Frontiers in Physics

This long-standing, widely respected series was founded in 1961 in an effort to put forward coherent works that summarize developments in the most active and interesting areas of physics. It continues to serve that need, including textbooks, monographs, lecture notes, and professional manuals that aid in offering synthetic, authoritative accounts of the present state of the art in key subject areas of wide interest to physicists. The caliber of authors published in the series speaks to the high standards of its publication: R. P. Feynman, D. Pines, L. P. Kadanoff, R. Hofstadter, J. Schwinger, and many others.

New books in the series are commissioned by invitation. Authors are also welcome to contact the publisher, Lou Chosen, Executive Editor, lou.chosen@taylorandfrancis.com, to discuss new title ideas.

  • Statistical Physics of Dense Plasmas: Elementary Processes and Phase Transitions book cover

    Statistical Physics of Dense Plasmas

    Elementary Processes and Phase Transitions, 1st Edition

    By Setsuo Ichimaru

    This authoritative text offers a complete overview on the statistical mechanics and electrodynamics of physical processes in dense plasma systems. The author emphasizes laboratory-based experiments and astrophysical observations of plasma phenomena, elucidated through the fundamentals. The coverage…

    Paperback – 2018-12-17
    Chapman and Hall/CRC
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  • The Field Theoretic Renormalization Group in Critical Behavior Theory and Stochastic Dynamics book cover

    The Field Theoretic Renormalization Group in Critical Behavior Theory and Stochastic Dynamics

    1st Edition

    By A.N. Vasil'ev

    This volume provides a general field-theoretical picture of critical phenomena and stochastic dynamics and helps readers develop a practical skill for calculations. This education on the practical skill sets this book apart: it is the first to give a full technical introduction to the field. Both…

    Hardback – 2004-04-28
    Chapman and Hall/CRC
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  • Computational Plasma Physics: With Applications To Fusion And Astrophysics book cover

    Computational Plasma Physics

    With Applications To Fusion And Astrophysics, 1st Edition

    By Toshi Tajima

    The physics of plasmas is an extremely rich and complex subject as the variety of topics addressed in this book demonstrates. This richness and complexity demands new and powerful techniques for investigating plasma physics. An outgrowth from his graduate course teaching, now with corrections,…

    Paperback – 2004-02-13
    CRC Press
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  • Statistical Plasma Physics, Volume II: Condensed Plasmas book cover

    Statistical Plasma Physics, Volume II

    Condensed Plasmas, 1st Edition

    By Setsuo Ichimaru

    The aim of this book is to elucidate a number of basic topics in physics of dense plasmas that interface with condensed matter physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics. The different plasmas examined here include astrophysical dense plasmas - like those found in the interiors,…

    Paperback – 2004-02-13
    CRC Press
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  • Statistical Plasma Physics, Volume I: Basic Principles book cover

    Statistical Plasma Physics, Volume I

    Basic Principles, 1st Edition

    By Setsuo Ichimaru

    Plasma physics is an integral part of statistical physics, complete with its own basic theories. Designed as a two-volume set, Statistical Plasma Physics is intended for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses on plasma and statistical physics, and as such, its presentation is…

    Paperback – 2004-02-13
    CRC Press
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  • The Framework Of Plasma Physics book cover

    The Framework Of Plasma Physics

    1st Edition

    By Richard D. Hazeltine, Francois L. Waelbroeck

    Plasma physics is a necessary part of our understanding of stellar and galactic structure. It determines the magnetospheric environment of the earth and other planets; it forms the research frontier in such areas as nuclear fusion, advanced accelerators, and high power lasers; and its applications…

    Paperback – 2004-01-23
    CRC Press
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  • Are There Really Neutrinos?: An Evidential History book cover

    Are There Really Neutrinos?

    An Evidential History, 1st Edition

    By Allan Franklin

    In this intriguing and accessible book, physicist Allan Franklin examines the experiments on neutrino oscillations. He argues that this history gives us good reason to believe in the existence of the neutrino, a particle that interacts so weakly with matter that its interaction length is measured…

    Paperback – 2003-08-01
    CRC Press
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  • Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth book cover

    Plate Tectonics

    An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth, 1st Edition

    By Naomi Oreskes

    Can anyone today imagine the earth without its puzzle-piece construction of plate tectonics? The very term, "plate tectonics," coined only thirty-five years ago, is now part of the vernacular, part of everyone's understanding of the way the earth works.The theory, research, data collection, and…

    Paperback – 2003-02-07
    CRC Press
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  • The Physics Of Laser Plasma Interactions book cover

