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Chataignier, Leonardo 
Timeless Quantum Mechanics and the Early Universe 
I12532 
2022 
Book 

2 
Waldrop, M. Mitchell 
Cosmic Origins 
I12514 
2022 
Book 

3 
Kunstatter, Gabor 
A First Course on Symmetry, Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics 
I12504 
2022 
Book 

4 
Dhurandhar, Sanjeev 
General Relativity and Gravitational Waves 
I12501 
2022 
Book 

5 
Kotecha, Isha 
On Generalised Statistical Equilibrium and Discrete Quantum Gravity 
I12487 
2022 
Book 

6 
??lvarez, Enrique 
Covariant Techniques in Quantum Field Theory 
I12447 
2022 
Book 

7 
Musser, George 
Emergence in Condensed Matter and Quantum Gravity 
I12446 
2022 
Book 

8 
Ricci, Fulvio 
Experimental Gravitation 
I12443 
2022 
Book 

9 
Bambi, Cosimo 
Handbook of Gravitational Wave Astronomy 
I12423 
2022 
Book 

10 
Rafelski, Johann 
Modern Special Relativity 
I12381 
2022 
Book 


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Title  Timeless Quantum Mechanics and the Early Universe 
Author(s)  Chataignier, Leonardo 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XX, 242 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  The book is based on the author's PhD thesis, which deals with the concept of time in quantum gravity and its relevance for the physics of the early Universe. It presents a consistent and complete new relational formulation of quantum gravity (more specifically, of quantum mechanics models with diffeomorphism invariance), which is applied to potentially observable cosmological effects. The work provides answers to the following questions: How can the dynamics of quantum states of matter and geometry be defined in a diffeomorphisminvariant way? What is the relevant space of physical states and which operators act on it? How are the quantum states related to probabilities in the absence of a preferred time? The answers can provide a further part of the route to constructing a fundamental theory of quantum gravity. The book is wellsuited to graduate students as well as professional researchers in the fields of general relativity and gravitation, cosmology, and quantum foundations 
ISBN,Price  9783030944483 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravity
2. COSMOLOGY
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. GRAVITATION
6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
7. QUANTUM PHYSICS
8. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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Title  Cosmic Origins : Science???s Long Quest to Understand How Our Universe Began 
Author(s)  Waldrop, M. Mitchell 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XI, 152 p. 37 illus., 28 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Cosmic Origins tells the story of how physicists and astronomers have struggled for more than a century to understand the beginnings of our universe, from its origins in the Big Bang to the modern day. The book will introduce the science as a narrative, by telling the story of the scientists who made each major discovery. It will also address and explain aspects of our theories that some cosmologists are still hesitant to accept, as well as gaps in our knowledge and even apparent inconsistencies in our measurements. Clearly written by a master of scientific exposition, this book will fascinate the curious general reader as well as providing essential background reading for collegelevel courses on physics and astronomy 
ISBN,Price  9783030982140 
Keyword(s)  1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
2. Astronomy???Observations
3. Classical and Quantum Gravity
4. COSMOLOGY
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. Foundations of Physics and Cosmology
8. GENERAL RELATIVITY
9. GENERAL RELATIVITY (PHYSICS)
10. GRAVITATION
11. History of Physics and Astronomy
12. Physics???History
13. SCIENCE

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Title  A First Course on Symmetry, Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics : The Foundations of Physics 
Author(s)  Kunstatter, Gabor;Das, Saurya 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XXXI, 391 p. 94 illus., 82 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book provides an indepth and accessible description of special relativity and quantum mechanics which together form the foundation of 21st century physics. A novel aspect is that symmetry is given its rightful prominence as an integral part of this foundation. The book offers not only a conceptual understanding of symmetry, but also the mathematical tools necessary for quantitative analysis. As such, it provides a valuable precursor to more focused, advanced books on special relativity or quantum mechanics. Students are introduced to several topics not typically covered until much later in their education.These include spacetime diagrams, the action principle, a proof of Noether's theorem, Lorentz vectors and tensors, symmetry breaking and general relativity. The book also provides extensive descriptions on topics of current general interest such as gravitational waves, cosmology, Bell's theorem, entanglement and quantum computing. Throughout the text, every opportunity is taken to emphasize the intimate connection between physics, symmetry and mathematics.The style remains light despite the rigorous and intensive content. The book is intended as a standalone or supplementary physics text for a one or two semester course for students who have completed an introductory calculus course and a firstyear physics course that includes Newtonian mechanics and some electrostatics. Basic knowledge of linear algebra is useful but not essential, as all requisite mathematical background is provided either in the body of the text or in the Appendices. Interspersed through the text are well over a hundred worked examples and unsolved exercises for the student 
ISBN,Price  9783030923464 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravity
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. GRAVITATION
5. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
6. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
7. QUANTUM PHYSICS

