The Math Book

From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402757969

Category: Mathematics

Page: 527

View: 2758

This book covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions.

The CBM Physics Book

Compressed Baryonic Matter in Laboratory Experiments

Author: Bengt Friman,Claudia Höhne,Jörn Knoll,Stefan Leupold,Jorgen Randrup,Ralf Rapp,Peter Senger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642132936

Category: Science

Page: 980

View: 7190

This exhaustive survey is the result of a four year effort by many leading researchers in the field to produce both a readable introduction and a yardstick for the many upcoming experiments using heavy ion collisions to examine the properties of nuclear matter. The books falls naturally into five large parts, first examining the bulk properties of strongly interacting matter, including its equation of state and phase structure. Part II discusses elementary hadronic excitations of nuclear matter, Part III addresses the concepts and models regarding the space-time dynamics of nuclear collision experiments, Part IV collects the observables from past and current high-energy heavy-ion facilities in the context of the theoretical predictions specific to compressed baryonic matter. Part V finally gives a brief description of the experimental concepts. The book explicitly addresses everyone working or planning to enter the field of high-energy nuclear physics.

Six Easy Pieces

Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher

Author: Richard P. Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Sands

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465025293

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 9478

The six easiest chapters from Feynman's landmark work, Lectures on Physics-- specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader.

Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics

Author: John Cardy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521499590

Category: Science

Page: 238

View: 8130

A thoroughly modern graduate-level introduction to the theory of critical behaviour. Covers phase transitions, mean field theory, phase diagrams, fixed points, cross-over behaviour, finite-size scaling, a simple approach to the epsilon expansion, low-dimensional systems, surface critical behaviour, random systems, percolation, polymer statistics, critical dynamics and conformal symmetry. Includes many problems.

Analysis, Manifolds, and Physics

Author: Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat,Cécile DeWitt-Morette,Margaret Dillard Bleick

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780444860170

Category: Mathematics

Page: 630

View: 4131

This reference book, which has found wide use as a text, provides an answer to the needs of graduate physical mathematics students and their teachers. The present edition is a thorough revision of the first, including a new chapter entitled ``Connections on Principle Fibre Bundles'' which includes sections on holonomy, characteristic classes, invariant curvature integrals and problems on the geometry of gauge fields, monopoles, instantons, spin structure and spin connections. Many paragraphs have been rewritten, and examples and exercises added to ease the study of several chapters. The index includes over 130 entries.

Statistical Physics

Author: L D Landau,E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080570461

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 6500

A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the general principles to give a large number of applications of the theory.

Physics

A Concise Revision Course for CXC

Author: Leslie Clouden

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748740864

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 1272

A concise well-organised text with well-annotated study diagrams.

The Physics of Liquid Crystals

Author: P. G. de Gennes,J. Prost

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198517856

Category: Science

Page: 616

View: 1099

The original edition was immediately recognized as a classic of condensed matter physics. This new edition covers the main properties of nematics, cholesterics, and smectics and columnar phases, particularly the symmetry and the mechanical and optical characteristics of each phase. The latter includes some applications to display systems. The emphasis on order-of-magnitude considerations should make it accessible to researchers and graduate students alike.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 96th Edition

Author: William M. Haynes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482260972

Category: Science

Page: 2677

View: 4242

Proudly serving the scientific community for over a century, this 96th edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is an update of a classic reference, mirroring the growth and direction of science. This venerable work continues to be the most accessed and respected scientific reference in the world. An authoritative resource consisting of tables of data and current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units, its usefulness spans not only the physical sciences but also related areas of biology, geology, and environmental science. The 96th edition of the Handbook includes 18 new or updated tables along with other updates and expansions. A new series highlighting the achievements of some of the major historical figures in chemistry and physics was initiated with the 94th edition. This series is continued with this edition, which is focused on Lord Kelvin, Michael Faraday, John Dalton, and Robert Boyle. This series, which provides biographical information, a list of major achievements, and notable quotations attributed to each of the renowned chemists and physicists, will be continued in succeeding editions. Each edition will feature two chemists and two physicists. The 96th edition now includes a complimentary eBook with purchase of the print version. This reference puts physical property data and mathematical formulas used in labs and classrooms every day within easy reach. New Tables: Section 1: Basic Constants, Units, and Conversion Factors Descriptive Terms for Solubility Section 8: Analytical Chemistry Stationary Phases for Porous Layer Open Tubular Columns Coolants for Cryotrapping Instability of HPLC Solvents Chlorine-Bromine Combination Isotope Intensities Section 16: Health and Safety Information Materials Compatible with and Resistant to 72 Percent Perchloric Acid Relative Dose Ranges from Ionizing Radiation Updated and Expanded Tables Section 6: Fluid Properties Sublimation Pressure of Solids Vapor Pressure of Fluids at Temperatures Below 300 K Section 7: Biochemistry Structure and Functions of Some Common Drugs Section 9: Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy Bond Dissociation Energies Section 11: Nuclear and Particle Physics Summary Tables of Particle Properties Table of the Isotopes Section 14: Geophysics, Astronomy, and Acoustics Major World Earthquakes Atmospheric Concentration of Carbon Dioxide, 1958-2014 Global Temperature Trend, 1880-2014 Section 15: Practical Laboratory Data Dependence of Boiling Point on Pressure Section 16: Health and Safety Information Threshold Limits for Airborne Contaminants

