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Contents Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Physics 1 Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model

Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience and Mesoscopic Physics

2 Quantum Field Theory

19 Principles of Condensed Matter Physics

3 A First Course in String Theory

20 Fundamentals of Condensed Matter Physics

General and Classical Physics 4 Fourier and Laplace Transforms 5 Thermal Physics 6 An Introduction to Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics and Applications in Condensed Matter

Atoms and Molecules Interacting with Light

22 Nanostructures and Nanotechnology

Supersymmetry and String Theory

23 Advanced Solid State Physics

34 Advanced Concepts in Particle and Field Theory

21 Electronic Structure

Cosmology, Relativity and Gravitation 24 General Relativity

8 Practical Physics

25 A First Course in General Relativity

9 Modern Electrodynamics

26 A Student’s Manual for A First Course in General Relativity

10 Essential Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences

27 Physical Foundations of Cosmology Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics

11 Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

28 Introduction to High Energy Physics

12 Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering

29 Modern Particle Physics

13 Maths: A Student’s Survival Guide Electronics for Physicists 14 Basic Electronics for Scientists and Engineers Optics, Optoelectronics and Photonics 15 Quantum Optics 16 Principles of Optics 17 Introductory Quantum Optics 18 Optical Physics

33 Network Science

7 Introduction to Classical Mechanics

Mathemetical Methods & Computational Tools

Supplementary Reading

Quantum Physics 30 Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Nonlinear Science and Fluid Dynamics 31 Turbulent Flows Statistical Physics 32 Statistical Physics of Particles

Student Solution Manual for Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

Student Solution Manual for Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering

The Cambridge Handbook of Physics Formulas



Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Physics Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model Matthew D. Schwartz Harvard University, Massachusetts

Providing a modern introduction to quantum field theory, this comprehensive textbook develops the Standard Model of particle physics and explains state-of-the-art techniques for performing precision theoretical calculations. Intuitive physical discussions of abstract concepts make the subject accessible to students with a variety of backgrounds and interests. • Theoretical methods are motivated and validated with concrete physical questions and experimental data • Mathematically rigorous results are proven and explained, with real-world examples illustrating their importance • Builds from undergraduate-level quantum mechanics to modern research topics

This is an excellent graduate-level relativistic quantum field theory text, covering an impressive amount of material often with a very novel presentation. It would be ideal either for courses on relativistic quantum field theory or for courses on the Standard Model of elementary particle interactions. The book provides interesting insights and covers many modern topics not usually presented in current texts such as spinor-helicity methods and on-shell recursion relations, heavy quark effective theory and soft-collinear effective field theory. It is nice to see the modern point of view on the predictive power of non-renormalizable theories discussed. Once in a generation particle physicists elevate a quantum field theory text to the rank of classic. Two such classics are the texts by Bjorken and Drell and Peskin and Schroeder; it wouldn’t surprise me if this new book by Schwartz joins this illustrious group.” Mark Wise, California Institute of Technology

2014 246 x 189 mm 863pp 39 b/w illus.  191 exercises   9781107034730 | £57.99 / US$99.99 HB

Contents: Part I. Field Theory: 1. Microscopic theory of radiation; 2. Lorentz invariance and second quantization; 3. Classical Field Theory; 4. Old-fashioned perturbation theory; 5. Cross sections and decay rates; 6. The S-matrix and time-ordered products; 7. Feynman rules; Part II. Quantum Electrodynamics: 8. Spin 1 and gauge invariance; 9. Scalar QED; 10. Spinors; 11. Spinor solutions and CPT; 12. Spin and statistics; 13. Quantum electrodynamics; 14. Path integrals; Part III. Renormalization: 15. The Casimir effect; 16. Vacuum polarization; 17. The anomalous magnetic moment; 18. Mass renormalization; 19. Renormalized perturbation theory; 20. Infrared divergences; 21. Renormalizability; 22. Non-renormalizable theories; 23. The renormalization group; 24. Implications of Unitarity; Part IV. The Standard Model: 25. Yang–Mills theory; 26. Quantum Yang-Mills theory; 27. Gluon scattering and the spinor-helicity formalism; 28. Spontaneous symmetry breaking; 29. Weak interactions; 30. Anomalies; 31. Precision tests of the standard model; 32. QCD and the parton model; Part V. Advanced Topics: 33. Effective actions and Schwinger proper time; 34. Background fields; 35. Heavy-quark physics; 36. Jets and effective field theory; Appendices; References; Index.

Quantum Field Theory Mark Srednicki

University of California, Santa Barbara

This textbook is an essential introduction to quantum field theory, covering all the key theories necessary to understand the standard model. It is ideal for graduate students studying quantum field theory and elementary particle theory. It contains extensive problems, with solutions available to lecturers at • A complete treatment of elementary particle theory from basics to advanced topics • Contains 250 exercises with solutions available to lecturers at • Presented in a logical sequence • Written in a flexible, modular format with fully self-contained chapters

This accessible and conceptually structured introduction to quantum field theory will be of value not only to beginning students but also to practicing physicists interested in learning or reviewing specific topics. The book is organized in a modular fashion, which makes it easy to extract the basic information relevant to the reader’s area(s) of interest. The material is presented in an intuitively clear and informal style. Foundational topics such as path integrals and Lorentz representations are included early in the exposition, as appropriate for a modern course; later material includes a detailed description of the Standard Model and other advanced topics such as instantons, supersymmetry, and unification, which are essential knowledge for working particle physicists, but which are not treated in most other field theory texts.’ Washington Taylor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007 247 x 174 mm 660pp 90 b/w illus.  250 exercises   9780521864497 | £49.99 / US$99.99 HB

Contents Preface for students; Preface for instructors; Acknowledgements; Part I. Spin Zero: Part II. Spin One Half: Part III. Spin One: Bibliography Visit to view the full list of 97 individual chapters.



Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Physics



Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Physics 2ND EDITION

A First Course in String Theory Barton Zwiebach

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Zwiebach is once again faithful to his goal of making string theory accessible to undergraduates. This text now includes AdS/CFT correspondence, as well introducing superstrings. With almost 300 problems and exercises it is perfectly suited for introductory courses for students with a background in physics. • Includes completely new chapters on AdS/CFT correspondence and strong interactions, and an introduction to superstrings • A detailed and self-contained explanation of string theory at a level that is truly understandable to undergraduates • Presents the main concepts of string theory in a concrete and physical way, with over 100 worked examples and over 180 homework problems (with solutions for instructors)

A refreshingly different approach to string theory that requires remarkably little previous knowledge of quantum theory or relativity. This highlights fundamental features of the theory that make it so radically different from theories based on point-like particles. This book makes the subject amenable to undergraduates but it will also appeal greatly to beginning researchers who may be overwhelmed by the standard textbooks.” Michael Green, University of Cambridge

2009 246 x 189 mm 694pp 86 b/w illus.  180 exercises  9780521880329 | £49.99 / US$105.00 HB

Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Basics: 1. A brief introduction; 2. Special relativity and extra dimensions; 3. Electromagnetism and gravitation in various dimensions; 4. Nonrelativistic strings; 5. The relativistic point particle; 6. Relativistic strings; 7. Strong parameterization and classical motion; 8. World-sheet currents; 9. Light-cone relativistic strings; 10. Light-cone fields and particles; 11. The relativistic quantum point particle; 12, Relativistic quantum closed strings; 13. Relativistic quantum closed strings; 14. A look at relativistic superstrings; Part II. Developments: 15. D-branes and gauge fields; 16. String charge and electric charge; 17. T-duality of closed strings; 18. T-duality of open strings; 19. Electromagnetism fields in D-branes; 20. Nonlinear and Born-Infeld electrodynamics; 21. Strong theory and particle physics; 22. String thermodynamics and black holes; 23. Strong interactions and AdS/CFT; 24. Covariant string quantization; 25. String interactions and Riemann surfaces; 26. Loop amplitudes in string theory; References; Index.

