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The Age of InnocenceNuclear Physics between the First and Second World Wars

The Age of Innocence: Nuclear Physics between the First and Second World Wars

Roger H. Stuewer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827870
eISBN:
9780191866586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827870.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

Nuclear physics emerged as the dominant field in experimental and theoretical physics between 1919 and 1939, the two decades between the First and Second World Wars. Milestones were Ernest ... More

Aperiodic CrystalsFrom Modulated Phases to Quasicrystals:  Structure and Properties

Aperiodic Crystals: From Modulated Phases to Quasicrystals: Structure and Properties

Ted Janssen, Gervais Chapuis, and Marc de Boissieu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198824442
eISBN:
9780191863288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824442.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Until the 1970s all materials studied consisted of periodic arrays of unit cells, or were amorphous. In the following decades a new class of solid state matter, called aperiodic crystals, has been ... More

Biological Small Angle ScatteringTheory and Practice

Biological Small Angle Scattering: Theory and Practice

Eaton E. Lattman, Thomas D. Grant, and Edward H. Snell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199670871
eISBN:
9780191749575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199670871.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The technique of small angle solution scattering has been revolutionized in the last two decades. Exponential increases in computing power, parallel algorithm development, and the development of ... More

Electrical Properties of Materials

Electrical Properties of Materials

Laszlo Solymar, Donald Walsh, and Richard R. A. Syms

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198829942
eISBN:
9780191868504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829942.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

A classic text in the field providing a readable and accessible guide for students of electrical and electronic engineering. Fundamentals of electric properties of materials are illustrated and put ... More

Electron & Nuclear Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Nanostructures

Electron & Nuclear Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Nanostructures

M. M. Glazov

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198807308
eISBN:
9780191845093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807308.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In recent years, the physics community has experienced a revival of interest in spin effects in solid state systems. On one hand, solid state systems, particularly semicon- ductors and semiconductor ... More

Electrons in MoleculesFrom Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Electrons in Molecules: From Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Jean-Pierre Launay and Michel Verdaguer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198814597
eISBN:
9780191852411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814597.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The book treats in a unified way electronic properties of molecules (magnetic, electrical, photophysical), culminating with the mastering of electrons, i.e. molecular electronics and spintronics and ... More

The Elements of Relativity

The Elements of Relativity

David M. Wittman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199658633
eISBN:
9780191863653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199658633.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Relativity is a set of remarkable insights into the way space and time work. The basic notion of relativity, first articulated by Galileo, explains why we do not feel Earth moving as it orbits the ... More

Ether and ModernityThe recalcitrance of an epistemic object in the early twentieth century

Ether and Modernity: The recalcitrance of an epistemic object in the early twentieth century

Jaume Navarro (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797258
eISBN:
9780191838750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797258.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book is a snapshot of the ether qua epistemic object in the early twentieth century. It shows that the ether was not necessarily regarded as the residue of old-fashioned science, but often as ... More

Fluid MechanicsA Geometrical Point of View

Fluid Mechanics: A Geometrical Point of View

S. G. Rajeev

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198805021
eISBN:
9780191843136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805021.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Starting with a review of vector fields and their integral curves, the book presents the basic equations of the subject: Euler and Navier–Stokes. Some solutions are studied next: ideal flows using ... More

Galileo UnboundA Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

David D. Nolte

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198805847
eISBN:
9780191843808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805847.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, The Universe and Everything traces the journey that brought us from Galileo’s law of free fall to today’s geneticists measuring evolutionary drift, entangled ... More

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