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The space–time continuum

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Events take place in space and time. A fundamental fact is that between any two points, another point can be found and between any two moments, there is always anther moment. There are no gaps in ... More


Functional renormalization group

Jean Zinn-Justin

in Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199227198
eISBN:
9780191711107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227198.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter describes a general approach to the renormalization group (RG) close to ideas initially developed by Wegner and Wilson, and based on a partial integration over the large-momentum modes ... More


First and second service

Franc Klaassen and Jan R. Magnus

in Analyzing Wimbledon: The Power of Statistics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199355952
eISBN:
9780199395477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355952.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Tennis (unlike any other sport) allows two services. Is the second service more important than the first? The chapter extends the theoretical framework of chapter 6 to allow a full analysis of the ... More


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