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Title:Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Practical Essentials
Author(s): Francesco Knechtli
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XIII, 140 p. 12 illus., 1 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Quantum Field Theory (QFT) on the Lattice -- A brief history of quarks and gluons -- Classical fields and gauge invariance -- Hamiltonian and path integral formulations of quantum mechanics -- Quantum fields on a lattice -- Recovering
continuum QCD -- Further reading -- Monte Carlo methods -- Markov chain Monte Carlo -- Sampling Yang–Mills gauge fields -- Hybrid Monte Carlo -- Symplectic integration schemes -- Summary and Further reading -- Handling fermions on the
lattice -- Wick contractions -- Sparse Linear Algebra -- Fermion determinant -- HMC with fermions revisited -- The quark propagator from a point source -- All-to-all quark propagators -- Summary and Further reading -- Calculating
observables of quantum fields -- Symmetry properties of creation and annihilation operators -- Techniques for hadron spectroscopy -- Gluons, Wilson Loops and glueballs -- Quarks and hadron physics -- Statistical data analysis --
Summary -- A Notational conventions -- A.1 SU(N) notation -- A.2 Fermions -- A.3 Probability spaces -- References
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Keywords: Physics , Computers , Mathematical physics , Quantum field theory , String theory , Elementary particles (Physics) , Physics , Quantum Field Theories, String Theory , Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory , Computing Methodologies , Mathematical Physics
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Title:Quantum Information Theory Mathematical Foundation
Author(s): Masahito Hayashi
Date:2017
Edition:2nd ed. 2017
Size:1 online resource (XLIII, 636 p. 24 illus., 1 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Invitation to Quantum Information Theory -- History of Quantum Information Theory -- The Structure of this Text -- Mathematical Formulation of Quantum Systems -- Information Quantities and Parameter Estimation in Classical Systems --
Quantum Hypothesis Testing and Discrimination of Quantum States -- Classical-Quantum Channel Coding (Message Transmission) -- State Evolution and Trace-Preserving Completely Positive Maps -- Quantum Information Geometry and Quantum
Estimation -- Quantum Measurements and State Reduction -- Entanglement and Locality Restrictions -- Analysis of Quantum Communication Protocols
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Keywords: Physics , Data structures (Computer science) , Information theory , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Physics , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics , Quantum Computing , Mathematical Methods in Physics , Data Structures, Cryptology and Information Theory , Information and Communication, Circuits
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Title:Quantum sense and nonsense
Author(s): Jean Bricmont
Date:2017
Publisher:Springer
Size:286 p
Contents:What are the issues raised by quantum mechanics -- The first mystery: interference -- Philosphical intermezzo I: what is determinism -- How do physicists deal with interference -- Schrodinger's cat and hidden variables -- Philosophical intermezzo II: what is wrong with observations -- The second mystery: nonlocality -- How to do The Impossible, a quantum mechanics with observers: the de-Broglie-Bohm theory -- Many worlds -- A revised history of quantum mechanics -- The cultural impact of quantum mechanics -- Summary of the main theses of this book
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Title:Quantum Systems under Gravitational Time Dilation
Author(s): Magdalena Zych
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XIII, 139 p. 17 illus., 15 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Classical Clocks in General Relativity -- Quantum Clocks in General Relativity -- Quantum Complementarity and Time Dilation -- Interference of “Clocks” - Experimental Proposals -- Decoherence from Time Dilation -- Quantum Formulation
of the Einstein Equivalence Principle -- Clocks Beyond Classical Space-Time -- Conclusions and Outlook
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Keywords: Physics , Gravitation , Quantum physics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Title:Gravity and the Quantum Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XII, 494 p. 54 illus p.)
Contents:J. Alcaniz et al. Measuring baryon acoustic oscillations with angular two-point correlation function -- C. M. Boily Resonant disruption of binary stars by a catalytic black hole -- Rong-Gen Cai and Li-Ming Cao Mechanics of Apparent
Horizon in Two Dimensional Dilaton Gravity -- Sumanta Chakraborty Boundary Terms of the Einstein-Hilbert Action -- Timothy Clifton and John Barrow Decay of the Cosmic Vacuum Energy -- Naresh Dadhich Understanding General Relativity
after 100 years: A matter of perspective -- Tevian Dray Piecewise Conserved Quantities -- Pankaj Joshi Self-Similarity and Criticality in Gravitational Collapse -- Claus Kiefer Notes on semiclassical Weyl gravity -- Dawood Kothawala
Accelerated Observers, Thermal Entropy, and Spacetime Curvature -- Donald Lynden-Bell A local stress tensor for gravity Fields -- Michele Maggiore Nonlocal Infrared Modifications of Gravity: A Review -- Ayan Mukhopadhyay Emergence of
gravity and RG flow -- S. Modak Modelling non-paradoxical loss of information in black hole evaporation -- J.V. Narlikar Relativistic Paths : A Feynman Problem -- Martin Rees Thoughts on 50 years in astrophysics and cosmology and on
what comes next -- Sudipta Sarkar Area Theorem: General Relativity and Beyond -- Shankarnarayanan What Are the Atoms of Space Time? -- Suprit Singh From Quantum to Classical in the Sky -- T.P. Singh Classical and quantum: a conflict of
interest -- Lee Smolin Four principles for quantum gravity -- L. Sriramkurar What do detectors detect? -- Urjit A Yajnik Stability longevity and all that : false vacua and topological defects
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Title:Random Walks in the Quarter Plane Algebraic Methods, Boundary Value Problems, Applications to Queueing Systems and Analytic Combinatorics
Author(s): Guy Fayolle
Date:2017
Edition:2nd ed. 2017
Size:1 online resource (XVII, 248 p. 17 illus p.)
Contents:Introduction and History -- I The General Theory. - Probabilistic Background. - Foundations of the Analytic Approach. - The Case of a Finite Group -- II Applications to Queueing Systems and Analytic Combinatorics -- A Two-Coupled
Processor Model. - References
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Keywords: Mathematics , Mathematical statistics , Difference equations , Functional equations , Probabilities , Statistics , Mathematics , Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes , Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Scien , Probability and Statistics in Computer Science , Difference and Functional Equations
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Title:The Rise of Radio Astronomy in the Netherlands The People and the Politics
Author(s): Astrid Elbers
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XIV, 240 p. 40 illus., 8 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Radio Astronomy in the Netherlands -- Chapter 3: The Making of the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope. -Chapter 4: Joining Forces with the Belgiums -- Chapter 5: The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope --
Conclusion -- Index
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Title:Time Machine Tales The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel
Author(s): Paul J Nahin
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XLIX, 383 p. 53 illus., 3 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Some First Words -- Introduction -- A Broad Look At Time Travel -- Philosophical Space and Time -- The Physics of Time Travel —Part I.-Philosophers, Physicists, and the Time Travel Paradoxes -- Communication With the Past -- The
Physics of Time Travel —Part II -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Appendix 3 -- Glossary -- Index.
