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Trad Nery, Marina 
Laser Power Stabilization via Radiation Pressure 
I12548 
2022 
Book 

2 
Chataignier, Leonardo 
Timeless Quantum Mechanics and the Early Universe 
I12532 
2022 
Book 

3 
Waldrop, M. Mitchell 
Cosmic Origins 
I12514 
2022 
Book 

4 
Kunstatter, Gabor 
A First Course on Symmetry, Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics 
I12504 
2022 
Book 

5 
Deshko, Yury 
Special Relativity 
I12503 
2022 
Book 

6 
Salasnich, Luca 
Modern Physics 
I12502 
2022 
Book 

7 
Dhurandhar, Sanjeev 
General Relativity and Gravitational Waves 
I12501 
2022 
Book 

8 
Horvath, Jorge Ernesto 
HighEnergy Astrophysics 
I12491 
2022 
Book 

9 
Kotecha, Isha 
On Generalised Statistical Equilibrium and Discrete Quantum Gravity 
I12487 
2022 
Book 

10 
Schmitz, Wouter 
Understanding Relativity 
I12464 
2022 
Book 


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Title  Laser Power Stabilization via Radiation Pressure 
Author(s)  Trad Nery, Marina 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XIX, 154 p. 81 illus., 79 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book offers a comprehensive and complete description of a new scheme to stabilize the power of a laser on a level needed for high precision metrology experiments. The novel aspect of the scheme is sensing power fluctuations via the radiation pressure driven motion they induce on a microoscillator mirror. It is shown that the proposed technique can result in higher signals for power fluctuations than what is achieved by a direct power detection, and also that it enables the generation of a strong bright squeezed beam. The book starts with the basics of power stabilization and an overview on the current state of art. Then, detailed theoretical calculations are performed, and the advantages of the new scheme are highlighted. Finally, a proofofprinciple experiment is described and its results are analyzed in details. The success of the work presented here paves a way for achieving high power stability in future experiments and is of interest for high precision metrology experiments, like gravitational wave detectors, and optomechanical experiments. Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the Gravitational Wave International Committee 
ISBN,Price  9783030958688 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTROPHYSICS
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. GENERAL RELATIVITY
5. GENERAL RELATIVITY (PHYSICS)
6. GRAVITATION
7. GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS
8. LASER
9. LASERS
10. OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES

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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  Special Relativity : For Inquiring Minds 
Author(s)  Deshko, Yury 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XIV, 348 p. 177 illus., 137 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This textbook introduces the special theory of relativity at a level which is accessible to undergraduate students and even high school students with a strong foundation in algebra. The presentation emphasizes clean algebraic and geometrical methods, visualized with plenty of illustrations, resulting in a textbook that is modern and serious yet accessible. Replete with many solved exercises and copious spacetime diagrams, this book will help students develop relativistic intuition when encountering the subject for the first time. The emphasis on geometric methods, combined with the pedagogically appealing kcalculus approach, makes this book ideal for a selfcontained course on special relativity or as supplementary reading for modern physics courses. It will also appeal to high schoolers with a strong math background who want to get ahead 
ISBN,Price  9783030911423 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. GEOMETRY
4. GRAVITATION
5. GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS
6. SPECIAL RELATIVITY
7. Special relativity (Physics)

