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A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings

A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings Author Jeremy Bernstein
ISBN-10 9814759767
Release 2016
Pages 227
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A bouquet of numbers for Olivia -- Was Einstein smart? -- A love story -- Deuteronomy -- An unsolved mystery -- Einstein and his teacher -- Einstein versus Einstein -- Wien's law -- A quantum of education -- Sommerfeld's footnote -- Quantum mechanics -- A song for Molly -- A Schrödinger equation -- The life of a cell -- Who was Hall? -- An encore song for Molly -- Entropy -- A letter to my fellow quantum mechanics

A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings

A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings Author Jeremy Bernstein
ISBN-10 9789814759793
Release 2016-06-08
Pages 236
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This book is an essay collection, along with short stories, which attempts to explain some scientific ideas. Jeremy Bernstein was a long time staff writer for The New Yorker Magazine as well as a theoretical physicist. He has received several awards for his writing. Contents:A Bouquet of Numbers for OliviaWas Einstein Smart?A Love StoryDeuteronomyAn Unsolved MysteryEinstein and His TeacherEinstein versus EinsteinWien's LawA Quantum of EducationSommerfeld's FootnoteQuantum MechanicsA Song for MollyAn Encore Song for MollyA Schrödinger EquationThe Life of a CellWho was Hall?An Entropic StoryDear Fellow Quantum Mechanicians Readership: General public.

Bouquet Of Dyson A And Other Reflections On Science And Scientists

Bouquet Of Dyson  A  And Other Reflections On Science And Scientists Author Bernstein Jeremy
ISBN-10 9789813231948
Release 2018-02-07
Pages 188
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My friendship with Freeman Dyson goes back over a half century. My first contact with him goes back to the late 1950s, when I was at the Institute for Advanced Study, and then evolved when I was a consultant at General Atomics in La Jolla, California. Freeman was then trying to design a space ship — the Orion — which would be propelled by atomic bombs. When I left the Institute, Freeman and I continued our correspondence and I saved his letters. They are written in an almost calligraphically elegant handwriting. It is hard to see how you could make a mistake in a mathematical computation if you wrote that clearly. The letters show his human side and his enormous range of knowledge. There are then two essays involving the physicist Fritz Houtermans who was an extraordinarily colorful character. There is a brief essay on Einstein's collaboration with a fraud. There is even an essay on the Titius-Bode law and the new exo-planets. Because of my enduring interest in nuclear weapons, the reader will find essays devoted to that. There is also a bit of fiction at the end. Contents: People: A Bouquet of Dyson The Pope A Preprint Murray Chronicles: Houtermans Charlotte Einstein and the Fraud Pontecorvo Science: Three for the Road Bode's Law and the Trappists Advanced Quantum Mechanics Gian Carlo Nuclear Weapons: An Error Round and Round Li6 Is E = mc2? Life: A Trick of Memory Checkers A Little List Anti-Semitism at Harvard Twenty One Readership: General public, students and academicians who are interested in issues related to science, technology and society. Keywords: Dyson;Essays;Letters;Science;Pontecorvo;Einstein;Gottlieb;Bernstein;HoutermansReview: "A grab bag in the most charming sense — reach inside and pull out an unexpected treasure. A chapter selected at random might be a biographical miniature about a scientist, Bernstein's signature format at New Yorker magazine. The subject may be famous or obscure, 20th century (mostly) or earlier (a few), paladin (mostly) or rogue (a few); but in all cases fascinating. Another chapter may veer from biographical to autobiographical to philosophical and then back again, and be no less engaging. Bernstein seems to have crossed paths with everyone who was anyone in science in the 20th century. He furnishes a large, comfortable house with midcentury modern physics. Come in, admire the furniture, and enjoy the conversation." Prof William H Press University of Texas at Austin 0

