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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9783319042923:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:History and Evolution of Concepts in Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Harry Varvoglis
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:Our understanding ofnature, and in particular of physics and the laws governing it, has changed radically since the days of the ancient Greek natural philosophers. This book explains how and why these changes occurred, throughlandmark experiments as well as theories that - for their time - wererevolutionary. The presentation covers Mechanics, Optics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Relativity Theory, Atomic Physicsand Quantum Physics. The book placesemphasis on ideas and on a qualitative presentati on, rather than on mathematics and equations. Thus, althoughprimarily addressed to those who are studying or have studied science,it can alsobe read by non-specialists. The authorconcludeswith a discussion ofthe evolution and organization of universities, from ancient times until today, and ofthe organization and dissemination of knowledge through scientific publications and conferences
Contents:Part I From Ancient Greece to the Renaissance
Physical Sciences and Physics
The Ideas of Greeks About Nature
From the Classical Era to the Renaissance
Part II From the Renaissance to the Present Era
The Major Branchesof Physics
Mechanics
Optics
Static Magnetism and Electricity
Electric Currents and Electromagnetism
Heatand Thermodynamics
Kinetic Theory of Ideal Gases
Physics of the 20th Century
Lessons from Three Centuries of Physics
Organization of Teaching and Research
ISBN:9783319042923
Series:eBooks
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Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Quantum theory , Science (General)
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Call number:SPRINGER-2012-9789400754225:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:From Ultra Rays to Astroparticles [electronic resource] : A Historical Introduction to Astroparticle Physics
Author(s): Brigitte Falkenburg
Wolfgang Rhode
Date:2012
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:Springer e-book platform
Note:Springer 2013 e-book collections
Note:The book is a historical introduction to astroparticle physics. Its scope is to give an overview of this complex field of research, starting with the discovery of cosmic rays (Victor Hess, 1912) until the current experiments withparticle telescopes. The book focuses on the ways in which physics changes in the course of this history. The following changes run parallel, overlap, and/or interact: - Discovery of effects like X-rays, radioactivity, cosmic rays,new particles, the Cosmic Microwave Backgro und and its anisotropies, but also progress through non-discoveries (monopoles) etc. - The change of the description of nature in physics, as consequence of the scientific revolutionsat the beginning of the 20th century, giving rise to quantum physics, relativity, etc. - The shifts from particle physics to cosmology and to particle physics with cosmic accelerators. - The change of experimental methods,cooperations, and disciplinary divisions. With regard to the latter change, a main topic of the boo k is to make the specific multi-disciplinary features of astroparticle physics clear to undergraduate and graduate students,historians of physics, and philosophers of science
Note:Springer eBooks
Contents:1 Introduction
2 From the discovery of radioactivity to first accelerator experiments
3 Development of Cosmology:From a Static Universe to Accelerated Expansion
4 Evolution of Astrophysics5.1 Introduction and General Overview
5 Development of Ultra High
Energy Cosmic Ray Research
6 Very
High Energy Gamma
Ray Astronomy
7 Search for the neutrino mass and low energy neutrino astronomy
8 From Particle Physics to Astroparticle Physics: Proton Decay and the Rise of Non
Accelerator Physics
10 From Waves to Particle Tracks and Quantum Probabilities
A Timetable
B Nob
ISBN:9789400754225
Series:e-books
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Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Astronomy
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Call number:SPRINGER-1994-9781461525608:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Frontiers of Fundamental Physics
Author(s):
Date:1994
Size:1 online resource (601 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-2560-8
Contents:Empirical Evidence on the Creation of Galaxies and Quasars -- Periodicity in Extragalactic Redshifts -- Quasar Spectra: Black Holes or Nonstandard Models? -- Configurations and Redshifts of Galaxies -- Isominkowskian Representation of
Cosmological Redshifts and the Internal Red-Blue-Shifts of Quasars -- The Relativistic Electron Pair Theory of Matter and its Implications for Cosmology -- Are Quasars Manifesting a de Sitter Redshift? -- What, if Anything, Is the
Anthropic Cosmological Principle Telling Us? -- Large Anomalous Redshifts and Zero-Point Radiation -- Theoretical Basis for a Non-Expanding and Euclidean Universe -- Light Propagation in an Expanding Universe -- Fornax - The Companion
