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Inconsistency

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:
10.1093/0195172159.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that the main approach to modeling the interactions between classical microscopic particles and electromagnetic fields is inconsistent. Contrary to what many philosophers consider ... More


Accelerator technology II: waveguides and cavities

J. B. Rosenzweig

in Fundamentals of Beam Physics

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198525547
eISBN:
9780191711725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525547.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter surveys aspects of electromagnetic fields inside of regions bounded by conductors, in scenarios of relevance to accelerator technology. It explains that the discussion was based on ... More


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


QUANTUM THEORY OF PHOTONS AND THE PHASE OPERATOR

Kazuo Fujikawa and Hiroshi Suzuki

in Path Integrals and Quantum Anomalies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529132
eISBN:
9780191712821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529132.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents the essence of the quantization of the electromagnetic field and its path integral representation. The electromagnetic field is the simplest example of a gauge field, and its ... More


Electromagnetic Fields and Radiofrequency Radiation

DAVID A. SAVITZ and ANDERS AHLBOM

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the link between electromagnetic fields and cancer, focusing on the nonionizing part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and within that range, only with frequencies up to 300 ... More


The Impact of the Natural Sciences on Theology: The Idea of Reminder

Tapio Luoma

in Incarnation and Physics: Natural Science in the Theology of Thomas F. Torrance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151893
eISBN:
9780199834419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151895.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Torrance holds that the scientists James Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein remind theology of its ontological basis in the Incarnation and the Trinity, a basis largely neglected in modern theology. ... More


Basic Structures of Reality: Essays in Meta-Physics

Colin McGinn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841103
eISBN:
9780199919529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841103.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

This book deals with questions of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind from the vantage point of physics. Combining general philosophy with physics, it covers such topics as the ... More


Quantization of the free electromagnetic field

Efstratios Manousakis

in Practical Quantum Mechanics: Modern Tools and Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749349
eISBN:
9780191813474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749349.003.0029
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter, in a manner analogous to that used to quantize the one-dimensional chain of atoms coupled via spring-like constants to its neighboring atoms (see Chapter 28), it will quantize the ... More


Dielectric Theory of Frenkel Excitons: Local Field Effects

Vladimir M. Agranovich

in Excitations in Organic Solids

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199234417
eISBN:
9780191715426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234417.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter presents the so-called dielectric theory of the Frenkel excitons. The theory is the generalization of the local field Lorentz theory to the case of anisotropic molecular solids. It takes ... More


Fields—Maxwell’s Equations

Nicholas Manton and Nicholas Mee

in The Physical World: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795933
eISBN:
9780191837111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795933.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Chapter 3 explores the concept of the field, which is necessary to describe forces without resorting to action at a distance, and uses it to describe electromagnetism, as encapsulated by the Maxwell ... More


The Maxwell Equations and Constitutive Relations

G. F. Roach, I. G. Stratis, and A. N. Yannacopoulos

in Mathematical Analysis of Deterministic and Stochastic Problems in Complex Media Electromagnetics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142173
eISBN:
9781400842650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142173.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter first introduces the constitutive relations which are commonly used in electromagnetic theory for the mathematical modelling of complex electromagnetic media. These constitutive ... More


Conclusions and Outlook

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0025
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter contains conclusions and some words about the outlook. The main conclusion is that at present there is already very good agreement between the theory, adapted for the case of real ... More


Radiofrequency exposure and cancer

Martie van Tongeren and Philip Chadwick

in Exposure Assessment in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528616
eISBN:
9780191723933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528616.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a general introduction to the assessment of radiofrequency in occupational and environmental epidemiological studies. It discusses strategies and methods used. It provides ... More


Solved Problems in Classical Electromagnetism: Analytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments

J. Pierrus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198821915
eISBN:
9780191861055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821915.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Apart from an introductory chapter which focuses mainly on some important mathematical concepts and analytical techniques, this book consists entirely of questions and solutions on topics in ... More


Resonant modes of optical cavities

Alan Corney

in Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211456
eISBN:
9780191705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter explains the frequencies and spatial distributions of resonant electromagnetic fields in optical cavities formed by highly reflecting plane or concave mirrors. Stable and unstable cavity ... More


Photons

P. K. Basu

in Theory of Optical Processes in Semiconductors: Bulk and Microstructures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526209
eISBN:
9780191706790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526209.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The classical or semiclassical theory presented in Chapter 2 gives a satisfactory account of light-matter interactions in some cases. However, a detailed understanding of different processes requires ... More


Electromagnetic fields and waves in vacuum

J. Pierrus

in Solved Problems in Classical Electromagnetism: Analytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198821915
eISBN:
9780191861055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821915.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In previous chapters four experimental laws of electromagnetism were encountered: Gauss’s law in electrostatics, Gauss’s law in magnetism, Faraday’s law and Ampere’s law. Now, in this chapter, these ... More


Electromagnetic Fields

Maria Feychting and Joachim Schüz

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the carcinogenic effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields, mainly power frequency and radiofrequency fields/microwaves. It describes the sources of exposure, reviews the ... More


Decoherence

Heinz-Peter Breuer and Francesco Petruccione

in The Theory of Open Quantum Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199213900
eISBN:
9780191706349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213900.003.04
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter deals with the important field of environment-induced decoherence and the transition to the classical behaviour of open quantum systems. A number of techniques is developed that allows ... More


The Electromagnetic Field

Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, and Roland Sénéor

in From Classical to Quantum Fields

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788393
eISBN:
9780191830310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788393.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The electromagnetic field. A brief review of Maxwell’s equations with a discussion of their invariance properties, both relativistic and gauge invariance. The formalism of Green’s functions is ... More


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