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## Gravitational Waves: Volume 1: Theory and Experiments

*Michele Maggiore*

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- January 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198570745
- eISBN:
- 9780191717666
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570745.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book deals with all aspects of gravitational-wave physics, both theoretical and experimental. This first volume deals with gravitational wave (GW) theory and experiments. Part I discusses the ... More

## Classical field theories

*Olivier Darrigol*

### in Physics and Necessity: Rationalist Pursuits from the Cartesian Past to the Quantum Present

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- June 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780198712886
- eISBN:
- 9780191781360
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712886.003.0007
- Subject:
- Physics, History of Physics

This chapter develops the consequences of a specific Faradayan condition of measurability for fields: that the physically relevant properties of fields should all be testable by point-like particles. ... More

## From Classical to Quantum Fields

*Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, and Roland Sénéor*

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- May 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780198788393
- eISBN:
- 9780191830310
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198788393.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Quantum field theory has become the universal language of most modern theoretical physics. This book is meant to provide an introduction to this subject with particular emphasis on the physics of the ... More

## Temporal and spectral properties of quantum light

*Birgit Stiller, Ulrich Seyfarth, and Gerd Leuchs*

### in Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- August 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780198768609
- eISBN:
- 9780191822353
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198768609.003.0004
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter starts from the classical optics description of a light field and its spectral densities, their measurement, and their interpretation, and discusses how these aspects are related to the ... More

## Langevin Field Equations

*Bryan J. Dalton, John Jeffers, and Stephen M. Barnett*

### in Phase Space Methods for Degenerate Quantum Gases

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- April 2015
- ISBN:
- 9780199562749
- eISBN:
- 9780191747311
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562749.003.0014
- Subject:
- Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

In this chapter, Langevin field equations (or Ito stochastic field equations, SFEs) are derived that are equivalent to functional Fokker–Planck equations (FFPEs) for bosons and fermions. Phase space ... More

## Category Theory and the Foundations of Classical Space–Time Theories

*James Owen Weatherall*

### in Categories for the Working Philosopher

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198748991
- eISBN:
- 9780191811593
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198748991.003.0013
- Subject:
- Philosophy, History of Philosophy

I review some recent work on applications of category theory to questions concerning theoretical structure and theoretical equivalence of classical field theories, including Newtonian gravitation, ... More

## Classical fields in curved spacetime

*Iosif L. Buchbinder and Ilya L. Shapiro*

### in Introduction to Quantum Field Theory with Applications to Quantum Gravity

- Published in print:
- 2021
- Published Online:
- April 2021
- ISBN:
- 9780198838319
- eISBN:
- 9780191874666
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198838319.003.0012
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter discusses classical fields in an arbitrary Riemann spacetime. General considerations are followed by the formulation of scalar fields with non-minimal coupling. Spontaneous symmetry ... More

## Physics and Necessity: Rationalist Pursuits from the Cartesian Past to the Quantum Present

*Olivier Darrigol*

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- June 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780198712886
- eISBN:
- 9780191781360
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712886.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, History of Physics

Can we prove the necessity of our best physical theories by rational means, without appeal to experience? This question has haunted modern natural philosophy from Descartes to the present. Some of ... More

## Quantum Radiation Field: Spontaneous Emission and Entangled Photons

*Duncan G. Steel*

### in Introduction to Quantum Nanotechnology: A Problem Focused Approach

- Published in print:
- 2021
- Published Online:
- July 2021
- ISBN:
- 9780192895073
- eISBN:
- 9780191924149
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780192895073.003.0015
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

One of the greatest successes in quantum theory, and certainly one of the more important parts for application to devices and applications is the prediction of the emission of light through the ... More

## Lagrange formalism in field theory

*Iosif L. Buchbinder and Ilya L. Shapiro*

### in Introduction to Quantum Field Theory with Applications to Quantum Gravity

- Published in print:
- 2021
- Published Online:
- April 2021
- ISBN:
- 9780198838319
- eISBN:
- 9780191874666
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198838319.003.0003
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter is devoted to a general discussion of classical field theory. It presents the minimum information required about classical fields for the subsequent treatment of quantum theory in the ... More

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