of the Milky Way and the Question of Its Standard Motion -- Cosmological Redshifts and the Law of Corresponding States -- Did the Apple Fall? -- Investigations with Lasers, Atomic Clocks and Computer Calculations of Curved Spacetime
and of the Differences between the Gravitation Theories of Yilmaz and of Einstein -- Gravity Is the Simplest Thing! -- Fourdimensional Elasticity: Is It General Relativity? -- Universality of the Lie-Isotopic Symmetries for Deformed
Minkowskian Metrics -- Hertz’s Special Relativity and Physical Reality -- From Relativistic Paradoxes to Absolute Space and Time Physics -- Theories Equivalent to Special Relativity -- The Physical Meaning of Albert Einstein’s
Relativistic Ether Concept -- The Limiting Nature of Light-Velocity as the Causal Factor Underlying Relativity -- The Ether Revisited -- What Is and What Is Not Essential in Lorentz’s Relativity -- Vacuum Substratum in Electrodynamics
and Quantum Mechanics Theory and Experiment -- The Influence of Idealism In 20th Century Science -- Creeds of Physics -- Earth Complexity vs. Plate Tectonic Simplicity -- An Evolutionary Earth Expansion Hypothesis -- Global Models of
the Expanding Earth -- An Orogenic Model Consistent with Earth Expansion -- Earth Expansion Requires Increase in Mass -- Principles of Plate Movements on the Expanding Earth -- The Origin of Granite and Continental Masses in an
Expanding Earth -- The Primordially Hydridic Character of Our Planet and Proving It by Deep Drilling -- Possible Relation between Earth Expansion and Dark Matter -- Earth Expansion and the Prediction of Earthquakes and Volcanicism --
Tension-Gravitational Model of Island Arcs -- Electromagnetic Interactions and Particle Physics -- Isotopic and Genotopic Relativistic Theory -- A Look at Frontiers of High Energy Physics: From the GeV(109eV) to PeV(1015eV) and Beyond
-- An Approach to Finite-Size Particles with Spin -- A New High Energy Scale? -- On the Space-Time Structure of the Electron -- Physics without Physical Constants -- The Relation between Information, Time and Space Inferred from
Universal Phenomena in Solid-State Physics -- Quantum-Like Behaviour of Charged Particles in a Magnetic Field and Observation of Discrete Forbidden States in the Classical Mechanical Domain -- Unipolar Induction and Weber’s
Electrodynamics -- Impact of Maxwell’s Equation of Displacement Current on Electromagnetic Laws and Comparison of the Maxwellian Waves with Our Model of Dipolic Particles -- Direct Calculation of H and the Complete Self Energy of the
Electron from Fluid Models -- Interbasis “Sphere-Cylinder” Expansions for the Oscillator in the Three Dimensional Space of Constant Positive Curvature -- Pancharatnam’s Topological Phase in Relation to theDynamical Phase in
Polarization Optics -- On the Connection between Classical and Quantum Mechanics -- Discrete Time Realizations of Quantum Mechanics and Their Possible Experimental Tests -- Heraclitus’ Vision - Schrödinger’s Version -- Is It Possible
to Believe in both Orthodox Quantum Theory and History? -- A New Logic for Quantum Mechanics? -- Dangerous Effects of the Incomprehensibility in Microphysics -- Classical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- Rabi Oscillations
Described by de Broglian Probabilities -- A Test of the Complementarity Principle in Single-Photon States of Light -- Experiments with Entangled Two-Photon States from Type-II Parametric Down Conversion: Evidence for Wave-Particle
Unity -- Correlation Functions and Einstein Locality -- Optical Tests of Bell’s Inequalities. Closing the Poor Correlation Loophole -- Atomic Cascade Experiments with Two-Channel Polarizers and Quantum Mechanical Nonlocality -- New
Tests on Locality and Empty Waves -- Wave-Particle Duality -- Quantum Correlations from a Logical Point of View -- Local Realism and the Crucial Experiment -- The Space of Local Hidden Variables Can Limit Non-Locality And What Next? --
How the Quantum of Action Cannot Be a Metric one -- The Ghostly Solution of the QuantumParadoxes and Its Experimental Verification
ISBN:9781461525608
Series:eBooks
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Series:Springer eBooks
Keywords: Physics , Gravitation , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Nuclear physics , Heavy ions , Hadrons , Atoms , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics , Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
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Call number:QC173.6.F47::2014 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The perfect theory A century of geniuses and the battle over general relativity
Author(s): Pedro G. Ferreira
Date:2014
Publisher:Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Size:288 p
Contents:Prologue -- If a Person Falls Freely -- The Most Valuable Discovery -- Correct Mathematics, Abominable Physics -- Collapsing Stars -- Completely Cuckoo -- Radio Days -- Wheelerisms -- Singularities -- Unification Woes -- Seeing Gravity -- The Dark Uni verse -- The End of Spacetime -- A Spectacular Extrapolation -- Something Is Going to Happen.
ISBN:9780547554891
Keywords: General relativity (Physics) History 20th century. , Physicists Biography. , Physics History 20th century. , Science Social aspects History 20th century. , Science and civilization History 20th century.
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