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11 Bardi, Ugo The Seneca Effect I09948 2017 eBook  
12 Tasaki, Hal Physics and Mathematics of Quantum Many-Body Systems I09417 2020 eBook  
13 Saggion, Antonio Thermodynamics I09403 2019 eBook  
14 Posnjak, Gregor Topological Formations in Chiral Nematic Droplets I09368 2018 eBook  
15 Nagao, Kazuma Fluctuations and Non-Equilibrium Phenomena in Strongly-Correlated Ultracold Atoms I09224 2020 eBook  
16 Sato, Takuro Transport and NMR Studies of Charge Glass in Organic Conductors with Quasi-triangular Lattices I09137 2017 eBook  
17 Tarpin, Malo Non-perturbative Renormalization Group Approach to Some Out-of-Equilibrium Systems I09095 2020 eBook  
18 Gerasimov, Denis N Kinetics of Evaporation I09046 2018 eBook  
19 Baldock, Robert John Nicholas Classical Statistical Mechanics with Nested Sampling I09034 2017 eBook  
20 Alase, Abhijeet Boundary Physics and Bulk-Boundary Correspondence in Topological Phases of Matter I08988 2019 eBook  
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TitleThe Seneca Effect : Why Growth is Slow but Collapse is Rapid
Author(s)Bardi, Ugo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVIII, 210 p. 57 illus., 21 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe essence of this book can be found in a line written by the ancient Roman Stoic Philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca: "Fortune is of sluggish growth, but ruin is rapid". This sentence summarizes the features of the phenomenon that we call "collapse," which is typically sudden and often unexpected, like the proverbial "house of cards." But why are such collapses so common, and what generates them? Several books have been published on the subject, including the well-known "Collapse" by Jared Diamond (2005), "The collapse of complex societies" by Joseph Tainter (1998) and "The Tipping Point," by Malcom Gladwell (2000). Why The Seneca Effect? This book is an ambitious attempt to pull these various strands together by describing collapse from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint. The reader will discover how collapse is a collective phenomenon that occurs in what we call today "complex systems," with a special emphasis on system dynamics and t he concept of "feedback." From this foundation, Bardi applies the theory to real-world systems, from the mechanics of fracture and the collapse of large structures to financial collapses, famines and population collapses, the fall of entire civilizations, and the most dreadful collapse we can imagine: that of the planetary ecosystem generated by overexploitation and climate change. The final objective of the book is to describe a conclusion that the ancient stoic philosophers had already discovered long ago, but that modern system science has rediscovered today. If you want to avoid collapse you need to embrace change, not fight it. Neither a book about doom and gloom nor a cornucopianist's dream, The Seneca Effect goes to the heart of the challenges that we are facing today, helping us to manage our future rather than be managed by it. "The Seneca Effect" is probably the most important contribution to our understanding of societal collapse since Jo seph Ta inter's 1988 masterpiece, "The Collapse of Complex Societies." Since we live in a society that is just in the process of rounding the curve from growth to decline, this is information that should be of keen interest to every intelligent person. Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, Author, The End of Growth Why do human societies collapse? With today's environmental, social and political challenges it is a question that is more than academic. What can we learn from history? How can we avoid the pitfalls? In this fascinating, well written book, Ugo Bardi provides many of the answers. Here is a book to feast on, to devour and be stimulated by, a book packed full of insights and ideas which will leave the reader satisfied, curious and stimulated. Simply wonderful. Graeme Maxton, Secretary General of the Club of Rome
ISBN,Price9783319572079
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. ECONOPHYSICS 11. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 12. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 13. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 14. Political Economy/Economic Systems 15. Sociophysics 16. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitlePhysics and Mathematics of Quantum Many-Body Systems
Author(s)Tasaki, Hal
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXVIII, 525 p. 247 illus., 2 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is a self-contained advanced textbook on the mathematical-physical aspects of quantum many-body systems, which begins with a pedagogical presentation of the necessary background information before moving on to subjects of active research, including topological phases of matter. The book explores in detail selected topics in quantum spin systems and lattice electron systems, namely, long-range order and spontaneous symmetry breaking in the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model in two or higher dimensions (Part I), the Haldane phenomenon in antiferromagnetic quantum spin chains and related topics in topological phases of quantum matter (Part II), and the origin of magnetism in various versions of the Hubbard model (Part III). Each of these topics represents certain nontrivial phenomena or features that are invariably encountered in a variety of quantum many-body systems, including quantum field theory, condensed matter systems, cold atoms, and artificial quantum systems designed for future quantum computers. The book???s main focus is on universal properties of quantum many-body systems. The book includes roughly 50 problems with detailed solutions. The reader only requires elementary linear algebra and calculus to comprehend the material and work through the problems. Given its scope and format, the book is suitable both for self-study and as a textbook for graduate or advanced undergraduate classes.
