topic of the book. The result of spatial ... More

Light-Matter InteractionPhysics and Engineering at the Nanoscale, Second Edition

Light-Matter Interaction: Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale, Second Edition

John Weiner and Frederico Nunes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796664
eISBN:
9780191837920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796664.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Light–matter interaction is pervasive throughout the disciplines of optical and atomic physics, condensed matter physics, and electrical engineering with frequency and length scales extending over ... More

Topological Aspects of Condensed Matter PhysicsLecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 103, August 2014

Topological Aspects of Condensed Matter Physics: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 103, August 2014

Claudio Chamon, Mark O. Goerbig, Roderich Moessner, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198785781
eISBN:
9780191827600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785781.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Topological condensed matter physics is a recent arrival among the disciplines of modern physics of a distinctive and substantive nature. Its roots reach far back, but much of its current importance ... More

The Dark Side of Technology

The Dark Side of Technology

Peter Townsend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790532
eISBN:
9780191831836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790532.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Technological progress comes with a dark side where good ideas and intentions produce undesirable results (extreme downsides include atomic and biological weapons). The many and various unexpected ... More

Waves, Particles, and Storms in GeospaceA Complex Interplay

Waves, Particles, and Storms in Geospace: A Complex Interplay

Georgios Balasis, Ioannis A. Daglis, and Ian R. Mann (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198705246
eISBN:
9780191774416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705246.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Geospace features highly dynamic populations of charged particles with a wide range of energies from thermal to ultra-relativistic. Influenced by magnetic and electric fields in the terrestrial ... More

Computational SeismologyA Practical Introduction

Computational Seismology: A Practical Introduction

Heiner Igel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198717409
eISBN:
9780191835070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717409.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This volume is an introductory text to a range of numerical methods used today to simulate time-dependent processes in Earth science, physics, engineering, and many other fields. The physical problem ... More

New York ScientificA Culture of Inquiry, Knowledge, and Learning

New York Scientific: A Culture of Inquiry, Knowledge, and Learning

István Hargittai and Magdolna Hargittai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769873
eISBN:
9780191822681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769873.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book introduces the reader to the visible memorabilia of science and scientists in all the five boroughs of New York City—statues, busts, plaques, buildings, and other artifacts. In addition, it ... More

Random Tensors

Random Tensors

Răzvan Gheorghe Gurău

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787938
eISBN:
9780191829918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787938.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book presents a self-contained, ab initio introduction to random tensors. The book is divided into two parts. The first part introduces the general framework and the main results on random ... More

ThermodynamicsA complete undergraduate course

Thermodynamics: A complete undergraduate course

Andrew M. Steane

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198788560
eISBN:
9780191830426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788560.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This is an undergraduate textbook in thermodynamics—the science of heat, work, temperature, and entropy. The text presents thermodynamics in and of itself, as an elegant and powerful set of ideas and ... More

Data Science and Complex NetworksReal Case Studies with Python

Data Science and Complex Networks: Real Case Studies with Python

Guido Caldarelli and Alessandro Chessa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199639601
eISBN:
9780191782916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639601.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book provides a comprehensive yet short description of the basic concepts of complex network theory and the code to implement this theory. Differently from other books, we present these concepts ... More

Marine GeochemistryOcean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

Marine Geochemistry: Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

Matthieu Roy-Barman and Catherine Jeandel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198787495
eISBN:
9780191829604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787495.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Marine geochemistry uses chemical elements and their isotopes to study how the ocean works. It brings quantitative answers to questions such as: What is the deep ocean mixing rate? How much ... More

The Physics of Solids

The Physics of Solids

J. B. Ketterson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198742906
eISBN:
9780191821523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742906.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This text covers the basic physics of the solid state starting at an elementary level and advancing, in stages. In addition to treating the fundamental elastic, electrical, thermal, magnetic, ... More

The Chemical Bond in Inorganic Chemistry

The Chemical Bond in Inorganic Chemistry

I. David Brown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198742951
eISBN:
9780191802935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742951.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The bond valence model is a version of the ionic model in which the chemical constraints are expressed in terms of localized chemical bonds formed by the valence charge of the atoms. Theorems derived ... More

Plasma Physics and Fusion Plasma Electrodynamics

Plasma Physics and Fusion Plasma Electrodynamics

Abraham Bers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199295784
eISBN:
9780191749063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295784.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book covers collective and single particle dynamics of plasmas for fully ionized as well as partially ionized plasmas. Many aspects of plasma physics in current fusion energy generation research ... More

Fundamentals and Applications of Magnetic Materials

Fundamentals and Applications of Magnetic Materials

Kannan M. Krishnan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199570447
eISBN:
9780191813504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570447.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book provides a comprehensive discussion of magnetism, magnetic materials, and related applications. The logical train of thought progresses, in four parts, from physics of magnetism (§1–5), ... More

IntermetallicsStructures, Properties, and Statistics

Intermetallics: Structures, Properties, and Statistics

Walter Steurer and Julia Dshemuchadse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198714552
eISBN:
9780191782848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714552.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

The focus of this book is clearly on the statistics, topology, and geometry of crystal structures and crystal structure types. This allows one to uncover important structural relationships and to ... More

Who Cares about Particle Physics?Making Sense of the Higgs Boson, the Large Hadron Collider and CERN

Who Cares about Particle Physics?: Making Sense of the Higgs Boson, the Large Hadron Collider and CERN

