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An Introduction to Quantum Optics and Quantum Fluctuations

£69.00

Peter W. Milonni

9780199215614
Hardback
January 2019

Oxford Graduate Texts

This is an introduction to the quantum theory of light and its broad implications and applications. The book covers material with direct relevance to current basic and applied research, such as quantum fluctuations and their role in laser physics and the theory of forces between macroscopic bodies. Includes many exercises and historical sidelights.

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Relativity in Modern Physics

£58.00

Nathalie Deruelle, Jean-Philippe Uzan, Patricia de Forcrand-Millard

9780198786399
Hardback
August 2018

Oxford Graduate Texts

This comprehensive textbook on relativity integrates Newtonian physics, special relativity and general relativity into a single book. It emphasizes the deep underlying principles common to them all, yet explains how they are applied in different ways in these three contexts.

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The Elements of Relativity

£26.49

David M. Wittman

9780199658640
Paperback
June 2018

This undergraduate textbook introduces relativity to a non-technical audience. The "thinking tools" approach allows readers to understand at a much deeper level than popular treatments, and end-of-chapter problems (always lacking in popular books) help build and cement that understanding.

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Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics

£31.49

Peter Mann

9780198822387
Paperback
June 2018

The book introduces classical mechanics. It does so in an informal style with numerous fresh, modern and inter-disciplinary applications assuming no prior knowledge of the necessary mathematics. The book provides a comprehensive and self-contained treatment of the subject matter up to the forefront of research in multiple areas.

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Applied Computational Physics

£47.49

Joseph F. Boudreau, Eric S. Swanson

9780198708643
Paperback
December 2017

A textbook that addresses a wide variety of problems in classical and quantum physics. Modern programming techniques are stressed throughout, along with the important topics of encapsulation, polymorphism, and object-oriented design. Scientific problems are physically motivated, solution strategies are developed, and explicit code is presented.

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Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Ian Stewart

9780198755234
Paperback
March 2017

Very Short Introductions

Ian Stewart considers the concept of infinity and the profound role it plays in mathematics, logic, physics, cosmology, and philosophy. He shows that working with infinity is not just an abstract, intellectual exercise, and analyses its important practical everyday applications.

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From Classical to Quantum Fields

£53.00

Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, Roland Sénéor

9780198788409
Paperback
February 2017

Quantum Field Theory has become the universal language of most modern theoretical physics. This introductory textbook shows how this beautiful theory offers the correct mathematical framework to describe and understand the fundamental interactions of elementary particles.

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Random Tensors

£75.00

Răzvan Gheorghe Gurău

9780198787938
Hardback
October 2016

This book introduces "Random Tensors," a framework for studying random geometries in any dimension. It provides a complete derivation of the key results in the field. Whatever form a theory of Quantum Gravity may take, it must incorporate random geometry.

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An Introduction to Non-Perturbative Foundations of Quantum Field Theory

£36.49

Franco Strocchi

9780198789239
Paperback
August 2016

International Series of Monographs on Physics

The book discusses fundamental aspects of Quantum Field Theory and of Gauge theories, with attention to mathematical consistency. Basic issues of the standard model of elementary particles (Higgs mechanism and chiral symmetry breaking in quantum Chromodynamics) are treated without relying on the perturbative expansion and on instanton calculus.

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Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension

£9.99

Michio Kaku

9780198785033
Paperback
April 2016

Hyperspace is the run-away bestseller from one of the world's leading theoretical physicists. Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of the most exciting work in modern physics, including research into 10-dimensional space, time warps, and multiple universes.

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A First Course in Network Theory

£33.49

Ernesto Estrada, Philip A. Knight

9780198726463
Paperback
March 2015

Network theory is a major topic of interdisciplinary research which covers diverse areas including physics, mathematics and sociology. This book covers all the basics and the most commonly used concepts in the field, provides examples of their applications in solving practical problems, and clear indications on how to analyse their results.

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Advanced Mechanics: From Euler's Determinism to Arnold's Chaos

£30.99

S. G. Rajeev

9780199670864
Paperback
July 2013

This book can be used as a textbook for a graduate course on mechanics or for self-study. There are a variety of problems ranging from exercises that verify parts of the text, moderately difficult calculations, to suggested research projects. Connections to other disciplines of mathematics and physics are emphasized.

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Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction

£32.49

David P. Feldman

9780199566440
Paperback
August 2012

For students with a background in elementary algebra, this book provides a vivid introduction to the key phenomena and ideas of chaos and fractals, including the butterfly effect, strange attractors, fractal dimensions, Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set, power laws, and cellular automata. The book includes over 200 end-of-chapter exercises.

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Measurements and their Uncertainties: A practical guide to modern error analysis

£19.99

Ifan Hughes, Thomas Hase

9780199566334
Paperback
July 2010

This short guide to modern error analysis is primarily intended to be used in undergraduate laboratories in the physical sciences. No prior knowledge of statistics is assumed. The necessary concepts are introduced where needed and illustrated graphically. The book emphasises the use of computers for error calculations and data fitting.

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Concepts in Thermal Physics

Second Edition

£29.99

Stephen J. Blundell, Katherine M. Blundell

9780199562107
Paperback
October 2009

This modern introduction to thermal physics contains a step-by-step presentation of the key concepts. The text is copiously illustrated and each chapter contains several worked examples.

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Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Frank Close

9780199225866
Paperback
June 2009

Very Short Introductions

What is 'nothing'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - a void - exist? This Very Short Introduction explores the science and history of the elusive void: from Aristotle's theories to black holes and quantum particles, and why the latest discoveries about the vacuum tell us extraordinary things about the cosmos.

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Relativity: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Russell Stannard

9780199236220
Paperback
July 2008

Very Short Introductions

Einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of physics - replacing Newtonian ideas of space and time with bizarre and counterintuitive conclusions: a world of slowing clocks and stretched space, black holes and curved space-time. This Very Short Introduction explores and explains the theory in an accessible and understandable way.

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Four Laws That Drive the Universe

£13.99

Peter Atkins

9780199232369
Hardback
September 2007

The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. Peter Atkins' powerful and compelling introduction explains what the laws are and how they work.

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Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Leonard Smith

9780192853783
Paperback
February 2007

Very Short Introductions

Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behaviour, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. This Very Short Introduction draws in philosophy, literature, and accessible maths to explain and illuminate Chaos Theory, showing the variety of its fascinating applications in the real world - from technology to global warming, politics, and even gambling on the stock market.

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Statistical Mechanics: Algorithms and Computations

£29.50

Werner Krauth

9780198515364
Paperback
September 2006

Oxford Master Series in Physics

This book discusses the computational approach in modern statistical physics, adopting simple language and an attractive format with many illustrations, tables and printed algorithms. The style will appeal to students, teachers and researchers in the physical sciences. The focus is on orientation, with implementation details kept to a minimum.

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