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1 Nolting, Wolfgang Theoretical Physics 4 I10467 2017 eBook  
2 Dribus, Benjamin F Discrete Causal Theory I10462 2017 eBook  
3 Pettinari, Guido Walter The Intrinsic Bispectrum of the Cosmic Microwave Background I10443 2016 eBook  
4 Calcagni, Gianluca Classical and Quantum Cosmology I10431 2017 eBook  
5 Christodoulides, Costas The Special Theory of Relativity I10416 2016 eBook  
6 Musielak, Zdzislaw Three Body Dynamics and Its Applications to Exoplanets I10411 2017 eBook  
7 Mingarelli, Chiara M. F Gravitational Wave Astrophysics with Pulsar Timing Arrays I10409 2016 eBook  
8 Rodrigues, Jr, Waldyr A The Many Faces of Maxwell, Dirac and Einstein Equations I10404 2016 eBook  
9 Kallosh, Renata Theoretical Frontiers in Black Holes and Cosmology I10395 2016 eBook  
10 Vaid, Deepak LQG for the Bewildered I10381 2017 eBook  
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TitleTheoretical Physics 4 : Special Theory of Relativity
Author(s)Nolting, Wolfgang
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXII, 143 p. 15 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis concise textbook offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to special relativity, one of the core components of undergraduate physics courses. It follows on naturally from the previous volumes in this series, thus developing the relativistic expansion of classical mechanics and electrodynamics. The first part of the book introduces Lorentz transformations, time dilation, length contraction and Minkowski diagrams. More complex themes are covered in the second part of the book, which describes the four-dimensional covariant formulation for classical mechanics and electrodynamics, including discussion of Maxwell???s equations, the Lorentz force and the covariant Lagrangian formulation. Ideally suited to undergraduate students with some grounding in classical mechanics and electrodynamics, the book is enhanced throughout with learning features such as boxed inserts and chapter summaries, with key mathematical derivations highlighted to aid understanding. The text is supported by numerous worked examples and end of chapter problem sets. About the Theoretical Physics series Translated from the renowned and highly successful German editions, the eight volumes of this series cover the complete core curriculum of theoretical physics at undergraduate level. Each volume is self-contained and provides all the material necessary for the individual course topic. Numerous problems with detailed solutions support a deeper understanding. Nolting is famous for his refined didactical style and has been referred to as the "German Feynman" in reviews
ISBN,Price9783319443713
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. GRAVITATION 5. Mathematical Methods in Physics 6. PHYSICS
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TitleDiscrete Causal Theory : Emergent Spacetime and the Causal Metric Hypothesis
Author(s)Dribus, Benjamin F
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXXX, 558 p. 154 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book evaluates and suggests potentially critical improvements to causal set theory, one of the best-motivated approaches to the outstanding problems of fundamental physics. Spacetime structure is of central importance to physics beyond general relativity and the standard model. The causal metric hypothesis treats causal relations as the basis of this structure. The book develops the consequences of this hypothesis under the assumption of a fundamental scale, with smooth spacetime geometry viewed as emergent. This approach resembles causal set theory, but differs in important ways; for example, the relative viewpoint, emphasizing relations between pairs of events, and relationships between pairs of histories, is central. The book culminates in a dynamical law for quantum spacetime, derived via generalized path summation
ISBN,Price9783319500836
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. COSMOLOGY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. GEOMETRY 6. GRAVITATION 7. TOPOLOGY
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TitleThe Intrinsic Bispectrum of the Cosmic Microwave Background
Author(s)Pettinari, Guido Walter
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXXIII, 263 p. 21 illus., 19 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteNominated as an outstanding thesis by Professor Robert Crittenden of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation in Portsmouth, and winner of the Michael Penston Prize for 2014 given by the Royal Astronomical Society for the best doctoral thesis in Astronomy or Astrophysics, this work aims to shed light on one of the most important probes of the early Universe: the bispectrum of the cosmic microwave background. The CMB bispectrum is a potential window on exciting new physics, as it is sensitive to the non-Gaussian features in the primordial fluctuations, the same fluctuations that evolved into today???s planets, stars and galaxies. However, this invaluable information is potentially screened, as not all of the observed non-Gaussianity is of primordial origin. Indeed, a bispectrum arises even for perfectly Gaussian initial conditions due to non-linear dynamics, such as CMB photons scattering off free electrons and propagating in an inhomogeneous Universe. Dr. Pettinari introduces the reader to this intrinsic bispectrum in a pedagogic way, building up from the standard model of cosmology and from cosmological perturbation theory, the tool cosmologists use to unravel the history of the cosmos. In doing so, he introduces SONG, a new and efficient code for solving the second-order Einstein and Boltzmann equations. Next, he moves on to answer the crucial question: is the intrinsic bispectrum going to screen the primordial signal in the CMB? Using SONG, he computes the intrinsic bispectrum and shows how its contamination leads to a small bias in the estimates of primordial non-Gaussianity, a great news for the prospect of using CMB data to probe primordial non-Gaussianity
ISBN,Price9783319218823