General and Classical Physics



Fourier and Laplace Transforms R. J. Beerends

Ministry of Defence, The Hague

H. G. ter Morsche

… excellent textbook …”

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Zentralblatt MATH

J. C. van den Berg

Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

and E. M. van de Vrie Open Universiteit

This textbook presents, in a unified manner, the fundamentals of both continuous and discrete versions of the Fourier and Laplace transforms. These transforms play an important role in the analysis of all kinds of physical phenomena. • A textbook written for self-study, complete with illustrated definitions, theorems and concepts • Includes a rigorous treatment of distribution theory • Solutions available to lecturers from

2003 247 x 174 mm 458pp 50 tables  125 exercises   9780521806893 | £125.00 / US$215.00 HB

Contents Preface; Introduction; 1. Signals and systems; 2. Mathematical prerequisites; 3. Fourier series: definition and properties; 4. The fundamental theorem of Fourier series; 5. Applications of Fourier series; 6. Fourier integrals: definition and properties; 7. The fundamental theorem of the Fourier integral; 8. Distributions; 9. The Fourier transform of distributions; 10. Applications of the Fourier integral; 11. Complex functions; 12. The Laplace transform: definition and properties; 13. Further properties, distributions, and the fundamental theorem; 14. Applications of the Laplace transform; 15. Sampling of continuous-time signals; 16. The discrete Fourier transform; 17. The fast Fourier transform; 18. The z-transform; 19. Applications of discrete transforms.

9780521534413 | £59.99 / US$105.00 PB



General and Classical Physics NEW TITLE

Thermal Physics Energy and Entropy

David Goodstein

California Institute of Technology

Written by distinguished physics educator David Goodstein, this fresh introduction to thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and the study of matter is ideal for undergraduate courses. Favoring intuitive descriptions over mathematical derivations, the textbook uses numerous problems and worked examples to help readers get to grips with the subject. • Makes the usually complex subject of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics simple and easy to understand • Introduces all thermodynamic functions and how they are related to microscopic quantities through statistical mechanics • Gives intuitive and qualitative descriptions over exhaustive mathematical derivations • Includes exercises and worked examples

2015 228 x 152 mm 174pp 44 b/w illus.  96 exercises   9781107080119 | £40.00 / US$75.00 HB

Contents 1. The basic ideas of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; 2. The care and feeding of thermodynamic variables; 3. Gases and other matters; 4. The laws of thermodynamics; 5. The Boltzmann factor and the density of states; 6. Thermodynamic functions; 7. Statistical mechanics for fixed and variable N; 8. More advanced topics; 9. Solutions; Index.

9781107465497 | £19.99 / US$32.99 PB

General and Classical Physics 2ND EDITION

An Introduction to Mechanics Daniel Kleppner

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

and Robert Kolenkow Now brought up to date, this improved second edition is ideal for classical mechanics courses for first- and second-year undergraduates with foundation skills in mathematics. The book retains all the features of the first edition, but with new examples taken from recent developments and a solutions manual for instructors at • The book retains all the features of the first edition, including numerous worked examples, challenging problems and extensive illustrations • New examples take in recent developments, such as laser slowing of atoms, exoplanets and black holes • A ‘Hints, Clues and Answers’ section has been added to selected problems to support student learning

2013 246 x 189 mm 566pp 675 b/w illus.  241 exercises   9780521198110 | £47.99 / US$84.99 HB

Contents 1. Vectors and kinematics; 2. Newton’s laws; 3. Forces and equations of motion; 4. Momentum; 5. Work and energy; 6. Small oscillations, stability, and collisions; 7. Angular momentum and fixed axis rotation; 8. Rigid body motion; 9. Noninertial systems and fictitious forces; 10. Central force motion; 11. The harmonic oscillator; 12. The special theory of relativity; 13. Relativistic dynamics; 14. Spacetime physics; Index.





General and Classical Physics Introduction to Classical Mechanics With Problems and Solutions

• Includes over 350 unworked exercises, with password protected solutions available to instructors online

This textbook serves as an introduction to standard undergraduate classical mechanics topics, including Newton’s laws, energy, momentum, oscillators, rotational dynamics and angular momentum. … The real value of this book, however, lies in the extensive set of problems and worked solutions that many students tend to crave and as such is sure to be warmly welcomed.”

• Thoroughly illustrated with more than 600 figures to help demonstrate key concepts

Contemporary Physics

David Morin

Harvard University, Massachusetts

This textbook covers all the standard introductory topics in classical mechanics, as well as exploring more advanced topics. With more than 250 problems with detailed solutions, and over 350 unworked exercises, this is an ideal supplementary text for all levels of undergraduate physics courses in classical mechanics. • Contains more than 250 problems with solutions to aid in self-study

2008 246 x 189 mm 734pp 628 b/w illus.  369 exercises  9780521876223 | £44.99 / US$94.99 HB

Contents Preface; 1. Strategies for solving problems; 2. Statics; 3. Using F=ma; 4. Oscillations; 5. Conservation of energy and momentum; 6. The Lagrangian model; 7. Central forces; 8. Angular momentum, Part I (constant L); 9. Angular momentum, Part II (general L); 10. Accelerating frames of reference; 11. Relativity (kinematics); 12. Relativity (dynamics); 13. 4-vectors; 14. General relativity; Appendices; References; Index.

General and Classical Physics




Practical Physics G. L. Squires

University of Cambridge

This classic companion to undergraduate experimental work in physics covers the statistical treatment of data, experimental methods, and gives advice on keeping efficient records, calculations, and scientific writing. It contains numerous examples and exercises. This new up-to-date edition includes further statistics, new experimental material, and worked examples based on spreadsheets. • An ideal companion to any undergraduate course in practical physics

Dr Squires has made a very worthwhile contribution to the surprisingly small number of modern textbooks available on this subject.” New Scientist

• Demonstrates a purposive and critical approach to experimental work • Deals with the statistical treatment of data, an essential skill for physics students

2001 247 x 174 mm 228pp 74 b/w illus.  19 tables   9780521779401 | £34.99 / US$64.99 PB


Preface; 1. The object of practical physics; Part I. Statistical Treatment of Data: 2. Introduction to errors; 3. Treatment of a single variable; 4. Further topics in statistical theory; 5. Common sense in errors; Part II. Experimental Methods: 6. Some laboratory instruments and methods; 7. Some experimental techniques; 8. Experimental logic; 9. Common sense in experiments; Part III. Record and Calculations: 10. Record of the experiment; 11. Graphs; 12. Arithmetic; 13. Writing a paper; Appendices; Solutions to exercises; Some useful books; References; Index.



