Stealing the Gold: A celebration of the pioneering physics of Sam Edwards

Hardcover | September 15, 2004

EditorPaul Goldbart, Nigel GoldenfeldbyDavid Sherrington

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Over the course of nearly half a century, Sam Edwards has led the field of condensed matter physics into new directions, ranging from the electronic and statistical properties of disordered materials to the mechanical properties of granular materials. Along the way, he has provided seminalcontributions to fluid mechanics, polymer science, surface science and statistical mechanics. This volume celebrates the immense scope of his influence by presenting a collection of original articles by recognized leaders in theoretical physics, including two Nobel Laureates and a Fields Medalist,which describe the genesis, evolution and future prospects of the various sub-fields of condensed matter theory, along with reprints of a selection of Edwards' seminal papers that helped give birth to the subject. 'Stealing the Gold', Edwards' favourite caricature of the relationship betweentheoretical physicists and Nature, will be of singular interest to graduate students looking for an overview of some of the most exciting areas of theoretical physics, as well as to researchers in condensed matter physics looking for a comprehensive, broad and uniquely incisive snapshot of theirsubject at the dawn of the 21st century.

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Over the course of nearly half a century, Sam Edwards has led the field of condensed matter physics into new directions, ranging from the electronic and statistical properties of disordered materials to the mechanical properties of granular materials. Along the way, he has provided seminalcontributions to fluid mechanics, polymer scien...

Paul M. Goldbart, Dept of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801-3080, USA Nigel Goldenfeld, Dept of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801-3080, USA David Sherrington, Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, 1 Keble Road, ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:458 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.13 inPublished:September 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. P.G. DeGennes: Foreword2. P.M. Goldbart, N. Goldenfeld, D. Sherrington: Preface3. S.F. Edwards: Reprint: A new method for the evaluation of electric conductivity in metals4. D. Khmelnitskii: Impurity diagrammatics and the physics of disordered metals5. S.F. Edwards: Reprint: The statistical dynamics of homogeneous turbulence6. K.R. Sreenivasan, G.L. Eyink: Sam Edwards and the turbulence theory7. S.F. Edwards: Reprint: The statistical mechanics of polymers with excluded volume8. R.C. Ball: The entry of field theory in to polymer science9. S.F. Edwards: Reprint: The theory of polymer solutions at intermediate concentration10. Y. Oono, T. Ohta: The coarse grained approach in polymer physics11. S.F. Edwards: Reprint: Statistical mechanics with topological constraints: II12. E. Witten: Notes on 'Statistical mechanics with topological constraints I and II'13. S.F. Edwards, P.W. Anderson: Reprint: Theory of spin glasses14. P.W. Anderson: Remarks on the Edwards-Anderson paper15. D. Sherrington: Edwards-Anderson: Opening up the world of complexity16. G. Parisi: The overlap in glassy systems17. M. Mezard: Theory of ramdon solid states18. R.T. Deam, S.F. Edwards: Reprint: The theory of rubber elasticity19. P.M. Goldbart, N. Goldenfeld: Sam Edwards and the statistical mechanics of rubber20. M. Doi, S.F. Edwards: Reprint: Dynamics of concentrated polymer systems, Part 2: Molecular motion under flow21. W.W. Graessley, T.C.B. McLeish: The Doi-Edwards theory22. S.F. Edwards, D.R. Wilkinson: Reprint: The surface statistics of a granular aggregate23. M. Kardar: The surface statistics of a growing aggregate24. S.F. Edwards, R.B.S. Oakeshott: Reprint: Theory of powders25. J. Kurchan: Building a thermodynamics on sand26. S.F. Edwards, R.B.S. Oakeshott: Reprint: The transmission of stress in an aggregate27. J.P. Bouchaud, M.E. Cates: Granular media: Three dimensional ideas of Sir Sam'sChapters on the Edwardsian approach to research28. J.S. Langer: The case for Edwardsian research in solid mechanics: A sermon29. G. Allen: A scientist for all seasons