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This introductory text presents a detailed account of the field of accelerator physics, including particle acceleration, collision and beam dynamics, and the important engineering considerations inherent in the effective construction and operation of particle accelerators. It is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, accelerator scientists, and engineers.
What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the...
By Iwan Morus
The fascinating world of Michael Faraday
This book on quantum optics is from the point of view of an experimentalist. It approaches the theory of quantum optics with the language of optical modes of classical wave theory, with which experimentalists are most familiar. This approach makes the transition easy from classical optics to quantum optics. The...
The Principle of Least Action underlies all physics and leads into quantum mechanics and Einstein's Relativity. There are some textbooks that do the calculations, and one book with nice pictures, but no book before this one that explains what 'action' is, and why nature follows this principle.
By Liqun Qi
The first book on the spectral theory of tensors; the theory of special tensors, including non-negative tensors, positive semidefinite tensors, completely positive tensors, and copositive tensors; and the spectral hypergraph theory via tensors, which is covered in a chapter.
"This textbook introduces advanced classical electrodynamics using modern mathematical techniques, with an emphasis on physical concepts. Connections to field theory and general relativity are highlighted while the book still serves as the basis for a one- or two-semester course on electrodynamics within the graduate curriculum"--