Wolfgang Rindler, Relativity: Special, General, and Cosmological 2nd edition
Oxford University Press | ISBN:0198567324 | 2006 | PDF | 2 MB | 447 pages
Relativistic cosmology has in recent years become one of the most active and exciting branches of research, often considered to be today where particle physics was forty years ago, with major discoveries just waiting to happen. Consequently the part most affected by this second edition is the last part on cosmology. But there are additions, improvements, and new exercises throughout. The book’s basic purpose is unchanged. It is to make relativity come alive conceptually, and to display the grand theoretical edifice that it is, with consequences in many branches of physics. The emphasis is on the foundations, on the logical subtleties, and on presenting the necessary mathematics - including differential geometry and tensors - but always as late and in as palatable a form as possible. Aided by over 300 exercises, the book seeks to promote an in-depth understanding, and the confidence to tackle any basic problem in relativity.
Pierre Ramond , “Field Theory: A Modern Primer”
Westview Press; 2 edition (December 21, 2001) | ISBN: 0201304503 | 352 pages | Djvu | 4,9 Mb
Field Theory presents the recent advances of perturbative relativistic field theory in a pedagogical and straightforward way. It will be of interest to graduate students who intend to specialize in high-energy physics.
Sunny Y Auyang, “How Is Quantum Field Theory Possible?”
Oxford University Press, USA (July 18, 1995) | ISBN:0195093445 | 288 pages | PDF | 18,3 Mb
“The union of quantum mechanics and special relativity and its importance to the basic structure of the physical world.”–Science and Spirit
Quantum field theory (QFT) combines quantum mechanics with Einstein’s special theory of relativity and underlies elementary particle physics. This book presents a philosophical analysis of QFT. It is the first treatise in which the philosophies of space-time, quantum phenomena, and particle interactions are encompassed in a unified framework. Describing the physics in nontechnical terms, and schematically illustrating complex ideas, the book also serves as an introduction to fundamental physical theories. The philosophical interpretation both upholds the reality of the quantum world and acknowledges the irreducible cognitive elements in its representation. The interpretation is based on an analysis of our ways of thinking as the are embedded in the logical structure of QFT. The author argues that philosophical categories are significant only if they play active and essential roles in our knowledge and hence constitute part of the theories in actual use. Thus she regards physical theories as primary, extracts their categorical structure, and uses it to rethink key philosophical questions. Among the questions this book tries to answer are: What are the quantum properties independent of measurements? How do we refer to individual things in a continuous field? How do theories relate to objects? What are the general conditions of the world and of our ways of thinking that make possible our knowledge of the microscopic realm, which is so intangible and counterintuitive? As a penetrating analysis of vital themes in contemporary science, the book will engage the interest of students and professionals in physics and philosophy alike.
Bertel Laurent, “Introduction to Spacetime: A First Course on Relativity”
World Scientific Publishing Company (May 1995) | ISBN:9810219296 | 197 pages | PDF | 13,4 Mb
Gordon L. Kane, Mikhail A. Shifman, “The Supersymmetric World: The Beginnings of the Theory”
World Scientific Publishing Company (January 2001) | ISBN:9810245394 | 271 pages | PDF | 12,4 Mb
Contemporary Physics, 2002 “The personal reminiscences and historical reviews of the subject are enlightening and of considerable interest.” –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The Supersymmetric World: The Beginnings of the Theory by GLK n MAS
The story of the discovery of supersymmetry is a fascinating one, unlike that of any other major development in the history of science. This engaging book presents a view of the process, mainly in the words of people who participated. It combines anecdotal descriptions and personal reminiscences with more technical accounts of the trailblazers, covering the birth of the theory and its first years - the origin of the idea, four-dimensional field theory realization, and supergravity. The eyewitnesses convey to us the drama of one of the deepest discoveries in theoretical physics in the 20th century. This book will be equally interesting and useful to young researchers in high energy physics and to mature scholars - physicists and historians of science.
Jorge Kohanoff , “Electronic Structure Calculations for Solids and Molecules: Theory and Computational Methods”
Cambridge University Press (July 24, 2006) | ISBN: 0521815916 | 370 pages | Djvu | 2,8 Mb
Electronic structure problems are studied in condensed matter physics and theoretical chemistry to provide important insights into the properties of matter. This graduate textbook describes the main theoretical approaches and computational techniques, from the simplest approximations to the most sophisticated methods. It starts with a detailed description of the various theoretical approaches to calculating the electronic structure of solids and molecules, including density-functional theory and chemical methods based on Hartree-Fock theory. The basic approximations are thoroughly discussed, and an in-depth overview of recent advances and alternative approaches in DFT is given. The second part discusses the different practical methods used to solve the electronic structure problem computationally, for both DFT and Hartree-Fock approaches. Adopting a unique and open approach, this textbook is aimed at graduate students in physics and chemistry, and is intended to improve communication between these communities. It also serves as a reference for researchers entering the field.
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Leo P. Kadanoff, “Statistical Physics: Statics, Dynamics and Renormalization”
World Scientific Publishing Company (June 2000) | ISBN: 9810237642 | 500 pages | Djvu | 5,3 Mb
Joel L Lebowitz, Rutgers University
This book is full of such goodies and is a pleasuer to read and contemplate. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Physics Today, 2001
“Both the text and the reprints display Kadanoff’s ingenuity, imagination, and clarity. They’re worth having and reading.”
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Jean-Paul Poirier, “Introduction to the Physics of the Earth’s Interior”
Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 052166313X | 2 edition (May 15, 2000) | PDF | 312 pages | 1906 KB
Enlarged and fully updated, this new edition takes into account the considerable experimental and theoretical progress recently made in the field. Introduction to the Physics of the Earth’s Interior describes the structure, composition and temperature of the deep Earth. The book reviews the fundamentals of continuum mechanics and thermodynamics of solids, and presents the theory of lattice vibration in solids. It introduces the various equations of state and discusses melting laws and transport properties. The volume closes with a discussion of current seismological, thermal and compositional models of the Earth. About 250 new references have been added.
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Quantitative Applications of Mass Spectrometry
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