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Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions

Saul M. Olyan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199264865
eISBN:
9780191698996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book offers an analysis of the ritual dimensions of biblical mourning rites. It also seeks to illuminate mourning's social dimensions through engagement with anthropological discussion of ... More


A Curious Legacy: Ernst Bloch’s Enlightened View of the Fairy Tale and Utopian Longing, or Why the Grimms’ Tales Will Always Be Relevant

Jack Zipes

in Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160580
eISBN:
9781400852581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160580.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This concluding chapter examines the explorations of Ernst Bloch (1885–1977), the great philosopher of hope, and Theodor Adorno (1903–69), the foremost critical thinker of the Frankfurt School, ... More


Robert Rees Davies 1938–2005

Huw Pryce

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

Robert Rees Davies (1938–2005), a Fellow of the British Academy, was a highly original historian who offered compelling new insights into medieval society through a body of work focused on Britain ... More


Priests and Initiates

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Much of the evidence for the religious affiliations of pagan aristocrats comes from inscribed dedications—more indeed than most people probably realize. In simpler times it was taken for granted that ... More


QUANTUM DESCRIPTION OF LIGHT-MATTER COUPLING IN SEMICONDUCTORS

Alexey V. Kavokin and Jeremy J. Baumberg

in Microcavities

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199228942
eISBN:
9780191711190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228942.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter starts from description of Rabi and Bloch-oscillations in semiconductors. It introduces the exciton-light coupling Hamiltonian in terms of the secondary quantization theory, and ... More


Coherent interaction of light with atoms

J. C. Garrison and R. Y. Chiao

in Quantum Optics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198508861
eISBN:
9780191708640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508861.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The perturbation expansion (Chapter 4) fails if the incident field — assumed to be resonant with an atomic transition — has a coherence time that is long compared to the spontaneous emission time. ... More


ELECTRONIC CONDUCTION IN METALS

J. M. Ziman

in Electrons and Phonons: The Theory of Transport Phenomena in Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507796
eISBN:
9780191709937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507796.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses the electrical conductivity of metals. Topics covered include the transport properties of metals, residual resistance in alloys, the resistance-minimum phenomenon, residual ... More


Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable

Michael Gallope

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483559
eISBN:
9780226483726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483726.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable draws together the writings of Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno, Vladimir Jankélévitch, Gilles Deleuze, and ... More


Periodic potentials

Efstratios Manousakis

in Practical Quantum Mechanics: Modern Tools and Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749349
eISBN:
9780191813474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749349.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter explores the consequences of the translational symmetry of a periodic Potential. It discusses Bloch’s theorem and its consequencies. It also analyzes the so-called Kronig–Penney model.


Philosophies of Hope

Alan Mittleman

in Hope in a Democratic Age: Philosophy, Religion, and Political Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199297153
eISBN:
9780191700835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297153.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the modern displacement and transformation of religious hope and the emergence of secular hope. It looks at two representative figures from the 18th-century French and German ... More


Chow Rings, Decomposition of the Diagonal, and the Topology of Families (AM-187)

Claire Voisin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160504
eISBN:
9781400850532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160504.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This book provides an introduction to algebraic cycles on complex algebraic varieties, to the major conjectures relating them to cohomology, and even more precisely to Hodge structures on cohomology. ... More


Hodge Theory (MN-49)

Eduardo Cattani, Fouad El Zein, Phillip A. Griffiths, and Lê Dung Tráng

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161341
eISBN:
9781400851478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161341.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to Hodge theory—one of the central and most vibrant areas of contemporary mathematics—from leading specialists on the subject. The ... More


Dangerous Proximity: The Reverses of Character

Ingrid Wassenaar

in Proustian Passions: The Uses of Self-Justification for A la recherche du temps perdu

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160045
eISBN:
9780191673757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160045.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the narrator’s negotiation of the dangers of being too close for comfort to the representation of personal beliefs, needs, or desires in others, from whom a distinguishing ... More


Band structure

Thomas Ihn

in Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum states and electronic transport

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199534425
eISBN:
9780191715297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534425.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter reviews the elements of band structure calculations, and introduces Bloch's theorem and the first Brillouin zone. It discusses various techniques for performing bandstructure ... More


Marcel Proust and René Blum: An Uncommon Friendship

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Letters from Marcel Proust tell the extraordinary story of their friendship as well as Proust’s profound appreciation for the fact that René arranged for the publication of Swann’s Way by the ... More


HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES OF CRYSTALS AND THEIR DEFECTS

JOHN C. H. SPENCE

in High-Resolution Electron Microscopy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199552757
eISBN:
9780191708664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552757.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter introduces many-beam high-resolution imaging by first analysing in detail the case of two or three beams, and showing how aberrations may be arranged to cancel by using off-axis ... More


Simulation of images and electron diffraction patterns

Xiaodong Zou, Sven Hovmöller, and Peter Oleynikov

in Electron Crystallography: Electron Microscopy and Electron Diffraction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199580200
eISBN:
9780191731211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580200.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

The principles behind simulation of images and electron diffraction patterns are described. The parameters that affect HRTEM images and ED patterns are crystal structure, orientation and thickness, ... More


Ultracold gases in optical lattices: basic concepts

Maciej Lewenstein, Anna Sanpera, and Verònica Ahufinger

in Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices: Simulating quantum many-body systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199573127
eISBN:
9780191775048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573127.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter describes basic methods to realise optical potentials and optical lattices, listing in detail what can be controlled in ultracold atomic systems. It revisits the properties of ... More


Religion and Art: Parsifal as Paradigm

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter analyzes the total work as symbol. Wagner’s Parsifal, one of the most important inspirations for the European symbolist movement, stands as the paradigm of the restoration of the ... More


Atom-Light Forces

John Weiner and Frederico Nunes

in Light-Matter Interaction: Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale, Second Edition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796664
eISBN:
9780191837920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796664.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Chapter 11 presents the simplest and most intuitive approach to atom-optical interactions: the atom is modelled as a damped harmonic oscillator with spontaneous emission as the damping agent. The ... More


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