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Introduction to Quantum Field Theory with Applications to Quantum Gravity

Introduction to Quantum Field Theory with Applications to Quantum Gravity

Iosif L. Buchbinder and Ilya Shapiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198838319
eISBN:
9780191874666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838319.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book focuses on quantum field theory and its application to gravitational physics, in both semiclassical and full quantum frameworks, with special attention paid to renormalization, gauge ... More

Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

C. Julian Chen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198856559
eISBN:
9780191889905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856559.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) was invented by Binnig and Rohrer and received a Nobel Prize of Physics in 1986. Together with the atomic force microscope (AFM), it enables non-destructive ... More

A Living Work of ArtThe Life and Science of Hendrik Antoon Lorentz

A Living Work of Art: The Life and Science of Hendrik Antoon Lorentz

A. J. Kox and H. F. Schatz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198870500
eISBN:
9780191912825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870500.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Hendrik Antoon Lorentz was one of the greatest physicists and mathematicians the Netherlands has ever known. Einstein called him “a living work of art, a perfect personality.” During his funeral in ... More

Oxide Thin Films and Nanostructures

Oxide Thin Films and Nanostructures

Falko P. Netzer and Claudine Noguera

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198834618
eISBN:
9780191872716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834618.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Nanostructured oxide materials ultra-thin films, nanoparticles and other nanometer-scale objects play prominent roles in many aspects of our every-day life, in nature and in technological ... More

Sandbows and Black LightsReflections on Optics

Sandbows and Black Lights: Reflections on Optics

Stephen R. Wilk

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197518571
eISBN:
9780197518595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518571.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This volume is a collection of essays on unusual topics in optics, with a humorous bent and references to pop culture. We examine why flames are yellow, why Newton said there were seven colors ... More

Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters, and ComplexitySecond Edition

Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters, and Complexity: Second Edition

James P. Sethna

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198865247
eISBN:
9780191897610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865247.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This text distills the core ideas of statistical mechanics to make room for new advances important to information theory, complexity, active matter, and dynamical systems. Chapters address random ... More

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