David Elliott • September 2013
Renewable energy is a fast expanding field, welcomed by many as part of the answer to climate...
Renewable energy is a fast expanding field, welcomed by many as part of the answer to climate change and energy security concerns. But can renewables deliver? This book reviews the basic technological options and what is happening around the world, so as to convey the sense of excitement that abounds in this new area of technological development. But it also looks at the problems, including local environmental impacts and the need to deal with the variability of some renewable energy sources.
Online ISBN: 978-0-750-31040-6 Print ISBN: 978-0-750-31041-3
David K Ferry • September 2013
As we settle into this second decade of the twenty-first century, it is evident that the advances...
David K Ferry
As we settle into this second decade of the twenty-first century, it is evident that the advances in micro-electronics have truly revolutionized our day-to-day lifestyle. The technology is built upon semiconductors, materials in which the band gap has been engineered for special values suitable to the particular application. This book, written specifically for a one semester course for graduate students, provides a thorough understanding of the key solid state physics of semiconductors. It describes how quantum mechanics gives semiconductors unique properties that enabled the micro-electronics revolution, and sustain the ever-growing importance of this revolution.
Online ISBN: 978-0-750-31044-4 Print ISBN: 978-0-750-31045-1
Leonid P Yaroslavsky • July 2014
This is an unusual book. It is a book of exercises, exercises in digital imaging engineering...
Leonid P Yaroslavsky
This is an unusual book. It is a book of exercises, exercises in digital imaging engineering, one of the most important and rapidly developing branches of modern information technology. Studying digital imaging engineering, mastering this profession and working in the area is not possible without obtaining practical skills based on fundamental knowledge in the subject. The current book is aimed at providing technical support for this. It contains exercises on all major topics of digital imaging for students, researchers in experimental sciences and, generally, all practitioners in imaging engineering.
Online ISBN: 978-0-750-31050-5 Print ISBN: 978-0-750-31051-2
Joel Yuen-Zhou... • September 2014
This book provides a self-contained introduction to quantum process tomography and nonlinear spectroscopy, which underlie the study...
This book provides a self-contained introduction to quantum process tomography and nonlinear spectroscopy, which underlie the study of excited state dynamics in molecular aggregates, such as photosynthetic complexes.
Online ISBN: 978-0-750-31062-8 Print ISBN: 978-0-750-31063-5
Robert K Tyson • August 2014
'All of optics is Fourier optics!' While this statement may not be literally true...
Robert K Tyson
'All of optics is Fourier optics!' While this statement may not be literally true, when there is one basic mathematical tool to explain light propagation and image formation, with both coherent and incoherent light, as well as thousands of practical everyday applications of the fundamentals, Fourier optics is worth studying. This book contains summaries of the principles of Fourier optics that have been developed over the past hundred years and of many applications over the past fifty years, especially since the invention of the laser. This book is intended as a series of guideposts to improve our world through the applications of Fourier optics.
Online ISBN: 978-0-750-31056-7 Print ISBN: 978-0-750-31057-4
A K Chaudhuri • September 2014
Relativistic heavy ion collision is a fascinating field of research. In recent years, the field has seen...
A K Chaudhuri
Relativistic heavy ion collision is a fascinating field of research. In recent years, the field has seen an unprecedented level of progress. A new state of matter, deconfined quarkgluon plasma (QGP), was predicted. An accelerator was built to detect this new state of matter. Experiments were performed and the discovery of the 'most perfect fluid' was made. Conclusive identification of the most perfect fluid state with the deconfined state has yet to be achieved. One of the impediments towards such identification is the fundamental property of the strong interaction, the 'color confinement', i.e. the constituents of the theory, the 'colored' quarks and gluons, are confined within a hadron. Any information about the deconfined state must be amassed from the color-neutral hadrons. And yet the process by which colored building blocks convert into a color singlet state is not properly understood. This necessitates model building. To young researchers, the field poses a problem in that it is multi-disciplinary , requiring knowledge of thermodynamics, statistical physics, kinetic theory, group theory, quantum chromodynamics (QCD), etc. The complexity of heavy ion collisions has necessarily led to a proliferation of models, e.g. the thermal model, blast wave model hydrodynamic model and models based on transport equations, etc, the physics of which need to be understood.
