The Universality of Physics

Author: Ramzi R. Khuri
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461505852
Format: PDF
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Deng Feng Wang was born February 8, 1965 in Chongqing City, China and died August 15, 1999 while swimming with friends in the Atlantic Ocean off Island Beach State Park, New Jersey. In his brief life, he was to have an influence far beyond his years. On August 12th 2000, The Deng Feng Wang Memorial Conference was held at his alma mater, Princeton University, during which Deng Feng's mentors, collaborators and friends presented scientific talks in a testimonial to his tremendous influence on their work and careers. The first part of this volume contains proceedings contributions from the conference, with plenary talks by Nobel Laureate Professor Phil Anderson of Princeton University and leading Condensed Matter Theorists Professor Piers Coleman of Rutgers University and Professor Christian Gruber of the University of Lausanne. Other talks, given by collaborators, friends and classmates testify to the great breadth of Deng Feng Wang's influence, with remarkable connections shown between seemingly unrelated areas in physics such as Condensed Matter Physics, Superconductivity, One-Dimensional Models, Statistical Physics, Mathematical Physics, Quantum Field Theory, High Energy Theory, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Supersymmetry, M-Theory and String Theory, in addition to such varied fields outside of physics such as Oil Drilling, Mixed Signal Circuits and Neurology. The second part of the volume consists of reprints of some of Deng Feng Wang's most important papers in the areas of Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Physics, Magnetism, Mathematical Physics and Mathematical Finance. This volume represents a fascinating synthesis of a wide variety of topics, and ultimately points to the universality of physics and of science as a whole. As such, it represents a fitting tribute to a remarkable individual, whose tragic death will never erase his enduring influence.

A Career in Theoretical Physics

Author: Philip W Anderson
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814482528
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This unique volume presents the scientific achievements of Nobel laureate Philip Anderson, spanning the many years of his career. In this new edition, the author has omitted some review papers as well as added over 15 of his research papers. As in the first edition, he provides an introduction to each paper by explaining the genesis of the papers or adding some personal history. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the author's work which include significant discoveries and pioneering contributions, such as his work on the Anderson model of magnetic impurities and the concept of localization; the study of spin glasses, the fluctuating valence problem and superexchange; his prediction of the existence of superfluidity in He3; his involvement in the discovery of the Josephson effect; his discovery of the “Higgs” mechanism in elementary particle physics; and so on. The new papers added to this edition include ”Pressure Broadening in the Microwave and Infrared Regions” — a condensation of most of the author's thesis; ”Ordering and Antiferromagnetism in Ferrites” — the best-known of the papers written by the author involving what are known as “frustrated” lattices; and ”Localized Magnetic States in Metals” — a paper mentioned in his Nobel Prize citation along with localization and superexchange; to name a few. A Career in Theoretical Physics is an essential source of reference for physicists, chemists, materials scientists and historians of science. It is also suitable reading for graduate students. Contents:Pressure Broadening in the Microwave and Infrared RegionsAbsence of Diffusion in Certain Random LatticesTheory of Dirty SuperconductorsLocalized Magnetic States in MetalsInfrared Catastrophe in Fermi Gases with Local Scattering PotentialsThe Fermi Glass: Theory and ExperimentPossible Consequences of Negative U Centers in Amorphous MaterialsLocalization ReduxSuggested Model for Prebiotic Evolution: The Use of ChaosPhysics: The Opening to Complexityand other papers Readership: Physicists, chemists and materials scientists. Keywords:Theoretical Physics;Spin Glasses;Localization;High Tc Superconductivity MagnetismKey Features:Comprehensive collection of many significant topics Philip Anderson has worked onSome of the papers included are now hard to find elsewhere, and each has been embellished with commentary on how they came to be writtenAnderson has also provided an interesting introduction setting out his philosophy of what is important in scienceFully updated to include significant new papers (around 120 more pages)

A Career in Theoretical Physics

Author: Philip W. Anderson
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9789812388650
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- Comprehensive collection of many significant topics Philip Anderson has worked on - Some of the papers included are now hard to find elsewhere, and each has been embellished with commentary on how they came to be written - Anderson has also provided an entertaining introduction setting out his philosophy of what is important in science - Fully updated to include significant new papers (around 120 new pages)

Die Sonne Stern unserer Erde

Author: Kenneth R. Lang
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662066823
Format: PDF
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Eine faszinierende Entdeckungsreise zur Sonne und ihren unsichtbaren Welten. Für Fachkundige ebenso spannend zu lesen wie für Astronomie-Interessierte, führt das Buch verständlich in die Physik der Sonne ein und zeigt eindrucksvoll die Bedeutung des Sonnenlichts für das Leben auf der Erde. Gestützt auf neueste Forschungsergebnisse aus Radioteleskop- und Satellitenbeobachtungen beschreibt Kenneth Lang die gewaltigen atomenergetischen Prozesse der Sonne, den von ihr ausgehenden Neutrinofluß, ihre seismischen Aktivitäten, ihre Magnetfelder und Sonnenflecken, die Sonnenausbrüche und Protuberanzen, den Sonnenwind und den Einfluß der Sonne auf unser Klima und Wetter. Das Buch ist mit einer Fülle hervorragender Abbildungen ausgestattet, u.a. mit Fotomaterial der NASA, das hier zum ersten Mal veröffentlicht wird.

Partielle Differentialgleichungen der Geometrie und der Physik 2

Author: Friedrich Sauvigny
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540275401
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Das zweibändige Lehrbuch behandelt das Gebiet der partiellen Differentialgleichungen umfassend und anschaulich. Der Autor stellt in Band 2 funktionalanalytische Lösungsmethoden vor und erläutert u. a. die Lösbarkeit von Operatorgleichungen im Banachraum, lineare Operatoren im Hilbertraum und Spektraltheorie, die Schaudersche Theorie linearer elliptischer Differentialgleichungen sowie schwache Lösungen elliptischer Differentialgleichungen.

Einf hrung in die Extragalaktische Astronomie und Kosmologie

Author: Peter Schneider
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540305890
Format: PDF
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In diesem kompetent geschriebenen Lehrbuch wird, ausgehend von der Beschreibung unserer Milchstraße, die Astronomie der Galaxien und ihrer großräumigen Verteilung eingehend dargestellt und schließlich im kosmologischen Kontext diskutiert. Aufbauend auf eine Einführung in die moderne beobachtende und theoretische Kosmologie wird die Entstehung von Strukturen und astronomischen Objekten im frühen Universum besprochen.

Astronomie mit dem Personal Computer

Author: Oliver Montenbruck
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662058642
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Astronomie mit dem Personal Computer stellt einem weiten Interessentenkreis vom engagierten Hobbybeobachter über den Studenten bis zum Dozenten leistungsfähige, gut strukturierte Pascal-Programme zur Verfügung. Sie reichen von der Berechnung von Koordinatentransformationen oder genauen Planetenpositionen bis zur Vorhersage von Sternbedeckungen und Sonnenfinsternissen oder der Bahnbestimmung und der Photoplattenvermessung. Dazu werden das Problem, die numerische Lösung und das Programm ausführlich vorgestellt und die Ergebnisse diskutiert. Der modulare Aufbau der auf Diskette erhältlichen Pascal-Programme (Bestellkarte liegt bei) macht diese vielfältig einsetzbar und erlaubt es, damit weitere Software zur Lösung eigener Aufgaben zu entwickeln.