Thirty Years that Shook Physics

The Story of Quantum Theory
Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486135160
Category: Science
Page: 240
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Lucid, accessible introduction to the influential theory of energy and matter features careful explanations of Dirac's anti-particles, Bohr's model of the atom, and much more. Numerous drawings. 1966 edition.

Mr. Tompkins’ seltsame Reisen durch Kosmos und Mikrokosmos

Mit Anmerkungen „Was der Professor noch nicht wußte“ von Roman U. Sexl
Author: George Gamov
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 332286510X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 182
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Die Lektüre der insgesamt fünfzehn Kapitel über die erlebten Träume des Mr. Tompkins in seinem Versuch, moderne Wissenschaft zu verstehen, ist ein Hochgenuß, hauptsächlich wegen der überraschenden Geistesblitze, die dem Autor - einem in die Physikgeschichte eingegangenen Wissenschaftler - eingefallen sind.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Statistische Thermodynamik


Author: Erwin Schrödinger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 332289410X
Category: Science
Page: 106
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Sie belieben wohl zu scherzen, Mr. Feynman!

Abenteuer eines neugierigen Physikers
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492969445
Category: Science
Page: 464
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Der Nobelpreisträger als mitreißender Geschichtenerzähler Dieses unglaublich witzige Buch dreht sich rund um den Menschen Feynman, der mit Anekdoten und Geschichten aus der Schulzeit, aus seiner Zeit in Los Alamos und schließlich als Professor aufwartet. Aber auch die Motivation Richard P. Feynmans, zu den höchsten Gipfeln der Wissenschaft vorzudringen, wird aus diesen Geschichten deutlich: unersättliche Neugier und geistige Unabhängigkeit. »Der Kernphysiker Hans Bethe beschrieb Dr. Feynman eins als ›Zauberer‹. Er hatte Recht. Es bedarf in gewissem Maß der Zauberei, um Wissenschaft so unterhaltsam, überzeugend und einfach zu machen, wie Feynman das getan hat.« Bill Gates in seinem Vorwort

50 Schlüsselideen Astronomie und Kosmologie


Author: Joanne Baker
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3827429021
Category: Science
Page: 208
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Eine Entdeckungsreise durch unser Universum – vom Urknall bis zur Astrobiologie. In 50 Schlüsselideen Astronomie und Kosmologie erklärt Joanne Baker klar und prägnant die wichtigen Konzepte, großen Entdeckungen und neuesten Theorien der Astronomen und Astrophysiker.

Species of Origins

America's Search for a Creation Story
Author: Karl W. Giberson,Donald A. Yerxa
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461643465
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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In Species of Origins, Karl W. Giberson and Donald A. Yerxa examine America's controversial conversation about creation and evolution. While noting that part of the discord stems from the growing cultural and religious diversity of the United States, they argue powerfully that the real issue is the headlong confrontation between two seemingly incompatible worldviews upon which millions of Americans rely: modern naturalistic science and traditional Judeo-Christian religions.

The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America


Author: Donald Hall
Publisher: Oxford Books of Verse
ISBN: 0195067614
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 319
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A collection of American poems written for children or traditionally enjoyed by children, by such authors as Longfellow, Poe, Eugene Field, Langston Hughes, Dr. Seuss, and Jack Prelutsky.

The Variational Principles of Mechanics


Author: Cornelius Lanczos
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486134709
Category: Science
Page: 464
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Philosophic, less formalistic approach to analytical mechanics offers model of clear, scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basics, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations of motion, more.

Physics of Electric Propulsion


Author: Robert G. Jahn
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486138674
Category: Science
Page: 368
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Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text develops the concepts of electrical acceleration of gases for propulsion, from primary physical principles to realistic space thruster designs. 1968 edition.