    The Physics Of Laser Plasma Interactions

    1st Edition

    By William Kruer

    Based on a graduate course in plasma physics taught at University of California, Davis, this classic book provides a concise overview and a physically-motivated treatment of the major plasma processes which determine the interaction of intense light waves with plasmas. It also includes a discussion…

    Paperback – 2003-01-29
    CRC Press
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  • Feynman And Computation book cover

    Feynman And Computation

    1st Edition

    By Anthony Hey

    Richard P. Feynman made profoundly important and prescient contributions to the physics of computing, notably with his seminal articles ?There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom? and ?Simulating Physics with Computers.? These two provocative papers (both reprinted in this volume) anticipated, decades…

    Paperback – 2002-06-27
    CRC Press
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  • Feynman Lectures On Gravitation book cover

    Feynman Lectures On Gravitation

    1st Edition

    By Richard Feynman, Fernando Morinigo, William Wagner, Brian Hatfield, David Pines

    The Feynman Lectures on Gravitation are based on notes prepared during a course on gravitational physics that Richard Feynman taught at Caltech during the 1962-63 academic year. For several years prior to these lectures, Feynman thought long and hard about the fundamental problems in gravitational…

    Paperback – 2002-06-20
    CRC Press
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  • The Eightfold Way book cover

    The Eightfold Way

    1st Edition

    By Murray Gell-mann

    This monograph presents thirty research papers dealing with the classification of strongly interacting particles and their interaction according to the eightfold way. In each chapter the authors' commentary introduces the reprints.…

    Paperback – 2000-10-20
    CRC Press
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  • Quantum Kinematics And Dynamic book cover

    Quantum Kinematics And Dynamic

    1st Edition

    By Julian Schwinger

    A classic from 1969, this book is based on a series of lectures delivered at the Les Houches Summer School of Theoretical Physics in 1955. The book outlines a general scheme of quantum kinematics and dynamics.…

    Paperback – 2000-07-14
    CRC Press
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  • Density Waves In Solids book cover

    Density Waves In Solids

    1st Edition

    By George Gruner

    ?Density Waves in Solids is written for graduate students and scientists interested in solid-state sciences. It discusses the theoretical and experimental state of affairs of two novel types of broken symmetry ground states of metals, charge, and spin density waves. These states arise as the…

    Paperback – 2000-07-14
    CRC Press
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  • Feynman Lectures On Computation book cover

    Feynman Lectures On Computation

    1st Edition

    By Richard P. Feynman, Anthony Hey

    When, in 1984?86, Richard P. Feynman gave his famous course on computation at the California Institute of Technology, he asked Tony Hey to adapt his lecture notes into a book. Although led by Feynman, the course also featured, as occasional guest speakers, some of the most brilliant men in science…

    Paperback – 2000-07-07
    CRC Press
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  • Theory Of Quantum Liquids book cover

    Theory Of Quantum Liquids

    1st Edition

    By Philippe Nozieres, David Pines

    Originally published as two separate volumes, The Theory of Quantum Liquids is a classic text that attempts to describe the qualitative and unifying aspects of an extremely broad and diversified field. Volume I deals with '`'normal' Fremi liquids, such as 3He and electrons in metals. Volume II…

    Paperback – 1999-11-19
    CRC Press
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  • Lie Algebras In Particle Physics: from Isospin To Unified Theories book cover

    Lie Algebras In Particle Physics

    from Isospin To Unified Theories, 1st Edition

    By Howard Georgi

    Howard Georgi is the co-inventor (with Sheldon Glashow) of the SU(5) theory. This extensively revised and updated edition of his classic text makes the theory of Lie groups accessible to graduate students, while offering a perspective on the way in which knowledge of such groups can provide an…

    Paperback – 1999-10-22
    CRC Press
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  • Elementary Excitations In Solids book cover

    Elementary Excitations In Solids

    1st Edition

    By David Pines

    This text continues to fill the need to communicate the present view of a solid as a system of interacting particles which, under suitable circumstances, behaves like a collection of nearly independent elementary excitations. In addition to introducing basic concepts, the author frequently refers…

    Paperback – 1999-03-31
    CRC Press
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  • Quantum Many-particle Systems book cover

    Quantum Many-particle Systems

    1st Edition

    By John W. Negele, Henri Orland

    This book explains the fundamental concepts and theoretical techniques used to understand the properties of quantum systems having large numbers of degrees of freedom. A number of complimentary approaches are developed, including perturbation theory; nonperturbative approximations based on…

    Paperback – 1998-11-27
    CRC Press
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  • Particles, Sources, And Fields, Volume 2 book cover