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Title  General Relativity and Gravitational Waves : Essentials of Theory and Practice 
Author(s)  Dhurandhar, Sanjeev;Mitra, Sanjit 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XIV, 207 p. 32 illus., 16 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book serves as a textbook for senior undergraduate students who are learning the subject of general relativity and gravitational waves for the first time. Both authors have been teaching the course in various forms for a few decades and have designed the book as a one stop book at basic level including derivations and exercises. A spectacular prediction of general relativity is gravitational waves. Gravitational waves were first detected by the LIGO detectors in 2015, hundred years after their prediction. Both authors are part of the LIGO Science Collaboration and were authors on the discovery paper. Therefore, a strong motivation for this book is to provide the essential concepts of general relativity theory and gravitational waves with their modern applications to students and to researchers who are new to the multidisciplinary field of gravitational wave astronomy. One of the advanced topics covered in this book is the fundamentals of gravitational wave data analysis, filling a gap in textbooks on general relativity. The topic blends smoothly with other chapters in the book not only because of the common area of research, but it uses similar differential geometric and algebraic tools that are used in general relativity 
ISBN,Price  9783030923358 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTROPHYSICS
2. Classical and Quantum Gravity
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. GENERAL RELATIVITY
6. GENERAL RELATIVITY (PHYSICS)
7. GRAVITATION

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Title  On Generalised Statistical Equilibrium and Discrete Quantum Gravity 
Author(s)  Kotecha, Isha 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XIX, 180 p. 25 illus., 5 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Absolute concepts of time and energy are integral to standard thermal physics, but background independent systems are devoid of them. This thesis explores the foundational question of generalising equilibrium statistical mechanics to background independent systems, and applies the resulting formulation to nonperturbative discrete quantum gravity. It offers a discussion of the rich interface of thermal physics and quantum gravity in this context, providing a broad contextualisation of such topics. This work details how standard tools from manybody physics can be generalised to discrete quantum gravity labelled with graphbased, or dual polyhedral, quanta that are common to various approaches like tensorial group field theory, loop quantum gravity, dynamical triangulations and lattice quantum gravity. It provides a systematic investigation, both conceptual and technical, of quantum gravitational Gibbs states, thermofield double vacuum states, and their application in condensate cosmology to probe questions of Big Bang singularity resolution and geometric inflation 
ISBN,Price  9783030909697 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravity
2. COSMOLOGY
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. GRAVITATION
6. QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS
7. Quantum Electrodynamics, Relativistic and Manybody Calculations
8. QUANTUM PHYSICS
9. STATISTICAL MECHANICS
10. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  Covariant Techniques in Quantum Field Theory 
Author(s)  ??lvarez, Enrique;Anero, Jes??s 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  VII, 90 p. 1 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  The purpose of this book is to illustrate some of the most important techniques which are helpful in combinatorial problems when computing quantum effects in covariant theories, like general relativity. In fact, most of the techniques find application also in broader contexts, such as low energy effective (chiral) Lagrangians or even in specific problems in condensed matter. Some of the topics covered are: the background field approach and the heat kernel ideas. The arguments are explained in some detail and the presentation is meant for young researchers and advanced students who are starting working in the field. As prerequisite the reader should have attended a course in quantum field theory including Feynman???s path integral. In the Appendix a nontrivial calculation of oneloop divergences in EinsteinHilbert gravity is explained stepbystep 
ISBN,Price  9783031137266 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravity
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. Elementary particles (Physics)
5. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
6. GENERAL RELATIVITY
7. GENERAL RELATIVITY (PHYSICS)
8. GRAVITATION
9. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
10. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
11. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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Title  Emergence in Condensed Matter and Quantum Gravity : A Nontechnical Review 
Author(s)  Musser, George 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XIII, 95 p. 7 illus., 5 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book surveys the science at a semipopular, Scientific Americanlevel. It is evenhanded with regard to competing directions of research and philosophical positions. It is hard to get even two people to agree on anything, yet a million billion water molecules can suddenly and abruptly coordinate to lock themselves into an ice crystal or liberate one another to billow outwards as steam. The marvelous selforganizing capacity of matter is one of the central and deepest puzzles of physics, with implications for all the natural sciences. Physicists in the past century have found a remarkable diversity of phases of matter???and equally remarkable commonalities within that diversity. The pace of discovery has, if anything, only quickened in recent years with the appreciation of quantum phases of matter and socalled topological order. The study of seemingly humdrum materials has made contact with the more exotic realm of quantum gravity, as theorists realize that the spacetime continuum may itself be a phase of some deeper and still unknown constituents. These developments flesh out the sometimes vague concept of the emergence???how exactly it is that complexity begets simplicity 
ISBN,Price  9783031098956 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravity
2. CONDENSED MATTER
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. GRAVITATION
6. Topological insulators
7. Topological Material