Pauline Gagnon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783244
eISBN:
9780191826269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783244.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Particle physics is too much fun to leave it only to physicists! CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, regularly makes the news, but why are fundamental research and the discovery of ... More

Strongly Interacting Quantum Systems out of EquilibriumLecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 99, August 2012

Strongly Interacting Quantum Systems out of Equilibrium: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 99, August 2012

Thierry Giamarchi, Andrew J. Millis, Olivier Parcollet, Hubert Saleur, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198768166
eISBN:
9780191821905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768166.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Over the last decade, new experimental tools and theoretical concepts have led to new insights into the collective nonequilibrium behavior of quantum systems. The exquisite control provided by laser ... More

John Stewart Bell and Twentieth-Century PhysicsVision and Integrity

John Stewart Bell and Twentieth-Century Physics: Vision and Integrity

Andrew Whitaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198742999
eISBN:
9780191802959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742999.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

John Stewart Bell was one of the most significant physicists of the twentieth century; his work has led to a much enhanced understanding of quantum theory and what it says about the physical ... More

Lectures on LightNonlinear and Quantum Optics using the Density Matrix

Lectures on Light: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics using the Density Matrix

Stephen C. Rand

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198757450
eISBN:
9780191817830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757450.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book bridges the gap between introductory quantum mechanics and the research front of modern optics and scientific fields that make use of light. While suitable as a reference for the specialist ... More

An Introduction to Clifford Algebras and Spinors

An Introduction to Clifford Algebras and Spinors

Jayme Vaz, Jr. and Roldão da Rocha, Jr.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198782926
eISBN:
9780191826146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782926.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book is unique in the literature on spinors and Clifford algebras in that it is accessible to both students and researchers while maintaining a formal approach to these subjects. Besides ... More

Basic X-Ray Scattering for Soft Matter

Basic X-Ray Scattering for Soft Matter

Wim H. de Jeu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198728665
eISBN:
9780191795442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728665.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

X-ray scattering is a well-established technique in materials science. Several excellent textbooks exist in the field, typically written by physicists who use mathematics to make things clear. Often ... More

CPT Invariance and the Spin-Statistics Connection

CPT Invariance and the Spin-Statistics Connection

Jonathan Bain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198728801
eISBN:
9780191795541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728801.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book seeks to answer the question “What explains CPT invariance and the spin–statistics connection (SSC)?” These properties play foundational roles in relativistic quantum field theories ... More

Kinetic Theory and Transport Phenomena

Kinetic Theory and Transport Phenomena

Rodrigo Soto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198716051
eISBN:
9780191824401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716051.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This textbook presents kinetic theory, which is a systematic approach to describing nonequilibrium systems. The text is balanced between the fundamental concepts of kinetic theory (irreversibility, ... More

Bonding, Structure and Solid-State Chemistry

Bonding, Structure and Solid-State Chemistry

Mark Ladd

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198729945
eISBN:
9780191818783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729945.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book is aimed at undergraduate students in both chemistry and those degree subjects in which chemistry forms a significant part. It does not reflect any particular academic year, and so finds a ... More

BananaworldQuantum Mechanics for Primates

Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates

Jeffrey Bub

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718536
eISBN:
9780191819643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718536.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The fascinating discoveries of the new fields of quantum information, quantum computation, and quantum cryptography are brought to life in this book in a way that is accessible and interesting to a ... More

Exploring the PlanetsA Memoir

Exploring the Planets: A Memoir

Fred Taylor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199671595
eISBN:
9780191819650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671595.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book is an informal, semi-autobiographical history, from the particular viewpoint of someone who was involved, of the exploration of the Solar System using spacecraft. The author is a ... More

The Penultimate CuriosityHow Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book sets out to answer one of the most important, vexed, and profound questions about the development of human thought: What lies at the root of the long entanglement between science and ... More

Agent-Based Modeling and Network Dynamics

Agent-Based Modeling and Network Dynamics

Akira Namatame and Shu-Heng Chen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198708285
eISBN:
9780191779404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708285.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The book integrates agent-based modeling and network science. It is divided into three parts, namely, foundations, primary dynamics on and of social networks, and applications. The book begins with ... More

Bose-Einstein Condensation and Superfluidity

Bose-Einstein Condensation and Superfluidity

Lev Pitaevskii and Sandro Stringari

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198758884
eISBN:
9780191818721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758884.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This volume introduces the basic concepts of Bose–Einstein condensation and superfluidity. It makes special reference to the physics of ultracold atomic gases; an area in which enormous experimental ... More

From Molecules to Living Organisms: An Interplay Between Biology and PhysicsLecture Notes of the Les Houches School of Physics: Volume 102, July 2014

From Molecules to Living Organisms: An Interplay Between Biology and Physics: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches School of Physics: Volume 102, July 2014

Eva Pebay-Peyroula, Hugues Nury, François Parcy, Rob W. H. Ruigrok, Christine Ziegler, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198752950
eISBN:
9780191814426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752950.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The aim of this book is to provide new ideas for studying living matter by a simultaneous understanding of behavior from molecules to the cell, to the whole organism in the light of physical ... More

Geophysics, Realism, and IndustryHow Commercial Interests Shaped Geophysical Conceptions, 1900–1960

Geophysics, Realism, and Industry: How Commercial Interests Shaped Geophysical Conceptions, 1900–1960

Aitor Anduaga

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755159
eISBN:
9780191816529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755159.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Have industry and commerce affected the concepts, values, and epistemic foundations of different sciences? If so, how and to what extent? This book suggests that the most significant influence of ... More

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