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Editors: Henk F. Arnoldus and Thomas George
Book Description:
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 new book presents state of the art research from around the world.

Table of Contents:
Preface;

Chapter 1.- The Diffractive Multifocal Focusing Effect and the Phase of the Optical Field; pp. 1-15
(John T. Foley, Renat R. Letfullin, Henk F. Arnoldus and Thomas George, Villanova University, USA);

Chapter 2.- Stochastic Quantization of Locally Supersymmetric Models; pp. 17-30
(Hossein Farajollahi and Hugh Luckock, University of Sydney, Australia);

Chapter 3.- The Electron Capture Cross Section Using the r-CTMC Method: A Review and a Suggestion for Improvements; pp. 31-45
(Fabio Sattin, Associazione Euratom-ENEA, Italy);

Chapter 4.- Reconciling the Light Scalar Mesons with Breit-Wigner Resonances as well as the Quark Model; pp. 47-74
(Eef van Beveren, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, and George Rupp, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal);

Chapter 5.- Effect of Convection on Wavelet Estimation for a Multidimensional Acoustic Earth; pp. 75-80
(Bashir Ahmad and Ambreen A. Khan, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia);

Index.

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-355-3
   Status: AV
  
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