## Contexts: Meaning, Truth, and the Use of Language

*Stefano Predelli*

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- February 2006
- ISBN:
- 9780199281732
- eISBN:
- 9780191603204
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/0199281734.001.0001
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book discusses the views of meaning and truth implicit in the traditionalapproach to natural-language semantics. Its main thesis is that the philosophical presuppositions entailed by that ... More

## PROBABILISTIC INGREDIENTS

*Mathew Penrose*

### in Random Geometric Graphs

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198506263
- eISBN:
- 9780191707858
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506263.003.0002
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter derives some probabilistic results for later use. A dependency graph for a family of random variables is a deterministic graph with vertex-set identified with the random variables and ... More

## APPROXIMATION OF FREE-DISCONTINUITY PROBLEMS

*Andrea Braides*

### in Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

- Published in print:
- 2002
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198507840
- eISBN:
- 9780191709890
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.003.0009
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Various types of approximations of free-discontinuity energies, in particular the Mumford-Shah functional, are given: the Ambrosio-Tortorelli approximation via elliptic functionals with an additional ... More

## Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group

*Jean Zinn-Justin*

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199227198
- eISBN:
- 9780191711107
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227198.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book provides an elementary introduction to the notions of continuum limit and universality in statistical systems with a large number of degrees of freedom. The existence of a continuum limit ... More

## Theory of Nonequilibrium Superconductivity

*Nikolai Kopnin*

- Published in print:
- 2001
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780198507888
- eISBN:
- 9780191709722
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507888.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book presents modern theory of nonstationary and nonequilibrium superconductivity. It deals with superconductors in external fields varying in time and studies transport phenomena in ... More

## Inference for Non-linear Population Parameters

*Raymond L. Chambers and Robert G. Clark*

### in An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- May 2012
- ISBN:
- 9780198566625
- eISBN:
- 9780191738449
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566625.003.0011
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Inference for non-linear population parameters develops model-based prediction theory for target parameters that are not population totals or means. The development initially is for the case where ... 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

## Transport equations for the one-body density

*Helmut Hofmann*

### in The Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198504016
- eISBN:
- 9780191708480
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198504016.003.0021
- Subject:
- Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This chapter begins by calculating the Wigner transform for the von Neumann equation for the one-body density operator. It shows how the Liouville equation follows in leading order in an expansion to ... More

## Stochastic Population Processes: Analysis, Approximations, Simulations

*Eric Renshaw*

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- September 2011
- ISBN:
- 9780199575312
- eISBN:
- 9780191728778
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575312.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

The vast majority of random processes in the real world have no memory — the next step in their development depends purely on their current state. Stochastic realizations are therefore defined purely ... More

## Superconducting Alloys

*Nikolai B. Kopnin*

### in Theory of Nonequilibrium Superconductivity

- Published in print:
- 2001
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780198507888
- eISBN:
- 9780191709722
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507888.003.04
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter explains how to incorporate scattering by random impurity atoms into the general Green function formalism of the theory of superconductivity. The cross-diagram technique based on the ... More