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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

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

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

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

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

Light-Matter InteractionPhysics and Engineering at the Nanoscale

Light-Matter Interaction: Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale

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, condensedmatter physics, and electrical engineering with frequency and length scales extending over ... 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

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

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

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