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Title:Spaceports Around the World, A Global Growth Industry
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (X, 130 p. 69 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1: Spaceports: A Primer -- Chapter 2: Spaceports: A Definition and Brief History -- Chapter 3: The Regulatory Environment -- Chapter 4: Control Centers and Airspace -- Chapter 5: Spacecraft and Launch Vehicles -- Chapter 6:
Payload Processing, Testing and Integration -- Chapter 7: Passenger Training and Training Facilities -- Chapter 8: Point-to-Point Transportation -- Chapter 9: Spaceports Around the World -- Appendix I: Spaceport Functions -- Appendix
II: Outer Space Treaty -- Appendix III: 420.15 Information Requirements -- Appendix IV: Current U.S. Liability Risk-Sharing Regime -- Index
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Keywords: Engineering , Tourism , Management , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Engineering , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Tourism Management , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron
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Title:Introduction to the Physics of Silicene and other 2D Materials
Author(s): Seymur Cahangirov
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (X, 96 p. 52 illus., 51 illus. in color p.)
Contents:History of silicene -- Silicon versus carbon likes and dislikes -- Atomic structure and stability of silicene -- Electronic structure of silicene -- Various functionals and beyond DFT -- Experimental realization on substrates --
Atomic and electronic structure of 3x3 silicene on 4x4 Ag (111) -- Emergence of mysterious v3xv3 structures towards multilayer growth -- Dumbbell structure and growth kinetics -- Silicites layered allotropes of silicon
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Keywords: Physics , Solid state physics , Nanoscale science , Nanoscience , Nanostructures , Optical materials , Electronic materials , Nanotechnology , Materials , Thin films , Physics , Solid State Physics , Optical and Electronic Materials , Nanoscale Science and Technology , Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films , Nanotechnology
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Title:The Invention of Time and Space Origins, Definitions, Nature, Properties
Author(s): Patrice F Dassonville
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XVII, 176 p. 46 illus., 3 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction -- The Main Issues -- The Failure of Dialectics -- Reality, Concepts, and Models -- Origins of Time and Space -- Definitions and Nature of Time -- Definitions and Nature of Space -- Mathematical Properties of Time and
Space -- Historical Overview of Time and Space -- First Consequences of Non-Existence -- Conclusion -- Specific Glossary
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Keywords: Physics , History, Ancient , Ontology , Philosophy and science , Anthropology , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Anthropology , Ontology , Ancient History
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Title:John Tebbutt Rebuilding and Strengthening the Foundations of Australian Astronomy
Author(s): Wayne Orchiston
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XLVII, 555 p. 262 illus., 111 illus. in color p.)
Contents:1 John Tebbutt: Australian Astronomer Extraordinare -- 2 An Invaluable Resource: The Tebbutt Collection in the Mitchell Library, Sydney -- 3 The Development of Professional Astronomy in Nine Century Century/Australia -- 4 The Role of
the Independent Astronomer in Early Australian Economy. 5 Introduction. 6 The Great Comet of 1861: A Magnificent Career Catalyst. 7 An Urge for Independence: The Sydney Observatory Directorship. 8 From Humble Beginnings: The
Development of Windsor Observatory. 9 A Timely Spectacle: The Great Comet of 1881 Introduction. 10 An Abortive Association: The Australian Comet Corps. 11 A Gain in Light Grasp: The Legacy of the Grubb Telescope. 12 Power, Politics and
Prestige: The Russell-Tebbutt Feud. 13 Astronomers in Isolation: A New Branch of the British Astronomical Association. 14 The End of an Era: A Welcome and Long-Earned Retirement. 15 The Sequel: From Scientific Observatory to Museum of
Astronomy. INDEX
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Keywords: Physics , Islands of the Pacific , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Australasian History
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Title:Charles Olivier and the Rise of Meteor Science
Author(s): Richard Taibi
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXXII, 497 p. 29 illus., 1 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1:Fortunes of War and Peace -- Chapter 2: Virginia's Astronomer -- Chapter 3: Young Charles -- Chapter 4: The1800 Leonids -- Chapter 5: Portrait of the Young Man as an Astronomer -- Chapter 6: Sojourn at Lick Observatory --
Chapter 7: Doctor of Philosophy -- Chapter 8: Starting Out -- Chapter 9: Friends at McCormick Observaotry -- Chapter 10: Society for Practical Astronomy -- Chapter 11: American Astronomical Society -- Chapter 12: American Association
of Variable Star Observers.-Chapter 13: The Weather Bureau -- Chapter 14: Hydrographic Office of the US Navy -- Chapter 15: New Members Join the American Meteor Society, 1915 to 1918 -- Chapter 16: Membership Roster 1915-1918.-Chapter
17: Outcomes of Olivier's Membership Efforts, 1911 to 1918 -- Chapter 18: Trans-Atlantic Controversy -- Chapter 19: W. F. Denning, A. S. Herschel, and Stationary Radiants -- Chapter 20: The First Assignment: Discredit Stationary
Radiants -- Chapter 21: Top Achievers 1914-1925 -- Chapter 22: Challenges for Olivier and the American Meteor Society -- Chapter 23: The Rise of Astrophysics -- Chapter 24: Membership roster 1919-1929 -- Chapter 25: Advances Made by
the American Meteor Society 1919-1929 -- Chapter 26: The Best of Times During the Worst of Times -- Chapter 27: The Man at Mid-Life -- Chapter 28: The Astronomer at Mid-Life -- Chapter 29: Organizing Observatory Staff for the Leonids
-- Chapter 29: Organizing Observatory stff for the Leonids -- Chapter 30: Membership Roster 1930-1936 -- Chapter 31: How the Meteor Quest Was Won -- Chapter 32: What the AMS Accomplished -- Chapter 33: Citizen Scientists Caught Meteor
Fever -- Chapter 34: Contemporary Meteor Organizations in the United States -- Chapter 35: Outside the USA: A Survey of Meteor Astronomers and Organizations -- Chapter 36: Summing Up: Olivier at Mid-Life -- Chapter 37: Who Were These
Men and Women? Appendices -- Index
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Title:Analytical Mechanics
Author(s): Carl S Helrich
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XV, 349 p. 58 illus p.)
Contents:History -- Lagrangian Mechanics -- Hamiltonian Mechanics -- Solid Bodies -- Hamilton-Jacobi Approach -- Complex Systems -- Chaos in Dynamical Systems -- Special Relativity -- Appendices -- Differential of S -- Hamilton-Jacobi Equation
-- With Variables p, q, q -- Zero-Component Lemma -- Maxwell Equations from Field Strength Tensor -- Differential Operators -- Answers to Selected Exercises.
