Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals

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ISBN: 0486134636
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Number of pages: 384
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals in PDF and EPUB The developer of path integrals, Nobel Prize?winning physicist Richard Feynman, presents unique insights into this method and its applications. Feynman starts with an intuitive view of fundamental quantum mechanics, gradually introducing path integrals. Later chapters explore more advanced topics, including the perturbation method, quantum electrodynamics, and statistical mechanics. 1965 edition, emended in 2005.


The Superfluid Phases of Helium 3

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ISBN: 9780486315881
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Number of pages: 640
Author: Dieter Vollhardt
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online The Superfluid Phases of Helium 3 in PDF and EPUB This classic of modern theoretical physics is the first and only comprehensive treatment of the superfluid phases of helium 3. The self-contained approach emphasizes symmetries and the consequences of their spontaneous breakdown. 1990 edition.


Quantum Theory of Collective Phenomena

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ISBN: 9780486793658
Release Date: 2014-04-05
Number of pages: 256
Author: G. L. Sewell
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Quantum Theory of Collective Phenomena in PDF and EPUB This systematic approach to the quantum theory of collective phenomena is based principally on the model of infinite systems. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics and chemistry, the three-part treatment begins with an exposition of the generalized form of quantum theory of both finite and infinite systems. Part II consists of a general formulation of statistical thermodynamics, and the final part provides a treatment of the phenomena of phase transitions, metastability, and the generation of ordered structures far from equilibrium. "An excellent and competent introduction to the field … [and] … a source of information for the expert."—Physics Today "This a book of major importance…. I trust that this book will be used as a basis for the teaching of a balanced, modern and rigorous course on statistical mechanics in all universities."—Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society "This is one of the best introductions to the subject, and it is strongly recommended to anyone interested in collective phenomena."—Physics Bulletin "The book may be recommended for students as a well-balanced introduction to this rich subject and it can serve as a useful handbook for the expert."—Journal of Statistical Physics


Physics and Music

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ISBN: 9780486779348
Release Date: 2014-06-18
Number of pages: 448
Author: Harvey E. White
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Physics and Music in PDF and EPUB Comprehensive and accessible, this foundational text surveys general principles of sound, musical scales, characteristics of instruments, mechanical and electronic recording devices, and many other topics. More than 300 illustrations plus questions, problems, and projects.


On Angular Momentum

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ISBN: 9780486801889
Release Date: 2015-03-09
Number of pages: 64
Author: Julian Schwinger
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online On Angular Momentum in PDF and EPUB A concise treatment of angular momentum by an important American physicist, this major work was first published under the auspices of the United States Atomic Energy Commission in 1952 and is finally available to a general audience of students and professionals in the field. Advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics will particularly benefit from its teachings. One of the most prominent American physicists of the twentieth century, Julian Schwinger (1918–94) taught at Harvard, MIT, and UCLA, among other institutions. In addition to his many other awards, Schwinger, jointly with Richard Feynman and Shinichiro Tomonaga, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his work in quantum electrodynamics.


Modern Physics

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ISBN: 9780486802268
Release Date: 2015-01-19
Number of pages: 704
Author: Robert L. Sproull
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online Modern Physics in PDF and EPUB This introduction to the concepts and methods of quantum mechanics employs the analysis of one-dimensional problems to offer students a quantitative understanding of atomic, molecular, solid-state, and nuclear physics. Applications of these concepts and methods help answer the most intriguing questions of modern physics: What holds matter together? Holds it apart? How does the variety of chemical properties of different elements arise? How do electrons move through solids? Why do nuclei that occur in nature possess only certain combinations of protons and neutrons? The text presents meaningful problems by topic — supplemented by ample illustrations, applications, and exercises — that address the most intriguing questions of modern physics. Answers to selected problems appear in the appendix. Geared toward science and engineering majors, this volume is also appropriate for independent study by those who have completed a general physics course.


Gauge Field Theories Spin One and Spin Two

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ISBN: 9780486815145
Release Date: 2016-07-20
Number of pages: 320
Author: Gunter Scharf
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online Gauge Field Theories Spin One and Spin Two in PDF and EPUB One of the main problems of theoretical physics concerns the unification of gravity with quantum theory. This monograph examines unification by means of the appropriate formulation of quantum gauge invariance. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics, the treatment requires a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics. Opening chapters introduce the free quantum fields and prepare the field for the gauge structure, describing the inductive construction of the time-ordered products by causal perturbation theory. The analysis of causal gauge invariance follows, with considerations of massless and massive spin-1 gauge fields. Succeeding chapters explore the construction of spin-2 gauge theories, concluding with an examination of nongeometric general relativity that offers an innovate approach to gravity and cosmology.