    Particles, Sources, And Fields, Volume 2

    1st Edition

    By Julian Schwinger

    This classic book (volume two of three volumes) is almost exclusively concerned with quantum electrodynamics. As such, it is retrospective in its subject matter. The topics discussed range from anomalous magnetic moments and vacuum polarization, in a variety of applications, to the energy level…

    Paperback – 1998-11-06
    CRC Press
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  • Particles, Sources, And Fields, Volume 1 book cover

    Particles, Sources, And Fields, Volume 1

    1st Edition

    By Julian Schwinger

    This classic, the first of three volumes, presents techniques that emphasize the unity of high-energy particle physics with electrodynamics, gravitational theory, and many-particle cooperative phenomena. What emerges is a theory intermediate in position between operator field theory and S-matrix…

    Paperback – 1998-11-06
    CRC Press
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  • Particles, Sources, And Fields, Volume 3 book cover

    Particles, Sources, And Fields, Volume 3

    1st Edition

    By Julian Schwinger

    An extension of Dr. Schwinger's two previous classic works, this volume contains four sections in addition to the previous sections of Electrodynamics II, which were concerned with the two-particle problem, and applications to hydrogenic atoms, positronium, and muonium.…

    Paperback – 1998-11-06
    CRC Press
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  • Classical Electrodynamics book cover

    Classical Electrodynamics

    1st Edition

    By Julian Schwinger, Lester L. Deraad Jr., Kimball Milton, Wu-Yang Tsai, Joyce Norton

    Classical Electrodynamics captures Schwinger's inimitable lecturing style, in which everything flows inexorably from what has gone before. Novel elements of the approach include the immediate inference of Maxwell's equations from Coulomb's law and (Galilean) relativity, the use of action and…

    Hardback – 1998-09-11
    CRC Press
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  • Functional Methods in Quantum Field Theory and Statistical Physics book cover

    Functional Methods in Quantum Field Theory and Statistical Physics

    1st Edition

    By A.N. Vasiliev

    Providing a systematic introduction to the techniques which are fundamental to quantum field theory, this book pays special attention to the use of these techniques in a wide variety of areas, including ordinary quantum mechanics, quantum mechanics in the second-quantized formulation, relativistic…

    Hardback – 1998-07-28
    CRC Press
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  • Quantum Field Theory Of Point Particles And Strings book cover

    Quantum Field Theory Of Point Particles And Strings

    1st Edition

    By Brian Hatfield

    The purpose of this book is to introduce string theory without assuming any background in quantum field theory. Part I of this book follows the development of quantum field theory for point particles, while Part II introduces strings. All of the tools and concepts that are needed to quantize…

    Paperback – 1998-04-23
    CRC Press
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  • Quantum Electrodynamics book cover

    Quantum Electrodynamics

    1st Edition

    By Richard P. Feynman

    This classic work presents the main results and calculational procedures of quantum electrodynamics in a simple and straightforward way. Designed for the student of experimental physics who does not intend to take more advanced graduate courses in theoretical physics, the material consists of notes…

    Paperback – 1998-03-25
    CRC Press
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  • Statistical Mechanics: A Set Of Lectures book cover

    Statistical Mechanics

    A Set Of Lectures, 1st Edition

    By Richard P. Feynman

    Physics, rather than mathematics, is the focus in this classic graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics and the physics of condensed matter. This book provides a concise introduction to basic concepts and a clear presentation of difficult topics, while challenging the student to…

    Paperback – 1998-03-05
    CRC Press
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  • Theory Of Interacting Fermi Systems book cover

    Theory Of Interacting Fermi Systems

    1st Edition

    By Philippe Nozieres

    This book provides a detailed exposition of field theoretical methods as applied to zero temperature Fermi liquids. Special attention is paid to the concept of quasiparticles in normal Fermi liquids. The book emphasizes methods and concepts more than specific applications.…

    Paperback – 1997-11-28
    CRC Press
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  • Intermediate Quantum Mechanics: Third Edition book cover

    Intermediate Quantum Mechanics

    Third Edition, 3rd Edition

    By Roman Jackiw

    Graduate students in both theoretical and experimental physics will find this third edition of Intermediate Quantum Mechanics, refined and updated in 1986, indispensable. The first part of the book deals with the theory of atomic structure, while the second and third parts deal with the…

    Paperback – 1997-01-01
    CRC Press
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  • Photon-hadron Interactions book cover

    Photon-hadron Interactions

    1st Edition

    By Richard P. Feynman

    In these classic lectures, Feynman analyses the theoretical questions related to electron and photon interactions at high energies. These lectures are based on a special topics course taught by Feynman at Caltech in 1971 and 1972. The material is dealt with on an advanced level and includes…

    Paperback – 1972-01-01
    CRC Press
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