The MCAT Physics Book

Author: Garrett Biehle

Publisher: Nova Press

ISBN: 1889057436

Category: Study Aids

Page: 440

View: 1100

Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for MCAT Physics. REVISED FOR MCAT 2015. The MCAT Physics Book offers the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of MCAT physics available. Including, * 49 MCAT-style passages * 500 MCAT-style practice problems! and detailed solutions to all problems Illustrations and tables are included wherever necessary to focus and clarify key ideas and concepts. Dr. Biehle's classic MCAT Physics Book presents a clear, insightful analysis of MCAT physics. His lively prose and subtle wit make this challenging topic more palatable. Dr. Biehle received his Ph.D. from Caltech (California Institute of Technology) in physics. He has ten years experience at various levels in science education. The MCAT Physics Book is a result of his experience presenting physics concepts in a classroom setting to students preparing for the MCAT.

Elementary Physics and Chemistry

First Stage (Classic Reprint)

Author: Richard Arman Gregory

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780484021005

Category: Science

Page: 162

View: 5669

Excerpt from Elementary Physics and Chemistry: First Stage A few words will explain the scope and purpose of this little book. In 1898 a course of elementary physics and chemistry was introduced into the Code of the Education Department as a specific subject in which instruction could be given in the upper standards of elementary schools. The syllabus is divided into three parts, and the first of these is here dealt with. The course is well adapted for experimental work by indi vidual children, and, as it forms a satisfactory introduction to the study of science, it is suitable for the lower forms of secondary schools as well as for pupils in the upper standards of elementary schools. Every teacher now understands the importance of practical exercises in all scientific instruction, however elementary. Unfortunately, it is not as yet always possible to provide accommodation and apparatus sufficient to enable individual pupils to experiment. This difficulty has been borne in mind in designing the form of the following lessons, each of which is divided into two parts - the first consisting of instructions for the performance of simple experiments, the second of explanations of the principles taught by the practical work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Physics First

Author: George Bethell,David Coppock

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780199147335

Category: Physics

Page: 128

View: 6926

Covers the physical processes and information needed for Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum and shows the effect of physics on everyday lives. This title includes coverage of Key Stage 3 Programmes of Study and Common Entrance requirements; foundation for GCSE with material up to Level 8; and questions and activities.

Great Experiments in Physics

Firsthand Accounts from Galileo to Einstein

Author: Morris H. Shamos

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486253466

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 2030

Starting with Galileo's experiments with motion, this study of 25 crucial discoveries includes Newton's laws of motion, Chadwick's study of the neutron, Hertz on electromagnetic waves, and more. Includes Isaac Newton's "The Laws of Motion," Henry Cavendish's "The Law of Gravitation," Heinrich Hertz's "Electromagnetic Waves," Niels Bohr's "The Hydrogen Atom," and more.

The Trouble With Physics

The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next

Author: Lee Smolin

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547348483

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 7582

“A splendid, edifying report from the front lines of theorectical physics” (San Francisco Chronicle). In this illuminating book, renowned physicist Lee Smolin argues that fundamental physics—the search for the laws of nature—is losing its way. Ambitious ideas about extra dimensions, exotic particles, multiple universes, and strings have captured the public’s imagination—and the imagination of experts. But these ideas have not been tested experimentally, and some, like string theory, seem to offer no possibility of being tested. Even still, these speculations dominate the field, attracting the best talent and much of the funding, while creating a climate in which emerging physicists are often penalized for pursuing other avenues. The situation threatens to impede the very progress of science. With clarity, passion, and authority, Smolin offers an unblinking assessment of the troubles that face modern physics, and an encouraging view of where the search for the next big idea may lead. “The best book about contemporary science written for the layman that I have ever read.” —The Times (London)