Online ISBN: 978-0-750-31060-4 Print ISBN: 978-0-750-31061-1
Eugene Butikov • October 2014
This book is written for a wide range of graduate and undergraduate students studying various courses in physics...
This book is written for a wide range of graduate and undergraduate students studying various courses in physics and astronomy. It is accompanied by the award winning educational software package 'Planets and Satellites' developed by the author. This text, together with the interactive software, is intended to help students learn and understand the fundamental concepts and the laws of physics as they apply to the fascinating world of the motions of natural and artificial celestial bodies. The primary aim of the book is the understanding of the foundations of classical and modern physics, while their application to celestial mechanics is used to illustrate these concepts. The simulation programs create vivid and lasting impressions of the investigated phenomena, and provide students and their instructors with a powerful tool which enables them to explore basic concepts that are difficult to study and teach in an abstract conventional manner. Students can work with the text and software at a pace they can e njoy, varying parameters of the simulated systems. Each section of the textbook is supplied with questions, exercises, and problems. Using some of the suggested simulation programs, students have an opportunity to perform interesting mini-research projects in physics and astronomy.
Online ISBN: 978-0-750-31100-7 Print ISBN: 978-0-750-31101-4
Rodrigo Caballero • November 2014
With the increasing attention paid to climate change, there is ever-growing interest in atmospheric physics...
With the increasing attention paid to climate change, there is ever-growing interest in atmospheric physics and the processes by which the atmosphere affects Earth's energy balance. This self-contained text, written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics or meteorology, assumes no prior knowledge apart from basic mechanics and calculus and contains material for a complete course. Augmented with worked examples, the text considers all aspects of atmospheric physics except dynamics, including moist thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, atmospheric radiation and remote sensing, and will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers.
Online ISBN: 978-0-7503-1052-9 Print ISBN: 978-0-7503-1053-6
Philip G Ratcliffe • December 2014
This volume is based on lecture notes prepared for an introductory course on the Phenomenology of Elementary Particles...
Philip G Ratcliffe
This volume is based on lecture notes prepared for an introductory course on the Phenomenology of Elementary Particles, held within the framework of the master's equivalent degree course in physics. The notes have been augmented and edited with the aim of being as up-to-date and self-contained as is reasonably possible and therefore of more general utility. The volume is thus primarily intended for use by students with a basic knowledge of classical electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and special relativity but not necessarily, for example, of quantum field theory. However, it should also represent a useful reference text and study aid for other similar courses. A number of appendices have been included to include certain more advanced topics in quantum mechanics such as relativistic wave equations, isospin and quantum oscillation; the appendix on scattering takes the reader through the development of the formalism from elastic electronproton scattering up to deeply inelastic scattering, covering also the technique of partial-wave expansion and the BreitWigner resonance formalism.
Online ISBN: 978-0-7503-1072-7 Print ISBN: 978-0-7503-1073-4
Malcolm Sperrin... • December 2014
Science and medicine have long been close partners. This is particularly true in radiology where the availability ...
Science and medicine have long been close partners. This is particularly true in radiology where the availability of imaging techniques is central to diagnosis. However, science is far more than just providing a vehicle for understanding an imaging or therapeutic process. An understanding of the science underlying a process enables the right person to develop new techniques, understand imaging limitations and develop a portfolio of research. A knowledge of scientific principles is also mandated as a result of a need to understand best and safest practice. It is no surprise therefore that radiologists are obliged to study and pass physics exams. Such exams do present a considerable challenge and the authors of this work have set about creating a volume which is intended to be an educational resource and not just a pre-exam 'crammer'. Both authors have considerable experience in teaching, supporting and examining in medical science and have developed an awareness of where those sitting professional exams have traditionally struggled. This text is a distillation of that experience.
Online ISBN: 978-0-7503-1058-1 Print ISBN: 978-0-7503-1059-8
David Tománek • February 2014
"Buckyball, onion, nanobud, peapod what are these buzzwords about?" was a question posed to me many times ...
