The Resource From Quarks to the Universe : A Short Physics Course, by Eleftherios N. Economou, (electronic resource)

From Quarks to the Universe : A Short Physics Course, by Eleftherios N. Economou, (electronic resource)

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From Quarks to the Universe : A Short Physics Course
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From Quarks to the Universe
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A Short Physics Course
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by Eleftherios N. Economou
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eng
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This book takes the reader for a short journey over the structures of matter showing that their main properties can be obtained even at a quantitative level with a minimum background knowledge including first year calculus, the basic principles of quantum mechanics and the extensive use of dimensional analysis. The latter, besides some high school physics and mathematics, namely the atomic idea, the wave-particle duality and the minimization of energy as the condition for equilibrium are the basis of the book. Dimensional analysis employing the universal constants and combined with âa little imagination and thinkingâ, to quote Feynman, allow an amazing short-cut derivation of several quantitative results concerning the structures of matter. In the current 2nd edition, new material and more explanations with more detailed derivations were added to make the book more student-friendly. Many multiple-choice questions with the correct answers at the end of the book, solved and unsolved problems make the book also suitable as a textbook. This book is of interest to students of physics, engineering and other science and to researchers in physics, material science, chemistry and engineering who may find stimulating the alternative derivation of several real world results which sometimes seem to pop out the magicianâs hat
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Economou, Eleftherios N
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QB460-466
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  • Physics
  • Gravitation
  • Astrophysics
  • Elementary particles (Physics)
  • Quantum field theory
  • Atoms
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics and Astroparticles
  • Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
  • Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
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From Quarks to the Universe : A Short Physics Course, by Eleftherios N. Economou, (electronic resource)
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Introduction: The World According to Physics -- Part I: Three Key Ideas and a Shortcut -- The Atomic Idea -- The Wave-Particle Duality -- Equilibrium and Minimization of Total Energy -- Dimensional Analysis: A Shortcut to Physics Relations -- Part II: Structures Mediated by Strong Interactions -- From Quark and Gluons to Hadrons -- From Protons and Neutrons to Nuclei -- Part III: The Realm of Electromagnetism -- From Nuclei and Electrons to Atoms -- From Atoms to Molecules -- From Atoms and Molecules to Solids (or Liquids) -- Part IV: Gravity at the Front Stage -- Planets -- Stars, Dead or Alive -- The Observable Universe -- Epilogue: The Anthropic Principle -- Answers to Multiple-Choice Questions -- Answers to Some Unsolved Problems
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2nd ed. 2016.
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XVIII, 326 p. 92 illus., 9 illus. in color.
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9783319206547
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10.1007/978-3-319-20654-7
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-20654-7
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From Quarks to the Universe : A Short Physics Course, by Eleftherios N. Economou, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The World According to Physics -- Part I: Three Key Ideas and a Shortcut -- The Atomic Idea -- The Wave-Particle Duality -- Equilibrium and Minimization of Total Energy -- Dimensional Analysis: A Shortcut to Physics Relations -- Part II: Structures Mediated by Strong Interactions -- From Quark and Gluons to Hadrons -- From Protons and Neutrons to Nuclei -- Part III: The Realm of Electromagnetism -- From Nuclei and Electrons to Atoms -- From Atoms to Molecules -- From Atoms and Molecules to Solids (or Liquids) -- Part IV: Gravity at the Front Stage -- Planets -- Stars, Dead or Alive -- The Observable Universe -- Epilogue: The Anthropic Principle -- Answers to Multiple-Choice Questions -- Answers to Some Unsolved Problems
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unknown
Edition
2nd ed. 2016.
Extent
XVIII, 326 p. 92 illus., 9 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9783319206547
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-20654-7
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online resource.
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-20654-7

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