The Physics Book

From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics
Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402778612
Category: Science
Page: 527
View: 8522
Containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries, this book explores such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon. The timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of quantum resurrection.

In Search of Schrodinger's Cat

Quantum Physics And Reality
Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307790446
Category: Science
Page: 320
View: 3351
Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no nuclear power or nuclear weapons, no TV, no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step by step into an ever more bizarre and fascinating place, requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, superconductors and life itself. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger's Cat - a search for quantum reality - as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today - quantum physics. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of the quantum - an essential element in understanding today's world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The CBM Physics Book

Compressed Baryonic Matter in Laboratory Experiments
Author: Bengt Friman,Claudia Höhne,Jörn Knoll,Stefan Leupold,Jorgen Randrup,Ralf Rapp,Peter Senger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642132936
Category: Science
Page: 980
View: 6986
This exhaustive survey is the result of a four year effort by many leading researchers in the field to produce both a readable introduction and a yardstick for the many upcoming experiments using heavy ion collisions to examine the properties of nuclear matter. The books falls naturally into five large parts, first examining the bulk properties of strongly interacting matter, including its equation of state and phase structure. Part II discusses elementary hadronic excitations of nuclear matter, Part III addresses the concepts and models regarding the space-time dynamics of nuclear collision experiments, Part IV collects the observables from past and current high-energy heavy-ion facilities in the context of the theoretical predictions specific to compressed baryonic matter. Part V finally gives a brief description of the experimental concepts. The book explicitly addresses everyone working or planning to enter the field of high-energy nuclear physics.

Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics

Author: John Cardy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521499590
Category: Science
Page: 238
View: 760
A thoroughly modern graduate-level introduction to the theory of critical behaviour. Covers phase transitions, mean field theory, phase diagrams, fixed points, cross-over behaviour, finite-size scaling, a simple approach to the epsilon expansion, low-dimensional systems, surface critical behaviour, random systems, percolation, polymer statistics, critical dynamics and conformal symmetry. Includes many problems.

Analysis, Manifolds, and Physics

Author: Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat,Cécile DeWitt-Morette,Margaret Dillard Bleick
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780444860170
Category: Mathematics
Page: 630
View: 5325
This reference book, which has found wide use as a text, provides an answer to the needs of graduate physical mathematics students and their teachers. The present edition is a thorough revision of the first, including a new chapter entitled ``Connections on Principle Fibre Bundles'' which includes sections on holonomy, characteristic classes, invariant curvature integrals and problems on the geometry of gauge fields, monopoles, instantons, spin structure and spin connections. Many paragraphs have been rewritten, and examples and exercises added to ease the study of several chapters. The index includes over 130 entries.

The Evolution of Physics

The Growth of Ideas from Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta
Author: Albert Einstein,Leopold Infeld
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521096874
Category: Physics
Page: 302
View: 9628

Physics Extension File

Author: Jim Breithaupt
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 0748762558
Category: Education
Page: 306
View: 9988
This physics extension file includes teaching notes, guidance on coursework activities and equipment. It has at least one assignment for each topic in the textbooks - suitable for classwork and homework. A comprehensive range of practical activities are included. It contains extensive Key Skills and ICT materials. An exam file resource containing a complete set of exam style questions, in a format that can be used throughout Years 10 and 11, or as a resource for a revision programme is included.


Author: Charles Riborg Mann,George Ransom Twiss
Publisher: N.A
Category: Physics
Page: 414
View: 5777

Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

Author: Richard A. Muller
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393069884
Category: Science
Page: 384
View: 5054
A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller We live in complicated, dangerous times. Present and future presidents need to know if North Korea's nascent nuclear capability is a genuine threat to the West, if biochemical weapons are likely to be developed by terrorists, if there are viable alternatives to fossil fuels that should be nurtured and supported by the government, if private companies should be allowed to lead the way on space exploration, and what the actual facts are about the worsening threats from climate change. This is "must-have" information for all presidents—and citizens—of the twenty-first century. Winner of the 2009 Northern California Book Award for General Nonfiction. Images in this eBook are not displayed due to permissions issues.