Chaos in Laser Matter Interactions

Chaos in Laser Matter Interactions Author P W Milonni
ISBN-10 9789813103894
Release 1987-06-01
Pages 384
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Contents: Dissipative Systems: Introduction Nonlinearity Period Doubling to Chaos Lyapunov Exponent Power Spectra Correlations Remarks Feigenbaum Universality Feigenbaum Universality: Outline of Exact Renormalization Theory Experimental Observations Duffing Oscillator Period Doubling to Chaos in a CO2 Laser Experiment Bifurcations Intermittency (Pomeau-Manneville) Route to Chaos Quasiperiodicity to Chaos: Ruelle-Takens-Newhouse Scenario Strange Attractors, Dimensions, and Fractals Measuring Lyapunov Exponents Measuring Dimensions Kolmogorov Entropy Noise Maxwell-Bloch Equations Lorentz Model and Single-Mode Laser Single-Mode Instabilities: Homogeneous Broadening Mode Splitting Inhomogeneous Broadening: Chaos Associated with Casperson Instability Inhomogeneous Broadening: Experiments Multimode Instabilities Physical Explanations of Self-Pulsing Instabilities Transverse Mode Effects More Laser Instabilities Optical Bistability Chaos in Optically Bistability Hamiltonian Systems: Classical Hamiltonian Systems Integrability and Action-Angle Variables Integrability, Invariant Tori, and Quasiperiodicity Ergodicity, Mixing, and Chaos Fermi-Pasta-Ulam Model KAM Theorem Overlapping Resonances Henon-Heiles Model Characterization of Chaotic Behavior Is Classical Physics Really Deterministic? Kicked Pendulum and Standard Mapping Chaos in a Classical Model of Multiple-Photon Excitation of Molecular Vibrations Chaos in a Classical Model of a Rotating Molecule in a Laser Field Stochastic Excitation Quantum Chaos Regular and Irregular Spectra Kicked Two-State System Chaos in the Jaynes-Cummings Model Quantum Theory of the Kicked Pendulum Localization Classical and Quantum Calculations for a Hydrogen Atom in a Microwave Field Epilogue Readership: Laser scientists and engineers, physicists, applied mathematicians and researchers in nonlinear dynamics. Related Books Free and Guided Optical Beams Laser Cleaning II A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings Universal Fluctuations Geometric Perturbation Theory in Physics

Theory of High Temperature Superconductivity

Theory of High Temperature Superconductivity Author T. Mishonov
ISBN-10 9789814343145
Release 2011
Pages 259
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Key discoveries concerning the different biological functions of microglia in health and disease have attracted scientists from various fields. In Microglia: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers in the field detail methods for selection of the key cellular, molecular and biochemical techniques that are used in studying the many and varied functions of this fascinating cell. These methods and techniques include microglia cell culture for studying microglia activation and functions, as well as their interaction with other cell types both in vitro and in vivo. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Microglia: Methods and Protocols is a useful resource for cell biologists, molecular biologists, immunologists, oncologist and neuroscientists.

Modern Aspects of Superconductivity

Modern Aspects of Superconductivity Author Sergei Kruchinin
ISBN-10 9789814261609
Release 2011
Pages 217
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Superconductivity remains one of the most interesting research areas in physics and stood as a major scientific mystery for a large part of this century. This book, written for graduate students and researchers in the field of superconductivity, discusses important aspects of the experiment and theory surrounding superconductivity. New experimental investigations of magnetic and thermodynamic superconducting properties of mesoscopic samples are explored with the help of recent developments in nanotechnologies and measurement techniques, and the results are predicted based upon theoretical models in nanoscale superconducting systems. Topics of special interest include high-Tc superconductivity, two-gap superconductivity in magnesium diborades, room-temperature superconductivity, mechanism of superconductivity and mesoscopic superconductivity. Particular attention is given to understanding the symmetry and pairing in superconductors. The theory of the Josephson effect is presented and its application in quantum computing are analyzed.

