Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists

Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists

He also includes a concise review of the linear algebra needed for group theory, making the book ideal for self-study.

Author: A. Zee

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400881185

Category: Science

Page: 632

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A concise, modern textbook on group theory written especially for physicists 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 understanding of the fundamental forces. Yet until now, what has been missing is a modern, accessible, and self-contained textbook on the subject written especially for physicists. Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists fills this gap, providing a user-friendly and classroom-tested text that focuses on those aspects of group theory physicists most need to know. From the basic intuitive notion of a group, A. Zee takes readers all the way up to how theories based on gauge groups could unify three of the four fundamental forces. He also includes a concise review of the linear algebra needed for group theory, making the book ideal for self-study. Provides physicists with a modern and accessible introduction to group theory Covers applications to various areas of physics, including field theory, particle physics, relativity, and much more Topics include finite group and character tables; real, pseudoreal, and complex representations; Weyl, Dirac, and Majorana equations; the expanding universe and group theory; grand unification; and much more The essential textbook for students and an invaluable resource for researchers Features a brief, self-contained treatment of linear algebra An online illustration package is available to professors Solutions manual (available only to professors)
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Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell

Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell

A fully updated edition of the classic text by acclaimed physicist 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 ...

Author: A. Zee

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400835324

Category: Science

Page: 608

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A fully updated edition of the classic text by acclaimed physicist 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 revised and expanded edition, A. Zee covers the latest advances while providing a solid conceptual foundation for students to build on, making this the most up-to-date and modern textbook on quantum field theory available. This expanded edition features several additional chapters, as well as an entirely new section describing recent developments in quantum field theory such as gravitational waves, the helicity spinor formalism, on-shell gluon scattering, recursion relations for amplitudes with complex momenta, and the hidden connection between Yang-Mills theory and Einstein gravity. Zee also provides added exercises, explanations, and examples, as well as detailed appendices, solutions to selected exercises, and suggestions for further reading. The most accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook available Features a fully revised, updated, and expanded text Covers the latest exciting advances in the field Includes new exercises Offers a one-of-a-kind resource for students and researchers Leading universities that have adopted this book include: Arizona State University Boston University Brandeis University Brown University California Institute of Technology Carnegie Mellon College of William & Mary Cornell Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northwestern University Ohio State University Princeton University Purdue University - Main Campus Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rutgers University - New Brunswick Stanford University University of California - Berkeley University of Central Florida University of Chicago University of Michigan University of Montreal University of Notre Dame Vanderbilt University Virginia Tech University
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Group Theory in Physics

Group Theory in Physics

This book emphasizes general features and methods which demonstrate the power of the group-theoretical approach in exposing the systematics of physical systems with associated symmetry.Particular attention is given to pedagogy.

Author: Wu-Ki Tung

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789813104044

Category: Representations of groups

Page: 336

View: 138

An introductory text book for graduates and advanced undergraduates on group representation theory. It emphasizes group theory's role as the mathematical framework for describing symmetry properties of classical and quantum mechanical systems. Familiarity with basic group concepts and techniques is invaluable in the education of a modern-day physicist. This book emphasizes general features and methods which demonstrate the power of the group-theoretical approach in exposing the systematics of physical systems with associated symmetry. Particular attention is given to pedagogy. In developing the theory, clarity in presenting the main ideas and consequences is given the same priority as comprehensiveness and strict rigor. To preserve the integrity of the mathematics, enough technical information is included in the appendices to make the book almost self-contained. A set of problems and solutions has been published in a separate booklet. Request Inspection Copy
Categories: Representations of groups

The Standard Model in a Nutshell

The Standard Model in a Nutshell

Readings. • • Cornwell, J. D. Group Theory in Physics: An Introduction. ... The
group theory neophyte will find chapters 1, 2, 3, and 7 especially instructive. •
Griffiths, David. ... Zee, A. Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists. Princeton, NJ:
 ...

