Basic Concepts in Physics

This book is the second edition of an excellent undergraduate-level overview of classical and modern physics, intended for students of physics and related subjects, and also perfectly suited for the education of physics teachers.

Author: Masud Chaichian

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783662623138

Category: Science

Page: 452

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This book is the second edition of an excellent undergraduate-level overview of classical and modern physics, intended for students of physics and related subjects, and also perfectly suited for the education of physics teachers. The twelve-chapter book begins with Newton’s laws of motion and subsequently covers topics such as thermodynamics and statistical physics, electrodynamics, special and general relativity, quantum mechanics and cosmology , the standard model and quantum chromodynamics. The writing is lucid, and the theoretical discussions are easy to follow for anyone comfortable with standard mathematics. An important addition in this second edition is a set of exercises and problems, distributed throughout the book. Some of the problems aim to complement the text, others to provide readers with additional useful tools for tackling new or more advanced topics. Furthermore, new topics have been added in several chapters; for example, the discovery of extra-solar planets from the wobble of their mother stars, a discussion of the Landauer principle relating information erasure to an increase of entropy, quantum logic, first order quantum corrections to the ideal gas equation of state due to the Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics. Both gravitational lensing and the time-correction in geo-positioning satellites are explained as theoretical applications of special and general relativity. The discovery of gravitational waves, one of the most important achievements of physical sciences, is presented as well. Professional scientists, teachers, and researchers will also want to have this book on their bookshelves, as it provides an excellent refresher on a wide range of topics and serves as an ideal starting point for expanding one’s knowledge of new or unfamiliar fields. Readers of this book will not only learn much about physics, they will also learn to love it.

Basic Concepts in Physics

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Author: Masud Chaichian

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642195983

Category: Science

Page: 377

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"Basic Concepts in Physics: From the Cosmos to Quarks" is the outcome of the authors' long and varied teaching experience in different countries and for different audiences, and gives an accessible and eminently readable introduction to all the main ideas of modern physics. The book’s fresh approach, using a novel combination of historical and conceptual viewpoints, makes it ideal complementary reading to more standard textbooks. The first five chapters are devoted to classical physics, from planetary motion to special relativity, always keeping in mind its relevance to questions of contemporary interest. The next six chapters deal mainly with newer developments in physics, from quantum theory and general relativity to grand unified theories, and the book concludes by discussing the role of physics in living systems. A basic grounding in mathematics is required of the reader, but technicalities are avoided as far as possible; thus complex calculations are omitted so long as the essential ideas remain clear. The book is addressed to undergraduate and graduate students in physics and will also be appreciated by many professional physicists. It will likewise be of interest to students, researchers and teachers of other natural sciences, as well as to engineers, high-school teachers and the curious general reader, who will come to understand what physics is about and how it describes the different phenomena of Nature. Not only will readers of this book learn much about physics, they will also learn to love it.

From Quarks to the Cosmos

Describes the current views on the nature of space, time, matter, and fundamental forces.

Author: Leon M. Lederman

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 071675052X

Category: Astronomy.

Page: 242

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Describes the current views on the nature of space, time, matter, and fundamental forces.

Secrets of the Old One

After reading this book, you will understand why 1905 is often designated as Einstein's miracle year.

Author: Jeremy Bernstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387260056

Category: Mathematics

Page: 220

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Makes these ideas accessible to a general reader complex concepts of relativity and the stimulated emission of light through the use of mathematics no more difficult than one learns in high school. Written by a noted and successful science writer. Noted science writer Jeremy Bernstein tells the remarkable story of Einstein’s papers and their impact one century ago. Explains the many technological ramifications of ideas which changed our lives in the twentieth century and continue to do so.

The Multi Universe Cosmos

Hawking presents a uni verse that has no boundaries, was not created, and will not be destroyed. The object of this book is to describe my new theory on the creation of our uni verse in a multi-universe cosmos.

Author: A.K. Velan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015028480096

Category: Science

Page: 388

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This book presents a new cosmological model which for the first time accounts for the origin of matter and the overwhelming electromagnetic radiation in our universe. The new theory eliminates the troublesome Singularity/Big-Bang model and provides a link between the elementary particles of matter and energy and their relation to the four forces of nature.

Physics Briefs

9. Real brains and model brains . 10. Where lies the physics of mind ? ( AAA ) 78540 Understanding the universe . Flower , P. ( Clemson Univ . , Clemson , SC ( USA ) ) . ISBN 0-314-57880-3 St. Paul , MN ( USA ) . West Publishing .

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ISBN: UOM:39015026182793

Category: Physics

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Physics in the 20th Century

Presents a history of the evolution of physics over the course of the twentieth century and follows the accomplishments of such innovative scientists as Einstein, Bohr, Schrodinger, Bethe, and Feynmann

Author: Curt Suplee

Publisher: Abradale Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028605330

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Presents a history of the evolution of physics over the course of the twentieth century and follows the accomplishments of such innovative scientists as Einstein, Bohr, Schrodinger, Bethe, and Feynmann

Through a Universe Darkly

Explores the phenomenon of "dark matter," surveying speculation on this intriguing mystery throughout history and discussing contemporary theories

Author: Marcia Bartusiak

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UOM:39015026961725

Category: Science

Page: 383

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Explores the phenomenon of "dark matter," surveying speculation on this intriguing mystery throughout history and discussing contemporary theories

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343p bibl indexes ISBN 0521827108 , $ 70.00 This book by a philosopher about physics is a study of the way “ big science ... early in the search for the top quark , the last of the G quarks of the standard model of particle physics .

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ISBN: UOM:39015057952833

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 620

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The New Walford Science technology and medicine

Companion website provides updates , corrections and an extensive set of technical notes , as well as a concise list ... physics and cosmology to give us the story of one of the most fundamental and puzzling areas of modern physics and ...

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN: UCSD:31822037567898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 856

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This version covers a wide range of information topics such as digital databanks and reference services, electronic journal collections, meta-search engines, networked information services, open archives and resource discovery services as well as the websites of both public and private sector organizations. A companion website will provide updates (and more) between volumes.