Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

By George Gamow

"Dr. Gamow, physicist and proficient author, has sketched an fascinating portrait of the scientists and clashing principles that made the quantum revolution." — Christian technology Monitor
In 1900, German physicist Max Planck postulated that gentle, or radiant power, can exist in basic terms within the type of discrete applications or quanta. This profound perception, besides Einstein's both momentous theories of relativity, thoroughly revolutionized man's view of subject, strength, and the character of physics itself.
In this lucid layman's creation to quantum concept, an eminent physicist and famous popularizer of technology strains the advance of quantum idea from the flip of the century to approximately 1930 — from Planck's seminal notion (still constructing) to anti-particles, mesons, and Enrico Fermi's nuclear examine. Gamow used to be not only a spectator on the theoretical breakthroughs which essentially altered our view of the universe, he used to be an lively player who made very important contributions of his personal. This "insider's" vantage aspect lends specific validity to his cautious, obtainable causes of Heisenberg's Uncertainty precept, Niels Bohr's version of the atom, the pilot waves of Louis de Broglie and different path-breaking ideas.
In addition, Gamow recounts a wealth of unveiling own anecdotes which offer a hot human size to many giants of 20th-century physics. He ends the e-book with the Blegdamsvej Faust, a pleasant play written in 1932 through Niels Bohr's scholars and associates to satirize the epochal advancements that have been revolutionizing physics. This celebrated play is offered purely during this volume.
Written in a transparent, energetic type, and superior by means of 12 photos (including candid pictures of Rutherford, Bohr, Pauli, Heisenberg, Fermi, and others), Thirty Years that Shook Physics deals either scientists and laymen a hugely readable advent to the bright conceptions that helped release many secrets and techniques of strength and subject and laid the foundation for destiny discoveries.

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Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

By Lee Smolin

Lee Smolin - 3 Roads to Quantum Gravity

From one of many world's so much wonderful scientists, the 1st well known publication to provide the arguable and fascinating principles in the back of quantum gravity

About the Author

Lee Smolin, writer of The lifetime of the Cosmos, is Professor of Physics on the middle for Gravitational Physics and Geometry at Pennsylvania kingdom collage and a number one contributor to the hunt for a unification of quantum thought, cosmology. and relativity. He lives in London.

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Explorations in Mathematical Physics: The Concepts Behind an Elegant Language

By Don Koks

Have you ever questioned why the language of contemporary physics centres on geometry? Or how quantum operators and Dirac brackets work? What a convolution really is? What tensors are all about? Or what box concept and lagrangians are, and why gravity is defined as curvature?

This publication takes you on a journey of the most principles forming the language of recent mathematical physics. Here you are going to meet novel techniques to ideas such as determinants and geometry, wave functionality evolution, statistics, signal processing, and three-d rotations. You will see how the speeded up frames of special relativity let us know approximately gravity. On the adventure, you can find how tensor notation pertains to vector calculus, how differential geometry is equipped on intuitive options, and the way variational calculus results in box theory. You will meet quantum dimension idea, besides eco-friendly capabilities and the paintings of complicated integration, and at last common relativity and cosmology.

The e-book takes a clean method of tensor research outfitted exclusively at the metric and vectors, without having for one-forms. This provides a way more geometrical and intuitive perception into vector and tensor calculus, including normal relativity, than do conventional, extra summary methods.

Don Koks is a physicist on the Defence technology and know-how service provider in Adelaide, Australia. His doctorate in quantum cosmology used to be acquired from the dept of Physics and Mathematical Physics at Adelaide University. Prior paintings on the collage of Auckland specialized in utilized accelerator physics, in addition to natural and utilized mathematics.

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Introduction to Mathematical Physics: Methods & Concepts

By Chun Wa Wong

Mathematical physics presents actual theories with their logical foundation and the instruments for drawing conclusions from hypotheses. advent to Mathematical Physics explains to the reader why and the way arithmetic is required within the description of actual occasions in area. For undergraduates in physics, it's a classroom-tested textbook on vector research, linear operators, Fourier sequence and integrals, differential equations, certain services and capabilities of a posh variable. Strongly correlated with middle undergraduate classes on classical and quantum mechanics and electromagnetism, it is helping the scholar grasp those priceless mathematical abilities. It comprises complicated issues of curiosity to graduate scholars on relativistic square-root areas and nonlinear platforms. It comprises many tables of mathematical formulation and references to necessary fabrics on the net. It comprises brief tutorials on uncomplicated mathematical themes to assist readers refresh their mathematical wisdom. An appendix on Mathematica encourages the reader to exploit computer-aided algebra to resolve difficulties in mathematical physics.

