Doing Physics: How Physicists Take Hold of the World (Midland Book)

By Martin H. Krieger

"This is a mind-altering book—it should hold a few kind of caution, that you're going to by no means be an analogous back after you have learn it.... this is often an incredible and provocative e-book, well timed and whole of perception. Fail to learn it, and you can fail to spot the physics of the future." —John Gribbin, New Scientist

"Krieger... excellently tells these in our human society outdoors the physics international how physicists imagine, plan, and cross approximately knowing nature." —Choice

"... an exceptional book... innovative." —Isis

"Krieger takes us into the realm of the physicist, on a theoretically trained anthropological box trip." —Contemporary Sociology

Krieger describes the methods physicists truly do their paintings, their explanations, and their methods of creating feel of the realm in order that outsiders can comprehend it. He specializes in the "factory" of Nature; the research of the realm as a clockworks of relatively dumb components; a suite of kinship ideas that govern households of debris; the surroundings of an easy level, a vacuum, on which whatever arises out of not anything; and the goods that make up a physicist’s software kit.

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Theoretical Physics: Second Edition (Dover Books on Physics)

This authoritative quantity through a well known Russian scientist deals complex scholars an intensive historical past in theoretical physics. The treatment's overview of easy tools takes an strategy that is as rigorous and systematic because it is practical.
Chiefly dedicated to mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics, this publication stresses atomic, nuclear, and microscopic issues. matters comprise the quantum theories of radiation, dispersal, and scattering and the applying of statistical mechanics to electromagnetic fields and crystalline our bodies. fairly powerful in its assurance of statistical physics, the textual content examines Boltzmann records, Bose and Fermi distributions, Gibbs information, thermodynamic amounts, thermodynamic houses of perfect gases in Boltzmann statistics, fluctuations, section equilibrium, susceptible strategies, chemical equilibria, and floor phenomena. a few of the 137 workouts characteristic whole options. Translated through George Yankovsky less than the author's supervision.

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Visual Symmetry

By Magdolna Hargittai

Symmetry is as uncomplicated or as complex as we're able to take up it in every little thing round us. From vegetation to bridges, constructions, coke machines, and snowflakes; from molecules to walnuts, fences, pine cones, and sunflowers; from track to kid's drawings; from hubcaps to financial institution trademarks, propellers, wallpaper undefined, and pavements, we realize it if we stroll round with open eyes and an open brain. This booklet presents aesthetic excitement and covert schooling, immersing the reader in either the commonly used and the unknown and prime consistently to unforeseen discoveries.

The authors, world-renowned scientists, have already produced a dozen books on symmetry for pros in addition to lay folks, for grownups in addition to young ones, in English, Russian, German, Hungarian, and Swedish languages. they supply this appealing account of symmetry in few phrases and lots of -- as many as 650 -- photographs in complete colour from the main different corners of our globe. An come upon with this ebook will open up an entire new event for the reader, who won't ever examine the realm with a similar eyes as sooner than.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Mirror Symmetry
  • Chirality
  • Multiple Mirrors
  • Rotational Symmetry
  • Shape and flow
  • Polyhedra
  • Repetitions
  • Helical Symmetry
  • Planar styles
  • Crystals
  • Antisymmetry
  • Epilogue
  • Acknowledgments

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