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Part of Princeton University Press’s burgeoning presence in science textbook publishing, In a Nutshell is a series of concise, accessible, and uptodate textbooks for advanced undergraduates and graduate students on key subjects in the physical sciences. Topics range from quantum field theory to astrophysics, general relativity, nuclear physics, string theory, elementary particle physics, electromagnetism, condensed matter physics, and more.

Statistical mechanics is one of the most exciting areas of physics today and has applications to subjects ranging from economics and social behavior to algorithmic theory and evolutionary biology. Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell...

String Theory in a Nutshell is the definitive introduction to modern string theory. Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject, this concise and accessible book starts with basic definitions and guides readers...

This book provides an essential introduction to the physics of quantum manybody systems, which are at the heart of atomic and nuclear physics, condensed matter, and particle physics. Unlike other textbooks on the subject, it covers...

For a theory as genuinely elegant as the Standard Model—the current framework describing elementary particles and their forces—it can sometimes appear to students to be little more than a complicated collection of particles and...

Although group theory is a mathematical subject, it is indispensable to many areas of modern theoretical physics, from atomic physics to condensed matter physics, particle physics to string theory. In particular, it is essential for an...

Winner of the American Astronomical Society's Chambliss Award, Astrophysics in a Nutshell has become the text of choice in astrophysics courses for science majors at top universities in North America and beyond. In this expanded and...

This unique textbook provides an accessible introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity, a subject of breathtaking beauty and supreme importance in physics. With his trademark blend of wit and incisiveness, A. Zee guides...

This graduatelevel physics textbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the basic principles and phenomena of classical electromagnetism. While many electromagnetism texts use the subject to teach mathematical methods of physics...

The new experiments underway at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland may significantly change our understanding of elementary particle physics and, indeed, the universe. This textbook provides a cuttingedge introduction to...

Statistical mechanics is one of the most exciting areas of physics today, and it also has applications to subjects as diverse as economics, social behavior, algorithmic theory, and evolutionary biology. Statistical Mechanics in a...

Condensed Matter in a Nutshell is the most concise, accessible, and selfcontained introduction to this exciting and cuttingedge area of modern physics. This premier textbook covers all the standard topics, including crystal...

Since it was first published, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell has quickly established itself as the most accessible and comprehensive introduction to this profound and deeply fascinating area of theoretical physics. Now in this fully...

Covering the fundamentals as well as many special topics of current interest, this is the most concise, uptodate, and accessible graduatelevel textbook on quantum mechanics available. Written by Gerald Mahan, a distinguished research...

Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell provides a clear, concise, and uptodate overview of the atomic nucleus and the theories that seek to explain it. Bringing together a systematic explanation of hadrons, nuclei, and stars for the first time...