"Buckyball, onion, nanobud, peapod what are these buzzwords about?" was a question posed to me many times over the last decade or two. This concise glossary is designed to provide the first answer to these and similar questions, and be a guide through the jungle of the jargon that has evolved in the busy field of carbon nanostructures. It does not provide a complete review of the nanocarbon field nor should it be mistaken for a textbook. The main intention is to provide useful information about keywords and explain basic concepts in nanocarbon science to all interested parties.
Online ISBN: 978-1-627-05273-3 Print ISBN: 978-1-627-05272-6
Minoru Fujimoto • March 2014
Nonlinear physics is a well-established discipline in physics today, and this book offers a comprehensive account...
Nonlinear physics is a well-established discipline in physics today, and this book offers a comprehensive account of the basic soliton theory and its applications. Although primarily mathematical, the theory for nonlinear phenomena in practical environments needs to be understood at upper undergraduate level, with particular attention given to the presence of media where nonlinearity takes place. This book addresses mathematical theories, but also suggests possible theoretical innovations for many issues, providing a stimulating reference for both students and researchers.
Online ISBN: 978-1-627-05276-4 Print ISBN: 978-1-627-05275-7
Jeffrey H Williams • March 2014
Weights and measures form an essential part of our ingrained view of the world. It is just...
Jeffrey H Williams
Weights and measures form an essential part of our ingrained view of the world. It is just about impossible to function effectively without some internalized system of measurement. In this volume, I outline a history of the science of measurement, and the origin of the International System of Units ('SI'). The simplicity and coherence of the Metric System is outlined, and we see how a system of weights and measures, based on only seven fundamental quantities, can be used as the basis of all science. We will soon witness a redefinition of four of the seven fundamental quantities upon which the SI is based. This change in how we all define a number of fundamental quantities will not be subject to any discussion or appeal, humanity will be presented with a fait accompli. What will this mean for us?
Online ISBN: 978-1-627-05279-5 Print ISBN: 978-1-627-05278-8
Marco Lanzagorta • June 2014
One of the major scientific thrusts in recent years has been to try to harness quantum phenomena ...
One of the major scientific thrusts in recent years has been to try to harness quantum phenomena to increase dramatically the performance of a wide variety of classical information processing devices. In particular, it is generally accepted that quantum computers and communication systems promise to revolutionize our information infrastructure.
Online ISBN: 978-1-627-05330-3 Print ISBN: 978-1-627-05329-7
Ajit J Thakkar • June 2014
This book is designed to help the non-specialist user of spectroscopic measurements and electronic structure computations ...
Ajit J Thakkar
This book is designed to help the non-specialist user of spectroscopic measurements and electronic structure computations to achieve a basic understanding of the underlying concepts of quantum chemistry. The book can be used to teach introductory quantum chemistry to second-or third-year undergraduates either as a stand-alone one-semester course or as part of a physical chemistry or materials science course. Researchers in related fields can use the book as a quick introduction or refresher.
Online ISBN: 978-1-627-05416-4 Print ISBN: 978-1-627-05417-1
Thomas Pruschke • July 2014
This book will introduce advanced concepts and topics of solid-state theory. To this end we need...
This book will introduce advanced concepts and topics of solid-state theory. To this end we need a tool box that enables us to treat electronelectron interactions, and possibly also electronphonon or phononphonon interactions in some well-defined, approximate way. The most advanced, yet still feasible approach, is the Green's function technique and the perturbation expansion using Feynman diagrams. This technique allows the interacting system to be treated as 'solid' within well-characterizable approximations, still widely used today, but also provides the language used in modern computer-based simulations as well as for the interpretation of experiments.
Online ISBN: 978-1-627-05328-0 Print ISBN: 978-1-627-05327-3
Antonio Sergio Teixeira Pires • June 2014
The goal of this text is to introduce, in a very elementary way, the concept of anti-de Sitter...
Antonio Sergio Teixeira Pires
The goal of this text is to introduce, in a very elementary way, the concept of anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence to condensed matter physicists. This theory relates a gravity theory in a (d+1)-dimensional anti-de Sitter space time to a strongly coupled d-dimensional quantum field theory living on its boundary. The AdS/CFT correspondence can be used to study finite temperature real time processes, such as response functions and dynamics far from equilibrium in quantum critical points in condensed matter systems. Computation of these quantities is reduced to solving classical gravitational equations in one higher dimension than the original theory.
