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The Wonderful World of Relativity

The Wonderful World of Relativity

A Precise Guide for the General Reader

  • Author: Andrew Steane
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199694613
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 240
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This book provides a lively and visual introduction to Einstein's theory of relativity. It brings to life the excitement of this fascinating subject, for an audience including young people at school (post-16) and the general public with an interest in modern physics. It is different from existing books in that is uses many diagrams and simple equations (the reader is carefully guided through them), and richly rewards the reader with beautiful mathematical and physical insights. It begins by introducing spacetime, in the familiar context of low velocities. It then shows how Einstein's theory forces us to understand time in a new way. Paradoxes and puzzles are introduced and resolved, and the book culminates in a thorough unfolding of the relation between mass and energy. The book draws on the author's many years of experience in writing articles and reviews for a non-expert readership, and presenting physics to school pupils.

The Wonderful World of Relativity

The Wonderful World of Relativity

A precise guide for the general reader

  • Author: Andrew Steane
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191004855
  • Category: Science
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This book provides a lively and visual introduction to Einstein's theory of relativity. It brings to life the excitement of this fascinating subject, for an audience including young people at school (post-16) and the general public with an interest in modern physics. It is different from existing books in that is uses many diagrams and simple equations (the reader is carefully guided through them), and richly rewards the reader with beautiful mathematical and physical insights. It begins by introducing spacetime, in the familiar context of low velocities. It then shows how Einstein's theory forces us to understand time in a new way. Paradoxes and puzzles are introduced and resolved, and the book culminates in a thorough unfolding of the relation between mass and energy. The book draws on the author's many years of experience in writing articles and reviews for a non-expert readership, and presenting physics to school pupils.

Relativity Made Relatively Easy

Relativity Made Relatively Easy

  • Author: Andrew M. Steane
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191650420
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 448
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Relativity Made Relatively Easy presents an extensive study of Special Relativity and a gentle (but exact) introduction to General Relativity for undergraduate students of physics. Assuming almost no prior knowledge, it allows the student to handle all the Relativity needed for a university course, with explanations as simple, thorough, and engaging as possible. The aim is to make manageable what would otherwise be regarded as hard; to make derivations as simple as possible and physical ideas as transparent as possible. Lorentz invariants and four-vectors are introduced early on, but tensor notation is postponed until needed. In addition to the more basic ideas such as Doppler effect and collisions, the text introduces more advanced material such as radiation from accelerating charges, Lagrangian methods, the stress-energy tensor, and introductory General Relativity, including Gaussian curvature, the Schwarzschild solution, gravitational lensing, and black holes. A second volume will extend the treatment of General Relativity somewhat more thoroughly, and also introduce Cosmology, spinors, and some field theory.

Relativity

Relativity

The Special and the General Theory

  • Author: Albert Einstein,General Press
  • Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 9380914229
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 200
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Albert Einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics. His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this book Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live in today. Unsurpassed by any subsequent books on relativity, this remains the most popular and useful exposition of Einstein’s immense contribution to human knowledge. In this work Einstein intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general and scientific philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics. The theory of relativity enriched physics and astronomy during the 20th century. (Relativity: The Special and the General Theory by Albert Einstein, 9789380914220)

Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics

A Complete Undergraduate Course

  • Author: Andrew M. Steane
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198788568
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 464
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The role of thermodynamics in modern physics is not just to provide an approximate treatment of large thermal systems, but, more importantly, to provide an organising set of ideas. Thermodynamics: A complete undergraduate course presents thermodynamics as a self-contained and elegant set of ideas and methods. It unfolds thermodynamics for undergraduate students of physics, chemistry or engineering, beginning at first year level. The book introduces the necessary mathematical methods, assuming almost no prior knowledge, and explains concepts such as entropy and free energy at length, with many examples. This book aims to convey the style and power of thermodynamic reasoning, along with applications such as Joule-Kelvin expansion, the gas turbine, magnetic cooling, solids at high pressure, chemical equilibrium, radiative heat exchange and global warming, to name a few. It mentions but does not pursue statistical mechanics, in order to keep the logic clear.

