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Physics; Dictionaries

  • Pseudogap and Precursor Superconductivity Study of Zn doped YBCOby Ece Uykur

    Springer Japan 2015; US$ 129.00

    In this thesis, the pseudogap and the precursor superconducting state, which are of great importance in clarifying the superconductivity mechanism in high-temperature cuprate superconductors, are investigated with a c -axis optical study in YBa 2 (Cu 1-x Zn x ) 3 O y . Testing was performed over a wide energy range with smaller temperature intervals... more...

  • Nonlinear Mathematical Physics and Natural Hazardsby Boyka Aneva; Mihaela Kouteva-Guentcheva

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 199.00

    This book is devoted to current advances in the field of nonlinear mathematical physics and modeling of critical phenomena that can lead to catastrophic events. Pursuing a multidisciplinary approach, it gathers the work of scientists who are developing mathematical and computational methods for the study and analysis of nonlinear phenomena and who... more...

  • Global Existence and Uniqueness of Nonlinear Evolutionary Fluid Equationsby Yuming Qin; Xin Liu; Taige Wang

    Springer Basel 2015; US$ 109.00

    Here are recent results in nonlinear evolutionary fluid equations such as compressible magnetohydrodynamics equations, compressible viscous micropolar fluid equations, full non-Newtonian fluid equations and non-autonomous compressible Navier-Stokes equations. more...

  • Advanced Methods in the Fractional Calculus of Variationsby Agnieszka B. Malinowska; Tatiana Odzijewicz; Delfim F. M. Torres

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    This brief presents a general unifying perspective on the fractional calculus. It brings together results of several recent approaches in generalizing the least action principle and the Euler?Lagrange equations to include fractional derivatives. The dependence of Lagrangians on generalized fractional operators as well as on classical derivatives... more...

  • It From Bit or Bit From It?by Anthony Aguirre; Brendan Foster; Zeeya Merali

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 89.99

    The essays in this book look at the question of whether physics can be based on information, or ? as John Wheeler phrased it ? whether we can get ?It from Bit?. They are based on the prize-winning essays submitted to the FQXi essay competition of the same name, which drew over 180 entries. The eighteen contributions address topics as diverse as quantum... more...

  • The Invisible Universeby Gerrit Verschuur

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    Hidden from human view, accessible only to sensitive receivers attached to huge radio telescopes, the invisible universe beyond our senses continues to fascinate and intrigue our imaginations. Closer to home, in the Milky Way galaxy, radio astronomers listen patiently to the ticking of pulsars that tell of star death and states of matter of awesome... more...

  • The Quantum Dissidentsby Olival Freire Junior

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 99.00

    This book tells the fascinating story of the people and events behind the turbulent changes in attitudes to quantum theory in the second half of the 20 th century. The huge success of quantum mechanics as a predictive theory has been accompanied, from the very beginning, by doubts and controversy about its foundations and interpretation. This book... more...

  • Die Entdeckung des Unvorstellbarenby Josef Honerkamp

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 29.99

    Die Idee zu diesem Buch entstand aus einem Unbehagen heraus. Schon immer hatte ich dieses gespürt, wenn ich mit Freunden, Bekannten oder Kollegen, die den Naturwiss- schaften fremd gegenüberstanden, ins Philosophieren geriet und dabei versuchte, einen Einblick in das Weltbild eines Physikers zu geben. Hinterher war ich immer frustriert. Zunächst hatte... more...

  • Jacobus Cornelius Kapteynby Pieter C. van der Kruit

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 279.00

    Jacobus C. Kapteyn (1851-1922) was a Dutch astronomer who contributed heavily to major catalogs of star positions, such as the Cape Photographic Durchmusterung and the Harvard-Groningen Durchmusterung, and arranged extensive international collaboration through his Plan of Selected Areas. He contributed to the establishment of statistical astronomy... more...

  • Henri Poincaré, 1912?2012by Bertrand Duplantier; Vincent Rivasseau

    Springer Basel 2014; US$ 109.00

    This thirteenth volume of the Poincaré Seminar Series, Henri Poincaré, 1912-2012 , is published on the occasion of the centennial of the death of Henri Poincaré in 1912. It presents a scholarly approach to Poincaré?s genius and creativity in mathematical physics and mathematics. Its five articles are also highly pedagogical, as befits their origin... more...