Author: Nil,Eric Deeson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007242263

Category: Physics

Page: 538

View: 7299

This dictionary will include over 4000 entries covering the subject from absolute zero to the zeeman effect. As with all Collins subject reference books, there will be highlighted entries on key topics and a wealth of Internet links to help you take the subject further."

Science 101: Physics

Author: Barry Parker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060891343

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 2528

This new series will explain major areas of science in an interesting, visually compelling, and accessible manner. The "101" in the title refers not only to an introductory course but also to the 101 key facts and topics presented in each book. These books will fill the need for popular reference on all aspects of science and technology.

Advanced Physics

Author: Tom Duncan

Publisher: Hodder Murray

ISBN: 9780719576690

Category: Education

Page: 587

View: 7972

This A Level textbook covers the requirements of AS and A2 Physics specifications. This edition features revisions to the content to reflect changing specifications, a new chapter on cosmology and astrophysics, and updated exam questions.

Particle physics and cosmology

Author: P. D. B. Collins,Alan Douglas Martin,Euan J. Squires

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience


Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 7226

This readable introduction to particle physics and cosmology discusses the interaction of these two fundamental branches of physics and considers recent advances beyond the standard models. Eight chapters comprise a brief introduction to the gauge theories of the strong and the electroweak interactions, the so-called grand unified theories, and general relativity. Ten more chapters address recent concepts such as composite fermions and bosons, supersymmetry, quantum gravity, supergravity, and strings theories, and relate them to modern cosmology and experimental astronomy.

The Physics of Star Trek

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465008631

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 6887

What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.

Advanced Biology

Author: Michael Kent

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199141951

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 624

View: 9634

Written by an experienced author and teacher of students with a wide range of abilities, Advanced Biology will spark interest and motivate A-Level students.

Why Democracies Need Science

Author: Harry Collins,Robert Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 150950964X

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 8276

We live in times of increasing public distrust of the main institutions of modern society. Experts, including scientists, are suspected of working to hidden agendas or serving vested interests. The solution is usually seen as more public scrutiny and more control by democratic institutions – experts must be subservient to social and political life. In this book, Harry Collins and Robert Evans take a radically different view. They argue that, rather than democracies needing to be protected from science, democratic societies need to learn how to value science in this new age of uncertainty. By emphasizing that science is a moral enterprise, guided by values that should matter to all, they show how science can support democracy without destroying it and propose a new institution – The Owls – that can mediate between science and society and improve technological decision-making for the benefit of all.

Human Biology

Author: Mike Boyle,Kathryn Senior

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007267517

Category: Human biology

Page: 620

View: 7083

Collins Advanced Science: Human Biology is a successful and well-established textbook. This fully revised and updated edition supports the new 2008 Human Biology GCE specifications for AQA and OCR. This is an accessible textbook but with the detail to stretch the most able. It also has a free companion website providing extra resources.

Fundamental Planetary Science

Physics, Chemistry and Habitability

Author: Jack J. Lissauer,Imke de Pater

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107354617

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 9941

A quantitative introduction to the Solar System and planetary systems science for advanced undergraduate students, this engaging new textbook explains the wide variety of physical, chemical and geological processes that govern the motions and properties of planets. The authors provide an overview of our current knowledge and discuss some of the unanswered questions at the forefront of research in planetary science and astrobiology today. They combine knowledge of the Solar System and the properties of extrasolar planets with astrophysical observations of ongoing star and planet formation, offering a comprehensive model for understanding the origin of planetary systems. The book concludes with an introduction to the fundamental properties of living organisms and the relationship that life has to its host planet. With more than 200 exercises to help students learn how to apply the concepts covered, this textbook is ideal for a one-semester or two-quarter course for undergraduate students.

Medical Physics


Author: Jean A. Pope

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435570941

Category: Diagnostic imaging

Page: 117

View: 6482

This work covers the medical physics option for the EDEXCEL syllabus. It covers topics such as magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, X-ray and nuclear medicine. Included is a section of exam questions helping students to prepare thoroughly.