Southern Bouquets

Southern Bouquets Author Melissa Bigner
ISBN-10 9781423605072
Release 2010
Pages 128
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"'Southern Bouquets' showcases these arrangements--large or small, humble or sophisticated--with sumptuous, inspiring photography in sometimes breathtaking, sometimes cozy, but always quintessential Southern settings. Want to re-create the simple and elegant looks yourself, no matter your zip code? Charleston, South Carolina locals Bigner and Barrie make it a breeze"--Page 2 of cover.

From Spinors to Quantum Mechanics

From Spinors to Quantum Mechanics Author Gerrit Coddens
ISBN-10 9781783266395
Release 2015-06-29
Pages 404
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From Spinors to Quantum Mechanics discusses group theory and its use in quantum mechanics. Chapters 1 to 4 offer an introduction to group theory, and it provides the reader with an exact and clear intuition of what a spinor is, showing that spinors are just a mathematically complete notation for group elements. Chapter 5 contains the first rigorous derivation of the Dirac equation from a simple set of assumptions. The remaining chapters will interest the advanced reader who is interested in the meaning of quantum mechanics. They propose a novel approach to the foundations of quantum mechanics, based on the idea that the meaning of the formalism is already provided by the mathematics. In the traditional approach to quantum mechanics as initiated by Heisenberg, one has to start from a number of experimental results and then derive a set of rules and calculations that reproduce the observed experimental results. In such an inductive approach the underlying assumptions are not given at the outset. The reader has to figure them out, and this has proven to be difficult. The book shows that a different, bottom-up approach to quantum mechanics is possible, which merits further investigation as it demonstrates that with the methods used, the reader can obtain the correct results in a context where one would hitherto not expect this to be possible. Contents: IntroductionIntroduction to GroupsSpinors in the Rotation GroupSpinors in the Homogeneous Lorentz GroupThe Dirac Equation from ScratchTowards a Better Understanding of Quantum MechanicsThe Hidden-Variables Issue and the Bell InequalitiesEquivalence of the Bohr-Sommerfeld and Dirac Theories for the Hydrogen AtomThe Problem of the Electron Spin within a Magnetic FieldThe Double-Slit Experiment and the Superposition PrincipleA Caveat About the Limitations of Group TheorySpin and Angular Momentum as Vector and Bi-Vector Concepts Readership: Graduate students and researchers in the field of quantum mechanics. Key Features:Offers an excellent introduction to the group theory coveredContains a new approach to the foundations of quantum mechanics, with some interesting resultsCorrects a number of mathematical errors in the existing literature, e.g. in relation with the anomalous g-factor of the electronKeywords:Group Theory;Quantum Mechanics;SU(2);SL(2,C);Dirac Equation

Quantum Gas Experiments

Quantum Gas Experiments Author Päivi Törmä
ISBN-10 1783264748
Release 2014-09
Pages 332
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Quantum phenomena of many-particle systems are fascinating in their complexity and are consequently not fully understood and largely untapped in terms of practical applications. Ultracold gases provide a unique platform to build up model systems of quantum many-body physics with highly controlled microscopic constituents. In this way, many-body quantum phenomena can be investigated with an unprecedented level of precision, and control and models that cannot be solved with present day computers may be studied using ultracold gases as a quantum simulator. This book addresses the need for a comprehensive description of the most important advanced experimental methods and techniques that have been developed along with the theoretical framework in a clear and applicable format. The focus is on methods that are especially crucial in probing and understanding the many-body nature of the quantum phenomena in ultracold gases and most topics are covered both from a theoretical and experimental viewpoint, with interrelated chapters written by experts from both sides of research. Graduate students and post-doctoral researches working on ultracold gases will benefit from this book, as well as researchers from other fields who wish to gain an overview of the recent fascinating developments in this very dynamically evolving field. Sufficient level of both detailed high level research and a pedagogical approach is maintained throughout the book so as to be of value to those entering the field as well as advanced researchers. Furthermore, both experimentalists and theorists will benefit from the book; close collaboration between the two are continuously driving the field to a very high level and will be strengthened to continue the important progress yet to be made in the field.

