Author: C.J. Foot

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198506953

Category: Science

Page: 331

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This book describes atomic physics and the latest advances in this field at a level suitable for fourth year undergraduates. The numerous examples of the modern applications of atomic physics include Bose-Einstein condensation of atoms, matter-wave interferometry and quantum computing with trapped ions.
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An Atomic View of Materials

Author: Martin T. Dove

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198506782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

View: 1253

This book describes how the arrangement and movement of atoms in a solid are related to the forces between atoms, and how they affect the behaviour and properties of materials. The book is intended for final year undergraduate students and graduate students in physics and materials science.
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Author: Stephen Blundell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0198505922

Category: Science

Page: 272

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The superb book describes the modern theory of the magnetic properties of solids. Starting from fundamental principles, this copiously illustrated volume outlines the theory of magnetic behaviour, describes experimental techniques, and discusses current research topics. The book is intended for final year undergraduate students and graduate students in the physical sciences.
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An Introduction

Author: Anthony Mark Fox

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198566727

Category: Science

Page: 378

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Written primarily for advanced undergraduate and masters level students in physics, this text includes a broad range of topics in applied quantum optics such as laser cooling, Bose-Einstein condensation and quantum information processing.
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Author: Stephen Barnett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198527624

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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Quantum information is an area of science, which brings together physics, information theory, computer science & mathematics. This book, which is based on two successful lecture courses, is intended to introduce readers to the ideas behind new developments including quantum cryptography, teleportation & quantum computing.
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Author: Mark Fox

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199573360

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 7311

The second edition of this successful textbook provides an up-to-date account of the optical physics of solids. All of the chapters have been updated and improved, and new sections on optical control of spin, quantum dots, plasmonics, negative refraction, carbon nanostructures and diamond NV centres have been added.
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Author: Simon Hooker,Colin Webb

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0198506929

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 5791

An up-to-date perspective on laser technology for students at advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate level. The principles of operation and applications of modern laser systems are analysed in detail. The text has over 300 diagrams and each chapter is accompanied with questions (solutions available on application).
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Author: Geoffrey Brooker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198599654

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 397

View: 9167

Praised as 'one of the best new optics books seen for some time', this book will provide a unique presentation of classical optics from the modern perspective. Written for advanced undergraduate students, the text stands out by its readability and stimulating discussions, close ties to experimental physics, and excellent choice of worked problem sets.
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Author: Harald Friedrich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319477692

Category: Science

Page: 642

View: 6177

This expanded and updated well-established textbook contains an advanced presentationof quantum mechanics adapted to the requirements of modern atomic physics. Itincludes topics of current interest such as semiclassical theory, chaos, atom optics andBose-Einstein condensation in atomic gases. In order to facilitate the consolidationof the material covered, various problems are included, together with completesolutions. The emphasis on theory enables the reader to appreciate the fundamentalassumptions underlying standard theoretical constructs and to embark on independentresearch projects. The fourth edition of Theoretical Atomic Physics contains anupdated treatment of the sections involving scattering theory and near-thresholdphenomena manifest in the behaviour of cold atoms (and molecules). Special attentionis given to the quantization of weakly bound states just below the continuum thresholdand to low-energy scattering and quantum reflection just above. Particular emphasisis laid on the fundamental differences between long-ranged Coulombic potentialsand shorter-ranged potentials falling off faster than 1/r2 at large distances r. The newsections on tunable near-threshold Feshbach resonances and on scattering in two spatialdimensions also address problems relevant for current and future research in the fieldof cold (and ultra-cold) atoms. Graduate students and researchers will find this book avaluable resource and comprehensive reference alike.
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Author: James F. Annett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198507567

Category: Science

Page: 186

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Superconductivity, provides a basic introduction to one of the most innovative areas in condensed matter physics today. This book includes ample tutorial material, including illustrations, chapter summaries, graded problem sets, and concise examples. This book is part of the Oxford Master Series in Condensed Matter Physics.
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Entropy, Order Parameters, and Complexity

Author: James Sethna

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019856676X

Category: Computers

Page: 349

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Sethna distills the core ideas of statistical mechanics to make room for new advances important to information theory, complexity, and modern biology. He explores everything from chaos through to life at the end of the universe.
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Author: Richard A.L. Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198505891

Category: Science

Page: 195

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This text offers an introduction to the properties and behaviour of soft matter. It begins with a treatment of the underlying principles, then discusses how the properties of certain substances and systems are treated within this framework.
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An Exploration Through Problems and Solutions

Author: Dmitry Budker,Derek F. Kimball,David P. DeMille

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198509509

Category: Science

Page: 441

View: 879

Written as a collection of problems, hints and solutions, this book should provide help in learning about both fundamental and applied aspects of this vast field of knowledge, where rapid and exciting developments are taking place.
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Author: Harold J. Metcalf,Peter van der Straten

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146121470X

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 4961

Intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates with some basic knowledge of optics and quantum mechanics, this text begins with a review of the relevant results of quantum mechanics, before turning to the electromagnetic interactions involved in slowing and trapping atoms and ions, in both magnetic and optical traps. The concluding chapters discuss a broad range of applications, from atomic clocks and studies of collision processes, to diffraction and interference of atomic beams at optical lattices and Bose-Einstein condensation.
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Author: Massimo Inguscio,Leonardo Fallani

