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Planetary Systems: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Raymond T. Pierrehumbert

9780198841128
Paperback
December 2021

Very Short Introductions

For many decades, we were only familiar with our own system of planets, the Solar System, orbiting our Sun. Now we know that it is just one among a vast range of planetary systems around distant stars. This book explores the nature and variety of planetary systems, how they are formed, and how they die.

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Philosophy of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

David Wallace

9780198814320
Paperback
April 2021

Very Short Introductions

Philosophy of physics is concerned with the deepest theories of modern physics - quantum theory, our theories of space, time and symmetry, and thermal physics - and their strange, even bizarre conceptual implications. This book explores the core topics in philosophy of physics, and discusses their relevance for both scientists and philosophers.

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Covariant Physics: From Classical Mechanics to General Relativity and Beyond

£60.00

Moataz Emam

9780198864899
Hardback
February 2021

A textbook for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students using the fundamental principle of covariance as a basis for studying classical mechanics, electrodynamics, the special theory of relativity, and the general theory of relativity, before moving on to more advanced topics of field theory, differential forms, and modified theories of gravity.

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Semiconductor Physics: Principles, Theory and Nanoscale

£65.00

Sandip Tiwari

9780198759867
Hardback
September 2020

This text brings together traditional solid-state approaches from the 20th century with developments of the early part of the 21st century, to reach an understanding of semiconductor physics in its multifaceted forms. It reveals how an understanding of what happens within the material can lead to insights into what happens in its use.

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Particle Detectors: Fundamentals and Applications

£75.00

Hermann Kolanoski, Norbert Wermes

9780198858362
Hardback
June 2020

This book describes the fundamentals of particle detectors as well as their applications. Detector development is an important part of nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics and through its applications in radiation imaging it paves the way for advancements in the biomedical and materials sciences.

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Quantum Mechanics for Beginners: With Applications to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing

£49.99

M. Suhail Zubairy

9780198854227
Hardback
May 2020

An introduction to the fascinating subject of quantum mechanics. Almost entirely algebra-based, this book is accessible to those with only a high school background in physics and mathematics. In addition to the foundations of quantum mechanics, it also provides an introduction to the fields of quantum communication and quantum computing.

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Quantum Mechanics for Beginners: With Applications to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing

£24.99

M. Suhail Zubairy

9780198854234
Paperback
May 2020

An introduction to the fascinating subject of quantum mechanics. Almost entirely algebra-based, this book is accessible to those with only a high school background in physics and mathematics. In addition to the foundations of quantum mechanics, it also provides an introduction to the fields of quantum communication and quantum computing.

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The Sun: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Philip Judge

9780198832690
Paperback
April 2020

Very Short Introductions

Without the Sun, our planet - and life on it - would not exist. As our nearest star, the Sun is also important for astronomers and still presents many puzzles. Philip Judge explains what we know about the Sun's structure and evolution, solar phenomena, and the impact of solar activity on the Earth.

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Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics

Second Edition

£75.00

Giuseppe Mussardo

9780198788102
Hardback
March 2020

Oxford Graduate Texts

This textbook provides a thorough introduction to phase transitions and exactly solved models in statistical physics and quantum field theory. It covers a broad area from basic concepts of statistical physics and quantum mechanics to latest developments in low dimensional quantum field theories, phase transitions and non-perturbative analysis.

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Niels Bohr: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

J. L. Heilbron

9780198819264
Paperback
January 2020

Very Short Introductions

This book introduces the life and work of one of the most creative physicists of the 20th century. Niels Bohr, the pioneer of quantum theory, ranking with Einstein in importance for the development of modern physics, also had deep interests in philosophy, literature, and humanism. John Heilbron explores how these influenced his groundbreaking work.

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Chi-Squared Data Analysis and Model Testing for Beginners

£39.99

Carey Witkov, Keith Zengel

9780198847144
Hardback
September 2019

Recent groundbreaking discoveries in physics have relied on chi-squared analysis and model testing. This is the first book to make this data analysis method accessible to students in introductory physics lab courses and others who need to learn this method, such as beginning researchers in astrophysics and beginners in data science.

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Chi-Squared Data Analysis and Model Testing for Beginners

£19.99

Carey Witkov, Keith Zengel

9780198847151
Paperback
September 2019

Recent groundbreaking discoveries in physics have relied on chi-squared analysis and model testing. This is the first book to make this data analysis method accessible to students in introductory physics lab courses and others who need to learn this method, such as beginning researchers in astrophysics and beginners in data science.

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Concepts of Elementary Particle Physics

£29.99

Michael E. Peskin

9780198812197
Paperback
September 2019

Oxford Master Series in Physics

This particle physics textbook for senior undergraduates and early graduates explains the Standard Model of particle physics, both the theory and its experimental basis. The point of view is thoroughly modern. Theory relevant to the experiments is developed in detail but in a simplified way without needing full knowledge of quantum field theory.

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Quantum 20/20: Fundamentals, Entanglement, Gauge Fields, Condensates and Topology

£60.00

Ian R. Kenyon

9780198808350
Hardback
September 2019

This textbook for upper-level undergraduates covers the fundamentals and incorporates key themes of quantum physics. Major themes include boson condensation and fermion exclusivity, entanglement, quantum field theory, measurement precision set by quantum mechanics, and topology.

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Quantum 20/20: Fundamentals, Entanglement, Gauge Fields, Condensates and Topology

£29.99

Ian R. Kenyon

9780198808367
Paperback
September 2019

This textbook for upper-level undergraduates covers the fundamentals and incorporates key themes of quantum physics. Major themes include boson condensation and fermion exclusivity, entanglement, quantum field theory, measurement precision set by quantum mechanics, and topology.

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Bell Nonlocality

£42.50

Valerio Scarani

9780198788416
Hardback
August 2019

Oxford Graduate Texts

Quantum technologies have seen a tremendous upsurge in recent years. Bell nonlocality, one of the most striking discoveries triggered by quantum theory, has been instrumental in this trend. It states that in some situations measurements of physical systems do not reveal pre-existing properties, but properties are created by the measurement itself.

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Physics: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Sidney Perkowitz

9780198813941
Paperback
July 2019

Very Short Introductions

Physics encompasses all levels of nature from the subatomic to the cosmic, and underlies much of the technology around us. From modern quantum mechanics to cosmology, digital electronics, and energy production, this book discusses why physics is worth doing and how physicists do it.

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Matter: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Geoff Cottrell

9780198806547
Paperback
March 2019

Very Short Introductions

Geoff Cottrell explores matter, from its familiar forms as solids, liquids, and gases to plasmas, exotic forms of quantum matter, and antimatter. Discussing the origins of matter in the Big Bang, he looks at atoms, energy, mass, and the mysterious forms of dark matter and dark energy.

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General Relativity: A Concise Introduction

£39.99

Steven Carlip

9780198822158
Hardback
January 2019

This is a short textbook on general relativity and gravitation aimed at readers with a broad range of interests in physics, from cosmology to high energy physics to condensed matter. The approach is "physics first": readers move quickly to the calculation of observational predictions and only then return to mathematical foundations.

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General Relativity: A Concise Introduction

£19.99

Steven Carlip

9780198822165
Paperback
January 2019

This is a short textbook on general relativity and gravitation aimed at readers with a broad range of interests in physics, from cosmology to high energy physics to condensed matter. The approach is "physics first": readers move quickly to the calculation of observational predictions and only then return to mathematical foundations.

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