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Author  Title  Accn#  Year  Item Type  Claims 
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Gaudenzi, Rocco 
Historical Roots of Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking 
I12553 
2022 
Book 

2 
Bricmont, Jean 
Making Sense of Statistical Mechanics 
I12498 
2022 
Book 

3 
Kiefer, Claus 
Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, Nathan Rosen 
I12485 
2022 
Book 

4 
Scheibe, Erhard 
The Reduction of Physical Theories 
I12422 
2022 
Book 

5 
Gariboldi, Leonardo 
The Milan Institute of Physics 
I12411 
2022 
Book 

6 
Kiefer, Claus 
From Quantum to Classical 
I12385 
2022 
Book 

7 
Reed, Bruce Cameron 
Quantum Mechanics 
I12346 
2022 
Book 

8 
Tumulka, Roderich 
Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 
I12334 
2022 
Book 

9 
Schmitz, Wouter 
Particles, Fields and Forces 
I12203 
2022 
Book 

10 
Ge, Yunbao 
From Geocentric to Heliocentric: How Discoveries Are Made 
I11963 
2021 
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Title  Making Sense of Statistical Mechanics 
Author(s)  Bricmont, Jean 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  X, 368 p. 28 illus., 12 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Many people, including physicists, are confused about what the Second Law of thermodynamics really means, about how it relates to the arrow of time, and about whether it can be derived from classical mechanics. They also wonder what entropy really is: Is it all about information? But, if so, then, what is its relation to fluxes of heat? One might ask similar questions about probabilities: Do they express subjective judgments by us, humans, or do they reflect facts about the world, i.e. frequencies. And what notion of probability is used in the natural sciences, in particular statistical mechanics? This book addresses all of these questions in the clear and pedagogical style for which the author is known. Although valuable as accompaniment to an undergraduate course on statistical mechanics or thermodynamics, it is not a standard course book. Instead it addresses both the essentials and the many subtle questions that are usually brushed under the carpet in such courses. As one of the most lucid accounts of the above questions, it provides enlightening reading for all those seeking answers, including students, lecturers, researchers and philosophers of science 
ISBN,Price  9783030917944 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
4. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy
5. Physics???Philosophy
6. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
7. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, Nathan Rosen : Can QuantumMechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete? 
Author(s)  Kiefer, Claus 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Birkh??user
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  VII, 114 p. 7 illus., 3 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  The work published by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen (EPR) in 1935 is a classic in modern physics. It discusses, for the first time, the central feature of the quantum theory: entanglement. In general, systems are intertwined with each other in nature; that is, they have only one common, nondivisible state. This fact is responsible for all the oddities commonly associated with quantum theory, including the famous thought experiments with Schr??dinger???s cat and Wigner???s friend. The entanglement of quantum mechanics plays a central role in experiments with atoms and photons (Nobel Prize 2012 for Haroche and Wineland) and the planned construction of quantum computers. This book presents EPR???s original work amplified with a detailed commentary, which examines both the historical context and all aspects of entanglement. In particular, it focuses on the interpretation of quantum theory and its consequences for a basic understanding of nature 
ISBN,Price  9783030470371 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. HISTORY OF SCIENCE
4. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy
5. Physics???Philosophy
6. QUANTUM PHYSICS
7. Science???History

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Title  The Reduction of Physical Theories : A Contribution to the Unity of Physics Part 1: Foundations and Elementary Theory 
Author(s)  Scheibe, Erhard 
Publication  Berlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2022. 
Description  XXIV, 235 p. 8 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  Using simple physical examples, this work by Erhard Scheibe presents an important and powerful approach to the reduction of physical theories. Novel to the approach is that it is not based, as usual, on a single reduction concept that is fixed once and for all, but on a series of recursively constructed reductions, with which all reductions appear as combinations of very specific elementary reductions. This leaves the general notion of theory reduction initially open and is beneficial for the treatment of the difficult cases of reduction from the fields of special and general relativity, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics,and quantum mechanics, which are treated in the second volume. The book is systematically organized and intended for readers interested in philosophy of science as well as physicists without deep philosophical knowledge 
ISBN,Price  9783662650004 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
4. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy
5. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
6. Physics???Philosophy
7. Science???Philosophy
8. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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Title  The Milan Institute of Physics : A Research Institute from Fascism to the Reconstruction 
Author(s)  Gariboldi, Leonardo;Bonolis, Luisa;Testa, Antonella 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XV, 300 p. 22 illus., 10 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book offers the first comprehensive and authoritative text on the history of physics in Italy???s industrial and financial capital, from the foundation of the University of Milan???s Institute of Physics in 1924 up to the early 1960s, when it moved to its current location. It includes biographies and a historicalscientific analysis of the main research topics investigated by worldrenowned physicists such as Aldo Pontremoli, Giovanni Polvani, Giovanni Gentile Jr., Beppo Occhialini, and Piero Caldirola, highlighting their contributions to the development of Italian physics in a national and international context. Further, the book provides a historical perspective on the interplay of physics and politics in Italy during both the Fascist regime and the postwar reconstruction period, which led to the creation of the CISE (Centro Informazioni Studi Esperienze, a research center for applied nuclear physics, funded by private industries) in 1946, and of the Milan division of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) in 1951 
ISBN,Price  9783030995164 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. HISTORY OF SCIENCE
4. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy
5. Physics???Philosophy
6. Science???History

