Indemnification of Damage in the Event of a Nuclear Accident: Legal Affairs
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Indemnification of Damage in the Event of a Nuclear Accident: Legal Affairs

This proceedings volume contains documents from the Second International Workshop on the Indemnification of Nuclear Damage, which was held in Bratislava, Slovakia in May 2005. Sponsored by the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency, the workshop focused on the indemnification measures that would be taken if a nuclear accident occurred in a State Party to both the Vienna Convention and the Joint Protocol Relating to the Application of the Vienn...

Stochastic Ferromagnetism: Analysis and Numerics
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Stochastic Ferromagnetism: Analysis and Numerics

This monograph examines magnetization dynamics at elevated temperatures which can be described by the stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation (SLLG). Comparative computational studies with the stochastic model are included. Constructive tools such as e.g. finite element methods are used to derive the theoretical results, which are then used for computational studies.

Quantum Field Theory of Non-equilibrium States
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Quantum Field Theory of Non-equilibrium States

This 2007 textbook presents quantum field theoretical applications to systems out of equilibrium, using both the mathematical canonical way of studying non-equilibrium states, and Feynman diagrams. Complete with numerous exercises for self-study, this textbook is suitable for graduate students in statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics.

Multiscale and Multiresolution Approaches in Turbulence - LES, DES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods: Applications and Guidelines
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Multiscale and Multiresolution Approaches in Turbulence - LES, DES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods: Applications and Guidelines

"The authors are to be congratulated on the considerable task of putting together this material in such a high quality manner ... this is a very comprehensive documentation of a variety of approaches to turbulence and [this volume] presents this in a unified manner by the prior definition of multiscale and multiresolution methods. Much of the material covered is recent and represents the latest knowledge in this area. I would recomme...

Optimization in Function Spaces: With Stability Considerations in Orlicz Spaces
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Optimization in Function Spaces: With Stability Considerations in Orlicz Spaces

This is an essentially self-contained book on the theory of convex functions and convex optimization in Banach spaces, with a special interest in Orlicz spaces. Approximate algorithms based on the stability principles and the solution of the corresponding nonlinear equations are developed in this text. A synopsis of the geometry of Banach spaces, aspects of stability and the duality of different levels of differentiability and convex...

Silicon-Based Nanomaterials: Technology and Applications
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Silicon-Based Nanomaterials: Technology and Applications

Silicon has been proven to be remarkably resilient as a commercial electronic material. The microelectronics industry has harnessed nanotechnology to continually push the performance limits of silicon devices and integrated circuits. Rather than shrinking its market share, silicon is displacing "competitor" semiconductors in domains such as high-frequency electronics and integrated photonics. There are strong business drivers underly...

Collaborative Risk Mitigation Through Construction Planning and Scheduling
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Collaborative Risk Mitigation Through Construction Planning and Scheduling

For readers who are already familiar with the fundamentals of project scheduling and know how to use the appropriate software, Coble offers real-world strategy and implementation measures to avoid risk in the construction project schedule. She covers whether a project has ever gone as planned, who benefits from planning and how, real construction mitigation case studies, risk management matrix, communicating the project schedule and ...

Quantum Mathematical Physics: A Bridge between Mathematics and Physics
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Quantum Mathematical Physics: A Bridge between Mathematics and Physics

Quantum physics has been highly successful for more than 90 years. Nevertheless, a rigorous construction of interacting quantum field theory is still missing. Moreover, it is still unclear how to combine quantum physics and general relativity in a unified physical theory. Attacking these challenging problems of contemporary physics requQuantum Mathematical Physicsires highly advanced mathematical methods as well as radically new phys...

Quantum Gases: Finite Temperature and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics
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Quantum Gases: Finite Temperature and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics

This book should be the first reference point for learning about various theoretical approaches to describing quantum gases. The editors and contributors have created a unique book with well-written articles, meaningful comparisons of various approximation schemes, a uniform notation and more than one thousand references. In addition, the book features introductory chapters and up-to-date review articles of experimental methods and c...