ISBN,Price9783030412654
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Mathematical Methods in Physics 4. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 5. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 6. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 7. PHYSICS 8. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 9. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 10. Strongly Correlated Systems, Superconductivity 11. SUPERCONDUCTIVITY 12. SUPERCONDUCTORS
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TitleThermodynamics : Fundamental Principles and Applications
Author(s)Saggion, Antonio;Faraldo, Rossella;Pierno, Matteo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXXVII, 432 p. 43 illus., 31 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book offers a comprehensive overview of thermodynamics. It is divided into four parts, the first of which equips readers with a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics of equilibrium states and of their evolution. The second part applies these principles to a series of generalized situations, presenting applications that are of interest both in their own right and in terms of demonstrating how thermodynamics, as a theory of principle, relates to different fields. In turn, the third part focuses on non-equilibrium configurations and the dynamics of natural processes. It discusses both discontinuous and continuous systems, highlighting the interference among non-equilibrium processes, and the nature of stationary states and of fluctuations in isolated systems. Lastly, part four introduces the relation between physics and information theory, which constitutes a new frontier in fundamental research. The book includes step-by-step exercises, with solutions, to help readers to gain a fuller understanding of the subjects, and also features a series of appendices providing useful mathematical formulae. Reflecting the content of modern university courses on thermodynamics, it is a valuable resource for students and young scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry, and engineering
ISBN,Price9783030269760
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEXITY 2. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer 6. Heat engineering 7. HEAT TRANSFER 8. LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS 9. LOW TEMPERATURES 10. MASS TRANSFER 11. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 12. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 13. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 14. THERMODYNAMICS
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TitleTopological Formations in Chiral Nematic Droplets
Author(s)Posnjak, Gregor
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXIII, 186 p. 127 illus., 112 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn this book Gregor Posnjak unravels the long-standing mystery of the internal director structure of chiral nematic droplets, which has been studied both experimentally and theoretically since the 1970s. To do so, he develops a new method for the reconstruction of director fields from a set of fluorescent confocal polarising microscopy images, which he augments with a simulated annealing algorithm. This allows the full reconstruction of 3D director fields, describing the ordering of the liquid crystal. The reconstruction procedure and its principles, which are applicable to other methods of studying vector fields, are explained in detail. The method is subsequently used to explore complex 3D structures in chiral nematic liquid crystal droplets with perpendicular surface anchoring. Twentyfour distinct states are identified and presented, including the layered structures of different symmetries and states with multiple topological point defects, separated by localized chiral structures. In closing, the book reports on the first observation of topological point defects with higher topological charges q = ???2 and q = ???3.
ISBN,Price9783319982618
Keyword(s)1. Amorphous substances 2. Complex fluids 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Electronic materials 6. Optical and Electronic Materials 7. OPTICAL MATERIALS 8. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 9. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 10. Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics
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TitleFluctuations and Non-Equilibrium Phenomena in Strongly-Correlated Ultracold Atoms
Author(s)Nagao, Kazuma
PublicationSingapore, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Singapore, 2020.