To request a duplicate of the ideas handbook, stopover at: http://www.oup.co.uk/academic/physics/admin/solutions.

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Homotopy Quantum Field Theory (EMS Tracts in Mathematics)

Homotopy Quantum box conception (HQFT) is a department of Topological Quantum box concept based via E. Witten and M. Atiyah. It applies rules from theoretical physics to check vital bundles over manifolds and, extra as a rule, homotopy periods of maps from manifolds to a hard and fast objective area. This ebook is the 1st systematic exposition of Homotopy Quantum box concept. It begins with a proper definition of an HQFT and offers examples of HQFTs in all dimensions. the most physique of the textual content is concentrated on $2$-dimensional and $3$-dimensional HQFTs. A examine of those HQFTs ends up in new algebraic items: crossed Frobenius group-algebras, crossed ribbon group-categories, and Hopf group-coalgebras. those notions and their connections with HQFTs are mentioned intimately. The textual content ends with numerous appendices together with an overview of modern advancements and an inventory of open difficulties. 3 appendices via M. Müger and A. Virelizier summarize their paintings during this sector. The ebook is addressed to mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and graduate scholars drawn to topological elements of quantum box idea. The exposition is self-contained and compatible for a one-semester graduate direction. must haves comprise in simple terms fundamentals of algebra and topology. A e-book of the eu Mathematical Society (EMS). disbursed in the Americas through the yank Mathematical Society.

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Do We Really Understand Quantum Mechanics?

Quantum mechanics is a really winning conception that has impacted on many components of physics, from natural concept to functions. even if, it's tricky to interpret, and philosophical contradictions and counterintuitive effects are obvious at a primary point. during this ebook, Laloë provides our present realizing of the idea. The booklet explores the elemental questions and problems that come up with the speculation of quantum mechanics. It examines some of the interpretations which have been proposed, describing and evaluating them and discussing their good fortune and problems. The e-book is perfect for researchers in physics and arithmetic who need to know extra in regards to the difficulties confronted in quantum mechanics yet who wouldn't have professional wisdom within the topic. it's going to additionally curiosity philosophers of technology, in addition to all scientists who're concerned with quantum physics and its peculiarities.

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Aircraft Flight: A Description of the Physical Principles of Aircraft Flight (2nd Edition)

The 1st variation ofAircraft Flight, released in 1989, broke new floor within the box of aviation literature by means of offering a correct, instead of mathematical, description of airplane flight. This revised moment variation builds within the strengths of the 1st with a transparent and punctiliously up to date description of the rules of aerodynamics, mechanics and propulsion. in addition to being a 'how it really works' e-book, the variety of compromises, offerings and impacts which could impact layout judgements are tested. major advancements within the box were placed into their ancient viewpoint to offer the reader a whole evaluate of the topic. plane Flight will end up necessary to an individual operating or making plans a occupation within the plane undefined. for college students of aeronautical engineering, it includes the entire descriptive fabric helpful for classes from technician to measure point, and is heritage examining to the extra mathematical texts. For trainee pilots, army and advertisement, it supplies an knowing of the basic rules of flight. for brand spanking new entrants to the aviation and aerospace industries, it presents a easy figuring out of the technical ideas of aeroplanes and for aviation fans it offers a non-mathematical remedy they could with ease understand.

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Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology

Semiconductor units: Physics and expertise, 3rd Edition is an creation to the actual ideas of recent semiconductor units and their complicated fabrication know-how. It starts with a short old assessment of significant units and key applied sciences and is then divided into 3 sections: semiconductor fabric houses, physics of semiconductor units and processing know-how to manufacture those semiconductor units.

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The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume 2: Mainly Electromagnetism and Matter (Desktop Edition)

By Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, Matthew Sands

Undying and collectible, The Feynman Lectures on Physics are crucial interpreting, not only for college kids of physics, yet for a person looking an insightful advent to the sphere from the inimitable Richard P. Feynman.

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