The Resource Basic Concepts in Physics : From the Cosmos to Quarks, by Masud Chaichian, Hugo Perez Rojas, Anca Tureanu, (electronic resource)

Basic Concepts in Physics : From the Cosmos to Quarks, by Masud Chaichian, Hugo Perez Rojas, Anca Tureanu, (electronic resource)

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Basic Concepts in Physics : From the Cosmos to Quarks
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Basic Concepts in Physics
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From the Cosmos to Quarks
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by Masud Chaichian, Hugo Perez Rojas, Anca Tureanu
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eng
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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
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Chaichian, Masud
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QC19.2-20.85
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non fiction
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  • Perez Rojas, Hugo.
  • Tureanu, Anca.
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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics,
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  • Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
  • Cosmology
  • Classical Continuum Physics
  • Biochemistry, general
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Basic Concepts in Physics : From the Cosmos to Quarks, by Masud Chaichian, Hugo Perez Rojas, Anca Tureanu, (electronic resource)
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Gravitation and Newton Laws -- Entropy, Statistical Physics and Information -- Electromagnetism and Maxwell Equations -- Electromagnetic Waves -- The Special Theory of Relativity -- The Atom and Quantum Theory -- Quantum Electrodynamics -- Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein Statistics -- The Four Fundamental Forces -- General Relativity and Cosmology -- Unification of the Forces of Nature -- Physics and Life -- Index
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XII, 377 p. 179 illus.
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9783642195983
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10.1007/978-3-642-19598-3
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(DE-He213)978-3-642-19598-3
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Basic Concepts in Physics : From the Cosmos to Quarks, by Masud Chaichian, Hugo Perez Rojas, Anca Tureanu, (electronic resource)
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Antecedent source
mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Gravitation and Newton Laws -- Entropy, Statistical Physics and Information -- Electromagnetism and Maxwell Equations -- Electromagnetic Waves -- The Special Theory of Relativity -- The Atom and Quantum Theory -- Quantum Electrodynamics -- Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein Statistics -- The Four Fundamental Forces -- General Relativity and Cosmology -- Unification of the Forces of Nature -- Physics and Life -- Index
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unknown
Extent
XII, 377 p. 179 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9783642195983
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-19598-3
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-642-19598-3

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