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Nolting, Wolfgang 
Theoretical Physics 4 
I10467 
2017 
eBook 

2 
Dribus, Benjamin F 
Discrete Causal Theory 
I10462 
2017 
eBook 

3 
Pettinari, Guido Walter 
The Intrinsic Bispectrum of the Cosmic Microwave Background 
I10443 
2016 
eBook 

4 
Calcagni, Gianluca 
Classical and Quantum Cosmology 
I10431 
2017 
eBook 

5 
Christodoulides, Costas 
The Special Theory of Relativity 
I10416 
2016 
eBook 

6 
Musielak, Zdzislaw 
Three Body Dynamics and Its Applications to Exoplanets 
I10411 
2017 
eBook 

7 
Mingarelli, Chiara M. F 
Gravitational Wave Astrophysics with Pulsar Timing Arrays 
I10409 
2016 
eBook 

8 
Rodrigues, Jr, Waldyr A 
The Many Faces of Maxwell, Dirac and Einstein Equations 
I10404 
2016 
eBook 

9 
Kallosh, Renata 
Theoretical Frontiers in Black Holes and Cosmology 
I10395 
2016 
eBook 

10 
Vaid, Deepak 
LQG for the Bewildered 
I10381 
2017 
eBook 


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Title  Theoretical Physics 4 : Special Theory of Relativity 
Author(s)  Nolting, Wolfgang 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  XII, 143 p. 15 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This concise textbook offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to special relativity, one of the core components of undergraduate physics courses. It follows on naturally from the previous volumes in this series, thus developing the relativistic expansion of classical mechanics and electrodynamics. The first part of the book introduces Lorentz transformations, time dilation, length contraction and Minkowski diagrams. More complex themes are covered in the second part of the book, which describes the fourdimensional covariant formulation for classical mechanics and electrodynamics, including discussion of Maxwell???s equations, the Lorentz force and the covariant Lagrangian formulation. Ideally suited to undergraduate students with some grounding in classical mechanics and electrodynamics, the book is enhanced throughout with learning features such as boxed inserts and chapter summaries, with key mathematical derivations highlighted to aid understanding. The text is supported by numerous worked examples and end of chapter problem sets. About the Theoretical Physics series Translated from the renowned and highly successful German editions, the eight volumes of this series cover the complete core curriculum of theoretical physics at undergraduate level. Each volume is selfcontained and provides all the material necessary for the individual course topic. Numerous problems with detailed solutions support a deeper understanding. Nolting is famous for his refined didactical style and has been referred to as the "German Feynman" in reviews 
ISBN,Price  9783319443713 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. GRAVITATION
5. Mathematical Methods in Physics
6. PHYSICS

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Title  Discrete Causal Theory : Emergent Spacetime and the Causal Metric Hypothesis 
Author(s)  Dribus, Benjamin F 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  XXX, 558 p. 154 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book evaluates and suggests potentially critical improvements to causal set theory, one of the bestmotivated approaches to the outstanding problems of fundamental physics. Spacetime structure is of central importance to physics beyond general relativity and the standard model. The causal metric hypothesis treats causal relations as the basis of this structure. The book develops the consequences of this hypothesis under the assumption of a fundamental scale, with smooth spacetime geometry viewed as emergent. This approach resembles causal set theory, but differs in important ways; for example, the relative viewpoint, emphasizing relations between pairs of events, and relationships between pairs of histories, is central. The book culminates in a dynamical law for quantum spacetime, derived via generalized path summation 
ISBN,Price  9783319500836 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. COSMOLOGY
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. GEOMETRY
6. GRAVITATION
7. TOPOLOGY

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Title  The Intrinsic Bispectrum of the Cosmic Microwave Background 
Author(s)  Pettinari, Guido Walter 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 
Description  XXIII, 263 p. 21 illus., 19 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Nominated as an outstanding thesis by Professor Robert Crittenden of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation in Portsmouth, and winner of the Michael Penston Prize for 2014 given by the Royal Astronomical Society for the best doctoral thesis in Astronomy or Astrophysics, this work aims to shed light on one of the most important probes of the early Universe: the bispectrum of the cosmic microwave background. The CMB bispectrum is a potential window on exciting new physics, as it is sensitive to the nonGaussian features in the primordial fluctuations, the same fluctuations that evolved into today???s planets, stars and galaxies. However, this invaluable information is potentially screened, as not all of the observed nonGaussianity is of primordial origin. Indeed, a bispectrum arises even for perfectly Gaussian initial conditions due to nonlinear dynamics, such as CMB photons scattering off free electrons and propagating in an inhomogeneous Universe. Dr. Pettinari introduces the reader to this intrinsic bispectrum in a pedagogic way, building up from the standard model of cosmology and from cosmological perturbation theory, the tool cosmologists use to unravel the history of the cosmos. In doing so, he introduces SONG, a new and efficient code for solving the secondorder Einstein and Boltzmann equations. Next, he moves on to answer the crucial question: is the intrinsic bispectrum going to screen the primordial signal in the CMB? Using SONG, he computes the intrinsic bispectrum and shows how its contamination leads to a small bias in the estimates of primordial nonGaussianity, a great news for the prospect of using CMB data to probe primordial nonGaussianity 
ISBN,Price  9783319218823 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. COSMOLOGY
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. GRAVITATION

