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Incommensurate Crystallography

Sander van Smaalen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570820
eISBN:
9780191718762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570820.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

Aperiodic crystals are crystalline materials with atomic structures that lack translational symmetry. This book gives a comprehensive account of the superspace theory for the description of the ... More


Discrete Symmetries and CP Violation: From Experiment to Theory

Marco Sozzi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199296668
eISBN:
9780191712074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296668.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The investigation of discrete symmetries is a fascinating subject which has been central to the agenda of physics research for fifty years, and has been the target of many experiments, ongoing and in ... More


Natural units in nuclear physics

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/9780198504016.003.0027
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

In this chapter the units are summarized in which nuclear quantities are usually measured, all traced back on the elementary units of energy, time and length (in MeV, 10^{-23}sec and fm).


Inconsistency, Asymmetry, and Non-Locality: A Philosophical Investigation of Classical Electrodynamics

Mathias Frisch

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195172157
eISBN:
9780199835294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172159.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book has two principal aims: to investigate the conceptual structure of classical electrodynamics, and show that investigating a particular scientific theory can shed light on concerns in the ... More


Conclusion

Mathias Frisch

in Inconsistency, Asymmetry, and Non-Locality: A Philosophical Investigation of Classical Electrodynamics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195172157
eISBN:
9780199835294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172159.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A summary of the main arguments of the previous chapters is presented. Among these are that a theory’s formalism may be inconsistent and yet allow the construction of highly reliable models of the ... More


 Market‐Based Environmental Policies: What Can We Learn from U.S. Experience (and Related Research)?

Robert Stavins

in Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Twenty Years of Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195189650
eISBN:
9780199783694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189650.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay traces the history of market mechanisms and describes their theoretical advantages over prescriptive regulation. It gives an overview of the lessons learned about market instruments thus ... More


The Nature of the Hydrogen Bond: Outline of a Comprehensive Hydrogen Bond Theory

Gastone Gilli and Paola Gilli

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558964
eISBN:
9780191720949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558964.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

Hydrogen bond (H-bond) effects are well known: it makes sea water liquid, joins cellulose microfibrils in sequoia trees, shapes DNA into chromosomes, and polypeptide chains into wool, hair, muscles, ... More


Tax Issues and Life Care Annuities

David Brazell, Jason Brown, and Mark Warshawsky

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

A life care annuity combines an immediate life annuity with long-term care insurance. This chapter reviews empirical evidence supporting the claim that the marketing of a life care annuity will ... More


Fundamentals of Beam Physics

J. B. Rosenzweig

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198525547
eISBN:
9780191711725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525547.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book presents beam physics using a unified approach, emphasizing basic concepts and analysis methods. While many existing resources in beams and accelerators are specialized to aid the ... More


The Ethics of Plea Bargaining

Richard L. Lippke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199641468
eISBN:
9780191732195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641468.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The Ethics of Plea Bargaining offers a sustained argument for restrained forms of plea bargaining and against the freewheeling kinds of it that predominate in the United States. Rewards ... More


CHARGE CONJUGATION

M. S. Sozzi

in Discrete Symmetries and CP Violation: From Experiment to Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199296668
eISBN:
9780191712074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296668.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter discusses charge conjugation symmetry, which emerges naturally out of the mating of quantum theory to special relativity, with the antiparticle concept. Despite not being related to ... More


God’s Timetable

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter challenges the claim that all Christian Zionist leaders are inflexible in their insistence that Israel retain every inch of the covenant land, and that they are yearning for the Jews to ... More


VORTEX HYDRODYNAMICS

A.F. Borghesani

in Ions and electrons in liquid helium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199213603
eISBN:
9780191707421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213603.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter deals with the discovery that ions interact with hydrodynamic structures of the superfluid in a way that can be explained only by assuming that the flow patterns in the superfluid are ... More


SIGNAL FORMATION AND ACQUISITION

Helmuth Spieler

in Semiconductor Detector Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527848
eISBN:
9780191713248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527848.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter first discusses which parameters determine sensor sensitivity, and then explains the basic semiconductor physics relevant to radiation detectors. Statistical limits to energy resolution ... More


Atoms with more than two electrons: atomic properties and periodic trends

Arne Haaland

in Molecules and Models: The molecular structures of main group element compounds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235353
eISBN:
9780191715594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235353.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The ground-state energy of a poly-electron atom in Group 1, 2, 12, or 18 is completely determined by its electron configuration. Due to the spin of the unpaired electron in a Group 1 atom, the ground ... More


The Aharonov–Bohm effect

Richard Healey

in Gauging What's Real: The Conceptual Foundations of Gauge Theories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199287963
eISBN:
9780191713453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287963.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter introduces the Aharonov-Bohm effect and explains why it poses a challenge to classical conceptions of how electricity and magnetism act on charged particles. It offers a critical ... More


Loyalty Investigations and the “End of Reform”

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the connection between disloyalty charges and the shift toward the political center, or out of government service, by many public officials, which has been difficult to discern ... More


Jesus and Empire: The Crucified

Christopher Bryan

in Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church, and the Roman Superpower

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195183344
eISBN:
9780199835584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183347.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jesus suffered crucifixion by the Romans. Is this because he was a rebel against Rome? Not according to the evangelists, who claim that the Sanhedrin under Caiaphas initially arraigned Jesus on a ... More


Excitations in Organic Solids

Vladimir Agranovich

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199234417
eISBN:
9780191715426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234417.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book details the studies of the properties of electronic and vibrational excitations in organic solids. It brings together most of the theory in this field together with many illustrations of ... More


Open Access

Alok Kumar and Sushanta K. Chatterjee

in Electricity Sector in India: Policy and Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082279
eISBN:
9780199082063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082279.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Open access is widely recognized as the most important tool for introduction of competition in the electricity sector in India. This chapter explains the importance of open access and elaborates the ... More


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