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Title  Modern Physics : Introduction to Statistical Mechanics, Relativity, and Quantum Physics 
Author(s)  Salasnich, Luca 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  X, 194 p. 10 illus., 8 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book offers an introduction to statistical mechanics, special relativity, and quantum physics. It is based on the lecture notes prepared for the onesemester course of "Quantum Physics" belonging to the Bachelor of Science in Material Sciences at the University of Padova. The first chapter briefly reviews the ideas of classical statistical mechanics introduced by James Clerk Maxwell, Ludwig Boltzmann, Willard Gibbs, and others. The second chapter is devoted to the special relativity of Albert Einstein. In the third chapter, it is historically analyzed the quantization of light due to Max Planck and Albert Einstein, while the fourth chapter discusses the Niels Bohr quantization of the energy levels and the electromagnetic transitions. The fifth chapter investigates the Schrodinger equation, which was obtained by Erwin Schrodinger from the idea of Louis De Broglie to associate to each particle a quantum wavelength. Chapter Six describes the basic axioms of quantum mechanics, which were formulated in the seminal books of Paul Dirac and John von Neumann. In chapter seven, there are several important application of quantum mechanics: the quantum particle in a box, the quantum particle in the harmonic potential, the quantum tunneling, the stationary perturbation theory, and the timedependent perturbation theory. Chapter Eight is devoted to the study of quantum atomic physics with special emphasis on the spin of the electron, which needs the Dirac equation for a rigorous theoretical justification. In the ninth chapter, it is explained the quantum mechanics of many identical particles at zero temperature, while in Chapter Ten the discussion is extended to many quantum particles at finite temperature by introducing and using the quantum statistical mechanics. The four appendices on Dirac delta function, complex numbers, Fourier transform, and differential equations are a useful mathematical aid for the reader 
ISBN,Price  9783030937430 
Keyword(s)  1. Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics
2. ATOMS
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. GRAVITATION
6. GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS
7. MOLECULES
8. Quantum Gases and Condensates
9. QUANTUM PHYSICS
10. QUANTUM STATISTICS
11. STATISTICAL 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  HighEnergy Astrophysics : A Primer 
Author(s)  Horvath, Jorge Ernesto 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XII, 275 p. 210 illus., 115 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This textbook is designed to serve as a link between the basic disciplines of physics and the frontier topics within high energy astrophysics, aiming at a level of difficulty congruent with that of other physics topics studied at undergraduate level. Therefore, this preparatory and introductory text serves as a gateway to a more detailed study of many of the most interesting and complex phenomena being investigated by contemporary astrophysics. Among others, these include: the evolution of stars, supernovae, neutron stars, black holes, solar neutrinos, and  importantly  the exciting new field of gravitational wave astronomy. The book is supplemented by a collection of problems with which students can test their understanding of the material presented 
ISBN,Price  9783030921590 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTROPHYSICS
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. GENERAL RELATIVITY
5. GENERAL RELATIVITY (PHYSICS)
6. GRAVITATION
7. GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS
8. PARTICLE PHYSICS
9. PARTICLES (NUCLEAR PHYSICS)

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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  Understanding Relativity : A Conceptual Journey Into Spacetime, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves 
Author(s)  Schmitz, Wouter 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  X, 421 p. 204 illus., 200 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book bridges the huge gap between popular science and mathematical treatments of Einstein's theories. It explains special and general relativity, gravity, black holes, and gravitational waves, also presenting current ideas about dark matter and dark energy. The explanations are entirely nonmathematical, using many color pictures and clear concepts. In this way, the reader is led to a much deeper understanding than any popular science book can provide. The author has written this book for everyone who wants to go beyond superficial descriptions of relativity's remarkable phenomena, but is not equipped to read the professional literature and complicated math behind the theory. By providing a complete description in terms of concepts and pictures, the book answers many questions about why the theory works as it does. For example, it explains why and how momentum and pressure are related to gravity; why and how mass causes spacetime to curve and how curvature tells objects how to move; it also reveals the origin of the ring seen around the first ever image of a black hole. Not least, the reader will learn in detail how gravitational waves are produced and measured. Since their conception, the theories of relativity have appealed to the public's imagination. Thanks to this book, readers now have the opportunity to convert their fascination with the topic to a deep understanding 
ISBN,Price  9783031172199 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTRONOMY
2. Astronomy, Cosmology and Space Sciences
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. GENERAL RELATIVITY
6. GENERAL RELATIVITY (PHYSICS)
7. GRAVITATION
8. GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS
9. SPECIAL RELATIVITY
10. Special relativity (Physics)

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