DescriptionXIX, 112 p. 36 illus., 18 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book discusses non-equilibrium quantum many-body dynamics, recently explored in an analog quantum simulator of strongly correlated ultracold atoms. The first part presents a field-theoretical analysis of the experimental observability of the Higgs amplitude mode that emerges as a relativistic collective excitation near a quantum phase transition of superfluid Bose gases in an optical lattice potential. The author presents the dynamical susceptibilities to external driving of the microscopic parameters, taking into account a leading-order perturbative correction from quantum and thermal fluctuations and shows clear signatures of the Higgs mode in these observables. This is the first result that strongly supports the stability of the Higgs mode in three-dimensional optical lattices even in the presence of a spatially inhomogeneous confinement potential and paves the way for desktop observations of the Higgs mode. In the second part, the author applies the semi-classical truncated-Wigner approximation (TWA) to far-from-equilibrium quantum dynamics. Specifically, he considers the recent experiments on quantum-quench dynamics in a Bose-Hubbard quantum simulator. A direct comparison shows remarkable agreement between the numerical results from TWA and the experimental data. This result clearly indicates the potential of such a semi-classical approach in reliably simulating many-body systems using classical computers. The book also includes several chapters providing comprehensive reviews of the recent studies on cold-atomic quantum simulation and various theoretical methods, including the Schwinger-boson approach in strongly correlated systems and the phase-space semi-classical method for far-from-equilibrium quantum dynamics. These chapters are highly recommended to students and young researchers who are interested in semi-classical approaches in non-equilibrium quantum dynamics
ISBN,Price9789811571718
Keyword(s)1. Condensed materials 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Phase transformations (Statistical physics) 5. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 6. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 7. Quantum Gases and Condensates 8. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 9. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 10. Strongly Correlated Systems, Superconductivity 11. SUPERCONDUCTIVITY 12. SUPERCONDUCTORS
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TitleTransport and NMR Studies of Charge Glass in Organic Conductors with Quasi-triangular Lattices
Author(s)Sato, Takuro
PublicationSingapore, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Singapore, 2017.
DescriptionXII, 77 p. 62 illus., 47 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis thesis experimentally demonstrates the much discussed electronic charge-glass states in solids. It focuses on quasi-two-dimensional organic conductors of the????-(BEDT-TTF)2X family, which form anisotropic triangular lattices, and examines their electronic properties using various measurements: resistivity, time-resolved electric transport, X-ray diffraction analysis, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The hallmark of the charge glass caused by geometrical frustration of lattice structure for those materials is successfully observed for the first time. The thesis provides new insights into the exotic properties of matter driven by strong electron correlations and crystalline frustration. The introduction enables beginners to understand fundamentals of the charge-glass states and the organic-conductor family????-(BEDT-TTF)2X. The comprehensive and detailed descriptions of the experimental demonstration make this a valuable resource
ISBN,Price9789811058790
Keyword(s)1. Amorphous substances 2. Complex fluids 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. MICROSCOPY 6. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 7. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 8. Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics 9. SOLID STATE PHYSICS 10. SPECTROSCOPY 11. Spectroscopy and Microscopy 12. Strongly Correlated Systems, Superconductivity 13. SUPERCONDUCTIVITY 14. SUPERCONDUCTORS
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TitleNon-perturbative Renormalization Group Approach to Some Out-of-Equilibrium Systems : Diffusive Epidemic Process and Fully Developed Turbulence
Author(s)Tarpin, Malo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXV, 207 p. 21 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis thesis presents the application of non-perturbative, or functional, renormalization group to study the physics of critical stationary states in systems out-of-equilibrium. Two different systems are thereby studied. The first system is the diffusive epidemic process, a stochastic process which models the propagation of an epidemic within a population. This model exhibits a phase transition peculiar to out-of-equilibrium, between a stationary state where the epidemic is extinct and one where it survives. The present study helps to clarify subtle issues about the underlying symmetries of this process and the possible universality classes of its phase transition. The second system is fully developed homogeneous isotropic and incompressible turbulence. The stationary state of this driven-dissipative system shows an energy cascade whose phenomenology is complex, with partial scale-invariance, intertwined with what is called intermittency. In this work, analytical expressions for the space-time dependence of multi-point correlation functions of the turbulent state in 2- and 3-D are derived. This result is noteworthy in that it does not rely on phenomenological input except from the Navier-Stokes equation and that it becomes exact in the physically relevant limit of large wave-numbers. The obtained correlation functions show how scale invariance is broken in a subtle way, related to intermittency corrections
