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Nuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective

Richard F. Casten

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507246
eISBN:
9780191709333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507246.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This textbook on nuclear structure takes a unique and complementary approach compared to existing texts on the topic. Avoiding complicated calculations and complex mathematical formalism, it explains ... More


Human Certainty Principle, of Science, Spirituality, and Experience

Benjamin D Koen

in Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367744
eISBN:
9780199867295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367744.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 7 builds upon the concepts of unity and oneness, and the dynamics of balance and vibration, to frame the roles that music, sound, prayer, breath, movement, and meditation play in ... More


Physical Hazards

Tee L. Guidotti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Physical hazards involve the release of energy in various forms: 1) noise, the most common and widespread physical hazard, can be continuous noise or impulse that can cause damage to the ear or ... More


Vibration Isolation

C. Julian Chen

in Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Second Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211500
eISBN:
9780191705991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211500.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses vibration isolation of STM and AFM. First, the basic concepts of vibration isolation are illustrated by a one-dimensional system using elementary mechanics. The source of ... More


CRYSTAL LATTICES. GENERAL THEORY

R. E. Peierls

in Quantum Theory of Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507819
eISBN:
9780191709913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507819.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents a general theory of crystal lattices. Topics covered include adiabatic approximation, equilibrium, types of binding, atomic vibrations, properties of normal vibrations, elastic ... More


THERMAL INFRA-RED TRANSFER IN THE ATMOSPHERE

I. M. Vardavas and F. W. Taylor

in Radiation and Climate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227471
eISBN:
9780191711138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter examines the transfer of thermal radiation through atmospheres. The properties of atomic and molecular spectral lines are given. The basic theory of vibrational and rotational energy ... More


Other Hearing: Beyond Space and Time

Monika Renz, Mark Kyburz, and John Peck

in Dying: A Transition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170888
eISBN:
9780231540230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170888.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The specific auditive and musical sensitivity of dying patients is comparable to intrauterine hearing. Patients enter a state beyond space, time, and body (non-local, endless).


Application of Group Theory to Molecular Systems

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter applies the group theoretic technique introduced in Chapter 6 to a number of chemically interesting problems. These problems include molecular orbital treatment of AH ... More


INELASTIC TUNNELING SPECTROSCOPY OF SINGLE SURFACE ADSORBED MOLECULES

S. G. Tikhodeev and H. Ueba

in Problems of Condensed Matter Physics: Quantum coherence phenomena in electron-hole and coupled matter-light systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238873
eISBN:
9780191716652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238873.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter reviews recent results on the inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy of a single absorbed molecule. An adsorbate-induced resonance coupled to the molecular vibration is analyzed. A ... More


NUCLEAR AND MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS IN FREE MOLECULES

Norman F. Ramsey

in Molecular Beams

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520214
eISBN:
9780191706325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520214.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the interactions of different components with each other. The magnetic moment of one nucleus in a molecule can interact directly with the magnetic field from another nucleus in ... More


GEORGE ELIOT'S EAR: New Acoustics in Daniel Deronda and Beyond

John M. Picker

in Victorian Soundscapes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that George Eliot recognized the advent of an age defined by new emphases on and understandings of the capacity for listening. This argument suggests that Victorian science — ... More


Properties of Liquid Water

D. Eisenberg and W. Kauzmann

in The Structure and Properties of Water

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570264
eISBN:
9780191715266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570264.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Efforts to verify or invalidate hypotheses on the structure of liquid water have been hampered by the lack of a general theory of the liquid state. In the absence of such a theory, conclusions about ... More


INTERATOMIC FORCES AND MOLECULAR PROPERTIES

C. N. Hinshelwood

in The Structure of Physical Chemistry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570257
eISBN:
9780191717659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570257.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses the relationship between interatomic forces and certain other molecular characteristics that are more or less connected. Topics covered include vibration frequencies and force ... More


INTERACTION OF LIGHT WITH NON-CONDUCTING CRYSTALS

R. E. Peierls

in Quantum Theory of Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507819
eISBN:
9780191709913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507819.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses the interaction of light with non-conducting crystals. Topics covered include infrared absorption, X-ray diffraction, effect of atomic vibrations, scattering of light, and ... More


TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

R. E. Peierls

in Quantum Theory of Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507819
eISBN:
9780191709913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507819.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

An electron in the field of force of a perfect lattice has stationary states in which the mean velocity and hence the mean transport of charge and of energy do not vanish. This means that an electric ... More


Vibrations and Subtle Fluids

C. U. M. Smith, Eugenio Frixione, Stanley Finger, and William Clower

in The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766499
eISBN:
9780199950263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766499.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter introduces the vibration theory, which was unable to dethrone the doctrine of animal spirit. It discusses Isaac Newton's “aether,” which supposedly encompassed the universe and ... More


Vibration

Peter W. Johnson and Martin G. Cherniack

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes vibration exposure in the workplace and its adverse health consequences. Both whole-body vibration and hand-arm vibration are described. The deleterious effects from hand-arm ... More


Phonons

Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

in Concepts in Thermal Physics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562091
eISBN:
9780191718236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562091.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

In a solid, energy can be stored in vibrations of the atoms which are arranged in a lattice. In the same way that photons are quantized electromagnetic waves that describe the elementary excitations ... More


Transport and Relaxation in Non-Equilibrium Regimes

Raymond Brun

in Introduction to Reactive Gas Dynamics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199552689
eISBN:
9780191720277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552689.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

For cases where the zero order distribution function is out of equilibrium, the Chapman-Enskog method may also be applied (SNE solution). This chapter analyses Navier-Stokes equations, including ... More


MICROSCOPIC TREATMENT OF COLLECTIVE VIBRATIONS

R. F. Casten

in Nuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507246
eISBN:
9780191709333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507246.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

A microscopic approach to deriving the structure, energies and systematics of collective states from the shell model appears in two forms, the Tamm-Dancoff approximation and the random phase ... More


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