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Human FlourishingScientific insight and spiritual wisdom in uncertain times

Human Flourishing: Scientific insight and spiritual wisdom in uncertain times

Andrew Briggs and Michael J. Reiss

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198850267
eISBN:
9780191885488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850267.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Possibly since humans were first capable of asking the question, certainly since the dawn of history, humans have asked why we are here and what good life consists of. Much of humanity still finds ... More

The Survival NexusScience, Technology, and World Affairs

The Survival Nexus: Science, Technology, and World Affairs

Charles Weiss

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190946265
eISBN:
9780197571941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190946265.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The impact of science and technology on world affairs is shaped by politics, economics, business, ethics, law, psychology, and culture. This nexus is a neglected aspect of international affairs. It ... More

Theory of Itinerant Electron Magnetism, 2nd Edition

Theory of Itinerant Electron Magnetism, 2nd Edition

Jürgen Kübler

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192895639
eISBN:
9780191915833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895639.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The book, in the broadest sense, is an application of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to the field of magnetism. Under certain well-described conditions, an immensely large number of ... More

Principles of Rock Deformation and Tectonics

Principles of Rock Deformation and Tectonics

Jean-Luc Bouchez and Adolphe Nicolas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192843876
eISBN:
9780191926501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843876.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This book, based on laboratory, teaching and field experience, has a strong focus towards hard rocks and magmatic rocks, from both the continental crust worldwide, where quartz and granites are ... More

Discrete Communication Systems

Discrete Communication Systems

Stevan Berber

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198860792
eISBN:
9780191893018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860792.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The book present essential theory and practice of the discrete communication systems design, based on the theory of discrete time stochastic processes, and their relation to the existing theory of ... More

Essays in PhysicsThirty-two thoughtful essays on topics in undergraduate-level physics

Essays in Physics: Thirty-two thoughtful essays on topics in undergraduate-level physics

Geoffrey Brooker

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198857242
eISBN:
9780191890284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857242.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

“Essays in Physics” gives accounts of 32 chosen topics. The level is that of a 3–4-year university course in Physics. The topics discussed are diverse but “mainstream”. Each essay aims to say ... More

Concepts of Materials Science

Concepts of Materials Science

Adrian P Sutton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192846839
eISBN:
9780191938764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846839.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This short book describes ten fundamental concepts – big ideas – of materials science. Some of them come from mainstream physics and chemistry, including thermodynamic stability and phase diagrams, ... More

Science Between Myth and HistoryThe Quest for Common Ground and Its Importance for Scientific Practice

Science Between Myth and History: The Quest for Common Ground and Its Importance for Scientific Practice

José G. Perillán

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198864967
eISBN:
9780191897399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864967.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Scientists regularly employ historical narrative as a rhetorical tool in their communication of science, yet there’s been little reflection on its effects within scientific communities and beyond. ... More

Physics of Spin-Orbit-Coupled Oxides

Physics of Spin-Orbit-Coupled Oxides

Gang Cao and Lance DeLong

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780199602025
eISBN:
9780191861277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602025.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Prior to 2010, most research on the physics and chemistry of transition metal oxides was dominated by compounds of the 3d-transition elements such as Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu. These materials ... More

Quantum TheoryAn Information Processing Approach

Quantum Theory: An Information Processing Approach

Jochen Rau

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896308
eISBN:
9780191918865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896308.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Recent advances in quantum technology – from quantum computers and simulators to communication and metrology – have not only opened up a whole new world of applications but also changed the ... More

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