General and Classical Physics Modern Electrodynamics Andrew Zangwill

Georgia Institute of Technology

An engaging writing style and a strong focus on the physics make this comprehensive, graduate-level textbook unique among existing classical electromagnetism textbooks. It features almost 120 worked examples, 80 applications boxes and nearly 600 end-of-chapter homework problems, with a solutions manual available to instructors at • A comprehensive treatment of electrodynamics, including modern developments

An outstanding achievement on so many levels, including scope, depth, insight, pedagogy, and historical background. It will become an instant classic.” John D. Joannopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

• Features nearly 600 end-of-chapter problems of varying difficulty, many of which are original • A complete solutions manual is available to instructors

2013 246 x 189 mm 998pp 515 b/w illus.  579 exercises   9780521896979 | £49.99 / US$99.99 HB

Contents 1. Mathematical preliminaries; 2. The Maxwell equations; 3. Electrostatics; 4. Electric multipoles; 5. Conducting matter; 6. Dielectric matter; 7. Laplace’s Equation; 8. Poisson’s Equation; 9. Steady current; 10. Magnetostatics; 11. Magnetic multipoles; 12. Magnetic force and energy; 13. Magnetic matter; 14. Dynamic and quasistatic fields; 15. General electromagnetic fields; 16. Waves in vacuum; 17. Waves in simple matter; 18. Waves in dispersive matter; 19. Guided and confined waves; 20. Retardation and radiation; 21. Scattering and diffraction; 22. Special relativity; 23. Fields from moving charges; 24. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods; Appendixes; Index.

Essential Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences

• Nearly 400 end-of-chapter problems let students apply what they have learned to reinforce the concepts

Problem-solving skills can only be developed by solving problems, and here students can gorge on many stimulating problems … this book can be recommended as [a] thorough, readable, mathematical methods textbook for undergraduates on a par with the book of Boas. As Paul Dirac said ‘God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world’, and students will not go far wrong by beginning their journey into mathematical physics here.”

• Fully-worked solutions to all problems, password-protected for instructors, are available at

C. A. Downing, Contemporary Physics

K. F. Riley

University of Cambridge

and M. P. Hobson University of Cambridge

The mathematical methods that physical scientists need for solving problems are clearly set out in this tutorial-style textbook. It develops problem-solving skills through hundreds of worked examples, self-test questions and homework problems. Solutions to odd-numbered problems are given in a Student Solutions Manual, with all solutions available at • Over 300 worked examples show how to use the techniques and around 100 self-test questions in the footnotes act as checkpoints to build student confidence

2011 246 x 189 mm 843pp 106 b/w illus.  510 exercises  9780521761147 | 44.99 / US$89.99 HB

Contents 1. Matrices and vector spaces; 2. Vector calculus; 3. Line, surface and volume integrals; 4. Fourier series; 5. Integral transforms; 6. Higher-order ODEs; 7. Series solutions of ODEs; 8. Eigenfunction methods; 9. Special functions; 10. Partial differential equations; 11. Solution methods for PDEs; 12. Calculus of variations; 13. Integral equations; 14. Complex variables; 15. Applications of complex variables; 16. Probability; 17. Statistics; Appendices; Index.



Mathemetical Methods and Computational Tools



Mathemetical Methods and Computational Tools Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences K. F. Riley

University of Cambridge

and M. P. Hobson University of Cambridge

This tutorial-style textbook develops the basic mathematical tools needed by undergraduates to solve problems in the physical sciences. Students gain hands-on experience through hundreds of worked examples, self-test questions and homework problems. Solutions to odd-numbered problems are given in a Student Solutions Manual, with all solutions available at • Over 270 worked examples show how to put the tools into practice, and more than 450 end-of-chapter problems allow students to apply the tools themselves • Around 170 self-test questions and 300 end-of-section exercises help students check their understanding as they work through the text • Fully-worked solutions to all problems, password-protected for instructors, are available at

2011 246 x 189 mm 736pp 119 b/w illus.  744 exercises   9780521192736 | £44.99 / US$94.99 HB

Contents 1. Arithmetic and geometry; 2. Preliminary algebra; 3. Differential calculus; 4. Integral calculus; 5. Complex numbers and hyperbolic functions; 6. Series and limits; 7. Partial differentiation; 8. Multiple integrals; 9. Vector algebra; 10. Matrices and vector spaces; 11. Vector calculus; 12. Line, surface and volume integrals; 13. Laplace transforms; 14. Ordinary differential equations; 15. Elementary probability; Appendices; Index.

Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering A Comprehensive Guide

K. F. Riley

University of Cambridge

M. P. Hobson

University of Cambridge

and S. J. Bence This highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook teaches all the mathematics for undergraduate courses in the physical sciences. Containing over 800 exercises, half come with hints and answers and, in a separate manual, complete worked solutions. The remaining exercises are intended for unaided homework; full solutions are available to instructors. • Contains all the mathematical material likely to be needed for any undergraduate course in the physical sciences • Maintains the method and clarity of presentation that has been much praised in earlier editions • Over 800 exercises: half with complete solutions available; half suitable for unaided homework – the only book at this level to have fully-worked solutions to ALL of its problems

2006 247 x 174 mm 1359pp 235 b/w illus.  820 exercises   9780521679718 | £39.99 / US$110.00 PB


… a great scientific textbook. It is a tour de force … to write mathematical sections that are both complete and at an appropriate academic level. The authors have clearly succeeded in this challenge, making this a remarkable pedagogical book … The choice of exercises is excellent and possibly the best feature of the book. In summary, this textbook is a great reference at undergraduate level, particularly for those who like to teach or learn using lots of examples and exercises.’ R. Botet, European Journal of Physics

Contents Prefaces; 1. Preliminary algebra; 2. Preliminary calculus; 3. Complex numbers and hyperbolic functions; 4. Series and limits; 5. Partial differentiation; 6. Multiple integrals; 7. Vector algebra; 8. Matrices and vector spaces; 9. Normal modes; 10. Vector calculus; 11. Line, surface and volume integrals; 12. Fourier series; 13. Integral transforms; 14. First-order ordinary differential equations; 15. Higher-order ordinary differential equations; 16. Series solutions of ordinary differential equations; 17. Eigenfunction methods for differential equations; 18. Special functions; 19. Quantum operators; 20. Partial differential equations: general and particular; 21. Partial differential equations: separation of variables; 22. Calculus of variations; 23. Integral equations; 24. Complex variables; 25. Application of complex variables; 26. Tensors; 27. Numerical methods; 28. Group theory; 29. Representation theory; 30. Probability; 31. Statistics; Index.