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I12411 


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Title  Quantum Mechanics : An Enhanced Primer 
Author(s)  Reed, Bruce Cameron 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XIII, 401 p. 84 illus., 3 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Quantum mechanics is one of the most fascinating elements of the physics curriculum, but its conceptual nuances and mathematical complexity can be daunting for beginning students. This userfriendly text is designed for a onesemester course which bridges the gap between sophomorelevel treatments and advanced undergraduate/lowergraduate courses. Qualitative explanations and descriptions of historical background are combined with detailed mathematical analyses to help students establish a firm foundation for further study. Classical problems such potential wells, barrier penetration, alpha decay, the harmonic oscillator, and the hydrogen atom are examined in detail, and formalisms and techniques such as operators, expectation values, commutators, perturbation theory, numerical solutions, and the variational theorem are also covered. Particular emphasis is placed on providing numerous worked examples and exercises 
ISBN,Price  9783031140204 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. History of Physics and Astronomy
4. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
5. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy
6. Physics???History
7. Physics???Philosophy
8. Quantum computing
9. QUANTUM INFORMATION
10. QUANTUM PHYSICS
11. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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Title  Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 
Author(s)  Tumulka, Roderich 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XVII, 468 p. 1 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book introduces and critically appraises the main proposals for how to understand quantum mechanics, namely the Copenhagen interpretation, spontaneous collapse, Bohmian mechanics, manyworlds, and others. The author makes clear what are the crucial problems, such as the measurement problem, related to the foundations of quantum mechanics and explains the key arguments like the EinsteinPodolskyRosen argument and Bell???s proof of nonlocality. He discusses and clarifies numerous topics that have puzzled the founding fathers of quantum mechanics and presentday students alike, such as the possibility of hidden variables, the collapse of the wave function, timeofarrival measurements, explanations of the symmetrization postulate for identical particles, or the nature of spin. Several chapters are devoted to extending the different approaches to relativistic spacetime and quantum field theory. The book is selfcontained and is intended for graduate students and researchers who want to step into the fundamental aspects of quantum physics. Given its clarity, it is accessible also to advanced undergraduates and contains many exercises and examples to master the subject 
ISBN,Price  9783031095481 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. Foundations of Physics and Cosmology
4. Fundamental concepts and interpretations of QM
5. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
6. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy
7. PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS
8. Physics???Philosophy
9. QUANTUM PHYSICS
10. SCIENCE
11. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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Title  Particles, Fields and Forces : A Conceptual Guide to Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model 
Author(s)  Schmitz, Wouter 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XI, 349 p. 196 illus., 195 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book provides unique and comprehensive conceptual explanations of quantum field theory and the standard model of particle physics. How can fundamental particles exist as waves in the vacuum? How can such waves have particle properties such as inertia? What is behind the notion of virtual particles? Why and how do particles exert forces on one another? Not least: What are forces anyway? These are some of the central questions that have intriguing answers in Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model of Particle Physics. Unfortunately, these theories are highly mathematical, so that most people???even many scientists???are not able to fully grasp their meaning. This book untangles these theories in a conceptual nonmathematical way, using more than 190 figures and extensive explanations and will provide the nonspecialist with great insights that are not to be found in the popular science literature. This fully revised and expanded second edition adds remarkable insights into the transition from quantum to classical world using the concepts of quantum decoherence, while also explaining "collapse of the wave function", tunnelling and quantum computing 
ISBN,Price  9783030987534 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTRONOMY
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. Elementary particles (Physics)
5. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
6. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy
7. PHYSICS
8. PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
9. Physics???Philosophy
10. QUANTUM COMPUTERS
11. Quantum computing
12. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY

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Title  From Geocentric to Heliocentric: How Discoveries Are Made 
Author(s)  Ge, Yunbao 
Publication  Singapore, Springer Nature Singapore, 2021. 
Description  XIV, 174 p. 87 illus., 69 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Has anyone ever seen with their own eyes that the Earth goes around the sun? Even to this day, no one has. However, 500 and even 2000 years ago, some astronomers managed to point out that this is the case. At that time, people???s range of activities was strictly confined, the technology and tools used were extremely primitive, and many of the mathematical methods used today had not been developed. How did those astronomers make and verify this discovery? This book explains this exciting demonstration process. It enables anyone with a basic juniorhighschool knowledge of geometry and a certain degree of spatial imagination to understand this and other interesting discoveries in the solar system. By demonstrating this interesting process, the book not satisfies readers curiosity using the simplest mathematics, but also inspires them to explore the new and unknown world 
ISBN,Price  9789811677793 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTRONOMY
2. Astronomy, Cosmology and Space Sciences
3. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
4. Astronomy???Observations
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. HISTORY OF SCIENCE
8. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy
9. Physics???Philosophy
10. Science???History

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