An Introduction to Renormalization, the Renormalization Group and the Operator-Product Expansion

Author: John C. Collins,John Clements Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521311779

Category: Science

Page: 380

View: 407

This book provides a coherent exposition of the techniques underlying these calculations.

Strength of Materials

Author: J. P. Den Hartog

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156907

Category: Science

Page: 323

View: 1531

In addition to coverage of customary elementary subjects (tension, torsion, bending, etc.), this introductory text features advanced material on engineering methods and applications, plus 350 problems and answers. 1949 edition.

Quantum Generations

A History of Physics in the Twentieth Century

Author: Helge Kragh

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691095523

Category: Science

Page: 494

View: 9884

At the end of the nineteenth century, some physicists believed that the basic principles underlying their subject were already known, and that physics in the future would only consist of filling in the details. They could hardly have been more wrong. The past century has seen the rise of quantum mechanics, relativity, cosmology, particle physics, and solid-state physics, among other fields. These subjects have fundamentally changed our understanding of space, time, and matter. They have also transformed daily life, inspiring a technological revolution that has included the development of radio, television, lasers, nuclear power, and computers. In Quantum Generations, Helge Kragh, one of the world's leading historians of physics, presents a sweeping account of these extraordinary achievements of the past one hundred years. The first comprehensive one-volume history of twentieth-century physics, the book takes us from the discovery of X rays in the mid-1890s to superstring theory in the 1990s. Unlike most previous histories of physics, written either from a scientific perspective or from a social and institutional perspective, Quantum Generations combines both approaches. Kragh writes about pure science with the expertise of a trained physicist, while keeping the content accessible to nonspecialists and paying careful attention to practical uses of science, ranging from compact disks to bombs. As a historian, Kragh skillfully outlines the social and economic contexts that have shaped the field in the twentieth century. He writes, for example, about the impact of the two world wars, the fate of physics under Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin, the role of military research, the emerging leadership of the United States, and the backlash against science that began in the 1960s. He also shows how the revolutionary discoveries of scientists ranging from Einstein, Planck, and Bohr to Stephen Hawking have been built on the great traditions of earlier centuries. Combining a mastery of detail with a sure sense of the broad contours of historical change, Kragh has written a fitting tribute to the scientists who have played such a decisive role in the making of the modern world.

Collins Cambridge Igcse (R) - Physics Student Book: Cambridge Igcse (R) [Second Edition]

Author: HarperCollins UK,Malcolm Bradley,Susan Gardner

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007592678

Category: Physics

Page: 400

View: 539

Collins IGCSE(r) Physics provides complete coverage of the latest Cambridge IGCSE(r) syllabus for Physics and is packed full of questions, in depth content, practical investigative skills features, and more. Ensure complete and comprehensive coverage of the latest Cambridge IGCSE(r) Physics syllabus and teach and engage students with accessible language and challenging science presented in a clear and fresh way. Establish and build on prior knowledge with a quick recap of what students should already know at the start of each unit, build and apply the skills needed to understand and carry out practical investigations, and enable students to be fully prepared for exams with lots of questions all the way through the books, including short text-related questions, worked examples, and exam-style questions. Encourage students to take responsibility for their learning using the end-of-unit summary checklists and stretch and challenge the most able students with extension material clearly marked throughout using this book, which is one of a range of new books supporting the Cambridge IGCSE(r) science syllabi.

A-level Physics

Author: Roger Muncaster

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748715848

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 953

View: 681

This extensively revised 4th edition of an established physics text offers coverage of the recent developments at A/AS-Level, with each topic explained in straightforward terms, starting at an appropriate Level (7/8) of the National Curriculum

The Golem

What You Should Know About Science

Author: Harry M. Collins,Trevor Pinch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107604656

Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 9044

Second edition of a very well received title which demystifies science and is highly readable on complex subjects.