The Resource Physics: The Ultimate Adventure, by Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia, (electronic resource)

Physics: The Ultimate Adventure, by Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia, (electronic resource)

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Physics: The Ultimate Adventure
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Physics: The Ultimate Adventure
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by Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
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eng
Summary
This book explains - in simple terms and with almost no math - the physics behind recent and glamorous discoveries in Cosmology, Quantum Mechanics, Elementary Particles (e.g. Higgs bosons) and Complexity Theory. En route it delves into the historical landmarks and revolutions that brought about our current understanding of the universe. The book is written mainly for those with little scientific background, both college students and lay readers alike, who are curious about the world of modern physics. Unsolved problems are highlighted and the philosophical implications of the sometimes astounding modern discoveries are discussed. Along the way the reader gains an insight into the mindset and methodology of a physicist
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Barrett, Ross
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0
LC call number
  • QB1-991
  • QB460-466
  • QB980-991
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Delsanto, Pier Paolo.
  • Tartaglia, Angelo.
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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics,
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  • Physics
  • Quantum theory
  • Field theory (Physics)
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • Quantum field theory
  • Physics
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Popular Science in Physics
  • Classical Continuum Physics
  • Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
Label
Physics: The Ultimate Adventure, by Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Whats and Wherefores of Physics -- Dramatis Personae (The Actors) -- Is Physics an Exact Science? -- Newton and Beyond -- Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics -- Electromagnetism and Cracks in the Edifice of Classical Physics -- Relativity -- Quantum Mechanics -- Atomic and Nuclear Physics -- Fields and Particles -- Cosmology -- Complexity -- Conclusions and Philosophical Implications
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unknown
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XVI, 218 p. 39 illus., 25 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319316918
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-31691-8
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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)978-3-319-31691-8
Label
Physics: The Ultimate Adventure, by Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Whats and Wherefores of Physics -- Dramatis Personae (The Actors) -- Is Physics an Exact Science? -- Newton and Beyond -- Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics -- Electromagnetism and Cracks in the Edifice of Classical Physics -- Relativity -- Quantum Mechanics -- Atomic and Nuclear Physics -- Fields and Particles -- Cosmology -- Complexity -- Conclusions and Philosophical Implications
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVI, 218 p. 39 illus., 25 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319316918
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-31691-8
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-31691-8

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