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New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems

Edited by Martine Ben Amar, Alain Goriely, Martin Michael Müller and Leticia Cugliandolo.

May 2011; published online September 2011.

Book. Subjects: physics. 384 pages.

In July 2009, many experts in the mathematical modelling of biological sciences gathered in Les Houches for a four-week summer school on the mechanics and physics of biological systems. The...

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Cognitive Biology

Gennaro Auletta.

July 2011; published online September 2011.

Book. Subjects: physics. 880 pages.

The book provides a new conceptual scaffold for further research in biology and cognition by introducing the new field of Cognitive Biology. It is a systems biology approach showing that...

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Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov.

September 2011; published online January 2012.

Book. Subjects: astrophysics. 504 pages.

This book is a thorough and up‐to‐date introduction to black hole physics. It provides a modern and unified overview of all their aspects, physical, mathematical, astrophysical, classical,...

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Ultracold Gases and Quantum Information

Edited by Christian Miniatura, Leong-Chuan Kwek, Martial Ducloy, Benoît Grémaud, Berthold-Georg Englert, Leticia Cugliandolo, Artur Ekert and Kok Khoo Phua.

May 2011; published online September 2011.

Book. Subjects: mathematical and statistical physics. 668 pages.

In recent years, there has been much synergy between the exciting areas of quantum information science and ultracold atoms. This volume, as part of the proceedings for the XCI session of...

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Einstein's Physics

Ta-Pei Cheng.

January 2013; published online May 2013.

Book. Subjects: astrophysics. 376 pages.

Einstein’s doctoral thesis and his Brownian motion paper were decisive contributions to our understanding of matter as composed of molecules and atoms. Einstein was one of the founding...

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Acids and Bases

Brian G. Cox.

January 2013; published online May 2013.

Book. Subjects: condensed matter physics. 160 pages.

Acids and bases are ubiquitous in chemistry. Our understanding of them, however, is dominated by their behaviour in water. Transfer to non-aqueous solvents leads to profound changes in...

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An Introduction to Non-Perturbative Foundations of Quantum Field Theory

Franco Strocchi.

February 2013; published online May 2013.

Book. Subjects: astrophysics. 272 pages.

The book begins by discussing i) the conflict between locality or hyperbolicity and positivity of the energy for relativistic wave equations, which marks the origin of quantum field theory,...

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The Theory of Intermolecular Forces

Anthony Stone.

January 2013; published online May 2013.

Book. Subjects: atomic, molecular, and optical physics. 352 pages.

The theory of intermolecular forces has advanced very greatly in the last few decades. Simple empirical models are no longer adequate to account for the detailed and accurate experimental...

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Electronic and Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers

William Barford.

April 2013; published online May 2013.

Book. Subjects: condensed matter physics. 320 pages.

Since the discovery of the light emitting properties of the phenyl-based organic semiconductors in 1990 there has been a huge growth of interest in conjugated polymers. The potential device...

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Fluctuating Nonlinear Oscillators

Edited by Mark Dykman.

July 2012; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: mathematical and statistical physics. 432 pages.

The book elucidates the physics of classical and quantum fluctuations in nonlinear oscillators and provides a unifying insight into fluctuation phenomena in a variety of vibrational systems...

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