Faithful to Science

Faithful to Science

The Role of Science in Religion

  • Author: Andrew Steane
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198716044
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 255
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Science and religious faith are two of the most important and influential forces in human life, yet there is widespread confusion about how, or indeed whether, they link together. This book describes this combination from the perspective of one who finds that they link together productively and creatively. The situation is not one of conflict or uneasy tension, or even a respectful dialogue. Rather, a lively and well-founded faith in God embraces and includes science, and scientific ways of thinking, in their proper role. Science is an activity right in the bloodstream of a reasonable faith. The book interprets theism broadly, and engages carefully with atheism, while coming from a Christian perspective. The aim is to show what science is, and what it is not, and at the same time give some pointers to what theism is or can be. Philosophy, evolution and the nature of science and human life are discussed in the first part of the book, questions of origins in the second. It is the very mind-set of scientific thinking that is widely supposed to be antagonistic to religious faith. But such suspicions are too sweeping. They misunderstand both faith and science. Faith can be creative and intellectually courageous; science is not the all-embracing story that it is sometimes made out to be. It is not that science fails to explain some things, but rather, it does not explain anything at all, on its own. It is part of a larger explanation. And even explanation has to take a humble place; it is not the purpose of life.

The Wonderful World of Walt Disney

The Wonderful World of Walt Disney

Nature and Nation in Bambi and the "true Life" Adventures

  • Author: Thomas B. Robertson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 208
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Philosophy of Gorakhnath with Goraksha-Vacana-Sangraha

Philosophy of Gorakhnath with Goraksha-Vacana-Sangraha

  • Author: Akshaya Kumar Banerjea
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
  • ISBN: 9788120805347
  • Category: Hatha yoga
  • Page: 355
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The cult of the Kanphata Yogis is a definite unite within Hinduism, and its study is essential for understanding this phase of the religious life of India. the book is divided into three sections. The first two sections comprising chapters 1 - 13 deal with the cult and history of this sec. the third section containing chapters 14 - 16 opens with the Sanskrit Text Goraksastaka and its English rendering and annotations. The book is fully documented. It has a preface, Glossary, Bibliography, Plates and General Index. This book is an attempt to present a systematic and consistent account of the philosophical background of the spiritual culture associated with the names of Yogi Gorakhnath and other adepts of the natha school.

The wonderful world of mathematics

The wonderful world of mathematics

  • Author: Lancelot Thomas Hogben
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Civilization
  • Page: 69
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Math.

A Guide for Using a Wrinkle in Time in the Classroom

A Guide for Using a Wrinkle in Time in the Classroom

  • Author: John Carratello,Patty Carratello
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
  • ISBN: 1557344035
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 48
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Literature units with sample lesson plans, vocabulary lists, quizzes, hands-on projects, cooperative learning activities, cross-curriculum connections, and book report ideas.

What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff

  • Author: Marcus Chown
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571278426
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 300
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With wit, colour and clarity, What A Wonderful World quickly and painlessly brings us up to speed on how the world of the 21st century works. From economics to physics and biology to philosophy, Marcus Chown explains the complex forces that shape our universe. Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work? How did humans get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing? In What a Wonderful World, Marcus Chown, bestselling author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You and the Solar System app, uses his vast scientific knowledge and deep understanding of extremely complex processes to answer simple questions about the workings of our everyday lives. Lucid, witty and hugely entertaining, it explains the basics of our essential existence, stopping along the way to show us why the Atlantic is widening by a thumbs' length each year, how money permits trade to time travel why the crucial advantage humans had over Neanderthals was sewing and why we are all living in a giant hologram.

Die Ordnung der Zeit

Die Ordnung der Zeit

  • Author: Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644000751
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 192
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Leben wir in der Zeit oder lebt die Zeit vielleicht nur in uns? Alle theoretischen Physiker von Weltrang, die den großen und kleinen Kräften des Universums nachspüren, beschäftigen sich immer wieder mit der entscheidenden Frage, was Zeit ist. Wenn ihre großen Modelle die Zeit zur Erklärung des Elementaren nicht mehr brauchen, wie kommt es dann, dass sie für unser Leben so wichtig ist? Geht es wirklich ohne sie? Carlo Rovelli gibt in diesem Buch überraschende Antworten. Er nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise durch unsere Vorstellungen der von der Zeit und spürt ihren Regeln und Rätseln nach. Ein großes, packend geschriebenes Lese-Abenteuer, ein würdiger Nachfolger des Welt-Bestsellers "Sieben kurze Lektionen über Physik".

