Four Laws That Drive the Universe


Author: Peter Atkins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191614386
Category: Science
Page: 120
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The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. They establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and reveal the arrow of time and even the nature of energy itself. Peter Atkins' powerful and compelling introduction explains what the laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics. Guiding the reader from the Zeroth Law to the Third Law, he introduces the fascinating concept of entropy, and how it not only explains why your desk tends to get messier, but also how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe.

Quantentheorie

eine Einführung
Author: John C. Polkinghorne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150188613
Category:
Page: 176
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Relativitätstheorien


Author: Russell Stannard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150186923
Category:
Page: 172
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Galileos Finger

die zehn großen Ideen der Naturwissenschaft
Author: Peter W. Atkins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783608941258
Category: Discoveries in science
Page: 526
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Four Laws That Drive the Universe


Author: Peter Atkins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191647632
Category: Science
Page: 144
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The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. They establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and reveal the arrow of time and even the nature of energy itself. Peter Atkins' powerful and compelling introduction explains what the laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics. Guiding the reader from the Zeroth Law to the Third Law, he introduces the fascinating concept of entropy, and how it not only explains why your desk tends to get messier, but also how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe.

Physikalische Chemie


Author: Peter W. Atkins,Julio de Paula,Michael Bär,Anna Schleitzer,Carsten Heinisch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527315462
Category: Science
Page: 1220
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Chemistry

A Very Short Introduction
Author: Peter Atkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199683972
Category: Science
Page: 144
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A look at chemistry anew, through a chemist's eyes, in order to understand its central concepts and to see how it contributes not only towards our material comfort, but also to human culture.

Conjuring the Universe

The Origins of the Laws of Nature
Author: Peter Atkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198813376
Category: Science
Page: 208
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The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics? Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit, erudition, and economy, Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all.

LaborARTorium

Forschung im Denkraum zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst. Eine Methodenreflexion
Author: Anna-Sophie Jürgens,Tassilo Tesche
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839429692
Category: Art
Page: 336
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Im Fokus von »LaborARTorium« stehen hochaktuelle theoretische und praktische Zugänge zur künstlerischen Forschung als epistemische und welterschließende Praxis. Beiträge namhafter Akteure (Dombois, Klein, Lang) präsentieren Momentaufnahmen zu Fragen der Institutionalisierung künstlerischer Forschung, blicken zurück und visionär voraus. Aufsätze aus verschiedenen geisteswissenschaftlichen Perspektiven reflektieren zudem Forschung im Spannungsfeld von Wissenschaft und Kunst. Die Herangehens- und Sichtweisen von 17 einzigartigen Forschungsprojekten lassen sich als Grundlage für eine interdisziplinäre Methodenreflexion verstehen und geben konkrete Antworten auf die Frage, wie Kunst und Wissenschaft in der Forschung als gegenseitige Bereicherung gedacht werden können.

Mathematik


Author: Timothy Gowers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150187067
Category:
Page: 207
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Halliday Physik


Author: David Halliday,Robert Resnick,Jearl Walker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527812598
Category: Science
Page: 1800
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Noch bessere Didaktik, noch mehr Beispiele, noch mehr Aufgaben, noch mehr Spaß - die Neuauflage des "Halliday" erfüllt alle Wünsche an ein zeitgemäßes Lehrbuch der Physik! Das Lehrbuch bietet den gesamten Stoff der einführenden Experimentalphysik-Vorlesungen für Hauptfachstudenten. Mehrere Kapitel wurden im Sinne der besseren Verständlichkeit komplett umgeschrieben, etwa zum Gauß'schen Satz und zum elektrischen Potential. Die Kapitel zur Quantenmechanik sind deutlich umfangreicher und behandeln nun die Schrödinger-Gleichung ausführlicher bis hin zur Reflexion von Materiewellen an Potentialstufen und der Schwarzkörperstrahlung. Doch für die dritte Auflage wurden die Kapitel nicht nur überarbeitet, sondern didaktisch neu strukturiert: die Lerninhalte sind nun in Modulen organisiert, wobei jede Einheit die Lernziele explizit aufführt und die Schlüsselkonzepte zusammenfasst. So können Studentinnen und Studenten zielgerichtet lernen und den Lernerfolg nach der Lektüre selbst überprüfen. Das selbstständige Lernen wird unterstützt durch rund 300 im Text durchgerechnete Beispiele, 250 Verständnis-Checks, mehr als 650 konzeptionelle Fragen sowie mehr als 2500 Aufgaben unterschiedlichen Schwierigkeitsgrads.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit


Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644008612
Category: Science
Page: 272
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Ist das Universum unendlich oder begrenzt? Hat die Raumzeit einen Anfang, den Urknall? Dehnt sie sich aus? Wird sie wieder in sich zusammenstürzen? Liefe die Zeit dann rückwärts? Welchen Platz im Universum nehmen wir ein? Und ist in den atemberaubenden Modellen der Kosmologen noch Platz für einen Gott? – Es sind existenzielle Fragen, mit denen sich Stephen Hawking befasst, Fragen, die Forschung und Lehre in den Zentren der modernen Physik ebenso bestimmen wie die Diskussion von Geisteswissenschaftlern. Dieses Meisterwerk eines Jahrhundert-Genies hat unsere Weltsicht verändert. Zugleich hat Stephen Hawking damit neue Maßstäbe für die Erklärung komplexer physikalischer Zusammenhänge gesetzt. In diesem Buch, weltweit inzwischen über zehn Millionen Mal verkauft, ist das Credo des großen Physikers enthalten und lebendig. «Der Physiker Stephen Hawking ist im Begriff, die Formel zu finden, die das Universum erklärt.» ZEIT-Magazin

Technische Thermodynamik


Author: Fran Bosnjakovic,K.F. Knoche
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 9783798511149
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 531
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Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Peter Atkins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191003115
Category: Science
Page: 144
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With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there can be no doubt that physical chemistry is a vitally important field. It is also perceived as the most daunting branch of chemistry, being necessarily grounded in physics and mathematics and drawing as it does on quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and statistical thermodynamics. With his typical clarity and hardly a formula in sight, Peter Atkins' Very Short Introduction explores the contributions physical chemistry has made to all branches of chemistry. Providing an insight into its central concepts Atkins reveals the cultural contributions physical chemistry has made to our understanding of the natural world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Physik der Superhelden


Author: James Kakalios
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783954030576
Category:
Page: 472
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Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Raymond Wacks
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191510645
Category: Law
Page: 152
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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the practice by courts, lawyers, and judges. Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, providing an enlightening guide to the central questions of legal theory. In this revised edition Wacks makes a number of updates including new material on legal realism, changes to the approach to the analysis of law and legal theory, and updates to historical and anthropological jurisprudence. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Chemical Fundamentals of Geology and Environmental Geoscience


Author: Robin Gill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118957946
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Chemical principles are fundamental to the Earth sciences, andgeoscience students increasingly require a firm grasp of basicchemistry to succeed in their studies. The enlarged third editionof this highly regarded textbook introduces the student to such‘geo-relevant’ chemistry, presented in the same lucidand accessible style as earlier editions, but the new edition hasbeen strengthened in its coverage of environmental geoscience andincorporates a new chapter introducing isotope geochemistry. The book comprises three broad sections. The first (Chapters1–4) deals with the basic physical chemistry of geologicalprocesses. The second (Chapters 5–8) introduces thewave-mechanical view of the atom and explains the various types ofchemical bonding that give Earth materials their diverse anddistinctive properties. The final chapters (9–11) survey thegeologically relevant elements and isotopes, and explain theirformation and their abundances in the cosmos and the Earth. Thebook concludes with an extensive glossary of terms; appendicescover basic maths, explain basic solution chemistry, and list thechemical elements and the symbols, units and constants used in thebook.

Thermodynamik und statistische Mechanik

ein Lehr- und Übungsbuch ; mit Beispielen und Aufgaben mit ausführlichen Lösungen
Author: Walter Greiner,Ludwig Neise,Horst Stöcker
Publisher: Harri Deutsch Verlag
ISBN: 9783817112623
Category:
Page: 578
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Spieltheorie


Author: Ken Binmore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150185902
Category:
Page: 272
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Stars: A Very Short Introduction


Author: A. R. King
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199602921
Category: Science
Page: 120
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Stars are a constant source of fascination. In this Very Short Introduction Andrew King introduces us to the science of stars; how they are born, how they live, and how they die. He shows how understanding the stars is the key to understanding the galaxies they inhabit, and how they provide us with clues to the existence of planets like our own.