Mathemetical Methods and Computational Tools



Mathemetical Methods and Computational Tools 2ND EDITION

Maths: A Student’s Survival Guide A Self-Help Workbook for Science and Engineering Students

Jenny Olive This friendly self-help workbook covers mathematics essential to first-year undergraduate scientists and engineers. In the second edition of this highly successful textbook the author has completely revised the existing text and added a totally new chapter on vectors. • A new edition of a very successful introductory mathematics textbook • Friendly, thorough and encouraging • 800 problems with full solutions included

… a friendly book written in an engaging style … It also contains very full, worked solutions to the exercises, which will greatly aid self-study. The introduction contains wise guidance on how to study and understand mathematics and the author’s experience as a teacher comes out through her warnings of pitfalls and common errors … it will be valued particularly by those who need to make up a deficiency in a specific topic or to remove the rust from their mathematics … working through a few sections from Olive may be the prescription to cure the problem in many cases.’ Nigel Steele, The Times Higher Education Supplement

2003 276 x 219 mm 650pp 592 b/w illus.  14 tables  770 exercises   9780521017077 | £34.99 / US$94.99 PB

Contents 1. Basic algebra: some reminders of how it works; 2. Graphs and equations; 3. Relations and functions; 4. Some trigonometry and geometry of triangles and circles; 5. Extending trigonometry to angles of any size; 6. Sequences and series; 7. Binomial series and proof by induction; 8. Differentiation; 9. Integration; 10. Complex numbers; 11. Working with vectors.

Electronics for Physicists

Dennis L. Eggleston

Occidental College, Los Angeles

Ideal for a one-semester course, this concise textbook covers basic electronics for undergraduate students in science and engineering. Readers are shown how to work with electronic circuits and apply the techniques they have learnt. Laboratory exercises and solutions to the exercises (password-protected for instructors) are available online. • Ideally suited for a one-semester course on basic electronics for undergraduate students • Begins with the basics of general circuit laws and resistor circuits, with all mathematics kept to a suitable level • Readers learn how to work with electronic circuits and will be able to apply the techniques to other circuits

Basic Electronics for Scientists and Engineers by Dennis Eggleston is an example of how the most important material in the introduction to electronics can be presented within a one semester time frame. The text is written in a nice logical sequence and is beneficial for students majoring in all areas … In addition, many examples and detailed introduction of all equations allow this course to be taught to students of different background[s] – sophomores, juniors and seniors. Overall, the effort of the author is thrilling and, definitely, this text will be popular among many instructors and students.’ Anatoliy Glushchenko, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

2011 246 x 189 mm 261pp 305 b/w illus.  83 exercises   9780521154307 | £39.99 / US$69.99 PB

Contents Preface; 1. Basic concepts and resistor circuits; 2. AC circuits; 3. Band theory and diode circuits; 4. Bipolar junction transistors; 5. Field-effect transistors; 6. Operational amplifiers; 7. Oscillators; 8. Digital circuits and devices; Appendices; Index.


Basic Electronics for Scientists and Engineers




Optics, Optoelectronics and Photonics Quantum Optics Girish S. Agarwal Oklahoma State University

Ideal for graduate courses on quantum optics, this textbook provides an up-to-date account of the basic principles and applications. It features end-of-chapter exercises with solutions available for instructors at It is invaluable to both graduate students and researchers in physics and photonics, quantum information science and quantum communications. • Brings readers up to date with the latest advances in the field • Covers a wide range of topics such as quantum optics on a chip, nanomechanical mirrors, quantum entanglement and quantum metrology • Takes readers from the basic principles through to applications in emerging fields

The reader will find this book to be an excellent, modern review of the field of quantum optics and its applications. It is written for graduate students with a strong background in quantum mechanics and classical electrodynamics. If you studied quantum optics more than a decade ago, it is a must-read to refresh your knowledge of this rapidly advancing field. Early on, the author presents quantized radiation fields and later moves to the interactions of radiation and matter. Its value as a textbook is enhanced by the inclusion of exercises and solutions, references and an index. The inexperienced reader may find the concise exposition somewhat daunting, but those with more advanced knowledge will find exciting modern developments that can be incorporated into new devices and techniques.” Barry R. Masters, Optics and Photonics News (

2012 246 x 189 mm 504pp 235 b/w illus.  147 exercises   9781107006409 | £54.99 / US$89.99 HB

Contents: 1. Quantized electromagnetic field and coherent state representations; 2. Nonclassicality of radiation fields; 3. Two mode squeezed states and quantum entanglement; 4. Non-Gaussian nonclassical states; 5. Optical interferometry with single photons and nonclassical light; 6. Polarization and orbital angular momentum of quantum fields; 7. Absorption, emission, and scattering of radiation; 8. Partial coherence in multimode quantum fields; 9. Open quantum systems; 10. Amplification and attenuation of quantum fields; 11. Quantum coherence, interference and squeezing in two-level systems; 12. Cavity quantum electrodynamics; 13. Absorption, emission and scattering from two-level atoms; 14. Quantum interference and entanglement in radiating systems; 15. Near-field radiative effects; 16. Decoherence and disentanglement in two-level systems; 17. Coherent control of the optical properties; 18. Dispersion management and ultra-slow light; 19. Single photons and nonclassical light in integrated structures; 20. Quantum optical effects in nano mechanical systems; Index.

Optics, Optoelectronics and Photonics 7TH EDITION

Principles of Optics Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light

Max Born

Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany and University of Edinburgh

and Emil Wolf

University of Rochester, New York

With contributions by A. B. Bhatia P. C. Clemmow, D. Gabor A. R. Stokes, A. M. Taylor P. A. Wayman and W. L. Wilcock Principles of Optics is one of the classic science books of the twentieth century, and probably the most influential book in optics published in the past 40 years. The new edition of this standard reference will continue to be invaluable to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers working in most areas of optics.

1999 253 x 177 mm 985pp 393 b/w illus.  30 tables  9780521642224 | £54.99 / US$105.00 HB

Contents Historical introduction; 1. Basic properties of the electromagnetic field; 2. Electromagnetic potentials and polarization; 3. Foundations of geometrical optics; 4. Geometrical theory of optical imaging; 5. Geometrical theory of aberrations; 6. Image-forming instruments; 7. Elements of the theory of interference and interferometers; 8. Elements of the theory of diffraction; 9. The diffraction theory of aberrations; 10. Interference and diffraction with partially coherent light; 11. Rigorous diffraction theory; 12. Diffraction of light by ultrasonic waves; 13. Scattering from inhomogeneous media; 14. Optics of metals; 15. Optics of crystals; 16. Appendices; Author index; Subject index.





Optics, Optoelectronics and Photonics Introductory Quantum Optics Christopher Gerry

Lehman College, City University of New York

and Peter Knight

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London

This book provides an elementary introduction to quantum optics, the study of the quantum mechanical nature of light and its interaction with matter. It is designed for upper-level undergraduates taking courses in quantum optics who have already taken courses in quantum mechanics, and for first and second year graduate students.

