Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Written by experts for the newcomer, from philosophy to Freud, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, quantum theory to Islam. Oxford university Press, USA. This book is essential reading for general readers interested in popular science, students of physics, and scientists at all levels.

About the series: combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. In particle physics: a very short introduction, best-selling author Frank Close provides a compelling and lively introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe.

Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction #ad - The author discusses particles such as quarks, and the neutrino, electrons, and exotic matter and antimatter. He also investigates the forces of nature, accelerators and detectors, and the intriguing future of particle physics. The book begins with a guide to what matter is made up of and how it evolved, and goes on to describe the fascinating and cutting-edge techniques used to study it.

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Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam. It does not disguise the problems of interpretation that still remain unsettled 75 years after the initial discoveries.

This volume offers the reader access to one of the greatest discoveries in the history of physics and one of the outstanding intellectual achievements of the twentieth century. About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.

Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction #ad - . This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. Oxford university Press USA. Quantum theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. Uncertainty, complementarity, probabilistic physics, the problematic character of measurement, and decoherence are among the many topics discussed.

The main text makes no use of equations, but there is a Mathematical Appendix for those desiring stronger fare.

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Relativity: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. With relatively few mathematical equations--nothing more complicated than the Pythagoras's Theorem--this VSI packs a lot time into very little space, and for anyone who has felt intimidated by Einstein's groundbreaking theory, it offers the perfect place to start. About the series: combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.

These are but a few of the extraordinary consequences of Einstein's theory of relativity. And then, of course, there are black holes. Travel fast enough and you could weigh as much as a jumbo jet, be flattened thinner than a CD without feeling a thing-and live forever! As for the angles of a triangle, they do not always have to add up to 180 degrees.

Relativity: A Very Short Introduction #ad - It is now over a hundred years since he made these discoveries, and yet the general public is still largely unaware of them. Oxford university Press USA. Written by experts for the newcomer, from philosophy to Freud, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, quantum theory to Islam.

. Filled with illuminating anecdotes and fascinating accounts of experiments, this book aims to introduce the interested lay person to the subject of relativity in a way which is accessible and engaging and at the same time scientifically rigorous. If you move at high speed, time slows down, space squashes up and you get heavier.

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Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - Exploring key concepts such as the stability of different configurations of protons and neutrons in nuclei, Frank Close shows how nuclear physics brings the physics of the stars to Earth and provides us with important applications, particularly in medicine. About the series:the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

Oxford university Press USA. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Nuclear physics began long before the identification of fundamental particles, with J. In this very short introduction frank close gives an account of how this area of physics has progressed, including the recognition of how heavy nuclei are built up in the cores of stars and in supernovae, the identification of quarks and gluons, and the development of quantum chromodynamics QCD.

Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - Our expert authors combine facts, new ideas, perspective, analysis, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. J. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford University Press. Thomson's discovery of the electron at the end of the 19th century, which implied the existence of a positive charge in the atom to make it neutral.

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The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Oxford University Press. The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. Oxford university Press USA. Atkins ranges from the fascinating theory of entropy revealing how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe, through the concept of free energy, and then beyond the brink, and to the brink, of absolute zero.

About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Guiding the reader a step at a time, second, atkins begins with zeroth so named because the first two laws were well established before scientists realized that a third law, and Third Laws, and proceeds through the First, relating to temperature, should precede them--hence the jocular name zeroth, offering a clear account of concepts such as the availability of work and the conservation of energy.

From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal--everything is moved or restrained by four simple laws. Oxford university Press USA. Written by peter atkins, this powerful and compact introduction explains what these four laws are and how they work, one of the world's leading authorities on thermodynamics, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics.

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Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. He illustrates how the application of fundamental principles of physics - the consideration of energy and mass, and momentum - and the two pillars of relativity and quantum mechanics, has provided insights into phenomena ranging from rapidly spinning millisecond pulsars to the collision of giant spiral galaxies.

This is a clear, rigorous introduction to astrophysics for those keen to cut their teeth on a conceptual treatment involving some mathematics. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. Oxford University Press.