Quantum Techniques In Stochastic Mechanics

Quantum Techniques In Stochastic Mechanics Author Baez John C
ISBN-10 9789813226968
Release 2018-02-14
Pages 276
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We introduce the theory of chemical reaction networks and their relation to stochastic Petri nets — important ways of modeling population biology and many other fields. We explain how techniques from quantum mechanics can be used to study these models. This relies on a profound and still mysterious analogy between quantum theory and probability theory, which we explore in detail. We also give a tour of key results concerning chemical reaction networks and Petri nets. Contents: Stochastic Petri Nets The Rate Equation The Master Equation Probabilities vs Amplitudes Annihilation and Creation Operators An Example from Population Biology Feynman Diagrams The Anderson–Craciun–Kurtz Theorem An Example of the Anderson–Craciun–Kurtz Theorem A Stochastic Version of Noether's Theorem Quantum Mechanics vs Stochastic Mechanics Noether's Theorem: Quantum vs Stochastic Chemistry and the Desargues Graph Graph Laplacians Dirichlet Operators and Electrical Circuits Perron–Frobenius Theory The Deficiency Zero Theorem Example of the Deficiency Zero Theorem Example of the Anderson–Craciun–Kurtz Theorem The Deficiency of a Reaction Network Rewriting the Rate Equation The Rate Equation and Markov Processes Proof of the Deficiency Zero Theorem Noether's Theorem for Dirichlet Operators Computation and Petri Nets Summary Table Readership: Graduate students and researchers in the field of quantum and mathematical physics. Keywords: Stochastic;Quantum;Markov Process;Chemical Reaction Network;Petri NetReview: Key Features: It's a light-hearted introduction to a deep analogy between probability theory and quantum theory It explains how stochastic Petri nets can be used in modeling in biology, chemistry, and many other fields It gives new proofs of some fundamental theorems about chemical reaction networks


Homemade Author Carol Endler Sterbenz
ISBN-10 9781451628869
Release 2011-10-18
Pages 800
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Offering an abundance of information and inspiration, Homemade is a revelatory addition to the craft world—the ultimate reference book on crafting and also a warm, engagingly written book that combines history and personal narrative with the science that makes a craft possible and the passion that inspires it. Carol Endler Sterbenz is a crafter, a teacher, a homemaker, a wife, and a mother. Raised by immigrant parents who taught her the enduring value of resourcefulness and creativity, she makes her lifetime of experience and infinite enthusiasm the foundation for Homemade. Sterbenz provides readers with not only practical information and direction but also a philosophy and methodology of crafting that build confidence and ability, making it easy to achieve truly professional results. Teeming with clear, reliable, and thorough information on everything from tools and materials to techniques, Homemade is an essential guide to seven of the most beloved crafts: beading, the flower arts, paper crafting, hand printing, decoupage, decorative embellishing, and children’s arts and crafts. Crafters—beginners and veterans alike—can turn to Homemade to learn which glues and finishes to use, how to form a perfect beaded loop, assemble a miniature robot, hollow out an egg, emboss paper, make a hand-tied bouquet, or transform a chandelier. Overflowing with hundreds of techniques; easy-to-follow step-by-step directions supported by more than eight hundred beautiful and precise hand-drawn illustrations, diagrams, and patterns; and countless insider secrets and troubleshooting tips, Homemade is an indispensable go-to reference no crafter should be without.

Petal Twig

Petal   Twig Author Valerie Easton
ISBN-10 9781570617980
Release 2012-01-31
Pages 128
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Forcing flowers to stand up and do tricks is the old way of flower bouquets. That called for flying in blossoms from around the world. The new way is so much more DIY and all about what's happening in the garden right now--no matter the season. Petal & Twig is full of photographs and descriptions of wonderfully fresh combinations from garden-expert Valerie Easton's own garden. With an inviting and personal tone, Easton shows how to assemble floral combinations for color, for fragrance, to express the essence of the season, for the dinner table, for the kitchen, for the bookshelf. Inspiration, experimentation, and simple pleasure are the keys to the new bouquets.