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Title  Classical and Quantum Cosmology 
Author(s)  Calcagni, Gianluca 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  XV, 843 p. 80 illus., 52 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This comprehensive textbook is devoted to classical and quantum cosmology, with particular emphasis on modern approaches to quantum gravity and string theory and on their observational imprint. It covers major challenges in theoretical physics such as the big bang and the cosmological constant problem. An extensive review of standard cosmology, the cosmic microwave background, inflation and dark energy sets the scene for the phenomenological application of all the main quantumgravity and stringtheory models of cosmology. Born of the author's teaching experience and commitment to bridging the gap between cosmologists and theoreticians working beyond the established laws of particle physics and general relativity, this is a unique text where quantumgravity approaches and string theory are treated on an equal footing. As well as introducing cosmology to undergraduate and graduate students with its pedagogical presentation and the help of 45 solved exercises, this book, which includes an ambitious bibliography of about 3500 items, will serve as a valuable reference for lecturers and researchers 
ISBN,Price  9783319411279 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. COSMOLOGY
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. GRAVITATION
6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
8. PHYSICS

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Title  The Special Theory of Relativity : Foundations, Theory, Verification, Applications 
Author(s)  Christodoulides, Costas 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 
Description  XVII, 480 p. 130 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book offers a comprehensive, universitylevel introduction to Einstein???s Special Theory of Relativity. In addition to the purely theoretical aspect, emphasis is also given to its historical development as well as to the experiments that preceded the theory and those performed in order to test its validity. The main body of the book consists of chapters on Relativistic Kinematics and Dynamics and their applications, Optics and Electromagnetism. These could be covered in a onesemester course. A more advanced course might include the subjects examined in the other chapters of the book and its appendices. As a textbook, it has some unique characteristics: It provides detailed proofs of the theorems, offers abundant figures and discusses numerous examples. It also includes a number of problems for readers to solve, the complete solutions of which are given at the end of the book. It is primarily intended for use by university students of physics, mathematics and engineering. However, as the mathematics needed is of an upperintermediate level, the book will also appeal to a more general readership 
ISBN,Price  9783319252742 
Keyword(s)  1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
2. Astronomy???Observations
3. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. GRAVITATION
7. Observations, Astronomical

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Title  Three Body Dynamics and Its Applications to Exoplanets 
Author(s)  Musielak, Zdzislaw;Quarles, Billy 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  VIII, 109 p. 26 illus., 21 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This brief book provides an overview of the gravitational orbital evolution of fewbody systems, in particular those consisting of three bodies. The authors present the historical context that begins with the origin of the problem as defined by Newton, which was followed up by Euler, Lagrange, Laplace, and many others. Additionally, they consider the modern works from the 20th and 21st centuries that describe the development of powerful analytical methods by Poincare and others. The development of numerical tools, including modern symplectic methods, are presented as they pertain to the identification of shortterm chaos and long term integrations of the orbits of many astronomical architectures such as stellar triples, planets in binaries, and single stars that host multiple exoplanets. The book includes some of the latest discoveries from the Kepler and now K2 missions, as well as applications to exoplanets discovered via the radial velocity method. Specifically, the authors give a unique perspective in relation to the discovery of planets in binary star systems and the current search for extrasolar moons 
ISBN,Price  9783319582269 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTROPHYSICS
2. Astrophysics and Astroparticles
3. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
4. CLASSICAL MECHANICS
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. GRAVITATION
8. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
9. MECHANICS
10. PHYSICS

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Title  Gravitational Wave Astrophysics with Pulsar Timing Arrays 
Author(s)  Mingarelli, Chiara M. F 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 
Description  XIX, 119 p. 20 illus., 16 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This Ph.D. thesis from the University of Birmingham UK opens new research avenues in the use of Pulsar Timing Arrays (PTAs) to study populations of supermassive black hole binaries through gravitationalwave observations.??Chiara Mingarelli's??work has shown for the first time that PTAs can yield information about the nonlinear dynamics of the gravitational field. This is possible because PTAs capture, at the same time, radiation from the same source emitted at stages of its binary evolution that are separated by thousands of years. ??Dr. Mingarelli, who is the recipient of a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, has also been amongst the pioneers of the technique that will allow us to probe the level of anisotropy of the diffuse gravitationalwave background radiation from the whole population of supermassive black hole binaries in the Universe. Indeed, future observations will provide us with hints about the distribution of galaxies harboring massive black holes and insights into end products of hierarchical mergers of galaxies 
ISBN,Price  9783319184012 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTRONOMY
2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
3. ASTROPHYSICS
4. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. GRAVITATION

