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Bardi, Ugo 
The Seneca Effect 
I09948 
2017 
eBook 

12 
Tasaki, Hal 
Physics and Mathematics of Quantum ManyBody 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 NonEquilibrium Phenomena in StronglyCorrelated Ultracold Atoms 
I09224 
2020 
eBook 

16 
Sato, Takuro 
Transport and NMR Studies of Charge Glass in Organic Conductors with Quasitriangular Lattices 
I09137 
2017 
eBook 

17 
Tarpin, Malo 
Nonperturbative Renormalization Group Approach to Some OutofEquilibrium 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 BulkBoundary Correspondence in Topological Phases of Matter 
I08988 
2019 
eBook 


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Title  The Seneca Effect : Why Growth is Slow but Collapse is Rapid 
Author(s)  Bardi, Ugo 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  XVIII, 210 p. 57 illus., 21 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  The 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 wellknown "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 multidisciplinary 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 realworld 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,Price  9783319572079 
Keyword(s)  1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory
2. COMPLEXITY
3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
4. Datadriven 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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Title  Physics and Mathematics of Quantum ManyBody Systems 
Author(s)  Tasaki, Hal 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2020. 
Description  XVIII, 525 p. 247 illus., 2 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book is a selfcontained advanced textbook on the mathematicalphysical aspects of quantum manybody 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, longrange 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 manybody 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 manybody 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 selfstudy and as a textbook for graduate or advanced undergraduate classes. 
ISBN,Price  9783030412654 
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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Title  Thermodynamics : Fundamental Principles and Applications 
Author(s)  Saggion, Antonio;Faraldo, Rossella;Pierno, Matteo 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2019. 
Description  XXVII, 432 p. 43 illus., 31 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This 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 nonequilibrium configurations and the dynamics of natural processes. It discusses both discontinuous and continuous systems, highlighting the interference among nonequilibrium 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 stepbystep 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,Price  9783030269760 
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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Title  Topological Formations in Chiral Nematic Droplets 
Author(s)  Posnjak, Gregor 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  XIII, 186 p. 127 illus., 112 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  In this book Gregor Posnjak unravels the longstanding 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,Price  9783319982618 
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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Title  Fluctuations and NonEquilibrium Phenomena in StronglyCorrelated Ultracold Atoms 
Author(s)  Nagao, Kazuma 
Publication  Singapore, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Singapore, 2020. 
Description  XIX, 112 p. 36 illus., 18 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book discusses nonequilibrium quantum manybody dynamics, recently explored in an analog quantum simulator of strongly correlated ultracold atoms. The first part presents a fieldtheoretical 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 leadingorder 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 threedimensional 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 semiclassical truncatedWigner approximation (TWA) to farfromequilibrium quantum dynamics. Specifically, he considers the recent experiments on quantumquench dynamics in a BoseHubbard 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 semiclassical approach in reliably simulating manybody systems using classical computers. The book also includes several chapters providing comprehensive reviews of the recent studies on coldatomic quantum simulation and various theoretical methods, including the Schwingerboson approach in strongly correlated systems and the phasespace semiclassical method for farfromequilibrium quantum dynamics. These chapters are highly recommended to students and young researchers who are interested in semiclassical approaches in nonequilibrium quantum dynamics 
ISBN,Price  9789811571718 
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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Title  Transport and NMR Studies of Charge Glass in Organic Conductors with Quasitriangular Lattices 
Author(s)  Sato, Takuro 
Publication  Singapore, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Singapore, 2017. 
Description  XII, 77 p. 62 illus., 47 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This thesis experimentally demonstrates the much discussed electronic chargeglass states in solids. It focuses on quasitwodimensional organic conductors of the????(BEDTTTF)2X family, which form anisotropic triangular lattices, and examines their electronic properties using various measurements: resistivity, timeresolved electric transport, Xray 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 chargeglass states and the organicconductor family????(BEDTTTF)2X. The comprehensive and detailed descriptions of the experimental demonstration make this a valuable resource 
ISBN,Price  9789811058790 
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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Title  Nonperturbative Renormalization Group Approach to Some OutofEquilibrium Systems : Diffusive Epidemic Process and Fully Developed Turbulence 
Author(s)  Tarpin, Malo 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2020. 
Description  XV, 207 p. 21 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This thesis presents the application of nonperturbative, or functional, renormalization group to study the physics of critical stationary states in systems outofequilibrium. 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 outofequilibrium, 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 drivendissipative system shows an energy cascade whose phenomenology is complex, with partial scaleinvariance, intertwined with what is called intermittency. In this work, analytical expressions for the spacetime dependence of multipoint correlation functions of the turbulent state in 2 and 3D are derived. This result is noteworthy in that it does not rely on phenomenological input except from the NavierStokes equation and that it becomes exact in the physically relevant limit of large wavenumbers. The obtained correlation functions show how scale invariance is broken in a subtle way, related to intermittency corrections 
ISBN,Price  9783030398712 
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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Title  Kinetics of Evaporation 
Author(s)  Gerasimov, Denis N;Yurin, Eugeny I 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  XVII, 321 p. 87 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This 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,Price  9783319963044 
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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Title  Classical Statistical Mechanics with Nested Sampling 
Author(s)  Baldock, Robert John Nicholas 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  XII, 144 p. 30 illus., 25 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This 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,Price  9783319667690 
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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Title  Boundary Physics and BulkBoundary Correspondence in Topological Phases of Matter 
Author(s)  Alase, Abhijeet 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2019. 
Description  XVII, 200 p. 23 illus., 19 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This 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 cornermodified blockToeplitz 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 singleparticle Hamiltonian. By precisely capturing the interplay between bulk and boundary properties, this affords an exact analysis of several prototypical models relevant to symmetryprotected topological phases of matter, including a characterization of zeroenergy 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 bulkboundary correspondence for all symmetry classes in one dimension 
ISBN,Price  9783030319601 
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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