The Wigner Transform

The Wigner Transform Author Maurice de Gosson
ISBN-10 9781786343116
Release 2017-03-17
Pages 252
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This book provides an in-depth and rigorous study of the Wigner transform and its variants. They are presented first within a context of a general mathematical framework, and then through applications to quantum mechanics. The Wigner transform was introduced by Eugene Wigner in 1932 as a probability quasi-distribution which allows expression of quantum mechanical expectation values in the same form as the averages of classical statistical mechanics. It is also used in signal processing as a transform in time-frequency analysis, closely related to the windowed Gabor transform. Written for advanced-level students and professors in mathematics and mathematical physics, it is designed as a complete textbook course providing analysis on the most important research on the subject to date. Due to the advanced nature of the content, it is also suitable for research mathematicians, engineers and chemists active in the field. Request Inspection Copy

Free And Interacting Quantum Fields

Free And Interacting Quantum Fields Author Merches Ioan
ISBN-10 9789813145481
Release 2017-10-25
Pages 740
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Modern physics is characterized by two great theories, which make it fundamentally different from its predecessor: quantum theory and theory of relativity. In this book we want to bring to the reader's attention several solutions to problems connected to the quantum-relativistic interaction of particles. Remarkably, such solutions furnished rigorous and pertinent explanations of a large set of phenomena, both in microscopic world and galactic universe. Contents: PrefaceIntroductionClassical and Quantum Free FieldsThe Gravitational Transmutations HypothesisTomonaga–Schwinger Representation of Dynamics of a Quantum Physical System. Matrix Elements of the Field Operators and Feynman{Dyson-Type Rules for High-Spin ParticlesFundamentals of Gauge Theories. The Minimal Coupling PrincipleThe Gravitational Field Interacting with Other FieldsInteraction of Scalar, Spinorial, Spin-Vectorial and Tensorial Particles, and the Gravitational Field Described by the Schwarzschild MetricScattering of Electrons and Photogeneration of Gravitons in External Gravitational FieldInteraction of Scalar, Spinorial, Vectorial, Spin-Vectorial and Tensorial Particles with the Axially-Symmetric Gravitational Field Described by the Kerr MetricSoftware Package for Analytical Calculation of Differential Cross-Sections of Gravitational Scattering of High-Spin ParticlesAppendices: Isotopic FormalismThe Dirac Matrices and the Dirac EquationOperatorial TransformationsSingular FunctionsIntegration Formulas in Momentum SpaceMatrix Elements of the Field Operators and First-Order Vertices for the Gravitational Interaction of ParticlesExpressions of the Coeffcients-Functions of the Differential and Integral Scattering Cross-Sections of Particles in the External Axially-Symmetric Gravitational Field Described by the Kerr MetricValues of Several Physical Quantities in CGS and Natural (ħ = 1, c = 1) Unit Systems. Equivalence Between Different Units of Measurement Readership: Researchers and graduate students in quantum field theory and theoretical physics. Keywords: Quantum FieldsReview: Key Features: In this book we present several solutions to problems connected to the quantum-relativistic interaction of particles. Remarkably, such solutions furnished rigorous and pertinent explanations of a large set of phenomena, both in microscopic world and universe

Understanding Our Unseen Reality Solving Quantum Riddles

Understanding Our Unseen Reality  Solving Quantum Riddles Author Kastner Ruth E
ISBN-10 9781783266487
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 248
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This captivating book presents a new, unified picture of the everyday world around us. It provides rational, scientific support for the idea that there may well be more to our reality than meets the eye…Accessible and engaging for readers with no prior knowledge of quantum physics, author Ruth Kastner draws on the popular transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics to explain our ‘quantum reality.’ Her book focuses on modern-day examples and deals with big philosophical questions as well as ideas from physics.If you have any interest in quantum physics, this book is for you — whether you be a physics student or academic, or simply an inquisitive reader who wants to delve deeper into the reality of the world around you. Dr Ruth Kastner has received two National Science Foundation awards for the study of interpretational issues in quantum theory.