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Title  The Many Faces of Maxwell, Dirac and Einstein Equations : A Clifford Bundle Approach 
Author(s)  Rodrigues, Jr, Waldyr A;Capelas de Oliveira, Edmundo 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 
Description  XVI, 587 p. 14 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book is an exposition of the algebra and calculus of differential forms, of the Clifford and SpinClifford bundle formalisms, and of vistas to a formulation of important concepts of differential geometry indispensable for an indepth understanding of spacetime physics. The formalism discloses the hidden geometrical nature of spinor fields. Maxwell, Dirac and Einstein fields are shown to have representatives by objects of the same mathematical nature, namely sections of an appropriate Clifford bundle. This approach reveals unity in diversity and suggests relationships that are hidden in the standard formalisms and opens new paths for research. This thoroughly revised second edition also adds three new chapters: on the Clifford bundle approach to the Riemannian or semiRiemannian differential geometry of branes; on Komar currents in the context of the General Relativity theory; and an analysis of the similarities and main differences between Dirac, Majorana and ELKO spinor fields. The exercises with solutions, the comprehensive list of mathematical symbols, and the list of acronyms and abbreviations are provided for selfstudy for students as well as for classes. From the reviews of the first edition: ???The text is written in a very readable manner and is complemented with plenty of workedout exercises which are in the style of extended examples. ... their book could also serve as a textbook for graduate students in physics or mathematics." (Alberto Molgado, Mathematical Reviews, 2008 k) 
ISBN,Price  9783319276373 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. GRAVITATION
6. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences
7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS

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Title  Theoretical Frontiers in Black Holes and Cosmology : Theoretical Perspective in High Energy Physics 
Author(s)  Kallosh, Renata;Orazi, Emanuele 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 
Description  IX, 252 p. 21 illus., 17 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  These lecture notes are dedicated to the most recent theoretical applications of Black Hole solutions in highenergy physics. The main motivation of this volume is to present the latest black hole backgrounds that are relevant for gauge/gravity correspondence. Leading scientists in the field explain effective techniques for finding singular and cosmological solutions embedded in gauged supergravity, shedding light on underlying properties and symmetries. Starting from a basic level, the mathematical structures underlying black holes and cosmologies are revealed, helping the reader grasp the connection between theoretical approaches and physical observations with insights into possible future developments from both a theoretical and experimental point of view. The topics covered in this volume are based on lectures delivered during the ???Theoretical Frontiers in Black Holes and Cosmology??? school, held in Natal in June 2015 
ISBN,Price  9783319313528 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. GRAVITATION
5. Mathematical Methods in Physics
6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
7. PHYSICS
8. Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
9. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
10. STRING THEORY

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Title  LQG for the Bewildered : The SelfDual Approach Revisited 
Author(s)  Vaid, Deepak;BilsonThompson, Sundance 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  IX, 138 p. 16 illus., 4 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This primer offers a concise introduction to Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG)  a theoretical framework for uniting Quantum Mechanics (QM) with General Relativity (GR). The emphasis is on the physical aspects of the framework and its historical development in terms of selfdual variables, still most suited for a first, pedagogical encounter with LQG. The text starts by reviewing GR and the very basics of Quantum Field Theory (QFT), and then explains in a concise and clear manner the steps leading from the EinsteinHilbert action for gravity to the construction of the quantum states of geometry, known as spinnetworks, and which provide the basis for the kinematical Hilbert space of quantum general relativity. Along the way the various associated concepts of tetrads, spinconnection and holonomies are introduced. Having thus provided a minimal introduction to the LQG framework, some applications to the problems of black hole entropy and of quantum cosmology are briefly surveyed. Last but not least, a list of the most common criticisms of LQG is presented, which are then tackled one by one in order to convince the reader of the physical viability of the theory. A set of appendices provides accessible introductions to several key notions such as the PeterWeyl theorem, duality of differential forms and Regge calculus, among others. The presentation is aimed at graduate students and researchers who have some familiarity with the tools of QM and GR, but are intimidated by the technicalities required to browse through the existing LQG literature. This primer aims at making the formalism appear a little less bewildering to the uninitiated and helps lower the barrier for entry into the field 
ISBN,Price  9783319431840 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. GRAVITATION
5. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences
6. Mathematical Methods in Physics
7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
8. PHYSICS

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