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A System of Rhythms: From Simple to Complex Dynamics

Buzsáki György

in Rhythms of the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195301069
eISBN:
9780199863716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301069.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Techniques

Neuronal networks in the mammalian cortex generate several distinct oscillatory bands. These neuronal oscillators are linked to the much slower metabolic oscillators. The mean frequencies of the ... More


Phase Transitions

Robert H. Swendsen

in An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198853237
eISBN:
9780191887703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853237.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Phase transitions are introduced using the van der Waals gas as an example. The equations of state are derived from the Helmholtz free energy of the ideal gas. The behavior of this model is analyzed, ... More


Phase change, nucleation, and solutes

Andrew M. Steane

in Thermodynamics: A complete undergraduate course

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198788560
eISBN:
9780191830426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788560.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

A variety of effects related to first-order phase transitions are discussed. The treatment of surface effects, metastability, and nucleation are explained. The behaviour of the Gibbs function is ... More


Smith’s Golden Bough: Moving toward a Proper Academic Study of Religion

Sam Gill

in The Proper Study of Religion: After Jonathan Z. Smith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197527221
eISBN:
9780197527252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527221.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter draws inspiration from the broad contributions of Jonathan Smith as well as the author’s in an extensive development of a new approach to a proper academic study of religion based on the ... More


Analyzing Search Algorithms with Physical Methods

Simona Cocco and Rémi Monasson

in Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195177374
eISBN:
9780197562260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195177374.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

The computational effort needed to deal with large combinatorial structures varies considerably with the task to be performed and the resolution procedure used [425]. The worst-case complexity of a ... More


Atomic Gases: Collisions and Trapping

Lev Pitaevskii and Sandro Stringari

in Bose-Einstein Condensation and Superfluidity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198758884
eISBN:
9780191818721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758884.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter provides a summary of some relevant interatomic collisional properties at low energy. Low-energy collisions allow for a fundamental understanding of the role of interactions in dilute ... More


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