Author: Dave Goldberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400885473

Category: Science

Page: 320

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A concise and authoritative introduction to one of the central theories of modern physics 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 ranked list of interactions. The Standard Model in a Nutshell provides a comprehensive and uncommonly accessible introduction to one of the most important subjects in modern physics, revealing why, despite initial appearances, the entire framework really is as elegant as physicists say. Dave Goldberg uses a "just-in-time" approach to instruction that enables students to gradually develop a deep understanding of the Standard Model even if this is their first exposure to it. He covers everything from relativity, group theory, and relativistic quantum mechanics to the Higgs boson, unification schemes, and physics beyond the Standard Model. The book also looks at new avenues of research that could answer still-unresolved questions and features numerous worked examples, helpful illustrations, and more than 120 exercises. Provides an essential introduction to the Standard Model for graduate students and advanced undergraduates across the physical sciences Requires no more than an undergraduate-level exposure to quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, and electromagnetism Uses a "just-in-time" approach to topics such as group theory, relativity, classical fields, Feynman diagrams, and quantum field theory Couched in a conversational tone to make reading and learning easier Ideal for a one-semester course or independent study Includes a wealth of examples, illustrations, and exercises Solutions manual (available only to professors)
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Group Theory and Its Applications in Physics

Group Theory and Its Applications in Physics

This book has been written to introduce readers to group theory and its ap plications in atomic physics, molecular physics, and solid-state physics. The first Japanese edition was published in 1976.

Author: Teturo Inui

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642800214

Category: Science

Page: 397

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This book has been written to introduce readers to group theory and its ap plications in atomic physics, molecular physics, and solid-state physics. The first Japanese edition was published in 1976. The present English edi tion has been translated by the authors from the revised and enlarged edition of 1980. In translation, slight modifications have been made in. Chaps. 8 and 14 to update and condense the contents, together with some minor additions and improvements throughout the volume. The authors cordially thank Professor J. L. Birman and Professor M. Car dona, who encouraged them to prepare the English translation. Tokyo, January 1990 T. Inui . Y. Tanabe Y. Onodera Preface to the Japanese Edition As the title shows, this book has been prepared as a textbook to introduce readers to the applications of group theory in several fields of physics. Group theory is, in a nutshell, the mathematics of symmetry. It has three main areas of application in modern physics. The first originates from early studies of crystal morphology and constitutes a framework for classical crystal physics. The analysis of the symmetry of tensors representing macroscopic physical properties (such as elastic constants) belongs to this category. The sec ond area was enunciated by E. Wigner (1926) as a powerful means of handling quantum-mechanical problems and was first applied in this sense to the analysis of atomic spectra. Soon, H.
Categories: Science

Fly By Night Physics

Fly By Night Physics

The essential primer for physics students who want to build their physical intuition Presented in A. Zee's incomparably engaging style, this book introduces physics students to the practice of using physical reasoning and judicious guesses ...

Author: A. Zee

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691207735

Category: Science

Page: 448

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The essential primer for physics students who want to build their physical intuition Presented in A. Zee's incomparably engaging style, this book introduces physics students to the practice of using physical reasoning and judicious guesses to get at the crux of a problem. An essential primer for advanced undergraduates and beyond, Fly by Night Physics reveals the simple and effective techniques that researchers use to think through a problem to its solution—or failing that, to smartly guess the answer—before starting any calculations. In typical physics classrooms, students seek to master an enormous toolbox of mathematical methods, which are necessary to do the precise calculations used in physics. Consequently, students often develop the unfortunate impression that physics consists of well-defined problems that can be solved with tightly reasoned and logical steps. Idealized textbook exercises and homework problems reinforce this erroneous impression. As a result, even the best students can find themselves completely unprepared for the challenges of doing actual research. In reality, physics is replete with back of the envelope estimates, order of magnitude guesses, and fly by night leaps of logic. Including exciting problems related to cutting-edge topics in physics, from Hawking radiation to gravity waves, this indispensable book will help students more deeply understand the equations they have learned and develop the confidence to start flying by night to arrive at the answers they seek. For instructors, a solutions manual is available upon request.
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String Theory in a Nutshell

String Theory in a Nutshell

This fully updated edition features an entirely new chapter on flux compactifications in string theory, and the chapter on AdS/CFT has been substantially expanded by adding many applications to diverse topics.

