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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

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

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

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