Online ISBN: 978-1-627-05309-9 Print ISBN: 978-1-627-05308-2
David L Andrews • September 2014
This book aims to provide a fresh, photon-based description of modern molecular spectroscopy and photophysics...
David L Andrews
This book aims to provide a fresh, photon-based description of modern molecular spectroscopy and photophysics, with applications that are drawn from across the breadth of chemistry, biology, physics and materials science, including recent developments. In contrast to many older, established textbooks, this approach dwells less on detailed accounts of theory and instrumentation. Instead, the focus is on the mechanisms that operate at the fundamental level, on how light absorption and scattering occur in molecules, and what happens to the energy which the molecules acquire. Mathematics is kept to a minimum and the required knowledge of calculus seldom extends beyond recognizing the meaning of derivatives and integrals. Quantitative understanding is nevertheless put into practice in example calculations which pepper the text; SI units are used throughout. With the aid of extensive, purposely devised illustrations, this approach aims to foster a deeper intuition for the photophysical processes involved in light?matter interaction, aiming to consolidate the principles and to exemplify how widely ranging information can be derived from spectroscopic study.
Online ISBN: 978-1-627-05288-7 Print ISBN: 978-1-627-05287-0
David C Johnston • September 2014
The van der Waals mean-field theory of fluids was formulated by van der Waals in 1873...
David C Johnston
The van der Waals mean-field theory of fluids was formulated by van der Waals in 1873 and augmented by Maxwell in 1875. It is the first theory that predicts a phase transition from interactions between particles. However, the thermodynamic properties of fluids (gases or liquids) derived from the van der Waals equation of state and free energy have not been thoroughly studied previously. This book is a comprehensive exposition of the thermodynamic properties of the van der Waals fluid, which includes a review of past work together with presentation the author's recent extensive studies. The main goal of the book is to provide a graphical overview of the many interesting and diverse thermodynamic properties of the van der Waals fluid through plots of these properties versus various independent parameters. The data for these plots are obtained from formulas derived herein, some of which have previously appeared in the literature. Many results not amenable to graphical illustration are also included.
Online ISBN: 978-1-627-05532-1 Print ISBN: 978-1-627-05531-4
Bernard V Liengme • October 2014
The purpose of this work is to show some of the ways in which Microsoft Excel...
Bernard V Liengme
The purpose of this work is to show some of the ways in which Microsoft Excel may be used to solve numerical problems in the field of physics. But why use Excel in the first place? Certainly Excel is never going to out-perform the wonderful symbolic algebra tools that we have todayMathematica. Mathcad, Maple, MATLAB, etc. However, from a pedagogical stance Excel has the advantage of not being a 'black box' approach to problem solving. The user must do a lot more work than just call up a function. The intermediate steps in a calculation are displayed on the worksheetof course this is not true with the Solver add-in which is a wonderful 'black box'. Another advantage is the somewhat less steep learning curve. A high school student can quickly learn how to get Excel to do useful calculations.
Online ISBN: 978-1-627-05419-5 Print ISBN: 978-1-627-05418-8
Eric B Szarmes • December 2014
This textbook focuses on the fully classical theory of FELs with application to FEL oscillators and develops ...
Eric B Szarmes
This textbook focuses on the fully classical theory of FELs with application to FEL oscillators and develops the fundamentals of FEL theory in sufficient depth to provide both a solid understanding of FEL physics and a solid background for research in the field. All numerical approximations were developed by the author and numerous examples are included throughout to illustrate the application of analytical results. The text is written at a level suitable for advanced undergraduate or graduate students.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5573-4 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5572-7
Melody Sandells and Daniela Flocco • November 2014
Introduction to the Physics of the Cryosphere is intended for graduates with a numerical sciences background...
Melody Sandells and Daniela Flocco
Introduction to the Physics of the Cryosphere is intended for graduates with a numerical sciences background, particularly those who are heading towards postgraduate study or are generally interested in environmental physics. Conservation equations underpin the physics encompassed in this book, although the interesting part comes in how the necessary variables and boundary conditions are defined to be able to simulate changes in the cryosphere. Phase changes between ice, liquid water and water vapour also come into play.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5303-7 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5302-0
F Todd Baker • December 2014
Since 2006 the author has run a web site, www.AskThePhysicist.com, where he answers questions about physics...