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Keywords: Physics , Mechanics , Mechanics, Applied , Physics , Classical Mechanics , Mathematical Methods in Physics , Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
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Title:Spaceplane HERMES Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight
Author(s): Luc van den Abeelen
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXII, 588 p. 187 illus., 97 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Origins: re-entry vehicles and orbital factories -- Getting serious: CNES develops a concept -- One or the other: selecting the prime contractor -- Safety rethink: the Challenger accident -- The road not taken: CNES decides against
Maia -- The Hague: adoption by ESA -- Ever growing: Hermes gains a module -- Competition and the others: spacecraft from around the world -- Shifting priorities: equipment relocations (1989-1990) -- The transatlantic scene: Freedom
struggles, Columbus and the DoD -- Buying time: the six-month extension of Phase 1 (1990) -- Outside influence: the costly fall of the Berlin Wall (1990-1991) -- Change at Munich: stretching the imagination (1991) -- Scaling down:
X-2000 and Russia to the rescue (1991-1992) -- Grenada: the end of the road (1992) -- Descendants: of astronauts and wings -- Space freighter for ISS: the promise of ATV -- Hermes’ legacy: a continued mission of sorts -- Keeping in
touch: the DRS satellites and Mission Control -- Staying cool: the thermal protection system -- In Orbit Infrastructure: Platforms and Space Stations -- Learning to fly: astronauts and their training -- Inside and out: the space suits
and escape systems -- Lift-off and getting home safely: preparation, launch and landing facilities -- Looking back: the Hermes experience -- Afterword -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C
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Title:Space, Time and the Limits of Human Understanding
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXIII, 530 p. 51 illus p.)
Contents:Philosophy: Śrīharṣa on the Indefinability of Time by Jonathan Duquette and Krishnamurti Ramasubramanian -- Why Spacetime Has a Life of its Own by James Robert Brown -- From Time to Time by Nathan Salmon -- Relativity Theory may not
have the last Word on the Nature of Time: Quantum Theory and Probabilism by Nicholas Maxwell -- Space as a Source and as an Object of Knowledge: The Transformation of the Concept of Space in the Post-Kantian Philosophy of Geometry by
Francesca Biagioli -- Space, Time and (how they) Matter by Valia Allori -- The Phenomenology of Space and Time: Husserl, Sartre, Derrida by Hans Herlof Grelland -- Time and Space in Ancient India, Pre­-Philosophical Period by Michael
Witzel and Nataliya Yanchevskaya -- Time in Physics and Time in Awareness by E. C. G. Sudarshan -- Physics: The Future’s Not Ours to See, by Tony Sudbury -- Nature’s Book Keeping System by Gerard ‘t Hooft -- An anomaly in space and
time and the origin of dynamics by Joan A. Vaccaro -- Spacetime and Reality: Facing the Ultimate Judge by Vesselin Petkov -- Hermann Weyl’s Space-Time Geometry and its Impact on Theories of Fundamental Interactions by Norbert Straumann
-- Space, Time, and Adynamical Explanation in the Relational Blockworld by W.M. Stuckey, Michael Silberstein, and Timothy McDevitt -- Matter, Space, Time, and Motion: A Unified Gravitational Perspective by C. S. Unnikrishnan --
Spacetime is Doomed by George Musser -- Mathematics: Geometry and Physical Space by Mary Leng -- The Geometry of Manifolds and the Perception of Space by Raymond O. Wells, Jr -- Topos Theoretic Approach to Space and Time by Goro C.
Kato -- Paradox? The Mathematics of Space-Time and the Limits of Human Understanding by Paul Ernest -- General Relativity, Time, and Determinism by James Isenberg -- “Now” has an infinitesimal positive duration by Reuben Hersh -- The
Fundamental Problem of Dynamics by Julian Barbour -- What’s wrong with the Platonic ideal of space and time? by Lorenzo Sadun -- Biology/Cognitive Science: Syntactic Space by Rajesh Kasturirangan -- Time measurement in living systems:
Human understanding and health implications by L Abhilash and Vijay Kumar Sharma -- The cellular space-the space of life by Pier Luigi Luisi -- The consciousness of space, the space of consciousness by Mauro Bergonzi and Pier Luigi
Luisi -- Time and Suffering (False metaphors, (de)synchronous times, and internal dynamics) by Norman Sieroka -- Evolutionary Time and the Creation of the Space of Life by Randall E. Auxier -- Computer Science: A computational
mathematics view of space, time and complexity by David H. Bailey and Jonathan M. Borwein -- The Black Hole in Mathematics by A. K. Dewdney -- Gödel’s Ontological Dreams by Gary Mar -- ‘Photographing the Footsteps of Time’: Space and
Time in Charles Babbage’s Calculating Engines by Doron Swade -- Gödel incompleteness and the empirical sciences by N. C. A. da Costa and F. A. Doria -- Miscellaneous: The Novel and the Map: Spatiotemporal Form and Discourse in Literary
Cartography by Robert T. Tally Jr -- Time, Space, and the Human Geographies of Opportunity by Donald G. Janelle -- Losing Time and Space: Experiencing Immersion by Diana J. Reichenbach. <
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Title:Information and Interaction Eddington, Wheeler, and the Limits of Knowledge
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXIII, 212 p. 22 illus., 11 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Boundaries of Scientific Thought (I. Durham) -- Eddington’s Limits of Knowledge: The Role of Religion (M. Stanley) -- Eddington's Dream: A Failed Theory of Everything (H. Kragh) -- All Possible Perspectives: A (Partial) Defence of
Eddington's Physics (D. Rickles) -- Tracing the Arrows of Time (F. Weinert) -- Constructor Theory of Information (C. Marletto) -- On Participatory Realism (C. A. Fuchs) -- Toward Physical Realizations of Thermodynamic Resource Theories
(N. Y. Halpern) -- Merging Contradictory Laws: Imagining a Contructive Derivation of Quantum Theory (W. K. Wootters) -- Understanding the Electron (K. H. Knuth)
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Quantum Computing , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics
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Title:Classical and Quantum Cosmology
Author(s): Gianluca Calcagni
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XV, 843 p. 80 illus., 52 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction -- Hot big bang model -- Cosmological perturbations -- Cosmic microwave background -- Inflation -- Big bang problem -- Cosmological constant problem -- The problem of quantum gravity -- Canonical quantum gravity --
Canonical quantum cosmology -- Cosmology of quantum gravities -- String theory -- String cosmology -- Perspective
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Title:Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (X, 228 p. 64 illus., 47 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Cognitive and Network Constraints in Real Life and Literature -- A Networks Approach to Mythological Epics -- Medieval Historical, Hagiographical and Biographical Networks -- Peopling of the New
World from data on distributions of folklore motifs -- Phylogenetics Meets Folklore: Bioinformatic Approaches to the Study of International Folktales -- Analyses of a VirtualWorld -- Ghostscope: Conceptual Mapping of Supernatural
Phenomena in a Large Folklore Corpus -- Complex Networks of Words in Fables -- Analysing and Restoring the Chronology of the Irish Annals -- Mapping Literate Networks in Early Medieval Ireland Quantitative Realities, Social
Mythologies? -- How quantitative methods can shed light on a problem of comparative mythology: The myth of the struggle for supremacy between two groups of deities reconsidered
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Title:Quantum [Un]Speakables II Half a Century of Bell's Theorem
Author(s):
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XVII, 533 p. 200 illus., 87 illus. in color p.)
