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This question is a little too big, entire text books have been written to answer it. A standard reference is van Kampen, Stochastic processes in physics and chemistry. Roughly speaking, for a Markov process Master equation -> Kramers-Moyal expansion -> Fokker-Planck equation where the master equation gives the microscopic probabilistic rule for ...


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As @CuriousOne says, both the effects you refer to are explicable with ray optics. But both are subtle insofar that you won't find easy expressions for them in any undergrad physics course: you actually have to do accurate numerical ray simulations to see that spherical lenses impose geometrical distortion (barrelling and so forth). Very roughly, geometric ...


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Reichenbach's original volume, "Axiomatization of the Theory of Relativity", appeared in 1924. It is one of a long string of works that periodically rediscover and/or explore the issue of non-Einstein synchronization in Special Relativity. See for instance this review on "Synchronization Gauges and the Principles of Special Relativity" and refs. therein ...


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Although you might find most applications of the concept of Berry's phases in condensed matter physics, it is really present in most areas of physics as it captures the deep connection between geometry and physics. Plainly stated, this connection stems from the fact that for the really interesting problems in physics, wave functions are not functions on the ...


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You can't really go past anything written by R. E. Colins on the subject of antenna theory. Robert E. Collin, "Antennas and Radiowave Propagation" This book with give you a thorough discussion in the theoretical grounding of such useful intuitive crutches such as the effective area formula, gain versus directivity formula and, above all, electromagnetic ...


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Some good texts about it: Giuseppe Massardo - Statistical Field Theory Mehran Kardar - Statistical Physics of Fields


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A classic on the subject is Giorgio Parisi's Statistical Field Theory. It is a complete book written by one of the most influential physicists in the field. The book starts with a brief recap on statistical mechanics and then introduces the Ising Model, were the basic techniques of statistical field theory are introduced. It then moves on to (in this ...


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Schaum series Differential Geometry will solve part of your problem. Search "problem book in riemannian geometry" on google and it should bring out something useful. Also see V.I. Arnold's books.


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As you described the book you are searching for I thought of a book that fit that description except it may not be the same book. I have a text book for a course given at Cal Berkeley by Professor Richard A. Muller. It is called "Physics and Technology for Future Presidents" with a subtitle of "An Introduction to the Essential Physics Every World Leader ...


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Since the question has not been closed, here are a few references on the subject that exist on the net. Of course a nuclear physics course is a prerequisite for serious physics studies. http://ee.stanford.edu/~hellman/sts152_02/handout02.pdf http://www.abomb1.org/nuketech/ this has many more references inside. ...


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The answer suggesting "Art of Electronics" is spot on -- no argument. However, it is also spot on expensive. An alternative is Practical Electronics For Inventors which is now in its 4th edition and an excellent low priced book that allows you to move through the material more quickly. The scope of coverage for "Practical Electronics For Inventors" is ...


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Art of Electronics, now in its 3rd edition by Horowitz and Hill has always been a classic. Comprehensive and easy to read with an emphasis on practice rather than deep theory. I am a professional electronics engineer and I have used it (I transitioned from physics) for decades


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Robert Griffiths is quite fond of Mach-Zehnder experiments as useful windows into interpreting quantum foundations, and he presents calculations for some toy models of M-Z interferometers in Chapter 13 of his book, Consistent Quantum Theory. As a caution, most of this book is written to parallel the consistent quantum histories formulation of quantum ...


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The topic is a bit too broad. If you want to look at gravitational wave waveforms coming from e.g. binaries then Post-Newtonian approach is usually sufficient and there are many codes for that out there. If you want gravitational wave emission worked out in any system it might become a bit troublesome. I would suggest looking into lalsuite developed by the ...


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Of course, you can do it with Matlab, Mupad, Maple, Mathematica or even the Smart Math Calculator. Use this method: First define your variables with your units of choice, then tell the programm what the conversion factors from the given units to the target units are, for example, if you have km/h and need m/sec define 1km as 1000m and 1sec as h as 60² ...


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I studied solid state physics last semester and we learned from "Solid State Physics" by Ashcroft and Mermin, but I assume that you can find these topics in every book about solid state physics.


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I second Jammer's book. It is conceptually well laid out. Contrasted to this, Pais' book ("Inward Bound") tries to chronologically catalogue the events. So, it depends on what exactly you are looking for. Apart from these two, there are other books which are narrow and focused about quantum physics topics. E.g., there is Wheaton's "The Tiger and the ...



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