. Oxford University Press. In this very short introduction, with vast quantities of data gathered by telescopes exploiting all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, the leading astrophysicist James Binney shows how the field of astrophysics has expanded rapidly in the past century, combined with the rapid advance of computing power, which has allowed increasingly effective mathematical modelling.

Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Astrophysics is the physics of the stars, and more widely the physics of the Universe. Our expert authors combine facts, new ideas, analysis, perspective, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable Oxford university Press USA.

It enables us to understand the structure and evolution of planetary systems, stars, galaxies, interstellar gas, and the cosmos as a whole.

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Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford University Press. The story ranges from the absolute zero of temperature and the seething vacuum of virtual particles and anti-particles that fills space, to the extreme heat and energy of the early universe. About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.

Oxford university Press USA. Readers will find an enlightening history of the vacuum: how the efforts to make a better vacuum led to the discovery of the electron; the ideas of Newton, Mach, and Einstein on the nature of space and time; the mysterious aether and how Einstein did away with it; and the latest ideas that the vacuum is filled with the Higgs field.

Nothing: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Oxford university Press USA. This short, smart book tells you everything you need to know about "nothing. What remains when you take all the matter away? can empty space--"nothing"--exist? To answer these questions, eminent scientist Frank Close takes us on a lively and accessible journey that ranges from ancient ideas and cultural superstitions to the frontiers of current research, illuminating the story of how scientists have explored the void and the rich discoveries they have made there.

. Oxford University Press. Written by experts for the newcomer, from philosophy to Freud, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, quantum theory to Islam.

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Gravity: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - He discusses einstein's theory of gravity, which now supplants newton's, and shows how it allows us to understand why the frequency of light changes as it passes through a gravitational field, why GPS satellites need their clocks corrected as they orbit the Earth, and why the orbits of distant neutron stars speed up.

Oxford university Press USA. Gravity is one of the four fundamental interactions that exist in nature. Today, almost 100 years after Einstein published his theory of gravity, we have even detected the waves of gravitational radiation that he predicted. Clifton concludes by considering the testing and application of general relativity in astrophysics and cosmology, and looks at dark energy and efforts such as string theory to combine gravity with quantum mechanics.

Gravity: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. Our expert authors combine facts, perspective, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Oxford university Press USA. It was the study of gravity that led Einstein to his profound realizations about the nature of space and time and all astrophysical bodies within it.

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Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam. Oxford University Press. Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. In addition, superstrings, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, the author discusses the development of the Big Bang theory, and dark matter.

Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction #ad - About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Written in simple and accessible language, explains the discipline, and explains what is known, what is believed, details the latest developments, covers its history, this non-technical introduction to cosmology, or the creation and development of the universe, and what is purely speculative.

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Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. This very short introduction, how they are characterized and discovered, addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole actually is, and what would happen if you came too close to one. Professor katherine Blundell looks at the seemingly paradoxical, mysterious, and intriguing phenomena of black holes.

Oxford University Press. Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Oxford university Press USA. Outlining their nature and characteristics, she separates scientific fact from science fiction, and the giant black holes found at the centres of galaxies, both those resulting from the spectacular collapse of heavy stars, and demonstrates the important role they play in the cosmos.

Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - About the series:the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. Oxford university Press USA. Our expert authors combine facts, perspective, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Blundell illuminates the mysterious force of magnetism. Finally, he discusses the relationship between magnetism and relativity, and its impact on computers and information storage, quantum magnetism, showing how magnetism has changed our fundamental understanding of the Universe.

Oxford university Press USA. Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. Blundell explores our understanding of electricity and magnetism, Faraday, from the work of Galvani, Ampere, and Tesla, and describes how Maxwell and Faraday's work led to the unification of electricity and magnetism--one of the most imaginative developments in theoretical physics.

Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Oxford University Press. Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford University Press. In this very Short Introduction, Stephen J. For centuries, and turbines, and through motors, generators, magnetism has been used for various purposes--through compasses it gave us the ability to navigate, it has given us power.

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