The Science Magpie

The Science Magpie

A Miscellany of Paradoxes, Explications, Lists, Lives and Ephemera from the Wonderful World of Science

  • Author: Simon Flynn
  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 1848314310
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
  • View: 7716
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From the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities. Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale and learn how to measure the speed of light in your kitchen. Skip through time with Darwin’s note on the pros and cons of marriage, take part in an 1858 Cambridge exam, meet the African schoolboy with a scientific puzzle named after him and much more.

Was ist die Relativitätstheorie?

Was ist die Relativitätstheorie?

  • Author: Juri B. Rumer
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3322822141
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 64
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The Historical Development of Quantum Theory

The Historical Development of Quantum Theory

Part 1 The Fundamental Equations of Quantum Mechanics 1925–1926 Part 2 The Reception of the New Quantum Mechanics 1925–1926

  • Author: Jagdish Mehra,Helmut Rechenberg
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780387951782
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 322
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Quantum Theory, together with the principles of special and general relativity, constitute a scientific revolution that has profoundly influenced the way in which we think about the universe and the fundamental forces that govern it. The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is a definitive historical study of that scientific work and the human struggles that accompanied it from the beginning. Drawing upon such materials as the resources of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics, the Niels Bohr Archives, and the archives and scientific correspondence of the principal quantum physicists, as well as Jagdish Mehra's personal discussions over many years with most of the architects of quantum theory, the authors have written a rigorous scientific history of quantum theory in a deeply human context. This multivolume work presents a rich account of an intellectual triumph: a unique analysis of the creative scientific process. The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is science, history, and biography, all wrapped in the story of a great human enterprise. Its lessons will be an aid to those working in the sciences and humanities alike.

The World of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946

The World of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946

  • Author: Lois Gordon,Lois G. Gordon
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300074956
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 250
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Samuel Beckett, whose play Waiting for Godot was one of the most influential works for the post-World War II generation, has long been identified with the debilitated and impotent characters he created. In this provocative book, Lois Gordon offers a new perspective on Beckett, challenging the prevalent image of him as reclusive, self-absorbed, and disturbed. Gordon investigates the first forty years of Beckett's life and finds that he was, on the contrary, a kind and generous man who responded sensitively and even heroically to the world around him. Gordon describes the various places and events that affected Beckett during this formative period: war-torn Dublin during the Easter Uprising and World War I, where he spent his childhood and student days; Belfast and Paris in the 1920s and London during the Depression, where he lived and worked; Germany in 1937, where he traveled and witnessed Hitler's brutal domestic policies; prewar and occupied France, where he was active in the Resistance (for which he was later decorated); and the war-ravaged town of Saint-L� in Normandy, which he helped to restore following the liberation. Gordon also portrays the individuals who were important to Beckett, including Jack B. Yeats, Alfred P�ron, Thomas McGreevy, and, most significantly, James Joyce, who was a model for Beckett personally, artistically, and politically. Gordon argues convincingly that Beckett was very much aware of the political and cultural turmoil of this period and that the enormously creative works he wrote after World War II can, in fact, be viewed as a product of and testament to those tumultuous times.

