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, [email protected], to discuss new title ideas.

  • Are There Really Neutrinos?: An Evidential History book cover

    Are There Really Neutrinos?

    An Evidential History, 2nd Edition

    By Allan D. Franklin, Alysia D. Marino

    This intriguing and accessible book examines the experiments on neutrino oscillations. It argues that this history gives us good reason to believe in the existence of neutrinos, a particle that interacts so weakly with matter that its interaction length is measured in light years of lead. Yet, the…

    Hardback – 2020-03-06 
    CRC Press
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  • 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

    This book provides an excellent introduction to the fundamental physics of plasmas, which comprise most of the matter in the universe. It is based on lectures that were used for an introductory plasma course at the graduate level.…

    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 D. Franklin

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

    Hardback – 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

    This book provides an overview of the history of plate tectonics, including in-context definitions of the key terms. It explains how the forerunners of the theory and how scientists working at the key academic institutions competed and collaborated until the theory coalesced.…

    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

    This book focuses on the physics of laser plasma interactions and presents a complementary and very useful numerical model of plasmas. It describes the linear theory of light wave propagation in plasmas, including linear mode conversion into plasma waves and collisional damping.…

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

    Feynman And Computation

    1st Edition

    By Anthony Hey

    Computational properties of use to biological organisms or to the construction of computers can emerge as collective properties of systems having a large number of simple equivalent components (or neurons). The physical meaning of content-addressable memory is described by an appropriate phase…

    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

    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

    This volume is devoted to the theory of superfluid quantum liquids, describing the Landau theory of a neutral Fermi liquid in order to illustrate, in comparatively elementary fashion, the way both quantum statistics and particle interaction determine system behavior.…

    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

    In this book, the author convinces that Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington had things a little bit wrong, as least as far as physics is concerned. He explores the theory of groups and Lie algebras and their representations to use group representations as labor-saving tools.…

    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

    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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  • Statistical Mechanics: A Set Of Lectures book cover

    Statistical Mechanics

    A Set Of Lectures, 1st Edition

    By Richard P. Feynman

    This classic graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics focuses on Physics, rather than mathematics. It provides a concise introduction to basic concepts and a clear presentation of difficult topics, while challenging the student to reflect upon as yet unanswered questions.…

    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. It is a product of a course taught in 1959–1960 at the University of Paris in the "Troisieme Cycle" of Theoretical and Solid-State Physics.…

    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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  • 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 – 1992-01-01
    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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  • Quantum Electrodynamics book cover

    Quantum Electrodynamics

    1st Edition

    By Richard P. Feynman

    This text material constitutes notes on the third of a three-semester course in quantum mechanics given at the California Institute of Technology in 1953, presenting the main results and calculational procedures of quantum electrodynamics.…

    Paperback – 1971-01-01
    CRC Press
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