137: Jung, Pauli, and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession


Author: Arthur I. Miller
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393338649
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Arthur miler tells the story of the unlikely friendship between polar opposites - the brilliant but disturbed physicist Wolfganag Pauli and the famous psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Pauli was fascinated by the inner reaches of his own psyche and not afraid to dabble in the occult, while Jung looked to science for answers to the psychological questions that tormented him. Their rich friendship led them, in Jung's words, into 'the no-man's land between physics and the psychology of the unconscious...... the most fascinating yet the darkest hunting ground of our times.' Both were obsessed with the far-reaching significance of number '137' - a primal number that seemed to hint at the origins of the universe itself. Their quest to solve its enigma led them on a journey into the ancient secrets of alchemy, the work of Johannes Kepler, and the Chinese Book of Changes. This captivating dual biography not only narrates the extraordinary collaboration between two of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century but it also probes the very roots of modern science.

The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition


Author: James Kakalios
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101152362
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books," a hugely popular university course that generated coast-to-coast media attention for its unique method of explaining complex physics concepts through comics. With The Physics of Superheroes, named one of the best science books of 2005 by Discover, he introduced his colorful approach to an even wider audience. Now Kakalios presents a totally updated, expanded edition that features even more superheroes and findings from the cutting edge of science. With three new chapters and completely revised throughout with a splashy, redesigned package, the book that explains why Spider-Man's webbing failed his girlfriend, the probable cause of Krypton's explosion, and the Newtonian physics at work in Gotham City is electrifying from cover to cover.

The Mathematics of Games


Author: John D. Beasley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048615162X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 176
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Lucid, instructive, and full of surprises, this book examines how simple mathematical analysis can throw unexpected light on games of every type, from poker to golf to the Rubik's cube. 1989 edition.

Genius Unmasked


Author: Roberta Ness
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199976619
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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Genius can seem incomprehensible even to seasoned researchers. Einstein's theory of special relativity, Rutherford's glimpse into the invisible heart of the atom--such astonishing breakthroughs seem almost magical--like bolts of insight arising from nowhere. Genius Unmasked reveals the true nature of genius, taking the reader on a journey through the lives and minds of more than a dozen brilliant scientists, ranging from Darwin, Einstein, Edison, and Pasteur, to such lesser known but important innovators as Maria Montessori. Their stories are truly compelling, and at time inspiring, but, more important, Roberta Ness uses these stories to highlight a cognitive tool box that anyone can employ. Ness, an authority on innovation, outlines eleven basic strategies--including finding the right question, observation, analogy, changing point of view, dissection, reorganization, the power of groups, and frame shifting. Beginning with Charles Darwin, who left behind a voluminous trail of writing that preserved his thinking process, Ness illuminates his use of all eleven tools. Indeed, for each genius, she combines a fascinating narrative of their creative work with an astute analysis of how they used particular tools to achieve their breakthroughs. We see how Ancel Keys, the father of the Mediterranean diet, used the "power of groups"--enlisting a team of statisticians, nutritionists, physiologists, and physicians--to track the health benefits of exercise and diet. How Paul Baran conceived packet switching--the idea that made the internet possible--through analogy with the neurological networks of the brain. And how Maria Montessori overturned the conventional frame of thinking about the role of children in education. Genius Unmasked shows how the most creative minds in science used tools that can help us improve our creative abilities. Geniuses are not omnipotent. They are just very skilled at employing the creativity toolbox highlighted in this book.

Advanced Calculus

An Introduction to Classical Analysis
Author: Louis Brand
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486157997
Category: Mathematics
Page: 608
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A course in analysis that focuses on the functions of a real variable, this text introduces the basic concepts in their simplest setting and illustrates its teachings with numerous examples, theorems, and proofs. 1955 edition.

Introductory Complex Analysis


Author: Richard A. Silverman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486318524
Category: Mathematics
Page: 400
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Shorter version of Markushevich's Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable, appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in complex analysis. More than 300 problems, some with hints and answers. 1967 edition.

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with Applications


Author: E. C. Zachmanoglou,Dale W. Thoe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613217X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 432
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This text explores the essentials of partial differential equations as applied to engineering and the physical sciences. Discusses ordinary differential equations, integral curves and surfaces of vector fields, the Cauchy-Kovalevsky theory, more. Problems and answers.