Einstein's Jury

Einstein's Jury

The Race to Test Relativity

  • Author: Jeffrey Crelinsten
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691123103
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 397
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"There is no shortage of literature on Einstein and relativity, yet Crelinsten succeeds in providing a novel and fruitful perspective on how Einstein's theory of general relativity was received in its early years. By focusing on the astronomers rather than the physicists, and America rather than Europe, he adds a valuable chapter to the history of modern science in which scientific and social aspects are treated equally and in the same compelling detail."--Helge Kragh, University of Aarhus, Denmark "Jeffrey Crelinsten has written a wonderful book that fills an important gap in our knowledge of the reception and acceptance of general relativity in the scientific community: he focuses on the crucial role played by astronomers, particularly in the United States. In a fascinating account he describes how general relativity was tested and confirmed and how the new field of relativistic cosmology emerged out of this work. I wish this book had appeared earlier!"--A. J. Kox, University of Amsterdam "An excellent book, with wonderful gems that arise out of the author's mastery of the literature. It will be enormously useful to Einstein scholars as well as to those interested in the history of astronomy."--Daniel Kennefick, University of Arkansas "A fascinating and detailed story of the emergence of modern cosmology that reaches back to the debates over the validity of Einstein's theory of general relativity during the early decades of the twentieth century. This is an American tale of pragmatism and empiricism, of eclipse expeditions and of the intrepid spirit of those who built the world's largest astronomical observatories and discovered an expanding universe."--Diana Kormos Buchwald, Einstein Papers Project, Caltech "An overwhelming accomplishment that surely will have a lasting impact on the history of the subject. So much is laid to rest about the dominance of the 'Eddington' 1919 eclipse result and its resulting PR as to be an eye-opener to many (to most) would-be-historians. [Crelinsten's] research into original sources is powerful and makes the case!"-- Allan R. Sandage, Staff Astronomer Emeritus, The Observatories (Pasadena, CA) Carnegie Institution of Washington "Since the 1960s, scientists have shown with exquisite precision that Einstein was right about relativity. But for relativity's first two decades (1910-1930), the case for Einstein was hardly a slam dunk. Jeffrey Crelinsten tells the exciting roller-coaster story of the early experimental tests of special and general relativity, from light deflection measurements to ether-drift tests. Believers debated skeptics, but in the end, the jury was swayed by the data. Crelinsten's tale reads like a scientific courtroom thriller."--Clifford Will, Washington University in St. Louis, author of "Was Einstein Right?"

Best Sellers

Best Sellers

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Denken hilft zwar, nützt aber nichts

Denken hilft zwar, nützt aber nichts

Warum wir immer wieder unvernünftige Entscheidungen treffen

  • Author: Dan Ariely
  • Publisher: Droemer eBook
  • ISBN: 3426402092
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 320
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Die Logik der Unvernunft Wie gehen wir mit Geld um? Was bedeutet es uns? Warum sind so viele Menschen bereit, sich hoffnungslos zu verschulden? Und was treibt Banker, den Kollaps unseres Finanzsystems zu riskieren? In der erweiterten Neuausgabe seines internationalen Bestsellers zeigt Dan Ariely, wie unsere Entscheidungen gelenkt werden und weshalb wir in vielen Lebenssituationen zu unserem eigenen Nachteil handeln. »Ein ebenso amüsantes wie lehrreiches Buch.« Der Spiegel Denken hilft zwar, nützt aber nichts von Dan Ariely: im eBook erhältlich!

The Wonderful world of stochastics

The Wonderful world of stochastics

a tribute to Elliott W. Montroll

  • Author: Michael F. Shlesinger
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 382
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Elliott W. Montroll. Dielectric relaxation via the Montroll-Weiss random walk of defects. The fascination of old texts. Some statistical and dynamical problems in quantum electronics. Theory of diffusion via an interstitial and vacancy mechanism. Mathieu difference equations. Mayer-Montroll equations (and some variants) through history for fun and profit. Illumination in a random medium. Random walks in crystallography. On the quantum Langevin equation: the linear oscillator. Some inequalities for anisotropic rotators. Some notes and applications of the characteristic value theory of integral equations: abstract of a doctor's dissertation. Statistical mechanics of imperfect gases. On the theory of Markoff Chains. Frequency spectrum of crystalline solids. Effect of defects on lattice vibrations: interaction of defects and an analogy with Meson Pair theory. Poincare cycles, ergodicity, and irreversibility in assemblies coupled harmonic oscillators. Studies in nonequilibrium rate processes. I: the relaxation of a system of harmonic oscillators. Randot of a fi19991222.