Designed as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and physical sciences who are seeking a general overview of surface science, this book also provides the necessary background for researchers just starting out in the field. It covers all the most important aspects of modern surface science, from the experimental background and crystallographic basics to modern analytical techniques and applications to thin films and nanostructures. All topics are presented in a concise and clear form accessible to a beginner. At the same time, the coverage is comprehensive and at a high technical level, with emphasis on the fundamental physical principles. Numerous examples, references, practice exercises, and problems complement this remarkably complete treatment, which will also serve as an excellent reference for researchers and practitioners.
Quantum field theory provides the theoretical backbone to most modern physics. This book is designed to bring quantum field theory to a wider audience of physicists. It is packed with worked examples, witty diagrams, and applications intended to introduce a new audience to this revolutionary theory.
A master course in modern physics, from the world-class physicist and father of string theory Susskind and citizen-scientist Hrabovsky. Combines clear explanations of the laws of the universe with basic exercises such as equations and maths.
The first book-length exploration of the most exciting development in modern physics, the theory of 10-dimensional space. The theory of hyperspace, which Michio Kaku pioneered, may be the leading candidate for the Theory of Everything that Einstein spent the remaining years of his life searching for.
This book discusses the computational approach in modern statistical physics in a clear yet accessible way, and works out its intimate relations with other approaches in theoretical physics. Individual chapters focus on subjects as diverse as the hard sphere liquid, classical spin models, single quantum particles and Bose-Einstein condensation. They contain in-depth discussions of algorithms ranging from basic enumeration methods to modern Monte Carlo techniques. The emphasis is on orientation. Discussions of implementation details are kept to a minimum. The book heavily relies on illustrations, tables and concise printed algorithms to convey key information: all the material remains easily accessible. The book is fully self-contained: graphs and tables can be readily reproduced by programming at most a few dozen lines of computer code. Most sections lead from an elementary discussion to the rich and difficult problems of contemporary computational and statistical physics, and will be of interest to a wide range of students, teachers and researchers in physics and the neighboring sciences. An accompanying CD allows to incorporate the layout material (illustrations, tables, schematic programs) into the reader´s own presentations.
Magnetic materials can support propagating waves of magnetization; since these are oscillations in the magnetostatic properties of the material, they are called magnetostatic waves (sometimes ´´magnons´´ or ´´magnetic polarons´´). Under the proper circumstances these waves can exhibit, for example, either dispersive or nondispersive, isotropic or anisotropic propagation, nonreciprocity, frequency-selective nonlinearities, soliton propagation, and chaotic behavior. This rich variety of behavior has led to a number of proposed applications in microwave and optical signal processing. This textbook begins by discussing the basic physics of magnetism in magnetic insulators and the propagation of electromagnetic waves in anisotropic dispersive media. It then treats magnetostatic modes, describing how the modes are excited, how they propagate, and how they interact with light. There are problems at the end of each chapter; many of these serve to expand or explain the material in the text. To enhance the book´s usefulness as a reference, the answers are given for many of the problems. The bibliographies for each chapter give an entry to the research literature. Magnetostatic Waves will thus serve not only as an introduction to an active area of research, but also as a handy reference for workers in the field.
Bergmann/Schaefer Compact - a new edition designed to meet the needs of bachelor students in physics. The first volume covers the content of the first year of the bachelor course - mechanics and heat. Exercises as well asa modern design facilitate the understanding of basic physical principles. Basierend auf dem Klassiker Bergmann/Schaefer wurde unser Standardwerk für das Physik-Studium den neuen Anforderungen angepasst. Band 1 des Bergmann-Schaefer kompakt enthält die prüfungsrelevanten Inhalte für das erste Jahr des Bachelor-Studiums der Physik. Das Studienbuch deckt die Themengebiete Mechanik und Wärme ab und umfasst damit viele aus dem täglichen Leben bekannte Phänomene. Experimente und Übungsaufgaben helfen beim Einstieg in grundlegende Arbeitsweisen der Physik und verdeutlichen das Zusammenwirken von Experiment und Theorie beim Aufspüren physikalischer Gesetzmäßigkeiten. Die neue Konzeption sowie das moderne Layout des Bergmann/Schaefer kompakt bieten Studierenden die im Haupt- und Nebenfach Physik studieren eine gute Grundlage zum studienbegleitenden Lernen sowie zur Prüfungsvorbereitung.
John Taylor has brought to his new book, Classical Mechanics , all of the clarity and insight that made his Introduction to Error Analysis a best-selling text. Classical Mechanics is intended for students who have studied some mechanics in an introductory physics course and covers such topics as conservation laws, oscillations, Lagrangian mechanics, two-body problems, non-inertial frames, rigid bodies, normal modes, chaos theory, Hamiltonian mechanics, and continuum mechanics. A particular highlight is the chapter on chaos, which focuses on a few simple systems, to give a truly comprehensible introduction to the concepts that we hear so much about. At the end of each chapter is a large selection of interesting problems for the student, classified by topic and approximate difficulty, and ranging from simple exercises to challenging computer projects. Taylor´s Classical Mechanics is a thorough and very readable introduction to a subject that is four hundred years old but as exciting today as ever. He manages to convey that excitement as well as deep understanding and insight.
The classic textbook on fluid mechanics is revised and updated by Dr. David Dowling to better illustrate this important subject for modern students. With topics and concepts presented in a clear and accessible way, Fluid Mechanics guides students from the fundamentals to the analysis and application of fluid mechanics, including compressible flow and such diverse applications as aerodynamics and geophysical fluid mechanics. Its broad and deep coverage is ideal for both a first or second course in fluid dynamics at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level, and is well-suited to the needs of modern scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and others seeking fluid mechanics knowledge. Over 100 new examples designed to illustrate the application of the various concepts and equations featured in the text A completely new chapter on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) authored by Prof. Gretar Tryggvason of the University of Notre Dame. This new CFD chapter includes sample MatlabTM codes and 20 exercises New material on elementary kinetic theory, non-Newtonian constitutive relationships, internal and external rough-wall turbulent flows, Reynolds-stress closure models, acoustic source terms, and unsteady one-dimensional gas dynamics Plus 110 new exercises and nearly 100 new figures