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Flawed Advice and the Management Trap: How Managers Can Know When They're Getting Good Advice and When They're Not

Chris Argyris

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195132861
eISBN:
9780199848645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132861.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

People and organizations continually strive to achieve effective action. But they do not have to do so in isolation. Available to them, especially on non-routine issues of great importance, is a ... More


Covariant approaches to quantum gravity

Claus Kiefer

in Quantum Gravity: Third Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199585205
eISBN:
9780191739378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585205.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter introduces the important concept of the graviton. It discusses at some length linearized quantum gravity and its implications. A central role is played by path-integral quantization from ... More


String theory

Claus Kiefer

in Quantum Gravity: Third Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199585205
eISBN:
9780191739378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585205.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter discusses at length the quantum gravitational aspects of string theory. After a general introduction which includes the emergence of the graviton for the free string, the Polyakov path ... More


Risk awareness

Suzette Woodward

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Risk awareness is the recognition of the potential for hazards, risks, and incidents that occur within the healthcare environment and result in patient harm. Being risk aware means that individuals ... More


MICROSCOPIC DERIVATION OF THE GL FUNCTIONAL

Anatoly Larkin and Andrei Varlamov

in Theory of Fluctuations in Superconductors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528159
eISBN:
9780191713521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528159.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter demonstrates how the Ginzburg-Landau functional can be carried out from the microscopic theory of superconductivity. For this, the method of functional integration, alternative to the ... More


String Theory

Claus Kiefer

in Quantum Gravity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212521
eISBN:
9780191707377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212521.003.09
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter discusses at length the quantum gravitational aspects of string theory. After a general introduction which includes the emergence of the graviton for the free string, the Polyakov path ... More


Quantum gauge theories

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/9780198838319.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter, which is the last chapter in Part I, is devoted to an extensive discussion of quantum gauge theories, which is based on functional integrals and Lagrangian quantization. After ... More


Capacity and Expression: The Tactical Repertoire of Citizenship

in Citizen Speak: The Democratic Imagination in American Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226660790
eISBN:
9780226660783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660783.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Spurred into action by concern with an issue, groups need to decide what to do about it. This chapter examines how they make that decision. What kinds of citizenship actions can citizens imagine? ... More


Quantum fields in curved spacetime: renormalization

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/9780198838319.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In this chapter, which forms the central chapter of Part II, the effective action of quantum matter fields in curved spacetime is formulated in terms of functional integrals. A qualitative, albeit ... More


String phenomenology

Luis Ibá nez

in Theoretical Physics to Face the Challenge of LHC: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 97, August 2011

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198727965
eISBN:
9780191794278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727965.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter reviews a number of topics in the field of string phenomenology, focusing on orientifold/F-theory models yielding semirealistic low-energy physics. The emphasis is on the extraction of ... More


The conformal anomaly and anomaly-induced action

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/9780198838319.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter describes in detail basic results concerning the conformal (trace) anomaly and anomaly-induced action in four spacetime dimensions. It is shown how the anomaly appears from the non-local ... More


Perturbation 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/9780198838319.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter provides a general description of perturbation theory in terms of Feynman diagrams. The general prescriptions of constructing Feynman diagrams in momentum space are given, including for ... More


Introduction to Quantum Field Theory with Applications to Quantum Gravity

Iosif L. Buchbinder and Ilya Shapiro

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198838319
eISBN:
9780191874666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838319.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book focuses on quantum field theory and its application to gravitational physics, in both semiclassical and full quantum frameworks, with special attention paid to renormalization, gauge ... More


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