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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

AI NarrativesA History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines

AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent Machines

Stephen Cave, Kanta Dihal, and Sarah Dillon (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198846666
eISBN:
9780191881817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846666.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book is the first to examine the history of imaginative thinking about intelligent machines. As real artificial intelligence (AI) begins to touch on all aspects of our lives, this long narrative ... More

Anomalies in Quantum Field Theory

Anomalies in Quantum Field Theory

Reinhold A. Bertlmann

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 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

Bell Nonlocality

Bell Nonlocality

Valerio Scarani

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198788416
eISBN:
9780191830327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788416.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Nonlocality was discovered by John Bell in 1964, in the context of the debates about quantum theory, but is a phenomenon that can be studied in its own right. Its observation proves that measurements ... 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

Block by Block: The Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Thermodynamics

Block by Block: The Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Thermodynamics

Robert T. Hanlon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198851547
eISBN:
9780191886133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851547.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

At the heart of many fields—physics, chemistry, engineering—lays thermodynamics. While this science plays a critical role in determining the boundary between what is and is not possible in the ... 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

Chi-Squared Data Analysis and Model Testing for Beginners

Chi-Squared Data Analysis and Model Testing for Beginners

Carey Witkov and Keith Zengel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198847144
eISBN:
9780191882074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847144.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is the first to make chi-squared model testing, one of the data analysis methods used to discover the Higgs boson and gravitational waves, accessible to undergraduate students in ... 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

Concepts of Elementary Particle Physics

Concepts of Elementary Particle Physics

Michael E. Peskin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198812180
eISBN:
9780191850301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812180.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This is a textbook of elementary particle physics whose goal is to explain the Standard Model of particle interactions. Part I introduces the basic concepts governing high-energy particle physics: ... 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

Constructing Quantum MechanicsVolume 1: The Scaffold: 1900-1923

Constructing Quantum Mechanics: Volume 1: The Scaffold: 1900-1923

Anthony Duncan and Michel Janssen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198845478
eISBN:
9780191880681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845478.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This is the first of two volumes on the genesis of quantum mechanics. It covers the key developments in the period 1900–1923 that provided the scaffold on which the arch of modern quantum mechanics ... More

Covered with Deep MistThe Development of Quantum Gravity (1916-1956)

Covered with Deep Mist: The Development of Quantum Gravity (1916-1956)

Dean Rickles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199602957
eISBN:
9780191844393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602957.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The problem of quantum gravity is often viewed as the most pressing unresolved problem of modern physics, the ‘holy grail’: our theories of spacetime and matter, described respectively by general ... 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

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