Contents:John Stewart Bell - The Man (M. Bell, A. Whitaker, R. A. Bertlmann) -- Bell's Theorem - Fundamental Issues (D. Mermin, C. Brukner, H. Wiseman, J. Bub, T. Rudolph, V. Scarani, M. Zukowski) -- Contextuality (A. Cabello, S. B. Kochen) --
Bell Inequalities - Theory (D. Bruß, L. Hardy, J.-A. Larsson, B. Hiesmayr) -- Quantum Topics (A. Acin, N. Gisin, D. Greenberger, M. Horne, V. Scarani) -- Entanglement Features (O. Gühne, B. Kraus) -- Neutron Interferometry (H. Rauch,
Y. Hasegawa) -- Bell Inequalities - Experiment (P. Kwiat, G. Weihs, J.-W. Pan, J. F. Clauser, M. Giustina, A. Zeilinger)
ISBN:9783319389875
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Quantum computers , Quantum physics , Spintronics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Quantum Computing , Philosophy of Science
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Title:Studies of Pallas in the Early Nineteenth Century Historical Studies in Asteroid Research
Author(s): Clifford J Cunningham
Date:2017
Edition:2nd ed. 2017
Size:1 online resource (XIII, 477 p. 326 illus., 137 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1 A Disturbing Inclination -- Chapter 2 The Great Probability Debate -- Chapter 3 The Gold Medal -- Chapter 4 The Gauss Anagram -- Chapter 5 Hypothetical Planets -- Chapter 6 New Planets: The Transition from 1745 to 1804 --
Chapter 7 The Olbers Letters -- Chapter 8 The Gauss Letters.-Chapter 9 The Harding Letters -- Chapter 10 Herschel's Asteroids -- Chapter 11 Scientific Papers -- Chapter 12 Gauss: The Great Asteroid Treatises -- Appendices
ISBN:9783319328485
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Keywords: Physics , History , Planetology , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History of Science , Planetology , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron
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Title:Space Telescopes Capturing the Rays of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Author(s): Neil English
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XII, 312 p. 103 illus., 88 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Chapter 1: Light: Nature's Great Information Superhighway -- Chapter 2: The Hubble Space Telescope - Tragedy and Triumph -- Chapter 3: Hubble - The People's Telescope -- Chapter 4: The Infrared Universe
-- Chapter 5: The Gamma Ray Universe -- Chapter 6: The Universe Through Ultraviolet Eyes -- Chapter 7: The X-Ray Universe -- Chapter 8: Probing the Microwave Sky -- Chapter 9: Empire of the Sun -- Chapter 10: Measuring the Heavens --
Chapter 11: Looking to the Future: The James Webb Space Telescope -- Useful Websites on Space Telescopes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:9783319278148
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Keywords: Popular works , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History of Science , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron
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Title:RF linear accelerators for medical and industrial applications
Author(s): Samy Hanna
Date:2012
Publisher:Artech House
Size:1 online resource (202 p.)
Contents:Chapter 1 Introduction -- Overview of Role of Accelerators in Our Lives -- A Glance at the History of Accelerator Development -- Development of Electrostatic Accelerators -- Development of Circular Accelerators -- Development of RF Linear Accelerato rs -- Cancer Radiation Therapy -- Market for Industrial Accelerators -- Producing Medical Radioisotopes for Imaging and Nuclear Medicine -- Electron Beam Sterilization of Medical Disposables and Food Processing Nondestructive Testing (NDT) -- Ion Implanta tion in Semiconductor Chip Fabrication -- Processing of Polymers -- Security and Inspection Applications
Chapter 2 Linac Basic Concepts and Constituents -- Fundamental Concepts and Definitions -- Coupled Accelerator Cavities -- Linac.s Different Configurations -- Standing-Wave Linacs -- TW Linacs -- Bunching Mechanism -- Electron Gun Operation -- X-Ray Generation and Target Design -- Mechanism of Conversion -- X-Ray Target Design Requirements -- Target Design Approaches
Chapter 3 Linac Supporting System -- The Linac as a Source for Electron and X-Ray Beams -- Linac Auxiliary Systems -- Linac Vacuum System -- RF Vacuum Window -- Linac Water-Cooling System -- Radio Frequency (RF) System -- RF High-Power Sources -- RF Power Transmission Subsystems
Chapter 4 Manufacturing Techniques of Accelerators -- Manufacturing Processes -- Material Requirements -- Cavity Machining -- Chemical Cleaning -- Assembly and Bonding Techniques -- Brazing -- Diffusion Bonding -- Tuning of Linacs Thermal Outgasing (Bake-Out) -- Electron Gun Activation -- High-Power RF Conditioning -- Linac.s Beam Tests and Test Bunkers -- Common Manufacturing Issues and Imperfections -- Quality Systems in Linac Manufacturing -- Examples of QC and QA Measures -- Ex amples of Statistical Process Control -- Guidelines for Linac Buyers and Users
Chapter 5 Role of Linear Accelerators in Cancer Radiation Therapy -- Basic Radiation Therapy Concepts and Definitions -- Radionuclides-Based Radiation Therapy -- Brachytherapy -- Cobalt Teletherapy -- Accelerator-Based Radiation Therapy -- The Medic al Linac Requirements -- Clinical Use of Linacs in Radiation Therapy -- Clinical Requirements -- Treatment Planning and Simulation -- Dose Fractionation -- Rotational Therapy -- Conformal Radiation Therapy -- Multileaf Collimators (MLCs) -- Intensity-Modu lated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) -- Adaptive Radiation Therapy (ART) -- Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) -- Need for IGRT and Treatment Verification -- Portal Films -- Electronic Portal Imaging Devices -- Tomotherapy -- Robotic Radiosurgery: CyberKnife -- Stereotactic Radiosurgery -- Gamma Knife Radiosurgery -- Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
Chapter 6 Accelerator-Based Industrial Applications -- Use of Accelerators in Material Processing -- Electron Beam Current and Energy Requirements -- Main Applications for Polymer EB Cross-Linking -- Industrial Material Processing Using X-Ray Radiat ion -- Sterilization of Medical Products and Food Irradiation -- Medical Product Sterilization -- Electron Beam Food Processing by Irradiation -- Mechanism of Killing Pathogens -- Environmental Applications of Accelerators -- Wastewater Treatment -- EB Tr eatment of Flue Gases - Reduction of Acid Rain -- Nondestructive Testing -- Security and Inspection Applications -- Scanning Units -- Recent Advancements in Cargo Inspection -- Ion Implantation in Semiconductor Chip Fabrication -- Concept of Operation
Chapter 7 Large Accelerators -- Large Accelerator Facilities for High-Energy Physics -- Linear Colliders -- Circular Colliders -- Use of Superconductivity in Large Accelerators -- Synchrotrons Sources -- Synchrotron Storage Rings -- Wigglers and Und ulators -- Examples of Synchrotron Radiation Applications -- Cancer Particle Therapy -- Advantages of Particle Therapy -- Particle Therapy Circular Accelerators
Chapter 8 Recent Developments and Future Trends in Accelerator Technology -- Free-Electron Laser -- Accelerator-Based Neutron Sources -- Neutron Spallation Sources -- The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) -- Plasma-Based Accelerators -- Basic Concept of PWFA -- Dielectric Wall Accelerators -- Basic Concept of DWA
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Keywords: Linear accelerators. , Linear accelerators in medicine.