Rudiments of Physics

Author: N.A
Publisher: Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9788189781477
Page: N.A
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The Trouble With Physics

The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next
Author: Lee Smolin
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547348483
Category: Science
Page: 416
View: 8057
“A splendid, edifying report from the front lines of theorectical physics” (San Francisco Chronicle). In this illuminating book, renowned physicist Lee Smolin argues that fundamental physics—the search for the laws of nature—is losing its way. Ambitious ideas about extra dimensions, exotic particles, multiple universes, and strings have captured the public’s imagination—and the imagination of experts. But these ideas have not been tested experimentally, and some, like string theory, seem to offer no possibility of being tested. Even still, these speculations dominate the field, attracting the best talent and much of the funding, while creating a climate in which emerging physicists are often penalized for pursuing other avenues. The situation threatens to impede the very progress of science. With clarity, passion, and authority, Smolin offers an unblinking assessment of the troubles that face modern physics, and an encouraging view of where the search for the next big idea may lead. “The best book about contemporary science written for the layman that I have ever read.” —The Times (London)

Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

Author: Alexei M. Tsvelik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139440500
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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This book is a course in modern quantum field theory as seen through the eyes of a theorist working in condensed matter physics. It contains a gentle introduction to the subject and therefore can be used even by graduate students. The introductory parts include a derivation of the path integral representation, Feynman diagrams and elements of the theory of metals including a discussion of Landau–Fermi liquid theory. In later chapters the discussion gradually turns to more advanced methods used in the theory of strongly correlated systems. The book contains a thorough exposition of such non-perturbative techniques as 1/N-expansion, bosonization (Abelian and non-Abelian), conformal field theory and theory of integrable systems. The book is intended for graduate students, postdoctoral associates and independent researchers working in condensed matter physics.

The Physics of Time Asymmetry

Author: P. C. W. Davies
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520032477
Category: Space and time
Page: 214
View: 9004

Numerical Physics Volume II

Author: N.A
Publisher: Krishna Prakashan Media
ISBN: 9788187224778
Page: N.A
View: 2666

Understanding 'O' Level Physics Through Problem Solving

Author: N.A
Publisher: Panpac Education Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9789812730046
Page: N.A
View: 5759

Farr's Physics for Medical Imaging

Author: Penelope Allisy-Roberts,Jerry R. Williams
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702028444
Category: Medical
Page: 207
View: 6131
Previous ed. published as: Physics for medical imaging / R.F. Farr. c1997.

Bankrupting Physics

How Today's Top Scientists are Gambling Away Their Credibility
Author: Alexander Unzicker,Sheilla Jones
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137365420
Category: Science
Page: 288
View: 3278
The recently celebrated discovery of the Higgs boson has captivated the public's imagination with the promise that it can explain the origins of everything in the universe. It's no wonder that the media refers to it grandly as the "God particle." Yet behind closed doors, physicists are admitting that there is much more to this story, and even years of gunning the Large Hadron Collider and herculean number crunching may still not lead to a deep understanding of the laws of nature. In this fascinating and eye-opening account, theoretical physicist Alexander Unzicker and science writer Sheilla Jones offer a polemic. They question whether the large-scale, multinational enterprises actually lead us to the promised land of understanding the universe. The two scientists take us on a tour of contemporary physics and show how a series of highly publicized theories met a dead end. Unzicker and Jones systematically unpack the recent hot theories such as "parallel universes," "string theory," and "inflationary cosmology," and provide an accessible explanation of each. They argue that physics has abandoned its evidence-based roots and shifted to untestable mathematical theories, and they issue a clarion call for the science to return to its experimental foundation.

Physics of Solitons

Author: Thierry Dauxois,Michel Peyrard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521854210
Category: Mathematics
Page: 422
View: 9572
This textbook gives an instructive view of solitons and their applications for advanced students of physics.

Soviet Physics-collection

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Physics
Page: N.A
View: 9695

Atom Optics and Space Physics

Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", Course CLXVIII, Varenna on Lake Como, Villa Monastero, 3-13 July 2007
Author: E. Arimondo,W. Ertmer,Wolfgang Schleich,E. M. Rasel
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1586039903
Category: Science
Page: 482
View: 9354
attention from different communities of physics." --Book Jacket.