F Todd Baker
Since 2006 the author has run a web site, www.AskThePhysicist.com, where he answers questions about physics. The site is not intended for answering highly technical questions; rather the purpose is to answer, with as little mathematics and formalism as possible, questions from intelligent and curious laypersons. This book is about classical mechanics. Usually 'classical' calls to mind Newtonian mechanics and that is indeed where modern physics started. The bulk of the book is devoted to sections which will contain mainly categorized groups of Q&As from the web site, sort of a Best of Ask the Physicist.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5497-3 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5496-6
Yumin Zhang • December 2014
Microelectronics is a challenging course to many undergraduate students and is often described as very messy...
Microelectronics is a challenging course to many undergraduate students and is often described as very messy. Before taking this course, all the students have learned circuit analysis, where basically all the problems can be solved by applying Kirchhoff's laws. In addition, most engineering students have also learned engineering mechanics: statics and dynamics, where Newton's laws and related principles can be applied in solving all the problems. However, microelectronics is not as clean as these courses. There are hundreds of equations for different circuits, and it is impossible to remember which equation should be applied to which circuit. One of the common pitfalls in learning this course is over-focusing at the equation level and ignoring the ideas (Tao) behind it. Unfortunately, these ideas are not summarized and emphasized in most microelectronics textbooks, though they cover various electronic circuits comprehensively. Therefore, most undergraduate students feel at a loss when they start to learn this topic. This book tries to illustrate the major ideas and the basic analysis techniques, so that students can derive the right equations easily when facing an electronic circuit.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5453-9 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5452-2
Mojca Cepic • December 2014
Soon after she became involved in the didactics of physics, the author of this book realized that...
Soon after she became involved in the didactics of physics, the author of this book realized that the transfer of new discoveries in physics into schools and to undergraduate programs is almost non-existent. Such an introduction is difficult as students' knowledge is usually too basic to allow them to easily understand newly discovered phenomena. Therefore, in this book, she has constructed simple, hands-on experiments that reflect new research results and allow students to have personal experience and obtain new knowledge emphasizing concepts important for the physics of liquid crystals.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5300-6 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5299-3
Jin-Tae Kim, Bongsoo Kim and William C Stwalley • December 2014
This ebook illustrates the complementarity of molecular beam (MB) spectra and ultracold molecule (UM) spectra...
Jin-Tae Kim, Bongsoo Kim and William C Stwalley
This ebook illustrates the complementarity of molecular beam (MB) spectra and ultracold molecule (UM) spectra in unraveling the complex electronic spectra of diatomic alkali metal molecules, using KRb as a prime example. Researchers interested in molecular spectroscopy, whether physicist, chemist, or engineer, may find this ebook helpful and may be able to apply similar ideas to their molecules of interest.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5678-6 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5677-9
Shanmugamurthy Lakshmanan and Michael R Hamblin • January 2015
The ability to arrange precisely designed patterns of nanoparticles into a desired spatial configuration is the key...
Shanmugamurthy Lakshmanan and Michael R Hamblin
The ability to arrange precisely designed patterns of nanoparticles into a desired spatial configuration is the key to creating novel nanoscale devices that take advantage of the unique properties of nanomaterials. While two-dimensional arrays of nanoparticles have been demonstrated successfully by various techniques, a controlled way of building ordered arrays of three-dimensional (3D) nanoparticle structures remains challenging. This book describes a new technique called the 'nanoscopic lens' which is able to produce a variety of 3D nano-structures in a controlled manner. This ebook describes the nanoscopic lens technique and how it can serve as the foundation for device development that is not limited to a variety of optical, magnetic and electronic devices, but can also create a wide range of bio-nanoelectronic devices.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5429-4 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5428-7
Juan A Colón Santana • March 2015
This book introduces the reader to the concepts and instrumentation that emerge in an experimental approach...