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Title:Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories
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Date:2017
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
Size:1 online resource (VIII, 335 p. 7 illus p.)
Contents:Inertial Motion, Explanation, and the Foundations of Classical Spacetime Theories -- A Primer on Energy Conditions -- Background Independence, Diffeomorphism Invariance, and the Meaning of Coordinates -- Gauge Theory of Gravity and
Spacetime -- Paving the Way for Transitions - A Case for Weyl Geometry -- A Model-theoretic Analysis of Spacetime Theories -- The Relativity and Equivalence Principles for Self-gravitating Systems -- The Physical Significance of
Symmetries from the Perspective of Conservation Laws -- Raisers of the Lost Spacetime -- Does Time Exist in Quantum Gravity?
ISBN:9781493932108
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Keywords: Mathematics , Differential geometry , History , Mathematical physics , Physics , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics , Mathematical Physics , Differential Geometry
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Title:The Rise of the standard model: Particle Physics in the 1960x and 1970s
Author(s): Lillian Hoddeson (ed.)
Laurie Brown (ed.)
Michael Riordan (ed.)
Max Dresden (ed.)
Date:1997
Publisher:Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK
Size:1 online resource (748 p.)
ISBN:9780511471094
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Keywords: Standard model (Nuclear physics),History. , Particles (Nuclear physics), History.
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Title:Fermilab [electronic resource]: physics, the frontier, and megascience
Author(s): Adrienne W. Kolb
Lillian Hoddeson
Catherine Westfall
(Fermilab)
Date:2008
Publisher:University of Chicago Press: Chicago
Size:1 online resource (497 p.)
Contents:The call of the frontier -- An American dream -- The several hundred GeV accelerator, 1959-1963 -- The Berkeley design, 1963-1965 -- Midwest passage, 1965-1967 -- A new frontier on the Illinois prairie -- Wilson's vision -- Constructing the ring, 1968-1972 -- A user's paradise, 1968-1978 -- Beyond the horizon : the energy doubler, 1967-1978 -- The road to megascience -- Lederman's vision -- Completing the doubler, 1978-1984 -- Bigger science : experiment strings, 1970-1988 -- Megascience realized : colliding beams, 1967-1989 -- The super collider affair -- Epilogue: Light on the horizon, 1989-1995
ISBN:9780226346236
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Keywords: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory History , Particle accelerators - Research - United States , Particles (Nuclear physics) - Research - United States
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Title:Resources for the history of physics: Guide to books and audio-visual materials. Guide to original works of historical importance and their translations into other languages. Edited by: Stephen G. Brush.
Conference:International Working Seminar on the Role of the History of Physics in Physics Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970
Author(s): Stephen G. Brush
Date:1972
Publisher:University Press of New England, Hanover, N.H
Size:8690
ISBN:087451066X
Keywords: Physics History
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Title:Particle physics, one hundred years of discoveries An annotated chronological bibliography
Author(s): V.V. Ezhela
B.B. Filimonov
S.B. Lugovsky
B.V. Polishchuk
S.I. Striganov
Y.G. Stroganov
B. Armstrong
R.M. Barnett
D.E. Groom
P.S. Gee
T.G. Trippe
C.G. Wohl
J.D. Jackson
(Serpukhov, IHEP)
Date:1996
Publisher:Woodbury, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics
Size:328 p
ISBN:1563966425
Keywords: Particles (Nuclear physics) History Bibliography
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Title:The design of CMOS radio-frequency integrated circuits
Author(s): Thomas H. Lee
Date:2004
Edition:2nd ed.
Publisher:New York : Cambridge University Press
Size:797 p.
Contents:A Nonlinear History of Radio -- Overview of Wireless Principles -- Passive RLC Networks -- Characteristics of Passive IC Components -- A Review of MOS Device Physics -- Distributed Systems -- The Smith Chart and S-Parameters -- Bandwidth Estimation Techniques -- High-Frequency Amplifier Design -- $t Voltage References and Biasing -- Noise -- LNA Design -- Mixers -- Feedback Systems -- RF Power Amplifiers -- Phase-Locked Loops -- Oscillators and Synthesizers -- Phase Noise -- Architectures -- RF Circuits Through the Ages.
