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Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Barry M McCoy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556632
eISBN:
9780191723278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556632.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book begins where elementary books and courses leave off and covers the advances made in statistical mechanics in the past fifty years. The book is divided into three parts. The first part is on ... More

Agent-Based Modeling and Network Dynamics

Agent-Based Modeling and Network Dynamics

Akira Namatame and Shu-Heng Chen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198708285
eISBN:
9780191779404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708285.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The book integrates agent-based modeling and network science. It is divided into three parts, namely, foundations, primary dynamics on and of social networks, and applications. The book begins with ... More

Anomalies in Quantum Field Theory

Anomalies in Quantum Field Theory

Reinhold A. Bertlmann

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507628
eISBN:
9780191706400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507628.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The anomaly, which forms the central part of this book, is the failure of classical symmetry to survive the process of quantization and regularization. The study of anomalies is the key to a deeper ... More

Applied Computational Physics

Applied Computational Physics

Joseph F. Boudreau and Eric. S. Swanson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198708636
eISBN:
9780191858598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198708636.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Applied Computational Physics describes methods for solving a vast array of classical and quantum mechanical scientific problems while stressing modern computational paradigms for achieving these ... More

Beyond the Dynamical UniverseUnifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

Theoretical physics and foundations of physics have not made much progress in the last few decades. There is no consensus among researchers on how to approach unifying general relativity and quantum ... More

Chaos and FractalsAn Elementary Introduction

Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction

David P. Feldman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199566433
eISBN:
9780191774966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566433.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book provides an elementary introduction to chaos and fractals. It introduces the key phenomena of chaos — aperiodicity, sensitive dependence on initial conditions, bifurcations — via simple ... More

Chaos and Nonlinear DynamicsAn Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Robert C. Hilborn

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507239
eISBN:
9780191709340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507239.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book introduces the full range of activity in the rapidly growing field of nonlinear dynamics. Using a step-by-step introduction to dynamics and geometry in state space as the central focus of ... More

Computer Simulation of LiquidsSecond Edition

Computer Simulation of Liquids: Second Edition

Michael P. Allen and Dominic J. Tildesley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198803195
eISBN:
9780191841439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803195.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This book provides a practical guide to molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulation techniques used in the modelling of simple and complex liquids. Computer simulation is an essential tool in ... More

The Conceptual Framework of Quantum Field Theory

The Conceptual Framework of Quantum Field Theory

Anthony Duncan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199573264
eISBN:
9780191743313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573264.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The book attempts to provide an introduction to quantum field theory emphasizing conceptual issues frequently neglected in more ‘utilitarian’ treatments of the subject. The book is divided into four ... More

Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Vladimir Dobrosavljevic, Nandini Trivedi, and James M. Valles, Jr. (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592593
eISBN:
9780191741050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592593.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Quantum phase transitions describe the violent rearrangement of electrons or atoms as they evolve from well defined excitations in one phase to a completely different set of excitations in another. ... More

CPT Invariance and the Spin-Statistics Connection

CPT Invariance and the Spin-Statistics Connection

Jonathan Bain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198728801
eISBN:
9780191795541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728801.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book seeks to answer the question “What explains CPT invariance and the spin–statistics connection (SSC)?” These properties play foundational roles in relativistic quantum field theories ... More

The Dark Side of Technology

The Dark Side of Technology

Peter Townsend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790532
eISBN:
9780191831836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790532.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Technological progress comes with a dark side where good ideas and intentions produce undesirable results (extreme downsides include atomic and biological weapons). The many and various unexpected ... More

Data Science and Complex NetworksReal Case Studies with Python

Data Science and Complex Networks: Real Case Studies with Python

Guido Caldarelli and Alessandro Chessa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199639601
eISBN:
9780191782916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639601.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book provides a comprehensive yet short description of the basic concepts of complex network theory and the code to implement this theory. Differently from other books, we present these concepts ... More

Discrete Symmetries and CP ViolationFrom Experiment to Theory

Discrete Symmetries and CP Violation: From Experiment to Theory

Marco Sozzi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199296668
eISBN:
9780191712074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296668.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The investigation of discrete symmetries is a fascinating subject which has been central to the agenda of physics research for fifty years, and has been the target of many experiments, ongoing and in ... More

Dynamical Heterogeneities in Glasses, Colloids, and Granular Media

Dynamical Heterogeneities in Glasses, Colloids, and Granular Media

Ludovic Berthier, Giulio Biroli, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Luca Cipelletti, and Wim van Saarloos (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199691470
eISBN:
9780191729799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691470.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Most of the solid materials we use in everyday life, from plastics to cosmetic gels exist in a non-crystalline, amorphous form: they are glasses. Yet, we are still seeking a fundamental explanation ... More

Econophysics and Physical Economics

Econophysics and Physical Economics

Peter Richmond, Jürgen Mimkes, and Stefan Hutzler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199674701
eISBN:
9780191780066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674701.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

An understanding of the behaviour of financial assets and the evolution of economies has never been as important as it is today. This book looks at these complex systems from the perspective of the ... More

Elements of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

Elements of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

Hidetoshi Nishimori and Gerardo Ortiz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577224
eISBN:
9780191722943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577224.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Phase transitions and critical phenomena have consistently been among the principal subjects of active studies in statistical physics. The simple act of transforming one state of matter or phase into ... 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

Entropy and the Time Evolution of Macroscopic Systems

Entropy and the Time Evolution of Macroscopic Systems

Walter T. Grandy, Jr.

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199546176
eISBN:
9780191720161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546176.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book is based on the premise that the entropy concept, a fundamental element of probability theory as logic governs all of the thermal physics, both equilibrium and nonequilibrium. The ... More

Equations of Motion in General Relativity

Equations of Motion in General Relativity

Hideki Asada, Toshifumi Futamase, and Peter Hogan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584109
eISBN:
9780191723421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584109.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book focuses attention on two aspects of equations of motion in general relativity: the motion of extended bodies(stars) and the motion of small black holes. The objective is to offer a guide to ... More

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