ISBN,Price9783030398712
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 5. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 6. PROBABILITIES 7. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes 8. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 9. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
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TitleKinetics of Evaporation
Author(s)Gerasimov, Denis N;Yurin, Eugeny I
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXVII, 321 p. 87 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis monograph discusses the essential principles of the evaporation process by looking at it at the molecular and atomic level. In the first part methods of statistical physics, physical kinetics and numerical modeling are outlined including the Maxwell???s distribution function, the Boltzmann kinetic equation, the Vlasov approach, and the CUDA technique. The distribution functions of evaporating particles are then defined. Experimental results on the evaporation coefficient and the temperature jump on the evaporation surface are critically reviewed and compared to the theory and numerical results presented in previous chapters. The book ends with a chapter devoted to evaporation in different processes, such as boiling and cavitation. This monograph addresses graduate students and researchers working on phase transitions and related fields
ISBN,Price9783319963044
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer 5. Heat engineering 6. HEAT TRANSFER 7. MASS TRANSFER 8. Materials???Surfaces 9. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 10. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 11. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 12. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 13. Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films 14. THERMODYNAMICS 15. THIN FILMS
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TitleClassical Statistical Mechanics with Nested Sampling
Author(s)Baldock, Robert John Nicholas
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXII, 144 p. 30 illus., 25 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis thesis develops a nested sampling algorithm into a black box tool for directly calculating the partition function, and thus the complete phase diagram of a material, from the interatomic potential energy function. It represents a significant step forward in our ability to accurately describe the finite temperature properties of materials. In principle, the macroscopic phases of matter are related to the microscopic interactions of atoms by statistical mechanics and the partition function. In practice, direct calculation of the partition function has proved infeasible for realistic models of atomic interactions, even with modern atomistic simulation methods. The thesis also shows how the output of nested sampling calculations can be processed to calculate the complete PVT (pressure???volume???temperature) equation of state for a material, and applies the nested sampling algorithm to calculate the pressure???temperature phase diagrams of aluminium and a model binary alloy
ISBN,Price9783319667690
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation 6. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 7. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 8. PHYSICS 9. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 10. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
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TitleBoundary Physics and Bulk-Boundary Correspondence in Topological Phases of Matter
Author(s)Alase, Abhijeet
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXVII, 200 p. 23 illus., 19 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis thesis extends our understanding of systems of independent electrons by developing a generalization of Bloch???s Theorem which is applicable whenever translational symmetry is broken solely due to arbitrary boundary conditions. The thesis begins with a historical overview of topological condensed matter physics, placing the work in context, before introducing the generalized form of Bloch's Theorem. A cornerstone of electronic band structure and transport theory in crystalline matter, Bloch's Theorem is generalized via a reformulation of the diagonalization problem in terms of corner-modified block-Toeplitz matrices and, physically, by allowing the crystal momentum to take complex values. This formulation provides exact expressions for all the energy eigenvalues and eigenstates of the single-particle Hamiltonian. By precisely capturing the interplay between bulk and boundary properties, this affords an exact analysis of several prototypical models relevant to symmetry-protected topological phases of matter, including a characterization of zero-energy localized boundary excitations in both topological insulators and superconductors. Notably, in combination with suitable matrix factorization techniques, the generalized Bloch Hamiltonian is also shown to provide a natural starting point for a unified derivation of bulk-boundary correspondence for all symmetry classes in one dimension
ISBN,Price9783030319601
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Mathematical Methods in Physics 4. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 5. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 6. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 7. PHYSICS 8. SEMICONDUCTORS 9. SOLID STATE PHYSICS
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