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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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