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New topics in theoretical physics / Henk F. Arnoldus and Thomas George, editors.


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New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2007.
  • Book
  • xii, 84 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Preface-- The Diffractive Multifocal Focusing Effect and the Phase of the Optical Field-- Stochastic Quantisation of Locally Supersymmetric Models-- The Electron Capture Cross Section Using the r-CTMC Method: A Review and a Suggestion for Improvements-- Reconciling the Light Scalar Mesons with Breit-Wigner Resonances as well as the Quark Model-- Effect of Convection on Wavelet Estimation for a Multidimensional Acoustic Earth-- Index.
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Publisher's Summary:
Although the various branches of physics differ in their experimental methods and theoretical approaches, certain general principles apply to all of them. The forefront of contemporary advances in physics lies in the submicroscopic regime, whether it be in atomic, nuclear, condensed-matter, plasma, or particle physics, or in quantum optics, or even in the study of stellar structure. All are based upon quantum theory (i.e: quantum mechanics and quantum field theory) and relativity, which together form the theoretical foundations of modern physics. Many physical quantities whose classical counterparts vary continuously over a range of possible values are in quantum theory constrained to have discontinuous, or discrete, values. The intrinsically deterministic character of classical physics is replaced in quantum theory by intrinsic uncertainty. According to quantum theory, electromagnetic radiation does not always consist of continuous waves; instead it must be viewed under some circumstances as a collection of particle-like photons, the energy and momentum of each being directly proportional to its frequency (or inversely proportional to its wavelength, the photons still possessing some wavelike characteristics). This book presents state-of-the-art research from around the world.
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Arnoldus, Henk F.
George, Thomas F., 1947-
Horizons in world physics ; v. 258.

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