Juan A Colón Santana
This book introduces the reader to the concepts and instrumentation that emerge in an experimental approach to the photoemission process. The basic elements implemented for the technique are discussed and the geometry of the instrumentation is explained. This book covers each of the features that have been observed in the x-ray photoemission spectra and provides the tools necessary for their understanding and correct identification. Charging effects are covered in the penultimate chapter with the final chapter bringing closure to the basic uses of the x-ray photoemission process, as well as guiding the reader through some of the most popular applications used in current research.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5306-8 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5305-1
Brian R Kent • March 2015
This is the first book written on using Blender (an open source visualization suite widely used...
Brian R Kent
This is the first book written on using Blender (an open source visualization suite widely used in the entertainment and gaming industries) for scientific visualization. It is a practical and interesting introduction to Blender for understanding key parts of 3D rendering and animation that pertain to the sciences via step-by-step guided tutorials. 3D Scientific Visualization with Blender takes you through an understanding of 3D graphics and modelling for different visualization scenarios in the physical sciences.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5612-0 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5611-3
Benjamin de Mayo • March 2015
Humans receive the vast majority of sensory perception through the eyes and ears...
Benjamin de Mayo
Humans receive the vast majority of sensory perception through the eyes and ears. This non-technical book examines the everyday physics behind hearing and vision to help readers understand more about themselves and their physical environment. It begins with a thorough discussion of sound and light waves, then goes on to discuss how our eyes and ears gather and process information from those waves.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5675-5 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5674-8
Panos Photinos • March 2015
This book introduces the basics of observational astronomy. It explains the essentials of time and coordinate systems...
This book introduces the basics of observational astronomy. It explains the essentials of time and coordinate systems, and their use in basic observations of the night sky. The fundamental concepts and terminology are introduced in simple language making very little use of equations and math. Examples illustrate how to select the relevant information from widely accessible resources, and how to use the information to determine what is visible and when it is visible from the reader's particular location. Particular attention is paid to the dependence of the appearance and motion on the observer's location, by extending the discussion to include various latitudes in both North and South hemispheres.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5481-2 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5480-5
Linjin Zheng • March 2015
The intention of this book is to introduce advanced tokamak stability theory. We start with the derivation...
The intention of this book is to introduce advanced tokamak stability theory. We start with the derivation of the GradShafranov equation and the construction of various toroidal flux coordinates. An analytical tokamak equilibrium theory is presented to demonstrate the Shafranov shift and how the toroidal hoop force can be balanced by the application of a vertical magnetic field in tokamaks. In addition to advanced theories, this book also discusses the intuitive physics pictures for various experimentally observed phenomena.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5423-2 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5422-5
Rui Yin, Qiquan Chen and Michael R Hamblin • March 2015
This book focuses on skin photoaging, the premature aging of skin due to environmental effects...
Rui Yin, Qiquan Chen and Michael R Hamblin
This book focuses on skin photoaging, the premature aging of skin due to environmental effects such as exposure to UV radiation from the Sun. Slowing the aging process and rejuvenation have been one of the major goals of medicine and are in high demand as consumers seek agents or treatments that can prevent or reverse age-associated changes in the skin. Skin Photoaging reviews the compounds and modalities that have been shown (or have potential) to improve the appearance of prematurely aged skin.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5455-3 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5454-6
Bernard V Liengme • March 2015
SMath is a free mathematical notebook program similar to Mathcad that provides many options for studying...
SMath is a free mathematical notebook program similar to Mathcad that provides many options for studying and solving complex mathematical equations. This book is a primer providing a concise but thorough introduction that keeps physics at a fairly low level so readers can concentrate on understanding the SMath features. The major features are introduced step by step and focus on using SMath as a simple scratch pad.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5925-1 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5924-4
William H Klink... • March 2015
The history of how quantum mechanics was developed is a fascinating one and underlies the focus...
William H Klink...
The history of how quantum mechanics was developed is a fascinating one and underlies the focus of this book; namely, given the rules that the founders of quantum mechanics developed, is it possible to find principles that lead to the structure of quantum mechanics as it was historically formulated? This is the first book in a series of works considering what particular relativity is applicable to a given dynamical theory. The series considers Newton, Einstein, and de Sitter relativities, while this book examines the unitary irreducible representations of the Galilei group and see how they provide the framework for Galilean quantum theory.
Online ISBN: 978-1-6270-5624-3 Print ISBN: 978-1-6270-5623-6