Author: Elias Kiritsis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691188966

Category: Science

Page: 888

View: 801

The essential introduction to modern string theory—now fully expanded and revised 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 from classic topics to the most exciting frontiers of research today. It covers perturbative string theory, the unity of string interactions, black holes and their microscopic entropy, the AdS/CFT correspondence and its applications, matrix model tools for string theory, and more. It also includes 600 exercises and serves as a self-contained guide to the literature. This fully updated edition features an entirely new chapter on flux compactifications in string theory, and the chapter on AdS/CFT has been substantially expanded by adding many applications to diverse topics. In addition, the discussion of conformal field theory has been extensively revised to make it more student-friendly. The essential one-volume reference for students and researchers in theoretical high-energy physics Now fully expanded and revised Provides expanded coverage of AdS/CFT and its applications, namely the holographic renormalization group, holographic theories for Yang-Mills and QCD, nonequilibrium thermal physics, finite density physics, and entanglement entropy Ideal for mathematicians and physicists specializing in theoretical cosmology, QCD, and novel approaches to condensed matter systems An online illustration package is available to professors
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Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell

Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell

Unlike other books on Einstein gravity, this book emphasizes the action principle and group theory as guides in constructing physical theories.

Author: A. Zee

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400847457

Category: Science

Page: 888

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An ideal introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity 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 readers from the fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics to the most exciting frontiers of research today, including de Sitter and anti-de Sitter spacetimes, Kaluza-Klein theory, and brane worlds. Unlike other books on Einstein gravity, this book emphasizes the action principle and group theory as guides in constructing physical theories. Zee treats various topics in a spiral style that is easy on beginners, and includes anecdotes from the history of physics that will appeal to students and experts alike. He takes a friendly approach to the required mathematics, yet does not shy away from more advanced mathematical topics such as differential forms. The extensive discussion of black holes includes rotating and extremal black holes and Hawking radiation. The ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell also provides an essential resource for professional physicists and is accessible to anyone familiar with classical mechanics and electromagnetism. It features numerous exercises as well as detailed appendices covering a multitude of topics not readily found elsewhere. Provides an accessible introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity Guides readers from Newtonian mechanics to the frontiers of modern research Emphasizes symmetry and the Einstein-Hilbert action Covers topics not found in standard textbooks on Einstein gravity Includes interesting historical asides Features numerous exercises and detailed appendices Ideal for students, physicists, and scientifically minded lay readers Solutions manual (available only to teachers)
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Group Theory in Particle Nuclear and Hadron Physics

Group Theory in Particle  Nuclear  and Hadron Physics

[45] R. Mann, An Introduction to Particle Physics and the Standard Model. CRC
Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2010. [46] L. H. Ryder, Quantum Field Theory.
Cambridge University Press, 1985. [47] A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a
Nutshell.

Author: Syed Afsar Abbas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498704670

Category: Mathematics

Page: 527

View: 132

This user-friendly book on group theory introduces topics in as simple a manner as possible and then gradually develops those topics into more advanced ones, eventually building up to the current state-of-the-art. By using simple examples from physics and mathematics, the advanced topics become logical extensions of ideas already introduced. In addition to being used as a textbook, this book would also be useful as a reference guide for graduates and researchers in particle, nuclear and hadron physics.
Categories: Mathematics

Group Theory in Physics

Group Theory in Physics

Symmetry, Quantum Mechanics, Group Theory, and Special Functions in a
Nutshell The theory of group representation provides the natural mathematical
language for describing symmetries of the physical world. Although the
mathematics of ...

