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In Search of a Theory of EverythingThe Philosophy Behind Physics

In Search of a Theory of Everything: The Philosophy Behind Physics

Demetris Nicolaides

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190098353
eISBN:
9780190098384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098353.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In Search of a Theory of Everything takes readers on an adventurous journey through space and time on a quest for a unified “theory of everything” by means of a rare and agile interplay between the ... More

The Shadow of the Black Hole

The Shadow of the Black Hole

John W. Moffat

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190650728
eISBN:
9780197517383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650728.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The author visits one of the two Laser Interferometer Gravitational- Wave Observatory (LIGO) sites in the United States, at Hanford, Washington. This is where scientists are detecting gravitational ... More

Polymorphism in Molecular Crystals

Polymorphism in Molecular Crystals

Joel Bernstein

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780199655441
eISBN:
9780191872853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199655441.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

First recognized in 1822, polymorphism of crystals is now a widely recognized and observed phenomenon, with both fundamental and commercial ramifications in disciplines and industries that study and ... More

Quantum Mechanics for BeginnersWith Applications to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing

Quantum Mechanics for Beginners: With Applications to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing

M. Suhail Zubairy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198854227
eISBN:
9780191888649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854227.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Quantum mechanics is a highly successful yet a mysterious theory. Quantum Mechanics for Beginners provides an introduction of this fascinating subject to someone with only a high school background in ... More

Harrison DecodedTowards A Perfect Pendulum Clock

Harrison Decoded: Towards A Perfect Pendulum Clock

Rory McEvoy and Jonathan Betts (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198816812
eISBN:
9780191858574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816812.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This volume centres on a clock, known as Clock B, built in the mid-1970s that achieved considerable acclaim after an extraordinary performance in a 2015 peer-reviewed public trial at the Royal ... More

The Quantum MatrixHenry Bar's Perilous Struggle for Quantum Coherence

The Quantum Matrix: Henry Bar's Perilous Struggle for Quantum Coherence

Gershon Kurizki and Goren Gordon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198787464
eISBN:
9780191829512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787464.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

“Meet Henry Bar, a physicist and … quantum superhero.” The title The Quantum Matrix refers to a central concept in quantum physics, but also (allegorically) to our enigmatic world. In this book, ... More

Statistical Field TheoryAn Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics

Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics

Giuseppe Mussardo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198788102
eISBN:
9780191830082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788102.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book is an introduction to statistical field theory, which is an important subject within theoretical physics and a field that has seen substantial progress in recent years. The book covers ... More

Block by Block: The Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Thermodynamics

Block by Block: The Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Thermodynamics

Robert T. Hanlon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198851547
eISBN:
9780191886133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851547.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

At the heart of many fields—physics, chemistry, engineering—lays thermodynamics. While this science plays a critical role in determining the boundary between what is and is not possible in the ... More

Covered with Deep MistThe Development of Quantum Gravity (1916-1956)

Covered with Deep Mist: The Development of Quantum Gravity (1916-1956)

Dean Rickles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199602957
eISBN:
9780191844393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602957.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The problem of quantum gravity is often viewed as the most pressing unresolved problem of modern physics, the ‘holy grail’: our theories of spacetime and matter, described respectively by general ... More

Programmable Integrated Photonics

Programmable Integrated Photonics

José Capmany and Daniel Pérez

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198844402
eISBN:
9780191879944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844402.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Programmable Integrated Photonics (PIP) is a new paradigm that aims at designing common integrated optical hardware configurations, which by suitable programming can implement a variety of ... More

Quantum Optomechanics and NanomechanicsLecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 105, August 2015

Quantum Optomechanics and Nanomechanics: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 105, August 2015

Pierre-François Cohadon, Jack Harris, Florian Marquardt, and Leticia Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198828143
eISBN:
9780191866920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828143.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The Les Houches Summer School 2015 covered the emerging fields of cavity optomechanics and quantum nanomechanics. Optomechanics is flourishing and its concepts and techniques are now applied to a ... More

Architects of Structural BiologyBragg, Perutz, Kendrew, Hodgkin

Architects of Structural Biology: Bragg, Perutz, Kendrew, Hodgkin

John Meurig Thomas

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198854500
eISBN:
9780191888793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854500.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Designed for the non-specialist, the explanations and illustrations used here describe the work, personalities, collaborations, and idiosyncrasies of four of the most distinguished Nobel Laureates of ... More

AI NarrativesA History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines

AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines

Stephen Cave, Kanta Dihal, and Sarah Dillon (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198846666
eISBN:
9780191881817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846666.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book is the first to examine the history of imaginative thinking about intelligent machines. As real artificial intelligence (AI) begins to touch on all aspects of our lives, this long narrative ... More

The Rules of the FlockSelf-Organization and Swarm Structure in Animal Societies

The Rules of the Flock: Self-Organization and Swarm Structure in Animal Societies

Helmut Satz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198853398
eISBN:
9780191888052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853398.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Flocks of birds, schools of fish and swarms of locusts display amazing forms of collective motion, while huge numbers of glow worms can emit light signals with almost unbelievable synchronization. ... More

Fundamental Aspects of Turbulent Flows in Climate DynamicsLecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 109, August 2017

Fundamental Aspects of Turbulent Flows in Climate Dynamics: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 109, August 2017

Freddy Bouchet, Tapio Schneider, Antoine Venaille, and Christophe Salomon (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198855217
eISBN:
9780191889172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855217.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This book collects the text of the lectures given at the Les Houches Summer School on “Fundamental aspects of turbulent flows in climate dynamics”, held in August 2017. Leading scientists in the ... More

Matchmakers and MarketsThe Revolutionary Role of Information in the Economy

Matchmakers and Markets: The Revolutionary Role of Information in the Economy

Yi-Cheng Zhang

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198840985
eISBN:
9780191876691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840985.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In attempting to understand the bewildering complexity of consumer markets, financial markets, and beyond, traditional textbooks and theories will not help much. This book presents a new market ... More

The Quantum CookbookMathematical Recipes for the Foundations for Quantum Mechanics

The Quantum Cookbook: Mathematical Recipes for the Foundations for Quantum Mechanics

Jim Baggott

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198827856
eISBN:
9780191866579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827856.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The Quantum Cookbook provides a unique bridge between popular exposition and formal textbook presentation, based on derivations of the iconic equations of quantum mechanics. This is a book for ... More

Geological Field Sketches and IllustrationsA Practical Guide

Geological Field Sketches and Illustrations: A Practical Guide

Matthew J. Genge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198835929
eISBN:
9780191873317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835929.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Drawings, illustrations, and field sketches play an important role in Earth Science since they are used to record field observations, develop interpretations, and communicate results in reports and ... More

An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Robert H. Swendsen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198853237
eISBN:
9780191887703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853237.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This is a textbook on statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. It begins with the molecular nature of matter and the fact that we want to describe systems containing many (1020) particles. The first ... More

Gravitational-Wave AstronomyExploring the Dark Side of the Universe

Gravitational-Wave Astronomy: Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe

Nils Andersson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198568032
eISBN:
9780191878077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198568032.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book provides an introduction to gravitational-wave astronomy and a survey of the physics required to understand recent breakthrough discoveries and the potential of future experiments. The ... More

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