Advances In The Casimir Effect

Author: Michael Bordag
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191579882
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The subject of this book is the Casimir effect, a manifestation of zero-point oscillations of the quantum vacuum resulting in forces acting between closely spaced bodies. For the benefit of the reader, the book assembles field-theoretical foundations of this phenomenon, applications of the general theory to real materials, and a comprehensive description of all recently performed measurements of the Casimir force with a comparison between experiment and theory. There is an urgent need for a book of this type, given the increase of interest in forces originating from the quantum vacuum. Numerous new results have been obtained in the last few years which are not reflected in previous books on the subject, but which are very promising for fundamental science and nanotechnology. The book is a unique source of information presenting a critical assessment of all the main results and approaches from hundreds of journal papers. It also outlines new ideas which have not yet been universally accepted but which are finding increasing support from experiment.

Advances In Atomic Molecular And Optical Physics

Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123810229
Size: 80.44 MB
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Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics continues the tradition of the Advances series. It contains contributions from experts in the field of atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics. The articles contain some review material, but are intended to provide a comprehensive picture of recent important developments in AMO physics. Both theoretical and experimental articles are included in the volume. International experts Comprehensive articles New developments

Proceedings Of The Ninth Conference On Quantum Field Theory Under The Influence Of External Conditions Qfext09

Author: Kimball A. Milton
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814289930
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QFEXT is the leading international conference held every two years, highlighting progress in quantum vacuum energy phenomena, the Casimir effect, and related topics, both experimentally and theoretically. This proceedings volume, featuring contributions from many of the key players in the field, serves as a definitive source of information on this field, which is playing an increasingly important role in nanotechnology and in understanding fundamental issues in physics such as renormalization and in the search for new physics such as fifth forces and dark energy.

The Theory Of Polymer Dynamics

Author: Masao Doi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198520337
Size: 47.24 MB
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'This book is destined to join the classics of polymer essential purchase for any serious student of polymer dynamics.' British Polymer Journal

Stellar Magnetism

Author: Leon Mestel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198526728
Size: 77.95 MB
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Stellar magnetism is the study of the magnetic field of the Sun and other stars and is a rapidly developing field of astrophysics. This book, an authoritative account with broad astronomical scope, has grown out of the lifelong work of an outstanding researcher in the subject.

Quantum Fields In Curved Space

Author: N. D. Birrell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107392810
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This book presents a comprehensive review of the subject of gravitational effects in quantum field theory. Although the treatment is general, special emphasis is given to the Hawking black hole evaporation effect, and to particle creation processes in the early universe. The last decade has witnessed a phenomenal growth in this subject. This is the first attempt to collect and unify the vast literature that has contributed to this development. All the major technical results are presented, and the theory is developed carefully from first principles. Here is everything that students or researchers will need to embark upon calculations involving quantum effects of gravity at the so-called one-loop approximation level.

Quantum Field Theory And Critical Phenomena

Author: Jean Zinn-Justin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198509233
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The book is an introduction to quantum field theory and renormalization group.It shows that these frameworks are essential for the understanding of phenomena belonging to many different areas of physics, which range from phase transitions in macroscopic systems to the theory of fundamental interactions. This advanced new edition is based on graduate courses and summer schools given by the author over a number of years. Although there are several good textbooks on QFT, this is the first toemphasize the common aspects of particle physics and the theory of critical phenomena in a unified framework. The book has been fully updated, with about 50% new material added. Three new chapters have been included: an introduction to non-relativistic quantum statistical physics; a chapter on critical phenomena in non-magnetic systems, polymers, liquid-vapour, and helium superfluid transitions; and a chaper on finite temperature relativistic quantum field theory. The book can be roughly dividedinto four parts: chapters 1-12 deal with general field theory, functional integrals, and functional methods. In chapters 13-21, renormalization properties of theories with symmetries are studied and specific applications to particle physics are emphasized. Chapters 23-37 are devoted to critical phenomena. Chapters 39-43 describe the role of instantons in quantum mechanics and field theory. Exercises that were originally included in previous editions will be supplied online at www-spht.ceafr/articles/T02/001.

Quantum Gravity

Author: Claus Kiefer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199585202
Size: 67.56 MB
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Quantum theory and Einstein's theory of relativity are at the centre of modern theoretical physics, yet, the consistent unification of both theories is still elusive. This book offers an up-to-date introduction into the attempts to construct a unified theory of "quantum gravity".

Electrons And Disorder In Solids

Author: V.F. Gantmakher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198567561
Size: 69.73 MB
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Written for those studying solid state physics, this work contains modern concepts about the physics of electrons in solids. The emphasis is laid on various physical models aimed at stimulating creative thinking.