Gauge Theory of Weak Interactions

Author: Walter Greiner,Berndt Müller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540878432

Category: Science

Page: 404

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"Gauge Theory of Weak Interactions" treats the unification of electromagnetic and weak interactions and considers related phenomena. First, the Fermi theory of beta decay is presented, followed by a discussion of parity violation, clarifying the importance of symmetries. Then the concept of a spontaneously broken gauge theory is introduced, and all necessary mathematical tools are carefully developed. The "standard model" of unified electroweak interactions is thoroughly discussed including current developments. The final chapter contains an introduction to unified theories of strong and electroweak interactions. Numerous solved examples and problems make this volume uniquely suited as a text for an advanced course. This fourth edition has been carefully revised.

Quantum Field Theory

Author: Mark Srednicki

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462768

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Quantum field theory is the basic mathematical framework that is used to describe elementary particles. This textbook provides a complete and essential introduction to the subject. Assuming only an undergraduate knowledge of quantum mechanics and special relativity, this book is ideal for graduate students beginning the study of elementary particles. The step-by-step presentation begins with basic concepts illustrated by simple examples, and proceeds through historically important results to thorough treatments of modern topics such as the renormalization group, spinor-helicity methods for quark and gluon scattering, magnetic monopoles, instantons, supersymmetry, and the unification of forces. The book is written in a modular format, with each chapter as self-contained as possible, and with the necessary prerequisite material clearly identified. It is based on a year-long course given by the author and contains extensive problems, with password protected solutions available to lecturers at www.cambridge.org/9780521864497.

The Shape of Inner Space

String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

Author: Shing-Tung Yau,Steve Nadis

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465022669

Category: Science

Page: 400

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String theory says we live in a ten-dimensional universe, but that only four are accessible to our everyday senses. According to theorists, the missing six are curled up in bizarre structures known as Calabi-Yau manifolds. In The Shape of Inner Space, Shing-Tung Yau, the man who mathematically proved that these manifolds exist, argues that not only is geometry fundamental to string theory, it is also fundamental to the very nature of our universe. Time and again, where Yau has gone, physics has followed. Now for the first time, readers will follow Yau’s penetrating thinking on where we’ve been, and where mathematics will take us next. A fascinating exploration of a world we are only just beginning to grasp, The Shape of Inner Space will change the way we consider the universe on both its grandest and smallest scales.

My Life and Music

Author: Artur Schnabel

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486255719

Category: Music

Page: 248

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"A clear picture of a musician of rare integrity." — The Musical Times. Highly readable reminiscences, musical philosophy of great pianist: his experiences as a child prodigy in turn-of-the-century Vienna, concert career, thoughts on great conductors and composers of the day, preferences in the repertoire, much more. Also includes "Reflections on Music," address delivered at University of Manchester, 1933. Introduction by Edward Crankshaw. 20 illustrations. Index.

The Business of Digital Publishing

An Introduction to the Digital Book and Journal Industries

Author: Frania Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135075883

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Responding to the growth of digital products and the commercial imperative to build new digital businesses, The Business of Digital Publishing offers a comprehensive introduction to the development of digital products in the book and journal industries. This textbook provides background to the main technological development that have influenced the growth of digital publishing, introducing students to the key terms and concepts that make digital publishing possible. Exploring four key publishing sectors: professional reference, academic, education and consumer, this book explains the context for the digital developments in each area and looks at the growth of new business models and the future challenges faced by each sector. It also addresses the key issues that face the industry as a whole, outlining current debates, such as pricing and copyright, and exploring their impact on the industry through relevant case studies. The Business of Digital Publishing is an invaluable resource for any publishing student looking for a starting point from which to explore the world of digital publishing.