Category Theory in Context

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ISBN: 9780486820804
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Number of pages: 272
Author: Emily Riehl
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online Category Theory in Context in PDF and EPUB Introduction to concepts of category theory — categories, functors, natural transformations, the Yoneda lemma, limits and colimits, adjunctions, monads — revisits a broad range of mathematical examples from the categorical perspective. 2016 edition.


Electricity and Magnetism

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ISBN: 9780486802992
Release Date: 2015-02-09
Number of pages: 640
Author: Munir H. Nayfeh
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online Electricity and Magnetism in PDF and EPUB This outstanding text for a two-semester course is geared toward physics undergraduates who have completed a basic first-year physics course. The coherent treatment offers several notable features, including 300 detailed examples at various levels of difficulty, a self-contained chapter on vector algebra, and a single chapter devoted to radiation that cites interrelationships between various analysis methods. Starting with chapters on vector analysis and electrostatics, the text covers electrostatic boundary value problems, formal and microscopic theories of dielectric electrostatics and of magnetism and matter, electrostatic energy, steady currents, and induction. Additional topics include magnetic energy, circuits with nonsteady currents, Maxwell's equations, radiation, electromagnetic boundary value problems, and the special theory of relativity. Exercises appear at the end of each chapter and answers to odd-numbered problems are included in one of several helpful appendixes.


Elements of the Theory of Functions

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ISBN: 9780486165608
Release Date: 2016-10-05
Number of pages: 160
Author: Konrad Knopp
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online Elements of the Theory of Functions in PDF and EPUB Well-known book provides a clear, concise review of complex numbers and their geometric representation; linear functions and circular transformations; sets, sequences, and power series; analytic functions and conformal mapping; and elementary functions. 1952 edition.


Some Mathematical Methods of Physics

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ISBN: 9780486793320
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Number of pages: 320
Author: Gerald Goertzel
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Some Mathematical Methods of Physics in PDF and EPUB Well-rounded, thorough treatment introduces basic concepts of mathematical physics involved in the study of linear systems, with emphasis on eigenvalues, eigenfunctions, and Green's functions. Topics include discrete and continuous systems and approximation methods. 1960 edition.


Fundamentals of the Theory of Plasticity

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ISBN: 9780486150826
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Number of pages: 512
Author: L. M. Kachanov
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Fundamentals of the Theory of Plasticity in PDF and EPUB Intended for use by advanced engineering students and professionals, this volume focuses on plastic deformation of metals at normal temperatures, as applied to strength of machines and structures. 1971 edition.


A User s Guide to Ellipsometry

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ISBN: 9780486450285
Release Date: 2006-07-07
Number of pages: 260
Author: Harland G. Tompkins
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online A User s Guide to Ellipsometry in PDF and EPUB This text on optics for graduate students explains how to determine material properties and parameters for inaccessible substrates and unknown films as well as how to measure extremely thin films. Its 14 case studies illustrate concepts and reinforce applications of ellipsometry — particularly in relation to the semiconductor industry and to studies involving corrosion and oxide growth. A User's Guide to Ellipsometry will enable readers to move beyond limited turn-key applications of ellipsometers. In addition to its comprehensive discussions of the measurement of film thickness and optical constants in film, it also considers the trajectories of the ellipsometric parameters Del and Psi and how changes in materials affect parameters. This volume also addresses the use of polysilicon, a material commonly employed in the microelectronics industry, and the effects of substrate roughness. Three appendices provide helpful references.


Strength of Materials

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ISBN: 9780486156903
Release Date: 2012-06-28
Number of pages: 323
Author: J. P. Den Hartog
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Strength of Materials in PDF and EPUB In addition to coverage of customary elementary subjects (tension, torsion, bending, etc.), this introductory text features advanced material on engineering methods and applications, plus 350 problems and answers. 1949 edition.


One Hundred Problems in Elementary Mathematics

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ISBN: 9780486238753
Release Date: 1964
Number of pages: 174
Author: Hugo Steinhaus
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online One Hundred Problems in Elementary Mathematics in PDF and EPUB 100 problems—with instructive solutions—on numbers, equations, polygons, polyhedra, and many other topics. Very challenging. Additional 13 problems without solutions.