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. COSMOLOGY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. GRAVITATION
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TitleClassical and Quantum Cosmology
Author(s)Calcagni, Gianluca
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXV, 843 p. 80 illus., 52 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis comprehensive textbook is devoted to classical and quantum cosmology, with particular emphasis on modern approaches to quantum gravity and string theory and on their observational imprint. It covers major challenges in theoretical physics such as the big bang and the cosmological constant problem. An extensive review of standard cosmology, the cosmic microwave background, inflation and dark energy sets the scene for the phenomenological application of all the main quantum-gravity and string-theory models of cosmology. Born of the author's teaching experience and commitment to bridging the gap between cosmologists and theoreticians working beyond the established laws of particle physics and general relativity, this is a unique text where quantum-gravity approaches and string theory are treated on an equal footing. As well as introducing cosmology to undergraduate and graduate students with its pedagogical presentation and the help of 45 solved exercises, this book, which includes an ambitious bibliography of about 3500 items, will serve as a valuable reference for lecturers and researchers
ISBN,Price9783319411279
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. COSMOLOGY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. GRAVITATION 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 8. PHYSICS
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TitleThe Special Theory of Relativity : Foundations, Theory, Verification, Applications
Author(s)Christodoulides, Costas
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVII, 480 p. 130 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book offers a comprehensive, university-level introduction to Einstein???s Special Theory of Relativity. In addition to the purely theoretical aspect, emphasis is also given to its historical development as well as to the experiments that preceded the theory and those performed in order to test its validity. The main body of the book consists of chapters on Relativistic Kinematics and Dynamics and their applications, Optics and Electromagnetism. These could be covered in a one-semester course. A more advanced course might include the subjects examined in the other chapters of the book and its appendices. As a textbook, it has some unique characteristics: It provides detailed proofs of the theorems, offers abundant figures and discusses numerous examples. It also includes a number of problems for readers to solve, the complete solutions of which are given at the end of the book. It is primarily intended for use by university students of physics, mathematics and engineering. However, as the mathematics needed is of an upper-intermediate level, the book will also appeal to a more general readership
ISBN,Price9783319252742
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GRAVITATION 7. Observations, Astronomical
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TitleThree Body Dynamics and Its Applications to Exoplanets
Author(s)Musielak, Zdzislaw;Quarles, Billy
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionVIII, 109 p. 26 illus., 21 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis brief book provides an overview of the gravitational orbital evolution of few-body systems, in particular those consisting of three bodies. The authors present the historical context that begins with the origin of the problem as defined by Newton, which was followed up by Euler, Lagrange, Laplace, and many others. Additionally, they consider the modern works from the 20th and 21st centuries that describe the development of powerful analytical methods by Poincare and others. The development of numerical tools, including modern symplectic methods, are presented as they pertain to the identification of short-term chaos and long term integrations of the orbits of many astronomical architectures such as stellar triples, planets in binaries, and single stars that host multiple exoplanets. The book includes some of the latest discoveries from the Kepler and now K2 missions, as well as applications to exoplanets discovered via the radial velocity method. Specifically, the authors give a unique perspective in relation to the discovery of planets in binary star systems and the current search for extrasolar moons
ISBN,Price9783319582269
Keyword(s)1. ASTROPHYSICS 2. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 3. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 4. CLASSICAL MECHANICS 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. GRAVITATION 8. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 9. MECHANICS 10. PHYSICS
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TitleGravitational Wave Astrophysics with Pulsar Timing Arrays
Author(s)Mingarelli, Chiara M. F
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIX, 119 p. 20 illus., 16 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis Ph.D. thesis from the University of Birmingham UK opens new research avenues in the use of Pulsar Timing Arrays (PTAs) to study populations of super-massive black hole binaries through gravitational-wave observations.??Chiara Mingarelli's??work has shown for the first time that PTAs can yield information about the non-linear dynamics of the gravitational field. This is possible because PTAs capture, at the same time, radiation from the same source emitted at stages of its binary evolution that are separated by thousands of years. ??Dr. Mingarelli, who is the recipient of a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, has also been amongst the pioneers of the technique that will allow us to probe the level of anisotropy of the diffuse gravitational-wave background radiation from the whole population of super-massive black hole binaries in the Universe. Indeed, future observations will provide us with hints about the distribution of galaxies harboring massive black holes and insights into end products of hierarchical mergers of galaxies