Neutrino Physics, Second Edition

Author: Kai Zuber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420064711

Category: Science

Page: 466

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When Kai Zuber’s pioneering text on neutrinos was published in 2003, the author correctly predicted that the field would see tremendous growth in the immediate future. In that book, Professor Zuber provided a comprehensive self-contained examination of neutrinos, covering their research history and theory, as well as their application to particle physics, astrophysics, nuclear physics, and the broad reach of cosmology; but now to be truly comprehensive and accurate, the field’s seminal reference needs to be revised and expanded to include the latest research, conclusions, and implications. Revised as needed to be equal to the research of today, Neutrino Physics, Second Edition delves into neutrino cross sections, mass measurements, double beta decay, solar neutrinos, neutrinos from supernovae, and high energy neutrinos, as well as new experimental results in the context of theoretical models. It also provides entirely new discussion on: Resolution of the solar neutrino problem The first real-time measurement of solar neutrinos below 1 MeV Geoneutrinos Long baseline accelerator experiments Written to be accessible to readers from diverse backgrounds, this edition, like the first, provides both an introduction to the field as well as the information needed by those looking to make their own contribution to it. And like the first edition, it whets the researcher’s appetite, going beyond certainty to pose those questions that still need answers.

Cosmology and Gravitation

Spin, Torsion, Rotation, and Supergravity

Author: Peter G. Bergmann,Venzo De Sabbata

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461331234

Category: Science

Page: 519

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Growing Up: Retro Nostalgia & Humor of the 1940's & 1950's

Author: Skip Wallach

Publisher: Highsight Publishing

ISBN: 9780972898911

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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Wallach chronicles the universal journey of growing up during 1940s through early 1960s, the Golden Age of Innocence, in a series of short, easy-reading chapters based on the embellished life of the author's alter ego, Chip.

From the Universe to the Elementary Particles

A First Introduction to Cosmology and the Fundamental Interactions

Author: Ulrich Ellwanger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642243746

Category: Science

Page: 192

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In this book, the author leads the reader, step by step and without any advanced mathematics, to a clear understanding of the foundations of modern elementary particle physics and cosmology. He also addresses current and controversial questions on topics such as string theory. The book contains gentle introductions to the theories of special and general relativity, and also classical and quantum field theory. The essential aspects of these concepts are understood with the help of simple calculations; for example, the force of gravity as a consequence of the curvature of the space-time. Also treated are the Big Bang, dark matter and dark energy, as well as the presently known interactions of elementary particles: electrodynamics, the strong and the weak interactions including the Higgs boson. Finally, the book sketches as yet speculative theories: Grand Unification theories, supersymmetry, string theory and the idea of additional dimensions of space-time. Since no higher mathematical or physics expertise is required, the book is also suitable for college and university students at the beginning of their studies. Hobby astronomers and other science enthusiasts seeking a deeper insight than can be found in popular treatments will also appreciate this unique book.

The Culture of Vengeance and the Fate of American Justice

Author: Terry K. Aladjem

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469177

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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America is driven by vengeance in Terry Aladjem's provocative account – a reactive, public anger that is a threat to democratic justice itself. From the return of the death penalty to the wars on terror and in Iraq, Americans demand retribution and moral certainty; they assert the 'rights of victims' and make pronouncements against 'evil'. Yet for Aladjem this dangerously authoritarian turn has its origins in the tradition of liberal justice itself – in theories of punishment that justify inflicting pain and in the punitive practices that result. Exploring vengeance as the defining problem of our time, Aladjem returns to the theories of Locke, Hegel and Mill. He engages the ancient Greeks, Nietzsche, Paine and Foucault to challenge liberal assumptions about punishment. He interrogates American law, capital punishment and images of justice in the media. He envisions a democratic justice that is better able to contain its vengeance.

Lost Boy Lost Girl

Author: Peter Straub

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0007387962

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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A new psychological thriller from the co-author of the massive international No 1 bestseller BLACK HOUSE.

Particle Astrophysics

Author: H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus,K Zuber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750304030

Category: Science

Page: 270

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In recent years the fields of both particle physics and astrophysics have become increasingly interdependent. High energy particle physics experiments are ever more difficult and expensive to perform in conventional laboratories and it is apparent that there are sources and accelerators in the cosmos which can be used for experiments which would be impossible on the Earth. At the same time, astrophysicists have found that an understanding of particle physics is essential to describe many observed phenomena (such as dark matter, solar neutrinos and cosmic rays) and also to provide any detailed description of the early universe. In this climate of interdisciplinary research more and more researchers are crossing traditional subject boundaries in order to study what has become known as Particle Astrophysics. This book, conceived as a more specialised follow-up to one of the authors earlier works (Non-accelerator Particle Physics by Klapdor-Kleingrothaus and Staudt) gives a graduate level account of the physics of particle astrophysics. It describes, at an introductory level, the close connection between the microcosm (particles) and the macrocosm (Universe). The approach is wide ranging and succeeds in introducing all of the major theoretical concepts as well as describing the most recent experimental and observational evidence in the field. As such it will be invaluable to anyone approaching the subject from either particle physics or astrophysics.