… the book is well argued throughout and subject applications are explained beautifully.” The Times Higher Education Supplement

• The only modern undergraduate textbook on quantum optics • Includes a large number of homework problems, with solutions available from solutions@ • Contains description of many of the latest experiments and applications of quantum optics to quantum information processing

2004 246 x 189 mm 332pp 101 b/w illus.  3 tables  150 exercises   9780521527354 | £44.99 / US$79.99 PB

Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Field quantization; 3. Coherent states; 4. Emission and absorption of radiation by atoms; 5. Quantum coherence functions; 6. Beam splitters and interferometers; 7. Nonclassical light; 8. Dissipative interactions and decoherence; 9. Optical test of quantum mechanics; 10. Experiments in cavity QED and with trapped ions; 11. Applications of entanglement: Heisenberg-limited interferometry and quantum information processing; Appendix A. The density operator, entangled states, the Schmidt decomposition, and the von Neumann entropy; Appendix B. Quantum measurement theory in a (very small) nutshell; Appendix C. Derivation of the effective Hamiltonian for dispersive (far off-resonant) interactions; Appendix D. Nonlinear optics and spontaneous parametric down-conversion.

Optics, Optoelectronics and Photonics




Optical Physics Ariel Lipson

BrightView Systems Ltd, Israel

Stephen G. Lipson

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa

and Henry Lipson

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

This fourth edition of a well-established textbook is ideal for undergraduate and advanced courses on modern optics. Numerous practical examples are given, many from student laboratory experiments and lecture demonstrations. Illustrated with 400 figures, text is supplemented by advanced topics and up-to-date applications. Additional resources are available at

… a well established and essential text for both undergraduate and graduate physicists … father and son writing in concert have written a scholarly, authoritative and clearly written account of the principles and application of wave theory.” Edward Atkins, Physics Education

• Features numerous practical examples, many of which can be easily repeated in a laboratory, and illustrated with 400 figures • Exposes readers to key research themes through advanced topics and up-to-date applications • Additional resources online include solutions to the problems, simulation programs, key figures, experimental demonstrations and further discussions of several topics

2010 246 x 189 mm 590pp 375 b/w illus.  190 exercises   9780521493451 | £44.99 / US$94.99 HB

Contents 1. History of ideas; 2. Waves; 3. Geometrical optics; 4. Fourier theory; 5. Electromagnetic waves; 6. Polarization and anisotropic media; 7. The scalar theory of diffraction; 8. Fraunhofer diffraction and interference; 9. Interferometry; 10. Optical waveguides and modulated media; 11. Coherence; 12. Image formation; 13. The classical theory of dispersion; 14. Quantum optics and lasers; Appendices; Index.



Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience and Mesoscopic Physics Principles of Condensed Matter Physics P. M. Chaikin

Princeton University, New Jersey

and T. C. Lubensky University of Pennsylvania

An overview of the physics of condensed matter systems, written in a clear, pedagogic style with extensive examples of real-world systems. Serves as a course text as well as an essential reference for students and researchers. • Written in a clear, pedagogic style by leading researchers in the field • An essential reference text • Contains extensive examples of real-world systems • Hardback has had excellent sales and was reviewed widely

… an important achievement … among the book’s pedagogical features are a wealth of daunting problems, a pithy glossary of intimidating terms and concrete descriptions of experiments and technological applications … it will strengthen the understanding by students and researchers for a long time to come.’ Physics Today

2000 247 x 174 mm 720pp 290 b/w illus.  15 tables  91 exercises  9780521794503 | £54.99 / US$105.00 PB

Contents Contents: Preface; 1. Overview; 2. Structure and scattering; 3. Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; 4. Mean-field theory; 5. Field theories, critical phenomena, and the renormalization group; 6. Generalized elasticity; 7. Dynamics: correlation and response; 8. Hydrodynamics; 9. Topological defects; 10. Walls, kinks and solitons; Glossary; Index.

Fundamentals of Condensed Matter Physics

NEW FOR 2016

Marvin L. Cohen

University of California, Berkeley

and Steven G. Louie

University of California, Berkeley

Based on an established course and covering all the fundamentals, central areas, and contemporary topics of this diverse field, Fundamentals of Condensed Matter Physics is a much-needed textbook for graduate students. Coverage of concepts and techniques ensures that both theoretically and experimentally inclined students gain the strong understanding needed for research and teaching. • A much-needed textbook for graduate students, covering all the fundamentals and central areas as well as contemporary topics • Features 200 illustrations, 40 worked examples and 150 homework problems for students to test their understanding • Takes readers through the concepts and techniques to give them a strong understanding • Solutions to problems for instructors are available at

2016 246 x 189 mm 464pp 195 b/w illus.  7 tables  150 exercises   9780521513319 | £54.99 / US$84.99 HB


Part I. Basic Concepts: Electrons and Phonons: 1. Concept of a solid: qualitative introduction and overview; 2. Electrons in crystals; 3. Electronic energy bands; 4. Lattice vibrations and phonons; Part II. Electron Intercations, Dynamics and Responses: 5. Electron dynamics in crystals; 6. Many-electron interactions: the interacting electron gas and beyond; 7. Density functional theory; 8. The dielectric function for solids; Part III. Optical and Transport Phenomena: 9. Electronic transitions and optical properties of solids; 10. Electron-phonon interactions; 11. Dynamics of crystal electrons in a magnetic field; 12. Fundamentals of transport phenomena in solids; Part IV. Superconductivity, Magnetism, and Lower Dimensional Systems: 13. Using many-body techniques; 14. Superconductivity; 15. Magnetism; 16. Reduced-dimensional systems and nanostructures; Index.



Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience and Mesoscopic Physics



Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience and Mesoscopic Physics Electronic Structure Basic Theory and Practical Methods

Richard M. Martin

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The study of the electronic structure of materials is at a momentous stage, with the emergence of computational methods and theoretical approaches. Many properties of materials can now be determined directly from fundamental equations of quantum mechanics, bringing new insights into critical problems in physics, chemistry, and materials science. • An associated web site features additional resources for students • Presents a unified exposition of the basic theory and methods of electronic structure, showing similarities and differences, advantages and disadvantages • Contains extensive exercises to challenge the reader and aid in self-study

The book places electronic structure in the context of elementary issues in physics, while at the same time emphasising its role in providing useful information on the properties of materials … unified exposition of the basic theory and methods of electronic structure, together with instructive examples of practical computational methods and actual applications … aim is to serve graduate students and scientists involved in research while acting as supplementary material for courses on condensed matter physics and material science … Examples of problems are included in each chapter to bring out salient points and challenge the reader.” Materials World

2008 247 x 174 mm 650pp 5 b/w illus.  150 exercises   9780521534406 | £49.99 / US$99.99 PB 9780521782852 | £64.99 / US$115.00 HB

Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Notation; Part I. Overview and Background Topics: 1. Introduction; 2. Overview; 3. Theoretical background; 4. Periodic solids and electron bands; 5. Uniform electron gas and simple metals; Part II. Density Functional Theory: 6. Density functional theory: foundations; 7. The Kohn–Sham ansatz; 8. Functionals for exchange and correlation; 9. Solving the Kohn–Sham equations; Part III. Important Preliminaries on Atoms: 10. Electronic structure of atoms; 11. Pseudopotentials; Part IV. Determination of Electronic Structure, The Three Basic Methods: 12. Plane waves and grids: basics; 13. Plane waves and grids: full calculations; 14. Localized orbitals: tight binding; 15. Localized orbitals: full calculations; 16. Augmented functions: APW, KKR, MTO; 17. Augmented functions: linear methods; Part V. Predicting Properties of Matter from Electronic Structure – Recent Developments: 18. Quantum molecular dynamics (QMD); 19. Response functions: photons, magnons …; 20. Excitation spectra and optical properties; 21. Wannier functions; 22. Polarization, localization and Berry’s phases; 23. Locality and linear scaling O (N) methods; 24. Where to find more; Appendixes; References; Index.