ISBN:0521835399
Keywords: Metal oxide semiconductors, Complementary Design and construction. , Radio frequency integrated circuits Design and construction , Radio Transmitter-receivers
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Title:Global Well-posedness and Asymptotic Behavior of the Solutions to Non-classical Thermo(visco)elastic Models
Author(s): Yuming Qin
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (200 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-981-10-1714-8
Contents:Exponential Stability for Nonlinear Thermoelastic Equations with Second Sound -- Energy Decay and Global Attractors for A Timoshenko-type System with A Past History -- Stability for A Timoshenko-Type System with A Past History -- Global Existence o f Solutions for the Thermoelastic Bresse System -- Stability and Global Attractors for Thermoelastic Bresse System -- Global Existence and Exponential Stabilization for the Higher-Dimensional Linear Thermoelastic System of Type III -- Global Existence for the Three-Dimensional Thermoelastic Equations of Type II -- Global Attractors for Thermoelastic Plates with Memory -- Energy Decay and Global Attractors for Thermoviscoelastic Systems -- Global Existence of Solutions for a Nonlinear Thermoviscoelastic Eq uation with Non-Monotone Pressure
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Keywords: Mathematics , Partial differential equations , Mathematical physics , Thermodynamics , Mathematics , Partial Differential Equations , Mathematical Physics , Thermodynamics
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Title:Quantum Theory: Informational Foundations and Foils
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Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (28 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-017-7303-4
Contents:Introduction -- Part 1 Foil Theories -- Optimal Information Transfer and Real-Vector-Space Quantum Theory (William K. Wootters) -- Almost quantum theory (Benjamin Schumacher, Michael D. Westmoreland) -- Quasi-quantization: classical
statistical theories with an epistemic restriction (Robert W. Spekkens).-Part 2 Axiomatizations -- Information-theoretic postulates for quantum theory (Markus P. Müller, Lluís Masanes) -- Quantum from principles (Giulio Chiribella,
Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano, Paolo Perinotti) -- Reconstructing Quantum Theory (Lucien Hardy) -- The classical limit of a physical theory and the dimensionality of space (Borivoje Dakić, Časlav Brukner) -- Some Negative Remarks on
Operational Approaches to Quantum Theory (Christopher A. Fuchs, Blake C. Stacey) -- Generalised Compositional Theories and Diagrammatic Reasoning (Bob Coecke, Ross Duncan, Aleks Kissinger, Quanlong Wang).Part 3 Categories and ordered
vectors spaces -- Post-Classical Probability Theory (Howard Barnum and Alexander Wilce) -- Information causality (Marcin Pawłowski, Valerio Scarani) -- Part 4 Quantum correlations -- Macroscopic locality (Miguel Navascués) -- Guess
your neighbour’s input: no quantum advantage but an advantage for quantum theory (Antonio Aćın, Mafalda L. Almeida, Remigiusz Augusiak, Nicolas Brunner) -- The completeness of quantum theory for predicting measurement outcomes (Roger
Colbeck, Renato Renner)
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Keywords: Physics , Coding theory , Mathematical physics , Quantum physics , Physics , Quantum Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Coding and Information Theory , Mathematical Physics
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Title:Decoding the Mechanisms of Antikythera Astronomical Device
Author(s): Jian-Liang Lin
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (141 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-48447-0
Contents:A Sketch of Ancient Western Astronomy -- Ancient Astronomical Instruments -- Amazing Discovery of Archaeology -- Modern Reconstruction Research -- Reconstruction Design Methodology -- Reconstruction Designs of the Calendrical
Subsystem -- Reconstruction Designs of the Lunar Subsystem -- Reconstruction Designs of the Solar Subsystem -- Reconstruction Designs of the Planetary Subsystem -- Reconstruction Designs of the Moon Phase Display Device -- Assembly
Work and Models
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Keywords: Physics , History , Science education , Machinery , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Machinery and Machine Elements , Science Education , History of Science
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Title:Spin Glasses Criticality and Energy Landscapes
Author(s): Marco Baity Jesi
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (24 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-41231-3
Contents:Introduction -- The Ising Spin Glass in a Feld -- Heisenberg Spin Glass with Random Exchange Anisotropy -- Energy Landscape of m-component Spin Glasses -- Zero-temperature Dynamics -- Soft Modes and Localization in Spin Glasses --
Conclusions.
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Keywords: Physics , Phase transitions (Statistical physics) , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Physics , Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems , Numerical and Computational Physics , Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Methods , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Title:Effective Spacetime Understanding Emergence in Effective Field Theory and Quantum Gravity
Author(s): Karen Crowther
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (205 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-39508-1
Contents:Introduction: Spacetime and quantum gravity -- Emergence and reduction -- Effective field theory -- Universality, higher organising principles and emergence -- Spacetime as described by EFT -- Discrete approaches to quantum gravity --
Loop quantum gravity -- Conclusion: Now here from nowhere
ISBN:9783319395081
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Keywords: Physics , Gravitation , Cosmology , Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Cosmology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Title:Survival under Uncertainty An Introduction to Probability Models of Social Structure and Evolution
Author(s): Dimitri Volchenkov
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (44 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-39421-3
Contents:Introduction -- Subsistence in Uncertainty -- Time and Institutions -- Inequality and the Laws of supply and demand -- Decision making under uncertainty -- Capitalization of uncertainty: stochastic theory of advantage -- Doubly
stochastic branching process as a model of natural selection -- Human history as a stochastic process -- The stochastic model of social conformity and political instability -- Random walks over political regimes : History seems to
never end -- Urbanization failure and a fission chain reaction of states
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and social sciences , Sociophysics , Econophysics , Science , Complexity, Computational , Social structure , Social inequality , Physics , Socio- and Econophysics, Population and Evolutionary Models , Social Structure, Social Inequality , Philosophy of the Social Sciences , Societal Aspects of Physics , Complexity
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Title:The Discovery of Isotopes A Complete Compilation
Author(s): Michael Thoennessen
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (21 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-31763-2
Contents:Preface -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Radioactive Decay Chains -- Isotopes of Stable Elements -- First Nuclear Reactions -- Transuranium Elements -- Neutron Induced Fission -- Neutron Induced Reactions -- Photon
and Pion Induced Reactions -- Light Charged Particle Reactions -- Spallation and Charged-Particle Induced Fission -- Fusion Evaporation Reactions -- Superheavy Elements -- Spontaneous Fission -- Heavy Ion Transfer and Deep Inelastic
Reactions -- Projectile Fragmentation and Fission -- Unbound Isotopes -- Summary and Outlook
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Keywords: Physics , Nuclear chemistry , Nuclear physics , Physics , Particle and Nuclear Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Nuclear Chemistry
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Title:The Demons of Science What They Can and Cannot Tell Us About Our World
Author(s): Friedel Weinert
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (8 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-31708-3
Contents:I. Thought Experiments: Thought Experiments in Ancient Greece -- What Thought Experiments Represent -- Models and Thought Experiments -- The Function of Thought Experiments -- What Thought Experiments Tell Us and Don’t Tell Us About
the World -- Enter the Demons -- II. Laplace's Demon: Laplace’s Demon: Causal and Predictive Determinism -- Causality, Determinism and the Block Universe -- The Time-Reversal Invariance of Fundamental Laws -- Determinism and Its
Implications -- Determinism and Free Will -- What Laplace's Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World -- III. Maxwell's Demon: Local and Cosmic Arrows of Time -- Maxwell’s Demon -- Loschmidt’s Demon: Reversibility and
Irreversibility -- Indeterminism -- Indeterminism and Free Will -- Entropy -- The Past-Future Asymmetry -- What Maxwell’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World -- IV. Nietzsche's Demon: The Eternal Recurrence of Events --
Landsberg’s Demon -- Physical and Phenomenal Time -- The Evolution of the Universe -- Time and Change -- Is There a Master Arrow of Time? -- What Landsberg’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the Arrows of Time.