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Title  Experimental Gravitation 
Author(s)  Ricci, Fulvio;Bassan, Massimo 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XXII, 430 p. 170 illus., 138 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book features a comprehensive review of experimental gravitation. It is a textbook based on the graduate courses on ???Experimental Gravitation??? given by the authors at their respective universities in Rome: Sapienza and Tor Vergata. A number of different research topics in the field are covered: from the torsion pendulum (still today the tool of choice for measuring small forces or torques) to the large interferometers developed to observe gravitational waves. Techniques that are still under development are also discussed, like the pulsar timing array and spacebased detectors of the future. This book is written by experimentalists for experimentalists. While the background physics is summarized for less experienced readers, the emphasis is certainly on experimental verifications: the strategy, the apparatuses, the data analysis and the results of many cornerstone experiments are analyzed and discussed in depth. This textbook serves as a useful resource for both graduate students and professionals working in the increasingly vibrant field of experimental gravity 
ISBN,Price  9783030955960 
Keyword(s)  1. Applied and Technical Physics
2. Classical and Quantum Gravity
3. Data Analysis and Big Data
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. GRAVITATION
7. GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS
8. PHYSICS
9. Quantitative research

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Title  Handbook of Gravitational Wave Astronomy 
Author(s)  Bambi, Cosimo;Katsanevas, Stavros;Kokkotas, Konstantinos D 
Publication  Singapore, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Nature Singapore, 2022. 
Description  347 illus., 317 illus. in color. eReference : online resource 
Abstract Note  This handbook provides an updated comprehensive description of gravitational wave astronomy. In the first part, it reviews gravitational wave experiments, from ground and space based laser interferometers to pulsar timing arrays and indirect detection from the cosmic microwave background. In the second part, it discusses a number of astrophysical and cosmological gravitational wave sources, including black holes, neutron stars, possible more exotic objects, and sources in the early Universe. The third part of the book reviews the methods to calculate gravitational waveforms. The fourth and last part of the book covers techniques employed in gravitational wave astronomy data analysis. This book represents both a valuable resource for graduate students and an important reference for researchers in gravitational wave astronomy 
ISBN,Price  9789811643064 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTRONOMY
2. Astronomy, Cosmology and Space Sciences
3. ASTROPHYSICS
4. Classical and Quantum Gravity
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. GRAVITATION
8. SOLAR SYSTEM
9. SPACE PHYSICS

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Title  Modern Special Relativity : A Student's Guide with Discussions and Examples 
Author(s)  Rafelski, Johann 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XIX, 458 p. 90 illus., 72 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book presents Special Relativity in a language accessible to students while avoiding the burdens of geometry, tensor calculus, spacetime symmetries, and the introduction of four vectors. The search for clarity in the fundamental questions about Relativity, the discussion of historical developments before and after 1905, the strong connection to current research topics, many solved examples and problems, and illustrations of the material in colloquial discussions are the most significant and original assets of this book. Importantly for firsttime students, Special Relativity is presented such that nothing needs to be called paradoxical or apparent; everything is explained. The content of this volume develops and builds on the book Relativity Matters (Springer, 2017). However, this presentation of Special Relativity does not require 4vector tools. The relevant material has been extended and reformulated, with additional examples and clarifications. This introduction of Special Relativity offers conceptual insights reaching well beyond the usual method of teaching relativity. It considers relevant developments after the discovery of General Relativity (which itself is not presented), and advances the reader into contemporary research fields. This presentation of Special Relativity is connected to present day research topics in particle, nuclear, and high intensity pulsed laser physics and is complemented by the current cosmological perspective. The conceptual reach of Special Relativity today extends significantly further compared even to a few decades ago. As the book progresses, the qualitative and historical introduction turns into a textbookstyle presentation with many detailed results derived in an explicit manner. The reader reaching the end of this text needs knowledge of classical mechanics, a good command of elementary algebra, basic knowledge of calculus, and introductory knowhow of electromagnetism 
ISBN,Price  9783030543525 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTRONOMY
2. Astronomy, Cosmology and Space Sciences
3. Classical and Quantum Gravity
4. CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS
5. CLASSICAL MECHANICS
6. EBOOK
7. EBOOK  SPRINGER
8. ELECTRODYNAMICS
9. GRAVITATION
10. MECHANICS
11. SOLAR SYSTEM
12. SPACE PHYSICS
13. SPECIAL RELATIVITY
14. Special relativity (Physics)

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