Author: Wu-Ki Tung

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789971966560

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 725

An introductory text book for graduates and advanced undergraduates on group representation theory. It emphasizes group theory's role as the mathematical framework for describing symmetry properties of classical and quantum mechanical systems. Familiarity with basic group concepts and techniques is invaluable in the education of a modern-day physicist. This book emphasizes general features and methods which demonstrate the power of the group-theoretical approach in exposing the systematics of physical systems with associated symmetry. Particular attention is given to pedagogy. In developing the theory, clarity in presenting the main ideas and consequences is given the same priority as comprehensiveness and strict rigor. To preserve the integrity of the mathematics, enough technical information is included in the appendices to make the book almost self-contained. A set of problems and solutions has been published in a separate booklet.
Categories: Science

Quantum Many Body Physics in a Nutshell

Quantum Many Body Physics in a Nutshell

The ideal textbook for a one-semester introductory course for graduate students or advanced undergraduates This book provides an essential introduction to the physics of quantum many-body systems, which are at the heart of atomic and ...

Author: Edward Shuryak

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691175607

Category: Science

Page: 312

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The ideal textbook for a one-semester introductory course for graduate students or advanced undergraduates 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 topics across a broad range of physical fields—phenomena as well as theoretical tools—and does so in a simple and accessible way. Edward Shuryak begins with Feynman diagrams of the quantum and statistical mechanics of a particle; in these applications, the diagrams are easy to calculate and there are no divergencies. He discusses the renormalization group and illustrates its uses, and covers systems such as weakly and strongly coupled Bose and Fermi gases, electron gas, nuclear matter, and quark-gluon plasmas. Phenomena include Bose condensation and superfluidity. Shuryak also looks at Cooper pairing and superconductivity for electrons in metals, liquid 3He, nuclear matter, and quark-gluon plasma. A recurring topic throughout is topological matter, ranging from ensembles of quantized vortices in superfluids and superconductors to ensembles of colored (QCD) monopoles and instantons in the QCD vacuum. Proven in the classroom, Quantum Many-Body Physics in a Nutshell is the ideal textbook for a one-semester introductory course for graduate students or advanced undergraduates. Teaches students how quantum many-body systems work across many fields of physics Uses path integrals from the very beginning Features the easiest introduction to Feynman diagrams available Draws on the most recent findings, including trapped Fermi and Bose atomic gases Guides students from traditional systems, such as electron gas and nuclear matter, to more advanced ones, such as quark-gluon plasma and the QCD vacuum
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Shattered Symmetry

Shattered Symmetry

Symmetry and its breaking is at the heart of our understanding of matter. The book tells the tale of twoconstituents of matter quarks and atoms from a common symmetry perspective.

Author: Pieter Thyssen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190611392

Category: Mathematics

Page: 498

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The standard model of subatomic particles and the periodic table of the atoms have the common goal to bring order in the bewildering chaos of the constituents of matter. Their success relies on the presence of fundamental symmetries in their core. The purpose of the book is to share theadmiration for the power and the beauty of these symmetries. The reader is taken on a journey from the basic geometric symmetry group of a circle to the sublime dynamic symmetries that govern the motions of the particles. The trail follows the lines of parentage linking groups upstream to theunitary symmetry of the eightfold way of quarks, and to the four-dimensional symmetry of the hydrogen atom. Along the way the theory of symmetry groups is gradually introduced with special emphasis on graphical representations. The final challenge is to open up the structure of Mendeleev's tablewhich goes beyond the symmetry of the hydrogen atom. Breaking this symmetry to accommodate the multi-electron atoms requires to leave the common ground of linear algebras and explore the potential of non-linearity.
Categories: Mathematics

Topological and Quantum Group Methods in Field Theory and Condensed Matter Physics

Topological and Quantum Group Methods in Field Theory and Condensed Matter Physics

We conclude that , in a nutshell , for both the Eu and Mi cases , the construction of
r2g involves a " reflection with respect to a plane ” followed by a " reflection with
respect to a sphere ” . Appendix F : Minkowskian Cauchy Schwartz Inequality ...