ISBN:9783319317083
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Cosmology , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Popular Science in Physics , Cosmology
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Title:Physics: The Ultimate Adventure
Author(s): Ross Barrett
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (25 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-31691-8
Contents:The Whats and Wherefores of Physics -- Dramatis Personae (The Actors) -- Is Physics an Exact Science? -- Newton and Beyond -- Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics -- Electromagnetism and Cracks in the Edifice of Classical Physics
-- Relativity -- Quantum Mechanics -- Atomic and Nuclear Physics -- Fields and Particles -- Cosmology -- Complexity -- Conclusions and Philosophical Implications
ISBN:9783319316918
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Keywords: Physics , Quantum physics , Continuum physics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Elementary particles (Physics) , Quantum field theory , Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Quantum Physics , Popular Science in Physics , Classical Continuum Physics , Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
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Title:At the Frontier of Spacetime Scalar-Tensor Theory, Bells Inequality, Machs Principle, Exotic Smoothness
Author(s):
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (15 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-31299-6
Contents:65 Years in and Around Relativity (C. H. Brans) -- Part I Scalar-Tensor Theories (Brans-Dicke Theory): Nonminimal Couplings in the Early Universe: Multifield Models of Inflation and the Latest Observations (D. I. Kaiser) -- A New
Estimate of the Mass of the Gravitational Scalar Field for Dark Energy (Y. Fujii) -- Axion and dilaton + metric emerge jointly from an electromagnetic model universe with local and linear response behavior (F. W. Hehl) -- Gravitational
theories with stable (anti-)de Sitter backgrounds (T. Biswas, A. Koshelev and A. Mazumdar) -- Rotating Boson Stars (E. W. Mielke) -- The Lambda-CDM Model is not a Universal Attractor of the Brans-Dicke Cosmology (I. Quiros) -- New
Setting for Spontaneous Gauge Symmetry Breaking? (R. Jackiw and S.-Y. Pi) -- The Brans-Dicke theory and its experimental tests (M. P. McHugh) -- Part II Mach's Principle and Bell's inequality: Mach's Principle and the Origin of Inertia
(B. Mashhoon) -- The Significance of Measurement Independence for Bell Inequalities and Locality (M. J. W. Hall) -- Part III Exotic Smoothness and Space-Time Models: Exotic Smoothness, Physics and Related Topics (J. Sladkowski) --
Model and Set-Theoretic Aspects of Exotic Smoothness Structures on R^4 (J. Król) -- Exotic Smoothness on Spheres (D. Randall) -- Smooth Quantum Gravity: Exotic Smoothness and Quantum Gravity (T. Asselmeyer-Maluga)
ISBN:9783319312996
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Keywords: Physics , Gravitation , Cosmology , Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Cosmology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Title:From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxies Dialogues on a Century of Research
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Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (69 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-31006-0
Contents:The Milky Way and the Local Group -- The manifold observations of galaxies -- The new boundary of the galaxy concept -- How do galaxies form and evolve? -- I did it my way! -- What lacks? Challenges in galaxy investigation --
Concluding remarks by the Editors
ISBN:9783319310060
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Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Library: 435
Keywords: Physics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Cosmology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Title:Energy, Complexity and Wealth Maximization
Author(s): Robert Ayres
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (120 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-30545-5
Contents:Preface -- Glossary of Terms -- Glossary of People -- Part I. -- A Brief History of Ideas: Energy, Entropy and Evolution -- The Cosmos, the Sun and the Earth -- The Origin of Life -- Energy, Water, Climate and Cycles -- Summary of
Part I: From the “Big Bang” to Nutrient Cycles -- Part II -- Energy and Technology -- The New World – and Science -- Energy, Technology and the Future -- Part III -- Mainstream Economics and Energy -- New Perspectives on Capital, Work,
and Wealth -- Epilogue -- Appendix. Energy in Growth Theory -- References
ISBN:9783319305455
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Keywords: Physics , Energy policy , Energy and state , Thermodynamics , Sociophysics , Econophysics , Economics , Natural resources , Physics , Socio- and Econophysics, Population and Evolutionary Models , Energy Policy, Economics and Management , Economic Systems , Thermodynamics , Natural Resource Economics
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Title:Analytical Methods for Nonproliferation
Author(s): Edward C Morse
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (100 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-29731-6
Contents:Introduction -- Nuclear Proliferation -- The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism -- Interdiction of Nuclear Material -- 2. Nuclear Explosives -- History -- Device Physics -- Special Nuclear Material -- 3. Signatures and Background --
Simplified Transport Calculations -- The Radiation Background -- Problems -- 4. Detection Statistics -- Classical and Bayesian Statistics -- Counting Statistics -- Confusion Matrices -- Receiver Operating Characteristics -- Application
of Bayesian Statistical Methods -- Pulse Shape Discrimination as an Example of Binary Classification -- Problems -- 5. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle -- Mining and Chemical Processing of Uranium -- UF6 Conversion and Enrichment -- Post-Reactor
-- Conversion of Military Materials -- Waste Management -- Enrichment Technologies -- Reactors and Proliferation -- Problems -- 6. Nuclear Forensics -- Introduction -- Attribution Methods -- Analysis Tools -- Problems -- 7. Nuclear
Testing -- Introduction and History -- The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the International Monitoring System -- Radionuclide Monitoring -- Seismic Signals -- Hydroacoustic Monitoring -- Infrasonic Signatures -- Concluding Remarks
-- Problems -- 8. Active Interrogation -- Introduction -- Neutron Active Interrogation -- Photofission -- Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence -- Dose Considerations -- 9. Advanced Detection Technologies -- Introduction -- Advanced
Scintillator Materials -- Advanced Semiconductor Detectors -- Alternatives to 3HE -- Imaging Detectors -- Concluding Remarks -- Problems -- 10 -- Arms Control and Treaty Verification -- Introduction -- Neutron Multiplicity Counting --
Pu300, Pu600, and Pu900 Methods -- Neutron Imaging -- Neutrino Methods -- Concluding Remarks -- Problems -- 11. Public Policy and Proliferation -- Introduction -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) -- Nuclear
Nonproliferation Activities within the US Government -- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) -- A The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons -- The Atomic Energy Act -- The Area under the ROC Curve for Gaussian Probability
Distributions -- Index.