ISBN,Price9783319184012
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. GRAVITATION
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TitleThe Many Faces of Maxwell, Dirac and Einstein Equations : A Clifford Bundle Approach
Author(s)Rodrigues, Jr, Waldyr A;Capelas de Oliveira, Edmundo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVI, 587 p. 14 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is an exposition of the algebra and calculus of differential forms, of the Clifford and Spin-Clifford bundle formalisms, and of vistas to a formulation of important concepts of differential geometry indispensable for an in-depth understanding of space-time physics. The formalism discloses the hidden geometrical nature of spinor fields. Maxwell, Dirac and Einstein fields are shown to have representatives by objects of the same mathematical nature, namely sections of an appropriate Clifford bundle. This approach reveals unity in diversity and suggests relationships that are hidden in the standard formalisms and opens new paths for research. This thoroughly revised second edition also adds three new chapters: on the Clifford bundle approach to the Riemannian or semi-Riemannian differential geometry of branes; on Komar currents in the context of the General Relativity theory; and an analysis of the similarities and main differences between Dirac, Majorana and ELKO spinor fields. The exercises with solutions, the comprehensive list of mathematical symbols, and the list of acronyms and abbreviations are provided for self-study for students as well as for classes. From the reviews of the first edition: ???The text is written in a very readable manner and is complemented with plenty of worked-out exercises which are in the style of extended examples. ... their book could also serve as a textbook for graduate students in physics or mathematics." (Alberto Molgado, Mathematical Reviews, 2008 k)
ISBN,Price9783319276373
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. GRAVITATION 6. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences 7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
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TitleTheoretical Frontiers in Black Holes and Cosmology : Theoretical Perspective in High Energy Physics
Author(s)Kallosh, Renata;Orazi, Emanuele
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionIX, 252 p. 21 illus., 17 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThese lecture notes are dedicated to the most recent theoretical applications of Black Hole solutions in high-energy physics. The main motivation of this volume is to present the latest black hole backgrounds that are relevant for gauge/gravity correspondence. Leading scientists in the field explain effective techniques for finding singular and cosmological solutions embedded in gauged supergravity, shedding light on underlying properties and symmetries. Starting from a basic level, the mathematical structures underlying black holes and cosmologies are revealed, helping the reader grasp the connection between theoretical approaches and physical observations with insights into possible future developments from both a theoretical and experimental point of view. The topics covered in this volume are based on lectures delivered during the ???Theoretical Frontiers in Black Holes and Cosmology??? school, held in Natal in June 2015
ISBN,Price9783319313528
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. GRAVITATION 5. Mathematical Methods in Physics 6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 7. PHYSICS 8. Quantum Field Theories, String Theory 9. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY 10. STRING THEORY
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TitleLQG for the Bewildered : The Self-Dual Approach Revisited
Author(s)Vaid, Deepak;Bilson-Thompson, Sundance
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionIX, 138 p. 16 illus., 4 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis primer offers a concise introduction to Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG) - a theoretical framework for uniting Quantum Mechanics (QM) with General Relativity (GR). The emphasis is on the physical aspects of the framework and its historical development in terms of self-dual variables, still most suited for a first, pedagogical encounter with LQG. The text starts by reviewing GR and the very basics of Quantum Field Theory (QFT), and then explains in a concise and clear manner the steps leading from the Einstein-Hilbert action for gravity to the construction of the quantum states of geometry, known as spin-networks, and which provide the basis for the kinematical Hilbert space of quantum general relativity. Along the way the various associated concepts of tetrads, spin-connection and holonomies are introduced. Having thus provided a minimal introduction to the LQG framework, some applications to the problems of black hole entropy and of quantum cosmology are briefly surveyed. Last but not least, a list of the most common criticisms of LQG is presented, which are then tackled one by one in order to convince the reader of the physical viability of the theory. A set of appendices provides accessible introductions to several key notions such as the Peter-Weyl theorem, duality of differential forms and Regge calculus, among others. The presentation is aimed at graduate students and researchers who have some familiarity with the tools of QM and GR, but are intimidated by the technicalities required to browse through the existing LQG literature. This primer aims at making the formalism appear a little less bewildering to the uninitiated and helps lower the barrier for entry into the field
ISBN,Price9783319431840
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. GRAVITATION 5. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences 6. Mathematical Methods in Physics 7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 8. PHYSICS
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