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X-Ray Compton Scattering

Malcolm Cooper, Peter Mijnarends, Nobuhiro Shiotani, Nobuhiko Sakai and Arun Bansil.

October 2004; published online September 2007.

Book. Subjects: atomic, molecular, and optical physics. 392 pages.

This book covers all aspects of the study of ground state electron density in condensed matter through Compton scattering of hard x-rays or gamma rays, i.e., photons with energies between...

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Quantum Dynamical Systems

Robert Alicki and Mark Fannes.

July 2001; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: mathematical and statistical physics. 296 pages.

This book presents a number of basic concepts and mathematical techniques for analyzing quantum and classical dynamical systems on an equal basis, mainly but not solely aimed at quantifying...

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The Physics of Warm Nuclei

Helmut Hofmann.

April 2008; published online September 2008.

Book. Subjects: nuclear physics. 644 pages.

This book offers a survey of nuclear physics at low energies and discusses similarities to mesoscopic systems. It addresses systems at finite excitations of the internal degrees of freedom...

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Helium Three

Roland Dobbs.

May 2001; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: condensed matter physics. 1081 pages.

The condensed phases of helium three provide an exciting laboratory for many fundamental questions in condensed matter physics. Due to its light mass and weak interatomic potential, the...

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Deep Inelastic Scattering

Robin Devenish and Amanda Cooper-Sarkar.

November 2003; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: astrophysics. 418 pages.

The book provides a self-contained account of deep inelastic scattering (DIS) in high energy physics. It covers the classic results that lead to the quark-parton model of hadrons and the...

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Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics

Robert C. Hilborn.

September 2000; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: mathematical and statistical physics. 672 pages.

This book introduces the full range of activity in the rapidly growing field of nonlinear dynamics. Using a step-by-step introduction to dynamics and geometry in state space as the central...

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Nuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective

Richard F. Casten.

March 2001; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: nuclear physics. 478 pages.

This textbook on nuclear structure takes a unique and complementary approach compared to existing texts on the topic. Avoiding complicated calculations and complex mathematical formalism,...

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Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional Structures

Edited by Lawrence Challis.

August 2003; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: atomic, molecular, and optical physics. 376 pages.

The study of electrons and holes confined to two, one, and even zero dimensions has uncovered a rich variety of new physics and applications. This book describes the interaction between...

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Anomalies in Quantum Field Theory

Reinhold A. Bertlmann.

November 2000; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: mathematical and statistical physics. 560 pages.

The anomaly, which forms the central part of this book, is the failure of classical symmetry to survive the process of quantization and regularization. The study of anomalies is the key to...

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Historical Supernovae and their Remnants

F. Richard Stephenson and David A. Green.

August 2002; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: astrophysics. 266 pages.

This book reviews both the historical observations of supernovae (SNe) seen in our Galaxy over the last two millennia — and recorded in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea) as ‘guest stars’,...

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