## 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

## A Model of Rayleigh-Bénard Convection

*Gary A. Glatzmaier*

### in Introduction to Modeling Convection in Planets and Stars: Magnetic Field, Density Stratification, Rotation

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691141725
- eISBN:
- 9781400848904
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691141725.003.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter presents a model of Rayleigh–Bénard convection. It first describes the fundamental dynamics expected in a fluid that is convectively stable and in one that is convectively unstable, ... More

## Density Stratification

*Gary A. Glatzmaier*

### in Introduction to Modeling Convection in Planets and Stars: Magnetic Field, Density Stratification, Rotation

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691141725
- eISBN:
- 9781400848904
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691141725.003.0012
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines the effects of large variations in density with depth, that is, density stratification. It first describes anelastic models for 2D cartesian box and 2D cylindrical annulus ... More

## Momentum density studies in crystalline solids: theory

*P. E. Mijnarends, Y. Kubo, B. Barbiellini, and A. Bansil*

### in X-Ray Compton Scattering

- Published in print:
- 2004
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198501688
- eISBN:
- 9780191718045
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198501688.003.0008
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter covers the calculation of the electron momentum density within the Local Density Approximation (LDA) and the Local Spin Density Approximation (LDSA). The KKR-CPA method is discussed ... More

## Validity and Non-Validity of Propagation of Chaos

*Karsten Matthies and Florian Theil*

### in Analysis and Stochastics of Growth Processes and Interface Models

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780199239252
- eISBN:
- 9780191716911
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239252.003.0005
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Analysis

In this chapter a novel, rigorous approach to analyse the validity of continuum approximations for deterministic interacting particle systems is discussed. The focus is on the Boltzmann–Grad limit of ... More

## Interacting Brownian Motions and the Gross-Pitaevskii Formula

*Stefan Adams and Wolfgang König*

### in Analysis and Stochastics of Growth Processes and Interface Models

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780199239252
- eISBN:
- 9780191716911
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239252.003.0008
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Analysis

Bose–Einstein condensation predicts that, under certain conditions (in particular extremely low temperature), all particles will condense into one state. Some of the physical background is surveyed ... More

## General Relativity and Einstein's Equations

*Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat*

### in General Relativity and the Einstein Equations

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- May 2009
- ISBN:
- 9780199230723
- eISBN:
- 9780191710872
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230723.003.0003
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter begins with a discussion of Newton's gravity law. It then covers general relativity, observations and experiments, Einstein's equations, field sources, Lagrangians, fluid sources, ... More

## X-ray interactions with matter

*David M. Paganin*

### in Coherent X-Ray Optics

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198567288
- eISBN:
- 9780191717963
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567288.003.0002
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter considers the interactions of X-rays with matter. It opens by developing X-ray wave equations in the presence of scatterers, taking the Maxwell equations as a starting point. The ... More

## The MUSIC algorithm and scattering by an inhomogeneous medium

*Andreas Kirsch and Natalia Grinberg*

### in The Factorization Method for Inverse Problems

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780199213535
- eISBN:
- 9780191707629
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213535.003.0004
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter examines the case of a penetrable scatterer with an index of refraction that can be space-dependent and is assumed to be different from the constant background index. The inverse ... More

## CONNECTIONS TO APPROXIMATION ALGORITHMS

*Rolf Niedermeier*

### in Invitation to Fixed-Parameter Algorithms

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198566076
- eISBN:
- 9780191713910
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566076.003.0014
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter summarizes the currently known connections between fixed-parameter and polynomial-time approximation algorithmics. Important topics in this context are lower bound and impossibility ... More

## Theoretical statistics and asymptotics

*Nancy Reid*

### in Celebrating Statistics: Papers in honour of Sir David Cox on his 80th birthday

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198566540
- eISBN:
- 9780191718038
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566540.003.0004
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter sets out some ideas for incorporating into the teaching of theoretical statistics the advances made in the modern theory of parametric likelihood inference developed since the ... More