Classical Mechanics

Point Particles and Relativity

Author: Walter Greiner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387218513

Category: Science

Page: 488

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Intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, this text is based on the highly successful course given by Walter Greiner at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. The two volumes on classical mechanics provide not only a complete survey of the topic but also an enormous number of worked examples and problems to show students clearly how to apply the abstract principles to realistic problems.

Geometrodynamics of Gauge Fields

On the Geometry of Yang-Mills and Gravitational Gauge Theories

Author: Eckehard W. Mielke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319297341

Category: Science

Page: 373

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This monograph aims to provide a unified, geometrical foundation of gauge theories of elementary particle physics. The underlying geometrical structure is unfolded in a coordinate-free manner via the modern mathematical notions of fibre bundles and exterior forms. Topics such as the dynamics of Yang-Mills theories, instanton solutions and topological invariants are included. By transferring these concepts to local space-time symmetries, generalizations of Einstein's theory of gravity arise in a Riemann-Cartan space with curvature and torsion. It provides the framework in which the (broken) Poincaré gauge theory, the Rainich geometrization of the Einstein-Maxwell system, and higher-dimensional, non-abelian Kaluza-Klein theories are developed. Since the discovery of the Higgs boson, concepts of spontaneous symmetry breaking in gravity have come again into focus, and, in this revised edition, these will be exposed in geometric terms. Quantizing gravity remains an open issue: formulating it as a de Sitter type gauge theory in the spirit of Yang-Mills, some new progress in its topological form is presented. After symmetry breaking, Einstein’s standard general relativity with cosmological constant emerges as a classical background. The geometrical structure of BRST quantization with non-propagating topological ghosts is developed in some detail.

Modern Differential Geometry in Gauge Theories

Maxwell Fields

Author: Anastasios Mallios

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817644741

Category: Mathematics

Page: 293

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This is original, well-written work of interest Presents for the first time (physical) field theories written in sheaf-theoretic language Contains a wealth of minutely detailed, rigorous computations, ususally absent from standard physical treatments Author's mastery of the subject and the rigorous treatment of this text make it invaluable

Classical Electrodynamics

Author: Walter Greiner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461205875

Category: Science

Page: 556

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This reference and workbook provides not only a complete survey of classical electrodynamics, but also an enormous number of worked examples and problems to show the reader how to apply abstract principles to realistic problems. The book will prove useful to graduate students in electrodynamics needing a practical and comprehensive treatment of the subject.

Nuclear Models

Author: Walter Greiner,Joachim Maruhn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642609708

Category: Science

Page: 376

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Theoretical physics has become a many-faceted science. For the young student it is difficult enough to cope with the overwhelming amount of new scientific material that has to be learned, let alone to obtain an overview of the entire field, which ranges from mechanics through electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, field theory, nuclear and heavy-ion science, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and solid state theory to elementary-particle physics. And this knowledge should be acquired in just 8-10 semesters during which, in addition, a Diploma or Master's thesis has to be worked on or examinations prepared for. All this can be achieved only if the university teachers help to introduce the student to the new disciplines as early on as possible, in order to create interest and excitement that in turn set free essential new energy. Naturally, all inessential material must simply be eliminated. At the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt we therefore confront the student with theoretical physics immediately in the first semester. Theoretical Mechanics I and II, Electrodynamics, and Quantum Mechanics I - an Introduction are the basic courses during the first two years. These lectures are supplemented with many mathematical explanations and much support material. After the fourth semester of studies, graduate work begins and Quantum Mechanics II - Symme tries, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Electrodynamics, the Gauge Theory of Weak Interactions, and Quantum Chromodynamics are obligatory.

The Variational Principles of Mechanics

Author: Cornelius Lanczos

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134709

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Philosophic, less formalistic approach to analytical mechanics offers model of clear, scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basics, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations of motion, more.