Nanostructures and Nanotechnology Douglas Natelson Rice University, Houston

Focusing on unchanging fundamental principles, this carefully developed textbook equips students with a deep understanding of the nanoscale. Packed with end-of-chapter problems and colour illustrations, this is an ideal resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering. • Emphasises the underlying principles of nanotechnology, providing long-term understanding that will not date rapidly • Covers a broad range of topics, all within a consistent, highly pedagogical single-author volume • Provides an extensive technical foundation for critical and quantitative thinking about nanoscience and nanotechnology

2015 246 x 189 mm 639pp 76 b/w illus.  241 colour illus.   4 tables  50 exercises   9780521877008 | £50.00 / US$85.00 HB

Contents Preface; 1. Introduction and overview; 2. Solid state physics in a nutshell; 3. Bulk materials; 4. Fabrication and characterization at the nanoscale; 5. Real solids: defects, interactions, confinement; 6. Charge transport and nanoelectronics; 7. Magnetism and magnetoelectronics; 8. Photonics; 9. Micro and nanomechanics; 10. Micro and nanofluidics; 11. Bionanotechnology: a very brief overview; 12. Nanotechnology and the future; Appendix: common quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics results; References; Index.



Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience and Mesoscopic Physics



Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience and Mesoscopic Physics Advanced Solid State Physics Philip Phillips

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Providing an up-to-date and lucid presentation of phenomena across modern advanced-level solid state physics, this new edition builds on a basic understanding to introduce students to the key research with the minimum of mathematics. It covers cutting-edge topics, including electron transport and magnetism in solids, topological insulators and strongly correlated electrons. • Fully updated and extended, this is a clear and accessible treatment of the key topics in solid state physics • The first book to explain topological insulators and strongly correlated electrons • Contains over 50 exercises, with solutions provided online, to help students understand the concepts that are discussed

2012 246 x 189 mm 413pp 170 b/w illus.  10 tables  65 exercises   9780521194907 | £49.99 / US$89.99 HB


This book has an excellent choice of both traditional and modern topics, which is not found elsewhere. Students and researchers will find it to be a valuable introduction to advanced solid state physics. The text is lucidly written, and there are many supplementary exercises for students to enhance their understanding.” Sudip Chakravarty, Distinguished Professor and David S. Saxon Presidential Term Chair of Physics, University of California, Los Angeles

Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Non-interacting electron gas; 3. Born–Oppenheimer approximation; 4. Second quantization; 5. Hartree–Fock approximation; 6. Interacting electron gas; 7. Local magnetic moments in metals; 8. Quenching of local moments: the Kondo problem; 9. Screening and plasmons; 10. Bosonization; 11. Electronlattice interactions; 12. Superconductivity in metals; 13. Disorder: localization and exceptions; 14. Quantum phase transitions; 15. Quantum hall and other topological states; 16. Electrons at strong coupling: mottness; Index.

Cosmology, Relativity and Gravitation General Relativity An Introduction for Physicists

M. P. Hobson

University of Cambridge

G. P. Efstathiou

University of Cambridge

and A. N. Lasenby University of Cambridge

Written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this is a clear mathematical introduction to Einstein’s theory of general relativity and its physical applications. Concentrating on the theory’s physical consequences, this approachable textbook contains over 300 exercises to illuminate and extend the discussion. • Provides a clear introduction to the mathematical background to general relativity • Discusses a wide range of physical applications of the theory • Provides self-contained accounts of cosmology and the creation of structure in the universe, and of classical field theory • Includes 368 exercises to help students grasp material

… this book is a fine introduction and exposition of many of the theory’s features. … A beautiful approach is taken: the authors show that a consistent theory of electromagnetism can be derived from the simple supposition that there is a force … I strongly recommend this book for a very wide range of readers. Advanced undergraduates will obtain a good first understanding of GR; postgraduates will find it a useful reference book, and will no doubt learn a great deal that they have not fully covered at undergraduate level. Researchers and lecturers will also find it an invaluable book, not only for recommending to students, but also for obtaining significant new insights themselves.” The Observatory

2006 247 x 174 mm 592pp 94 b/w illus.  8 tables  368 exercises   9780521829519 | £59.99 / US$105.00 HB

Contents The spacetime of special relativity; 2. Manifolds and coordinates; 3. Vector calculus on manifolds; 4. Tensor calculus on manifolds; 5. Special relativity revisited; 6. Electromagnetism; 7. The equivalence principle and spacetime curvature; 8. The gravitational field equations; 9. The Schwarzschild geometry; 10. Experimental tests of general relativity; 11. Schwarzschild black holes; 12. Further spherically-symmetric geometries; 13. The Kerr geometry; 14. The Friedmann–Robertson– Walker geometry; 15. Cosmological models; 16. Inflationary cosmology; 17. Linearised general relativity; 18. Gravitational waves; 19. A variational approach to general relativity.





Cosmology, Relativity and Gravitation A First Course in General Relativity Bernard Schutz

Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Germany

Clarity, readability and rigor combine in the second edition of this widely-used textbook to provide the first step into general relativity for undergraduate students with a minimal background in mathematics. Over 300 exercises give students the confidence to work with general relativity and the necessary mathematics. • Provides the first step into general relativity for undergraduate students with a minimal background in mathematics • Over 300 exercises, many new to this edition, with password protected solutions available at • New material includes recent discoveries by astronomers as well as updates on what is currently known about pulsars, modern detectors of gravitational waves, black holes, acceleration of the universe and more


Bernard Schutz’s textbook A First Course in General Relativity quickly became a classic, notable for its use of the geometrical approach to the subject, combined with a refreshing succinctness. Since its first publication in 1985, the field of general relativity has exploded, with new discoveries in astrophysics and cosmology, and with the successful operation of laser interferometric gravitationalwave antennae. Schutz has done a masterful job of incorporating these new developments into a revised edition, which is sure to become a new ‘classic’. I look forward to teaching out of the second edition of First Course.” Clifford M. Will, McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University, St Louis

2009 246 x 189 mm 406pp 1 b/w illus.  327 exercises  9780521887052 | £44.99 / US$89.99 HB

Contents Preface; 1. Fundamental principles of special relativity; 2. Vector analysis in special relativity; 3. Tensor analysis in special relativity; 4. Perfect fluids in special relativity; 5. Preface to curvature; 6. Curved manifolds; 7. Physics in a curved spacetime; 8. The Einstein field equations; 9. Gravitational radiation; 10. Spherical solutions for stars; 11. Schwarzschild geometry and black holes; 12. Cosmology; References; Index.