Author: Maurizio Martellini

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822015274558

Category: Condensed matter

Page: 526

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Categories: Condensed matter

Critical Problems in Physics

Critical Problems in Physics

Predicts new developments

Author: Val L. Fitch

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691057842

Category: Science

Page: 308

View: 585

Predicts new developments
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Memoirs of a Physicist in the Atomic Age

Memoirs of a Physicist in the Atomic Age

And with this method , joined to remarkable will power and drive , Wigner blazed
a trail in modern physics . ... known for introducing group theory as the
mathematical tool of choice for atomic physics ; but since the technique had been
 ...

Author: Walter M. Elsasser

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing (GB)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003833980

Category: Physiciens - États-Unis - Biographies

Page: 268

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This is the autobiography of Walter Maurice Elsasser (1904-1991), a Johns Hopkins University geophysicist who won a National Medal of Science in 1987 for his research in planetary magnetism, the movement of the earth's crust and other fields. A refugee from Nazi Germany, he came to the United States in 1936. He taught and did research at various institutions, joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1975. He is one of the first to recognize that fluid motions within the earth's iron core arising from its cooling might be responsible for the earth's magnetic field. He is also known for work in quantum physics, theory of radioactive nuclei, theoretical biology, logical classes in mathematical biology and systems biology.
Categories: Physiciens - États-Unis - Biographies

Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell

Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell

Requiring only a background in elementary calculus and elementary mechanics, this book starts with the basics, introduces the most important developments in classical statistical mechanics over the last thirty years, and guides readers to ...

Author: Luca Peliti

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691145297

Category: Science

Page: 398

View: 248

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 Nutshell offers the most concise, self-contained introduction to this rapidly developing field. Requiring only a background in elementary calculus and elementary mechanics, this book starts with the basics, introduces the most important developments in classical statistical mechanics over the last thirty years, and guides readers to the very threshold of today's cutting-edge research. Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell zeroes in on the most relevant and promising advances in the field, including the theory of phase transitions, generalized Brownian motion and stochastic dynamics, the methods underlying Monte Carlo simulations, complex systems--and much, much more. The essential resource on the subject, this book is the most up-to-date and accessible introduction available for graduate students and advanced undergraduates seeking a succinct primer on the core ideas of statistical mechanics. Provides the most concise, self-contained introduction to statistical mechanics Focuses on the most promising advances, not complicated calculations Requires only elementary calculus and elementary mechanics Guides readers from the basics to the threshold of modern research Highlights the broad scope of applications of statistical mechanics
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Symplectic Geometry and Quantum Mechanics

Symplectic Geometry and Quantum Mechanics

This book offers a complete discussion of techniques and topics intervening in the mathematical treatment of quantum and semi-classical mechanics.

Author: Maurice A. de Gosson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764375751

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

View: 725

This book offers a complete discussion of techniques and topics intervening in the mathematical treatment of quantum and semi-classical mechanics. It starts with a very readable introduction to symplectic geometry. Many topics are also of genuine interest for pure mathematicians working in geometry and topology.
Categories: Mathematics

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

International Conference on Quantum Groups ( 2004 : Technion - Israel Institute
of Technology ) V . Title . VI . Series . QUANTUM ... 14 ' 35 Probabilistic treatment
of gauge theories : contemporary fundamental physics / Gunn Quznetsov .
Hauppauge , N . Y ... 14 String theory in a nutshell / Elias Kiritsis . Princeton :
Princeton ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066180442

Category: American literature

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Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

In a nutshell , the 73 ( G / H ) # 0 condition here implies that G has to have some
SU ( 2 ) factor , which is either ... ( 5.1 ) The standard gauge theory ( “ sgt ” )
glueball superpotential for the classical gauge groups is given by ( 5.1 ) with U (
N ) : Sp ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:62427327

Category: Mathematical physics

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Categories: Mathematical physics

International Journal of Theoretical Physics

International Journal of Theoretical Physics

... 2001 ; Raptis , in preparation ) , that A free causon entails by itself I'm aus In a
nutshell , the importance of this result is ... ( a ) The problem of the
diffeomorphism group Diff ( M ) -the gauge group of general relativity - since the
canonical theory ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105112704114

Category: Physics

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Categories: Physics