This book discusses the computational approach in modern statistical physics in a clear and accessible way and demonstrates its close relation to other approaches in theoretical physics. Individual chapters focus on subjects as diverse as the hard sphere liquid, classical spin models, single quantum particles and Bose-Einstein condensation....

This book of almost 250 puzzles begins where our first book, Mad About Physics: Braintwisters, Paradoxes, and Curiosities (2001) ended—with the physics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Michelson-Morley experiment of 1887, the challenges posed by atomic spectra and blackbody radiation, the ...

This book is intended to survey the most important computer algorithms in use today, and to teach fundamental techniques to the growing number of people in need of knowing them. It is intended for use as a textbook for a second course in computer science, after students have acquired basic programming skills and familiarity with computer...

In this text we present a technical overview of the emerging field of quantum computation along with new research results by the authors. What distinguishes our presentation from that of others is our focus on the relationship between quantum computation and computer science. Specifically, our emphasis is on the computational model of quantum...

“Newton’s Gravity” conveys the power of simple mathematics to tell the fundamental truth about nature. Many people, for example, know the tides are caused by the pull of the Moon and to a lesser extent the Sun. But very few can explain exactly how and why that happens. Fewer still can calculate the actual pulls of the...

It is hoped that this book will serve both as a text in time-series analysis and signal processing and as a reference book for research workers and practitioners. Timeseries analysis and signal processing are two subjects which ought to be treated as one; and they are the concern of a wide range of applied disciplines including statistics,...

Quantum computers will revolutionize the way telecommunications networks function.

Quantum computing holds the promise of solving problems that would be intractable with conventional computers, by implementing principles from quantum physics in the development of computer hardware, software and communications equipment....

The goal of this Lecture Note is to prove a new type of limit theorems for normalized sums of strongly dependent random variables that play an important role in probability theory or in statistical physics. Here non-linear functionals of stationary Gaussian fields are considered, and it is shown that the theory of Wiener–Itô...

"Particularly attractive about this book is its very complete coverage of auralization techniques, presenting applications not only in room acoustics but also in sound insulation and in other noise control engineering applications, as well as in real-time virtual reality. … The book serves as an excellent overview...

The book is intended for advanced students in physics, mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, robotics, engine engineering and for specialists in computer vision and robotics on the techniques for the development of vision-based robot projects. It focusses on autonomous and mobile service robots for indoor work, and teaches...