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Keywords: Physics , Nuclear energy , Nuclear physics , Physical measurements , Measurement , System safety , Nuclear engineering , Materials science , Physics , Measurement Science and Instrumentation , Nuclear Energy , Characterization and Evaluation of Materials , Nuclear Engineering , Security Science and Technology , Particle and Nuclear Physics
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Title:The Foundations of Chaos Revisited: From Poincaré to Recent Advancements
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Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (54 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-29701-9
Contents:Preface -- Henri Poincaré’s inventions in dynamical systems and topology -- From nonlinear oscillations to chaos theory -- Hydrodynamic turbulence as a nonstandard transport phenomenon -- Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of
turbulence: comments on Ruelle's intermittency theory -- The Kolmogorov law of turbulence - what can rigorously be proved? -- History of chaos from a French perspective -- Measuring quasiperiodicity -- Heat transfer in a complex medium
-- Plasma hysteresis and instability: a memory perspective -- Stochastic anti-resonance in polarization phenomena -- A simple plankton model with complex behavior -- Fractal Radar: Towards 1980 – 2015 -- Simulation of multidimensional
nonlinear dynamics by one-dimensional maps with many parameters -- Sudden cardiac death and turbulence -- Absolute negative mobility in a ratchet flow
ISBN:9783319297019
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Keywords: Physics , System theory , Statistical physics , Vibration , Dynamical systems , Dynamics , Physics , Nonlinear Dynamics , Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control , Complex Systems , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Title:Surveying the Skies How Astronomers Map the Universe
Author(s): Gareth Wynn-Williams
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (89 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28510-8
Contents:The Five Ages of Astronomy -- The Naked Eye Era -- The Telescope Era -- The Photography Era -- Radio Surveys -- Near-Infrared Surveys -- Far-infrared Surveys -- Ultraviolet Surveys -- X-ray Surveys - Gamma Ray Surveys -- The
Gigasurvey Era -- Special Surveys
ISBN:9783319285108
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Keywords: Physics , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Popular Science in Astronomy , History of Science
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Title:The Birth of NASA The Work of the Space Task Group, America's First True Space Pioneers
Author(s): Dutch von Ehrenfried
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (48 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28428-6
Contents:Part I Introduction -- The Sputnik Reaction -- The President -- The National Security Council -- The Congress -- Department of Defense/Other -- Part II Creating the Space Team -- Creation of the STG -- The AVRO Canadians -- The
Astronauts and Aeromedical -- The Need for More People -- Contractors & Representatives -- The STG Organization -- The End of the STG on November 1, 1961 -- Summary of Key Project Mercury Decisions/Lessons Learned -- Part III
Achievements -- Facilities Created for Project Mercury -- Mission Designs and Concepts -- The Impact of the STG on History -- APPENDICES -- Bibliography -- Credits -- Glossary -- About the Author -- Index
ISBN:9783319284286
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Keywords: Popular works , History , Space sciences , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , History of Science
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Title:The Rise and Fall of the Fifth Force Discovery, Pursuit, and Justification in Modern Physics
Author(s): Allan Franklin
Date:2016
Edition:2nd ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (4 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28412-5
Contents:Preface -- Part I The Rise and Fall of the Fifth Force -- Part II Additional Material -- References -- Index
ISBN:9783319284125
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Gravitation , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physical measurements , Measurement , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Measurement Science and Instrumentation , Philosophy of Science
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Title:Sigma 7 The Six Mercury Orbits of Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (82 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27983-1
Contents:Foreword by Tracy Kornfeld -- Acknowledgements -- Author Prologue -- Chapter 1: A flier’s son.- Chapter 2: The making of a flight-ready astronaut -- Chapter 3: The art of space flight -- Chapter 4: Sigma 7 flies -- Chapter 5: “A sweet
little bird” -- Chapter 6: Press conferences, parades, and post-flight honors -- Chapter 7: A Life beyond Apollo -- Chapter 8: Final Salute to a hero -- Appendices -- Index
ISBN:9783319279831
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Title:Born-Jordan Quantization Theory and Applications
Author(s): Maurice A de Gosson
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (226 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27902-2
Contents:Born-Jordan Quantization: Physical Motivation: On the Quantization Problem -- Quantization of Monomials -- Basic Hamiltonian Mechanics -- Wave Mechanics and the Schrödinger Equation -- Mathematical Aspects of Born-Jordan Quantization:
The Weyl Correspondence -- The Cohen Class -- Born-Jordan Quantization -- Shubin's Pseudo-Differential Calculus -- Born-Jordan Pseudo-Differential Operators -- Weak Values and the Reconstruction Problem -- Some Advanced Topics:
Metaplectic Operators -- Symplectic Covariance Properties -- Symbol Classes and Function Spaces
ISBN:9783319279022
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Series:Fundamental Theories of Physics: 182
Keywords: Physics , Operator theory , Mathematical physics , Quantum physics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Operator Theory , Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Title:Trick or Truth? The Mysterious Connection Between Physics and Mathematics
Author(s):
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (8 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27495-9
Contents:Introduction -- Children of the cosmos (S. Wenmackers) -- Mathematics is Physics (M. S. Leifer) -- My god, it's full of clones: Living in a mathematical universe (M. Séguin) -- Let's consider two spherical chickens (T. Bolognesi) --
The raven and the writing desk (I. Durham) -- The deeper roles of mathematics in physical laws (K. H. Knuth) -- How mathematics meets the world (T. Maudlin) -- Mathematics: intuition's consistency check (K. Wharton) -- How not to
factor a miracle (D. K. Wise) -- The language of nature (D. Garfinkle) -- Demystifying the applicability of mathematics (N. Fillion) -- Why mathematics works so well (N. S. Yanofsky) -- Genesis of a pythagorean universe (A. Burov) --
Beyond math (S. Magnusdottir) -- The descent of math (S. I. Walker) -- The ultimate tactics of self-referential systems (C. C. Dantas) -- Cognitive science and the connection between physics and mathematics (A. Gupta Mujumdar) -- A
metaphorical chart of our mathematical ontology (P. Gibbs).-And the math will set you free (C. Stoica) -- Appendix: List of winners
ISBN:9783319274959
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Mathematical physics , Mathematical logic , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences , Mathematical Logic and Foundations
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Title:The Unforgotten Sisters Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel
Author(s): Gabriella Bernardi
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (44 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-26127-0
Contents:En Heduanna -- Aganice -- Sonduk -- Teano -- Aglaonike -- Hypatia of Alexandria -- Fatima of Madrid -- Ildelgard of Bingen -- Sophie Brahe -- Maria Cunitz -- Elisabetha Hevelius -- Maria Clara Eimmart -- Maria Margarethe Winkelmann --
Teresa and Maddalena Manfredi
ISBN:9783319261270
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Keywords: Physics , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Space sciences , Astronomy , Physics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Popular Science in Astronomy , History of Science , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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