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198525842

Category: Science

Page: 331

View: 6393

This book illustrates the frontiers of precise measurements in Atomic Physics. It is written in an introductory style, which makes it useful for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as for more experienced researchers who want to remain up-to-date with the most recent advances. The book focuses on experimental investigations, illustrating both milestone experiments and key experimental techniques, and discussing the results and perspectives ofcurrent research activities. Emphasis is put on the investigations of precision physics: from the determination of fundamental constants of Nature to tests of General Relativity and QuantumElectrodynamics, from the realization of ultra-stable atomic clocks to the precise simulation of condensed matter theories with ultracold gases.
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Author: John Singleton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198506449

Category: Science

Page: 222

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Band theory is evident all around us and yet is one of the most stringent tests of quantum mechanics. This textbook, one of the first in the new Oxford Master Series in Physics, attempts to reveal in a quantitative and fairly rigorous fashion how band theory leads to the everyday properties of materials. The book is suitable for final-year undergraduate and first-year graduate students in physics and materials science.
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Author: Rodrigo Soto

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198716052

Category: Kinetic theory of matter

Page: 304

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One of the questions about which humanity has often wondered is the arrow of time. Why does temporal evolution seem irreversible? That is, we often see objects break into pieces, but we never see them reconstitute spontaneously. This observation was first put into scientific terms by the so-called second law of thermodynamics: entropy never decreases. However, this law does not explain the origin of irreversibly; it only quantifies it. Kinetic theory gives a consistent explanation of irreversibility based on a statistical description of the motion of electrons, atoms, and molecules. The concepts of kinetic theory have been applied to innumerable situations including electronics, the production of particles in the early universe, the dynamics of astrophysical plasmas, quantum gases or the motion of small microorganisms in water, with excellent quantitative agreement. This book presents the fundamentals of kinetic theory, considering classical paradigmatic examples as well as modern applications. It covers the most important systems where kinetic theory is applied, explaining their major features. The text is balanced between exploring the fundamental concepts of kinetic theory (irreversibility, transport processes, separation of time scales, conservations, coarse graining, distribution functions, etc.) and the results and predictions of the theory, where the relevant properties of different systems are computed. To request a copy of the Solutions Manual, visit http: //global.oup.com/uk/academic/physics/admin/solutions.
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Transport and Fluctuation Phenomena at Low Temperatures

Author: Tero T. Heikkilä

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199592446

Category: Science

Page: 279

View: 9304

This book provides an introduction to phenomena and models in nanoelectronics. It starts from the basics, but also introduces topics of recent interest, such as superconducting qubits, graphene, and quantum nanoelectromechanics.
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Author: D. J. Acheson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198596790

Category: Mathematics

Page: 397

View: 9871

This textbook provides a clear and concise introduction to both theory and application of fluid dynamics, suitable for all undergraduates coming to the subject for the first time. It has a wide scope, with frequent references to experiments, and numerous exercises illustrating the main ideas.
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Author: David Guery-Odelin,Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814390585

Category:

Page: 796

View: 1321

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the spectacular advances seen in atomic physics during the last 50 years. The authors explain how such progress was possible by highlighting connections between developments that occurred at different times. They discuss the new perspectives and the new research fields that look promising. The emphasis is placed, not on detailed calculations, but rather on physical ideas. Combining both theoretical and experimental considerations, the book will be of interest to a wide range of students, teachers and researchers in quantum and atomic physics.Contents: General IntroductionGeneral Background"Light: A Source of Information on Atoms: "Optical MethodsLinear Superpositions of Internal Atomic StatesResonance FluorescenceAdvances in High Resolution Spectroscopy"Atom-Photon Interactions: A Source of Perturbations forAtoms Which Can Be Useful: "Perturbations Due to a Quasi Resonant Optical ExcitationPerturbations Due to a High Frequency Excitation"Atom-Photon Interactions: A Simple System for Studying Higher Order Effects: "Multiphoton Processes Between Discrete StatesPhotoionization of Atoms in Intense Laser fields"Atom-Photon Interactions: A Tool for Controlling and Manipulating Atomic Motion: "Radiative Forces Exerted on a Two-Level Atom at RestLaser Cooling of Two-Level AtomsSub-Doppler Cooling. Sub-Recoil CoolingTrapping of Particles"Ultracold Interactions and Their Control: "Two-Body Interactions at Low TemperaturesControlling Atom-Atom Interactions"Exploring Quantum Interferences with Few Atoms and Photons: "Interference of Atomic de Broglie WavesRamsey Fringes Revisited and Atomic InterferometryQuantum Correlations. Entangled States"Degenerate Quantum Gases: "Emergence of Quantum Effects in a GasThe Long Quest for Bose-Einstein CondensationMean Field Description of a Bose-Einstein CondensateCoherence Properties of Bose-Einstein CondensatesElementary Excitations and Superfluidity in Bose-Einstein Condensates"Frontiers of Atomic Physics: "Testing Fundamental Symmetries. Parity Violation in AtomsQuantum Gases as Simple Systems for Many-Body PhysicsExtreme LightGeneral Conclusion Readership: Graduate students, researchers and academics interested in quantum and atomic physics.
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