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General Relativity and the Einstein Equations

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230723
eISBN:
9780191710872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230723.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

General Relativity has passed all experimental and observational tests to model the motion of isolated bodies with strong gravitational fields, though the mathematical and numerical study of these ... More


The Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems

Helmut Hofmann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198504016
eISBN:
9780191708480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198504016.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This book offers a survey of nuclear physics at low energies and discusses similarities to mesoscopic systems. It addresses systems at finite excitations of the internal degrees of freedom where ... More


Links as Sasakian Manifolds

Charles P. Boyer and Krzysztof Galicki

in Sasakian Geometry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198564959
eISBN:
9780191713712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564959.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter is devoted to the geometry of links of isolated hypersurface singularities, as well as a review of the differential topology of homotopy spheres a la Kervaire and Milnor. The ... More


Genotypic Specificity of Grass-Endophyte Interactions

Gregory P. Cheplick and Stanley H. Faeth

in Ecology and Evolution of the Grass-Endophyte Symbiosis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308082
eISBN:
9780199867462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308082.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

For ongoing coevolution of the grass-endophyte symbiosis through the agents of natural selection, there must be genetic variation within populations for both host and endophyte. The breeding systems ... More


Speciation

Graham Bell

in Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198569725
eISBN:
9780191717741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569725.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Diversification occurs readily in asexual populations, but is obstructed by recombination in outcrossed sexual organisms. Species may arise because sexual isolation permits diversification, or ... More


CONNECTIVITY AND THE NUMBER OF COMPONENTS

Mathew Penrose

in Random Geometric Graphs

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198506263
eISBN:
9780191707858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506263.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter is mainly concerned with the connectivity threshold T on n random points (i.e., the smallest r at which G(n,r) is connected). The results for this threshold are similar to those for the ... More


Conversational Strategies Used to Create Crimes

Roger W. Shuy

in Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181661
eISBN:
9780199788477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The single agenda of undercover police work is to capture crime on tape. Conversational strategies are usually considered unconscious behavior, but there is reason to suspect that undercover taping ... More


Sicily and the Unification of Italy: Liberal Policy and Local Power, 1859-1866

Lucy Riall

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206804
eISBN:
9780191677311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206804.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This is an in-depth analysis of the impact of Italian unification on the hitherto isolated communities of rural Sicily. Traditional explanations of Sicily's instability depict a society trapped by a ... More


EVOLVING BLACK HOLE SPACETIMES

Miguel Alcubierre

in Introduction to 3+1 Numerical Relativity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199205677
eISBN:
9780191709371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205677.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter considers the different issues associated with the numerical evolution of black hole spacetimes. These issues can be separated into three areas: 1) how to evolve black holes successfully ... More


The Medieval Heart

Heather Webb

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300153934
eISBN:
9780300153941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153934.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book studies medieval notions of the heart to explore the “lost circulations” of an era when individual lives and bodies were defined by their extensions into the world rather than as ... More


BOUNDARIES AND ISOLATED IMPURITIES

Thierry Giamarchi

in Quantum Physics in One Dimension

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198525004
eISBN:
9780191711909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525004.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter looks at the effects of individual impurities and boundaries in a Luttinger liquid. Such effects are especially important in Luttinger liquids realized in mesoscopic (or nanoscopic) ... More


Small charged black holes: equations of motion

H. Asada, T. Futamase, and P. A. Hogan

in Equations of Motion in General Relativity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584109
eISBN:
9780191723421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584109.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

A small charged black hole moving in external gravitational and electromagnetic fields is useful for presenting our approach to deriving its equations of motion from the Einstein‐Maxwell field ... More


Patterns of dispersal and diversification in Africa

Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, Mily Crevels, and Pieter Muysken

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents some background considerations relevant to the patterns of language dispersal and diversification in Africa. First an overview of languages and language families is given. There ... More


Language diversification and contact in Africa

Gerrit J. Dimmendaal

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The linguistic map of Africa as it manifests itself in its gestalt to us today is the result of a range of factors, involving climate change, technological innovations, as well as social conditions. ... More


Language isolates and the spread of pastoralism in East Africa

Maarten Mous

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

For a long time the dominant view on Africa’s linguistic diversity was one of four major language families and few or no language isolates (Greenberg 1966). Currently a number of the higher level ... More


Patterns of diversification and contact: Re-examining dispersal hypotheses

Mily Crevels and Pieter Muysken

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents the main questions raised in this book, as well as introducing some key notions that play a role in their answering. How did languages spread across the globe, and what are the ... More


Leading-Log QCD

GÜNTHER DISSERTORI, IAN G. KNOWLES, and MICHAEL SCHMELLING

in Quantum Chromodynamics: High Energy Experiments and Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199566419
eISBN:
9780191708060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566419.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

In addition to fixed-order matrix element calculations, some terms of the QCD perturbative prediction can be resummed to all orders in the framework of the so-called leading-log QCD. Experimental ... More


Growing Up among the Mormons: Lucy Stanton’s Remarkable Youth

Angela Pulley Hudson

in Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624433
eISBN:
9781469624457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624433.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the early life of Lucy Stanton. It describes her role within early Mormonism, her time as a religious refugee during the 1830s and 1840s, and her own background as a performer. ... More


Application to Impurities, Defects, and Surfaces

Wai-yim Ching and Paul Rulis

in Electronic Structure Methods for Complex Materials: The orthogonalized linear combination of atomic orbitals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199575800
eISBN:
9780191740992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575800.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Crystal imperfection is pervasive in all types of materials. Localized defects, extended defects, impurities, and surfaces can profoundly affect the properties and applications of many materials. Ab ... More


Single cell techniques

Alison M. Gurney

in The Pharmacology of Vascular Smooth Muscle

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192623874
eISBN:
9780191724671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192623874.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

By isolating single cells from the smooth muscle or endothelial layer of a blood vessel, it is possible to study signal transduction mechanisms in these cells without the need to worry about indirect ... More


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