Geometry Of Quantum Potential The Entropic Information Of The Vacuum

Geometry Of Quantum Potential  The  Entropic Information Of The Vacuum Author Fiscaletti Davide
ISBN-10 9789813227996
Release 2018-03-06
Pages 344
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In virtue of its features, Bohm's quantum potential introduces interesting and relevant perspectives towards a satisfactory geometrodynamic description of quantum processes. This book makes a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of some of the most significant elements and results about the geometrodynamic picture determined by the quantum potential in various contexts. Above all, the book explores the perspectives about the fundamental arena subtended by the quantum potential, the link between the geometry associated to the quantum potential and a fundamental quantum vacuum. After an analysis of the geometry subtended by the quantum potential in the different fields of quantum physics (the non-relativistic domain, the relativistic domain, the relativistic quantum field theory, the quantum gravity domain and the canonical quantum cosmology), in the second part of the book, a recent interpretation of Bohm's quantum potential in terms of a more fundamental entity called quantum entropy, the approach of the symmetryzed quantum potential and the link between quantum potential and quantum vacuum are analysed, also in the light of the results obtained by the author. Contents: Introduction The Geometry of the Quantum Potential in Different Contexts Quantum Entropy and Quantum Potential Immediate Quantum Information and Symmetryzed Quantum Potential The Quantum Potential ... and the Quantum Vacuum Conclusions References Index Readership: Researchers interested in the link between the geometrodynamic action of the quantum potential and a fundamental quantum vacuum, in the different contexts of quantum physics. Keywords: Entropy;Quantum;Potential;Symmetry;Geometry;GeometrodynamicReview: Key Features: This book provides a complete guide to the geometrodynamic features of the quantum potential as key of reading and understanding of the different fields of quantum physics To explore relevant perspectives about the fundamental arena of quantum processes which determines the action of the quantum potential and its geometry This book introduces, in the light of relevant current research, interesting and novel perspectives as regards the link between the geometrodynamic action of the quantum potential and a fundamental quantum vacuum, in the different contexts of quantum physics

Introductory Quantum Physics and Relativity

Introductory Quantum Physics and Relativity Author Jacob Dunningham
ISBN-10 9789813228665
Release 2018-04-09
Pages 308
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This book is a revised and updated version of Introductory Quantum Physics and Relativity. Based on lectures given as part of the undergraduate degree programme at the University of Leeds, it has been extended in line with recent developments in the field. The book contains all the material required for quantum physics and relativity in the first three years of a traditional physics degree, in addition to more interesting and up-to-date extensions and applications which include quantum field theory, entanglement, and quantum information science. The second edition is unique as an undergraduate textbook as it combines quantum physics and relativity at an introductory level. It expounds the foundations of these two subjects in detail, but also illustrates how they can be combined. It discusses recent applications, but also exposes undergraduates to cutting-edge research topics, such as laser cooling, Bose-Einstein condensation, tunneling microscopes, lasers, nonlocality, and quantum teleportation. Contents: Introduction Old Quantum Theory Quantum Mechanics Applications of Quantum Mechanics Schrödinger Equation in Three Dimensions Spin and Statistics Atoms, Molecules and Lasers Formal Structure of Quantum Mechanics Second Revolution: Relativity Fine Structure of the Hydrogen Atom Relativistic Quantum Mechanics Quantum Entanglement Solutions Readership: Students taking undergraduate-level courses in quantum physics and relativity. Keywords: Quantum Physics;RelativityReview: Key Features: Combines Quantum Physics and Relativity. Covers the two subjects in a more coherent way than existing books. Many universities teach quantum physics and relativity together as one lecture course and so a book that covers both but also shows how they can be combined is a valuable resource Modern Choice of Topics. We will draw on topics from our own research to bring the two subjects up to date and give students a taste of cutting edge research. Examples will include such things as laser cooling, Bose condensation, tunneling microscopes, lasers, Bell's inequalities, quantum teleportation Has questions and answers -- ideal for self-study. This is pitched at typical exam level and so will be excellent for exam practice