By Daniel Greenberger, Klaus Hentschel, Friedel Weinert
With contributions by means of top quantum physicists, philosophers and historians, this complete A-to-Z of quantum physics presents a lucid figuring out of key thoughts of quantum concept and scan. It covers technical and interpretational features alike, and contains either conventional and new ideas, making it an integral source for concise, updated information regarding the numerous points of quantum physics.
By J. Ehlers
The hunt for a quantum gravity concept, a conception anticipated to mix the rules of basic relativity and quantum thought, has resulted in one of the most inner most and such a lot tricky conceptual and mathematical questions of recent physics. the current booklet, addressing those concerns within the framework of contemporary models of canonical quantization, is the 1st to give coherently the heritage for his or her knowing. beginning with an research of the constitution of limited platforms and the issues in their quantization, it discusses the canonical formula of classical relativity from varied views and ends up in fresh purposes of canonical the way to create a quantum thought of gravity. The ebook goals to make obtainable the main basic difficulties and to stimulate paintings during this box.
By Boris V. Chirikov (auth.), W. Dieter Heiss (eds.)
Previously the $64000 thought of quantum chaos has remained a bit in poor health outlined. This quantity tackles the ever present borderline among classical and quantum mechanics, learning particularly the semiclassical restrict of chaotic platforms. the results of affliction from dynamics and their relation to stochastic structures, quantum coherence results in mesoscopic platforms, and the appropriate theoretical techniques are fruitfully mixed during this quantity. the key paradigms of what's referred to as quantum chaos, random matrix conception and functions to condensed subject and nuclear physics are awarded. specified discussions of experimental paintings with specific emphasis on atomic physics are incorporated. The ebook may be beneficial for graduate-student seminars.
By Andrew Pressley
To take inventory and to debate the main fruitful instructions for destiny study, a few of the world's major figures met on the Durham Symposium on Quantum teams in the summertime of 1999, and this quantity offers an exceptional review of the fabric provided there. It comprises very important surveys of either cyclotomic Hecke algebras and the dynamical Yang-Baxter equation. Plus contributions which deal with the development and class of quantum teams or the linked strategies of the quantum Yang-Baxter equation. The illustration concept of quantum teams is mentioned, as is the functionality algebra method of quantum teams, and there's a new examine the origins of quantum teams within the idea of integrable platforms.
By Henry F. Schaefer III
For every of one hundred fifty landmark papers in ab initio molecular digital constitution equipment, the writer offers a lucid statement. the first concentration is technique, instead of specific chemical difficulties. the chosen papers current vital equipment and illustrate their effectiveness in predicting a number of chemical phenomena. 1984 variation.