In a Nutshell13

Part of Princeton University Press’s burgeoning presence in science textbook publishing, In a Nutshell is a series of concise, accessible, and up-to-date 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.

  • String Theory in a Nutshell String Theory in a Nutshell: Second Edition
    Elias Kiritsis

    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...

  • Quantum Many-Body Physics in a Nutshell Quantum Many-Body Physics in a Nutshell
    Edward Shuryak

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

  • The Standard Model in a Nutshell The Standard Model in a Nutshell
    Dave Goldberg

    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...

  • Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists
    A. Zee

    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...

  • Astrophysics in a Nutshell Astrophysics in a Nutshell: Second Edition
    Dan Maoz

    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...

  • Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell
    A. Zee

    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...

  • Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell
    Anupam Garg

    This graduate-level 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...

  • Elementary Particle Physics in a Nutshell Elementary Particle Physics in a Nutshell
    Christopher G. Tully

    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 cutting-edge introduction to...

  • Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell
    Luca Peliti

    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 Condensed Matter in a Nutshell
    Gerald D. Mahan

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

  • Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell: Second Edition
    A. Zee

    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...

  • Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell
    Gerald D. Mahan

    Covering the fundamentals as well as many special topics of current interest, this is the most concise, up-to-date, and accessible graduate-level textbook on quantum mechanics available. Written by Gerald Mahan, a distinguished research...

  • Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell
    Carlos A. Bertulani

    Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell provides a clear, concise, and up-to-date 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...