he rst draft of this book was composed many years ago and was
intended to serve either as a stand-alone text or as a supplementary tutor"
for the student. My motivation was the belief that most co . . . . .
This is a set of lectures that I presented at the Les Houches 2014 Summer School "Topological Aspects in Condensed Matter Physics". The lectures are an introduction to physics of proteins. To phy . . . . .
Fractional dynamics is a field of study in physics and mechanics investigating the behavior of objects and systems that are characterized by power-law non-locality, power-law long-term memory or fract . . . . .
Starting from Newton's gravitational theory, we give a general introduction into the spherically symmetric solution of Einstein's vacuum field equation, the Schwarzschild(-Droste) solution, and into o . . . . .
In this pedagogical introduction, I discuss theoretical aspects of superfluidity and superconductivity, mostly using a field-theoretical formalism. While the emphasis is on general concepts and mechan . . . . .