Cosmology, Relativity and Gravitation

Robert B. Scott

Université de Bretagne Occidentale

This comprehensive student manual provides the perfect accompaniment to the leading textbook by Bernard Schutz, A First Course in General Relativity. Meticulously detailed solutions to almost half of Schutz’s exercises and 125 brand new supplementary problems enable undergraduates, postgraduates and self-learners to master general relativity with confidence. • Provides a perfect accompaniment to Schutz’s textbook by crossreferencing all solutions and exercises to those in Schutz’s book as well as referencing other complementary and widely used textbooks • Includes annotated derivations allowing students to easily follow solutions • Contains detailed solutions to almost half of Schutz’s exercises, and includes 125 new supplementary problems • Online resources include a table of answers and an instructors’ manual

2016 246 x 189 mm 370pp 12 b/w illus.  5 tables  63 exercises  9781107638570 | £19.99 / US$39.99 PB

Essential Companion to A First Course in General Relativity

Robert Scott has done a great service to students and instructors alike by compiling this superb Student’s Manual to Bernard Schutz’s A First Course in General Relativity, a classic introductory textbook on general relativity. Not only does Scott present exquisitely detailed solutions to Schutz’s exercises, he also proposes a large number of his own problems to further test the student’s understanding. The student will benefit greatly from this resource, and will be eased into the subject by Scott’s excellent advice.” Eric Poisson, University of Guelph, Ontario

Contents Preface; 1. Special relativity; 2. Vector analysis in special relativity; 3. Tensor analysis in special relativity; 4. Perfect fluids in special relativity; 5. Preface to curvature; 6. Curved manifolds; 7. Physics in curved spacetime; 8. The Einstein field equations; 9. Gravitational radiation; 10. Spherical solutions for stars; 11. Schwarzschild geometry and black holes; 12. Cosmology; Appendix A. Acronyms and definitions; Appendix B. Useful results; References; Index.


A Student’s Manual for A First Course in General Relativity





Cosmology, Relativity and Gravitation Physical Foundations of Cosmology Viatcheslav Mukhanov

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen

Covering established and speculative research in cosmology, this is an ideal textbook for advanced students of physics and astrophysics. All of the necessary background material is included in every chapter and no prior knowledge of general relativity and quantum field theory is assumed. • Presents detailed derivations of all basic results needed in cosmology, including robust predictions of inflation

Mukhanov has written a superb book, which is distinguished by its willingness to dig into technical details that are often skipped or simplified in other treatments … a wonderful contribution to the cosmological literature.” John Peacock

• Contains an analytical treatment of nucleosynthesis, recombination and CMB fluctuations • Provides elementary introductions to more advanced topics

2005 247 x 174 mm 442pp 9780521563987 | £59.99 / US$110.00 HB


Part I. Homogeneous Isotropic Universe: 1. Kinematics and dynamics of an expanding universe; 2. Propagation of light and horizons; 3. The hot universe; 4. The very early universe; 5. Inflation I: homogeneous limit; Part II. Inhomogeneous Universe: 6. Gravitational instability in Newtonian theory; 7. Gravitational instability in general relativity; 8. Inflation II: origin of the primordial inhomogeneities; 9. Cosmic microwave background anisotropies; 10. Bibliography.

Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics

Donald H. Perkins University of Oxford

This highly-regarded text provides a comprehensive introduction to modern particle physics. Extensively rewritten and updated, but retaining its emphasis on the phenomenological approach, this 4th edition includes developments in elementary particle physics, as well as its connections with cosmology and astrophysics. • A completely rewritten and updated edition of the dominant undergraduate/graduate particle physics text • The author is a senior figure of modern day particle physics and brings a unique authority and depth of understanding to the subject • Completely new chapters have been added to cover the burgeoning field connecting particle physics with cosmology, and another new chapter introduces exciting new topics such as supersymmetry, superstrings, neutrino masses and grand unified theories


This edition represents a major rewrite, not just a set of updates. Welcome additions are lengthy chapters on ‘physics beyond the standard model’ and ‘particle physics and cosmology’ … it is about as up to date as can be expected in such a rapidly advancing area … what sets this book apart from its competitors is that the author has both a very good knowledge of theory and understands experimental techniques and limitations far better than most. His intuitive understanding of the subject matter is very evident. I would predict that another generation of teachers and students will welcome this revised text. It is without a peer at this level. I would certainly use it …”. Stuart Tovey, The Physicist

2000 247 x 174 mm 442pp 160 b/w illus.  37 tables  88 exercises 9780521621960 | £54.99 / US$105.00 HB

Contents Preface; 1. Quarks and leptons; 2. Interactions and fields; 3. Invariance principles and conservation laws; 4. Quarks in hadrons; 5. Lepton and quark scattering; 6. Quark interactions and QCD; 7. Weak interactions; 8. Electroweak interactions and the Standard Model; 9. Physics beyond the Standard Model; 10. Particle physics and cosmology; 11. Experimental methods; Appendices.


Introduction to High Energy Physics




Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics Modern Particle Physics Mark Thomson

University of Cambridge

Comprehensive, up-to-date textbook, integrating recent experimental results, including discovery of the Higgs boson, to convey the excitement of the field to undergraduate and graduate students. Physical theory is made accessible with coverage of underlying principles, full mathematical derivations, worked examples of experimental applications, and end-of-chapter problems. • The first textbook to include data from CERN on the discovery of the Higgs boson, giving students the complete picture of the Standard Model of particle physics • Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage integrates real recent experimental data to convey the excitement of this vibrant field to upper undergraduates and graduates • Concepts are introduced in a straightforward manner with complete mathematical derivations given, allowing students of a wide range of abilities to follow its development

2013 246 x 189 mm 570pp 147 b/w illus.  175 exercises   9781107034266 | £42.99 / US$84.99 HB

This advanced undergraduate textbook provides an excellent introduction to one of the most exciting areas of modern physics. It combines a pedagogical ‘from first principles’ approach with a comprehensive survey of the latest developments in particle physics, including the recent discovery of the Higgs boson. Thoroughly recommended for both students and teachers alike.” James Stirling, Imperial College London

Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Underlying concepts; 3. Decay rates and cross sections; 4. The Dirac equation; 5. Interaction by particle exchange; 6. Electron-positron annihilation; 7. Electron-proton elastic scattering; 8. Deep inelastic scattering; 9. Symmetries and the quark model; 10. Quantum chromodynamics; 11. The weak interaction; 12. The weak interactions of leptons; 13. Neutrinos and neutrino oscillations; 14. CP violation and weak hadronic interactions; 15. Electroweak unification; 16. Tests of the Standard Model; 17. The Higgs boson; 18. The Standard Model and beyond; Appendixes; References; Further reading; Index.

