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The Lazy UniverseAn Introduction to the Principle of Least Action

The Lazy Universe: An Introduction to the Principle of Least Action

Jennifer Coopersmith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198743040
eISBN:
9780191802966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743040.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Action and the Principle of Least Action are explained: what Action is, why the Principle of Least Action works, why it underlies all physics, and what are the insights gained into energy, space, and ... More

Materials for the 21st Century

Materials for the 21st Century

David Segal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198804079
eISBN:
9780191842320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804079.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The book is a general text that shows how materials can contribute to solving problems facing nations in the 21st century. It is illustrated with diverse applications and highlights the potential of ... More

Microcavities

Microcavities

Alexey V. Kavokin, Jeremy J. Baumberg, Guillaume Malpuech, and Fabrice P. Laussy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198782995
eISBN:
9780191826221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782995.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Both rich fundamental physics of microcavities and their intriguing potential applications are addressed in this book, oriented to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as to physicists and ... More

Nanoscale Device PhysicsScience and Engineering Fundamentals

Nanoscale Device Physics: Science and Engineering Fundamentals

Sandip Tiwari

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198759874
eISBN:
9780191820847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759874.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Nanoscale devices are distinguishable from the larger microscale devices in their specific dependence on physical phenomena and effects that are central to their operation. The size change manifests ... More

Nonlocal Gravity

Nonlocal Gravity

Bahram Mashhoon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198803805
eISBN:
9780191842313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803805.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

A postulate of locality permeates through the special and general theories of relativity. First, Lorentz invariance is extended in a pointwise manner to actual, namely, accelerated observers in ... More

The Photomultiplier Handbook

The Photomultiplier Handbook

A. G. Wright

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199565092
eISBN:
9780191747335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199565092.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This handbook is aimed at helping users of PMTs who are faced with the challenge of designing sensitive light detectors for scientific and industrial purposes. The raison d’être for photomultipliers ... More

The Physical WorldAn Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics

The Physical World: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics

Nicholas Manton and Nicholas Mee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795933
eISBN:
9780191837111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795933.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The book is an inspirational survey of fundamental physics, emphasizing the use of variational principles. Chapter 1 presents introductory ideas, including the principle of least action, vectors and ... More

Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Claude Fabre, Vahid Sandoghdar, Nicolas Treps, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198768609
eISBN:
9780191822353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768609.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Over the last few decades, the quantum aspects of light have been explored and major progress has been made in understanding the specific quantum aspects of the interaction between light and matter. ... More

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