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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

Superconducting StateMechanisms and Materials

Superconducting State: Mechanisms and Materials

Vladimir Kresin, Sergei Ovchinnikov, and Stuart Wolf

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198845331
eISBN:
9780191880582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845331.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

For the past almost fifty years, scientists have been trying to explain the phenomenon of superconductivity. The mechanism is the key ingredient of microscopic theory, which was developed by Bardeen, ... More

Getting the MessageA History of Communications, Second Edition

Getting the Message: A History of Communications, Second Edition

Laszlo Solymar

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198863007
eISBN:
9780191895760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863007.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Laszlo Solymar’s book is quite unique in the sense that it is the only one that covers all the major developments in the history of telecommunications for the past 4,000 years, like fire signals, the ... More

Principles of Materials Characterization and Metrology

Principles of Materials Characterization and Metrology

Kannan M. Krishnan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198830252
eISBN:
9780191868665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830252.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Characterization enables a microscopic understanding of the fundamental properties of materials (Science) to predict their macroscopic behavior (Engineering). With this focus, the book presents a ... More

Introduction to Quantum NanotechnologyA Problem Focused Approach

Introduction to Quantum Nanotechnology: A Problem Focused Approach

Duncan G. Steel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192895073
eISBN:
9780191924149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895073.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Quantum physics is rapidly emerging as a transformative approach to expand the frontiers of technology in areas including communications, information processing, metrology, and sensing. Indeed, the ... More

Combinatorial PhysicsCombinatorics, Quantum Field Theory, and Quantum Gravity Models

Combinatorial Physics: Combinatorics, Quantum Field Theory, and Quantum Gravity Models

Adrian Tanasa

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192895493
eISBN:
9780191914973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895493.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

After briefly presenting (for the physicist) some notions frequently used in combinatorics (such as graphs or combinatorial maps) and after briefly presenting (for the combinatorialist) the main ... More

Quantum Field Theory and Critical PhenomenaFifth Edition

Quantum Field Theory and Critical Phenomena: Fifth Edition

Jean Zinn-Justin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198834625
eISBN:
9780191872723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834625.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Introduced as a quantum extension of Maxwell's classical theory, quantum electrodynamic (QED) has been the first example of a quantum field theory (QFT). Eventually, QFT has become the framework for ... More

Magnetic Small-Angle Neutron ScatteringA Probe for Mesoscale Magnetism Analysis

Magnetic Small-Angle Neutron Scattering: A Probe for Mesoscale Magnetism Analysis

Andreas Michels

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198855170
eISBN:
9780191889547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855170.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book provides the first extensive treatment of magnetic small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). The theoretical background required to compute magnetic SANS cross sections and correlation ... More

Optical Networks

Optical Networks

Debasish Datta

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198834229
eISBN:
9780191872372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834229.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book presents an in-depth deliberation on optical networks in four parts, capturing the past, present, and ensuing developments in the field. Part I has two chapters presenting an overview of ... 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

Covariant PhysicsFrom Classical Mechanics to General Relativity and Beyond

Covariant Physics: From Classical Mechanics to General Relativity and Beyond

Moataz H. Emam

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198864899
eISBN:
9780191897313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864899.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book is an introduction to the modern methods of the general theory of relativity, tensor calculus, space time geometry, the classical theory of fields, and a variety of theoretical physics ... More

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

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

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

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

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