Quantum Physics



Quantum Computation and Quantum Information 10th Anniversary Edition

Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A decade after it was first published, this book remains the best textbook in this exciting field. This 10th anniversary edition includes an introduction from the authors setting the work in context. Containing a wealth of figures and exercises, it is ideal for courses on the subject. • The best introduction to quantum computing and quantum information, written by experts on the subject • Gives a comprehensive introduction to the main ideas and techniques, with hundreds of exercises and figures • Contains extensive background material so it can be understood without prior knowledge of quantum mechanics or quantum science

2010 247 x 174 mm 702pp 200 b/w illus.  10 tables  598 exercises   9781107002173 | £49.99 / US$99.99 HB


Ten years after its initial publication, ‘Mike and Ike’ (as it’s affectionately called) remains the quantum computing textbook to which all others are compared. No other book in the field matches its scope: from experimental implementation to complexity classes, from the philosophical justifications for the Church-Turing Thesis to the nittygritty of bra/ket manipulation. A dog-eared copy sits on my desk; the section on trace distance and fidelity alone has been worth many times the price of the book to me.” Scott Aaronson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Part I. Fundamental Concepts: 1. Introduction and overview; 2. Introduction to quantum mechanics; 3. Introduction to computer science; Part II. Quantum Computation: 4. Quantum circuits; 5. The quantum Fourier transform and its application; 6. Quantum search algorithms; 7. Quantum computers: physical realization; Part III. Quantum Information: 8. Quantum noise and quantum operations; 9. Distance measures for quantum information; 10. Quantum errorcorrection; 11. Entropy and information; 12. Quantum information theory; Appendices; References; Index.


Nonlinear Science and Fluid Dynamics


Turbulent Flows Stephen B. Pope

Cornell University, New York

This is a graduate text for engineering, applied mathematics and physics students on turbulent flows, an important topic in fluid dynamics. It is up-to-date, comprehensive, designed for teaching and is based on a course taught by the author at Cornell University for a number of years. • Includes nearly 400 instructional exercises • Provides comprehensive appendices describing the mathematical techniques used • Contains copious figures including experimental results

Probably the most popular text in turbulent fluid mechanics for the past thirty years has been Tennekes and Lumley. Now Lumley’s colleague Pope has produced a much more complete work and one that is up to date. Designed as a graduate text, it is a massive work that covers most of what an engineer needs to know about the subject … there is no book that provides as broad coverage as this one and yet provides reasonable depth … There are also problems interspersed throughout the book. They make this an excellent textbook that can be heartily recommended to anyone teaching a course in this subject. it is the best book on the market today that covers the entire field and should be adopted for courses, especially since the paperback edition is priced quite reasonably for the size on the book.” Joel H. Ferziger, International Journal of Mutliphase Flows

2000 247 x 174 mm 802pp 246 b/w illus.  33 tables  384 exercises  9780521598866 | £54.99 / US$115.00 PB


Preface; Nomenclature; Part I. Fundamentals: 1. Introduction; 2. The equations of fluid motion; 3. Statistical description of turbulence; 4. Mean flow equations; 5. Free shear flows; 6. The scales of turbulent motion; 7. Wall flows; Part II. Modelling and Simulation: 8. Modelling and simulation; 9. Direct numerical simulation; 10. Turbulent viscosity models; 11. Reynolds-stress and related models; 12. PDF models; 13. Large-eddy simulation; Part III. Appendices; Bibliography.

Statistical Physics

Mehran Kardar

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Based on lectures for a statistical mechanics course, this textbook introduces the central concepts and tools of statistical physics including solutions that are available to lecturers at A companion volume, discusses non-mean field aspects of scaling and critical phenomena, through the perspective of renormalization group. • Based on lecture notes from a course on Statistical Mechanics taught by the author at MIT • Contains 89 exercises, with solutions to selected problems • Contains chapters on probability and interacting particles • Ideal for graduate courses in Statistical Mechanics

In this much-needed modern text, Kardar presents a remarkably clear view of statistical mechanics as a whole, revealing the relationships between different parts of this diverse subject. In two volumes, the classical beginnings of thermodynamics are connected smoothly to a thoroughly modern view of fluctuation effects, stochastic dynamics, and renormalization and scaling theory. Students will appreciate the precision and clarity in which difficult concepts are presented in generality and by example. I particularly like the wealth of interesting and instructive problems inspired by diverse phenomena throughout physics (and beyond!), which illustrate the power and broad applicability of statistical mechanics.’ Leon Balents, University of California, Santa Barbara

2007 246 x 189 mm 330pp 94 b/w illus.  89 exercises   9780521873420 | £49.99 / US$94.99 HB

Contents 1. Thermodynamics; 2. Probability; 3. Kinetic theory of gases; 4. Classical statistical mechanics; 5. Interacting particles; 6. Quantum statistical mechanics; 7. Ideal quantum gases; Solutions to selected problems; Index.


Statistical Physics of Particles


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Statistical Mechanics and Applications in Condensed Matter

Atoms and Molecules Interacting with Light

Supersymmetry and String Theory

Atomic Physics for the Laser Era

Beyond the Standard Model

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Carlo Di Castro

Peter van der Straten

Second edition

Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’, Italy

Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

and Harold Metcalf

Michael Dine

and Roberto Raimondi

2016 246 x 189 mm 498pp 371 colour illus.  12 tables  30 exercises 

Università degli Studi Roma Tre

State University of New York, Stony Brook

An innovative and modular textbook combining established classical topics in statistical mechanics with the latest developments in condensed matter physics.

Focusing on atom-light interactions and with numerous exercises, this in-depth textbook prepares students for research in a fast-growing field.

2015 246 x 189 mm 544pp 82 b/w illus.  

2016 247 x 174 mm 527pp 160 b/w illus.  31 tables  

Albert-László Barabási Northeastern University, Boston

9781107076266 | £34.99 / US$59.99 HB

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University of California, Santa Cruz

This fully updated second edition provides a thorough overview of string theory and supersymmetry and includes the groundbreaking Higgs discovery. 2016 247 x 174 mm 608pp 53 b/w illus.  2 tables  105 exercises  

9781107048386 | £49.99 / US$94.99 HB

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Student Solution Manual for Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering

The Cambridge Handbook of Physics Formulas

Tristan Hübsch

Student Solution Manual for Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

Howard University, Washington DC

K. F. Riley

Third Edition

University of Glasgow

An expansive and conceptually unifying textbook of fundamental and theoretical physics, describing elementary particles and their interactions.

University of Cambridge

K. F. Riley

and M. P. Hobson

University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

and M. P. Hobson

An invaluable quick-reference aid of more than 2000 of the most useful maths and physics formulas.

This Student Solution Manual provides complete solutions to all the odd-numbered problems in Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences.

University of Cambridge

2000 247 x 174 mm 230pp 115 b/w illus.  

This solutions manual contains complete worked solutions to half of the problems in Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering, 3rd edition.

9780521575072 | £34.99 / US$59.99 PB

2011 246 x 189 mm 222pp 15 b/w illus. 

2006 247 x 174 mm 542pp 26 b/w illus.  419 exercises  

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