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Externalist Cases and Internalist Theory

Joseph Mendola

in Anti-Externalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534999
eISBN:
9780191715969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534999.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The dominant roots of externalism are the Twin Earth and Elm-Beech cases of Hilary Putnam, the Arthritis case of Tyler Burge, and the Feynman-Gell-Mann, Gödel-Schmidt, and Aristotle cases of Saul ... More


GENESIS OF QUANTUM ANOMALIES

Kazuo Fujikawa and Hiroshi Suzuki

in Path Integrals and Quantum Anomalies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529132
eISBN:
9780191712821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529132.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews the history of quantum anomalies. The original indication of the anomaly appeared immediately after the modern formulation of field theory, namely, renormalization theory. ... More


THE FEYNMAN PATH INTEGRAL AND SCHWINGER'S ACTION PRINCIPLE

Kazuo Fujikawa and Hiroshi Suzuki

in Path Integrals and Quantum Anomalies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529132
eISBN:
9780191712821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529132.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter provides a brief introduction to the basics of quantum field theory. The basic ideas of Feynman path integrals and Schwinger’s action principle, a knowledge of which is required to ... More


REGULARIZATION OF FIELD THEORY AND CHIRAL ANOMALIES

Kazuo Fujikawa and Hiroshi Suzuki

in Path Integrals and Quantum Anomalies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529132
eISBN:
9780191712821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529132.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter illustrates the regularization of field theory by taking quantum electrodynamics (QED) as an example, showing that the mass of the photon remains at 0 even after higher-order quantum ... More


LATTICE DYNAMICS

A.M. Stoneham

in Theory of Defects in Solids: Electronic Structure of Defects in Insulators and Semiconductors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507802
eISBN:
9780191709920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507802.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter examines the key approximations in crystal lattice dynamics in a way that is particularly helpful for defect studies. It discusses the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, the adiabatic ... More


Coherent Interactions of Fields and Atoms

Stephen C. Rand

in Lectures on Light: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics using the Density Matrix

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574872
eISBN:
9780191722219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574872.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Chapter 5 begins the systematic application of the density matrix to describe optical interactions. First, stationary two‐ and three‐level atoms interacting with a traveling wave are compared to show ... More


Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Jagdish Mehra and Kimball Milton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Julian Schwinger was one of the leading theoretical physicists of the 20th century. His contributions are as important, and as pervasive, as those of Richard Feynman, with whom he shared the 1965 ... More


Exploiting the Variational Principle

Mike Finnis

in Interatomic Forces in Condensed Matter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509776
eISBN:
9780191709180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509776.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the ubiquitous theorem that underlies much of the theory of interatomic forces, namely the Hellmann–Feynman theorem, and its derivation from the variational ... More


The diversions of a gentle genius

JAGDISH MEHRA and KIMBALL A. MILTON

in Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In November 1973 the UCLA Monthly, a periodical for faculty and students of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), published an interview with Julian Schwinger. Since the interview ... More


Quantum electrodynamics and Julian Schwinger’s path to fame

JAGDISH MEHRA and KIMBALL A. MILTON

in Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In the beginning of June 1947, the Shelter Island Conference was held in New York to discuss the fundamental problems of quantum mechanics, of which J. Robert Oppenheimer was the acknowledged leader. ... More


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