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A Mind Over MatterPhilip Anderson and the Physics of the Very Many

A Mind Over Matter: Philip Anderson and the Physics of the Very Many

Andrew Zangwill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198869108
eISBN:
9780191905599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869108.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Philip W. Anderson (1923–2020) is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential physicists of the second half of the twentieth century. Educated at Harvard, he served during World ... More

Snow AvalanchesBeliefs, Facts, and Science

Snow Avalanches: Beliefs, Facts, and Science

Francois Louchet

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198866930
eISBN:
9780191903854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866930.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This work is a critical update of the most recent and innovative developments of the avalanche science. It aims at re-founding it on clear scientific bases, from field observations and experiments up ... More

Bands and Photons in III-V Semiconductor Quantum Structures

Bands and Photons in III-V Semiconductor Quantum Structures

Igor Vurgaftman, Matthew P. Lumb, and Jerry R. Meyer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198767275
eISBN:
9780191821431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767275.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Semiconductor quantum structures are at the core of many photonic devices such as lasers, photodetectors, solar cells etc. To appreciate why they are such a good fit to these devices, we must ... More

Semiconductor PhysicsPrinciples, Theory and Nanoscale

Semiconductor Physics: Principles, Theory and Nanoscale

Sandip Tiwari

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198759867
eISBN:
9780191820830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759867.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

A graduate-level text, Semiconductor physics: Principles, theory and nanoscale covers the central topics of the field, together with advanced topics related to the nanoscale and to quantum ... More

Elements of a Sustainable World

Elements of a Sustainable World

John Evans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198827832
eISBN:
9780191866562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827832.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

We have 118 known chemical elements as our palette in our context of sustaining our world. Our context is considered in terms of the four spheres of the ancient world: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. ... More

Analytic Element MethodComplex Interactions of Boundaries and Interfaces

Analytic Element Method: Complex Interactions of Boundaries and Interfaces

David R. Steward

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198856788
eISBN:
9780191890031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856788.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The Analytic Element Method provides a foundation to solve boundary value problems commonly encountered in engineering and science. The goals are: to introduce readers to the basic principles of the ... More

Our Changing Views of PhotonsA Tutorial Memoir

Our Changing Views of Photons: A Tutorial Memoir

Bruce W. Shore

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862857
eISBN:
9780191895470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862857.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book describes the changing views of the physics community toward photons, and how photons are viewed today in several contexts. The first portion, a ninechapter Memoir with few equations and ... More

Celestial TapestryThe Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Nicholas Mee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Celestial Tapestry places mathematics within a vibrant cultural and historical context, highlighting links to the visual arts and design, and broader areas of artistic creativity. Threads are woven ... More

How Scientists CommunicateDispatches from the Frontiers of Knowledge

How Scientists Communicate: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Knowledge

Alan Kelly

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190936600
eISBN:
9780197521038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936600.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

What is scientific research? It is the process by which we learn about the world. For this research to have an impact, and positively contribute to society, it needs to be communicated to those who ... More

Domain WallsFrom Fundamental Properties to Nanotechnology Concepts

Domain Walls: From Fundamental Properties to Nanotechnology Concepts

Dennis Meier, Jan Seidel, Marty Gregg, and Ramamoorthy Ramesh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862499
eISBN:
9780191895319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862499.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Technological evolution and revolution are both driven by the discovery of new functionalities, new materials and the design of yet smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient components. Progress is ... More

Geometry of Black Holes

Geometry of Black Holes

Piotr T. Chruściel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198855415
eISBN:
9780191889233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855415.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

There exists a large scientific literature on black holes, including many excellent textbooks of various levels of difficulty. However, most of these prefer physical intuition to mathematical rigour. ... More

Organic ElectronicsFoundations to Applications

Organic Electronics: Foundations to Applications

Stephen R. Forrest

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198529729
eISBN:
9780191798238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198529729.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Crystallography: Physics

Organic electronics is a platform for very low cost and high performance optoelectronic and electronic devices that cover large areas, are lightweight, and can be both flexible and conformable to ... More

Exploring Classical MechanicsA Collection of 350+ Solved Problems for Students, Lecturers, and Researchers - Second Revised and Enlarged English Edition

Exploring Classical Mechanics: A Collection of 350+ Solved Problems for Students, Lecturers, and Researchers - Second Revised and Enlarged English Edition

G. L. Kotkin and V. G. Serbo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198853787
eISBN:
9780191888236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853787.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book was written by the working physicists for students and teachers of physics faculties of universities. Its contents correspond roughly to the corresponding course in the textbooks Mechanics ... More

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

First WomanJoanne Simpson and the Tropical Atmosphere

First Woman: Joanne Simpson and the Tropical Atmosphere

James Rodger Fleming

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862734
eISBN:
9780191895340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862734.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This book, based on the life and work of Joanne (Gerould) Simpson (1923–2010), charts the history of women in meteorology and the history of tropical meteorology in the context of her long and ... More

The Equations of Materials

The Equations of Materials

Brian Cantor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851875
eISBN:
9780191886683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851875.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book describes some of the important equations of materials and the scientists who derived them. It is aimed at anyone interested in the manufacture, structure, properties and engineering ... More

Continuum Mechanics of Solids

Continuum Mechanics of Solids

Lallit Anand and Sanjay Govindjee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198864721
eISBN:
9780191896767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864721.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Continuum mechanics of Solids presents a unified treatment of the major concepts in Solid Mechanics for beginning graduate students in the many branches of engineering. The fundamental topics of ... More

Principles of Neutron Scattering from Condensed Matter

Principles of Neutron Scattering from Condensed Matter

Andrew T. Boothroyd

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862314
eISBN:
9780191895081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862314.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The book contains a comprehensive account of the theory and application of neutron scattering for the study of the structure and dynamics of condensed matter. All the principal experimental ... More

Particle DetectorsFundamentals and Applications

Particle Detectors: Fundamentals and Applications

Hermann Kolanoski and Norbert Wermes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858362
eISBN:
9780191890710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858362.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The book describes the fundamentals of particle detectors in their different forms as well as their applications, presenting the abundant material as clearly as possible and as deeply as needed for a ... 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

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