College Physics

College Physics
Author: Paul Peter Urone
Publsiher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Total Pages: 893
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780534356040
ISBN 13: 0534356044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

College Physics Book Review:

This text blends traditional introductory physics topics with an emphasis on human applications and an expanded coverage of modern physics topics, such as the existence of atoms and the conversion of mass into energy. Topical coverage is combined with the author's lively, conversational writing style, innovative features, the direct and clear manner of presentation, and the emphasis on problem solving and practical applications.

Time Reborn

Time Reborn
Author: Lee Smolin
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN 10: 0141939435
ISBN 13: 9780141939438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Reborn Book Review:

In Time Reborn, Lee Smolin, one of our foremost physicists and thinkers offers a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos Nothing seems more real than time passing. We experience life itself as a succession of moments. Yet throughout history, the idea that time is an illusion has been a religious and philosophical commonplace. We identify certain truths as 'eternal' constants, from moral principles to the laws of mathematics and nature: these are laws that exist not inside time, but outside it. From Newton and Einstein to today's string theorists and quantum physicists, the widest consensus is that the universe is governed by absolute, timeless laws. In Time Reborn, Lee Smolin argues that this denial of time is holding back both physics, and our understanding of the universe. We need a major revolution in scientific thought: one that embraces the reality of time and places it at the centre of our thinking. E may equal mc squared now, but that wasn't always the case. Similarly, as our understanding of the universe develops, Newton's fundamental laws might not remain so fundamental. Time, Smolin concludes, is not an illusion: it is the best clue we have to fundamental reality. Time Reborn explains how the true nature of time impacts on us, our world, and our universe. 'The strongest dose of clarity in written form to have come along in decades. The implications go far beyond physics, to economics, politics, and personal philosophy. Time Reborn places reality above theory in stronger and clearer terms than ever before, and the result is a path to better theory and potentially to a better society as well. Will no doubt be remembered as one of the essential books of the 21st century' Jaron Lanier [Praise for Lee Smolin's The Trouble With Physics]: 'The best book about contemporary science written for the layman that I have ever read . . . Read this book. Twice' Sunday Times 'Unusually broad and deep . . . his critical judgments are exceptionally penetrating' Roger Penrose 'Brave, uniquely well-informed . . . does a tremendous job' Mail on Sunday Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist who has made important contributions to the search for quantum gravity. Born in New York City, he was educated at Hampshire College and Harvard University. Since 2001 he is a founding faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His three earlier books explore philosophical issues raised by contemporary physics and cosmology. They are Life of the Cosmos (1997), Three Roads to Quantum Gravity (2001) and The Trouble with Physics (2006). He lives in Toronto.

Food Physics

Food Physics
Author: Ludger Figura,Arthur A. Teixeira
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2007-08-24
ISBN 10: 3540341943
ISBN 13: 9783540341949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Physics Book Review:

This is the first textbook in this field of increasing importance for the food and cosmetics industries. It is indispensable for future students of food technology and food chemistry as well as for engineers, technologists and technicians in the food industries. It describes the principles of food physics starting with the very basics – and focuses on the needs of practitioners without omitting important basic principles. It will be indispensable for future students of food technology and food chemistry as well as for engineers, technologists and technicians in the food industries. Food Physics deals with the physical properties of food, food ingredients and their measurement.

An Introduction to Quantum Communication Networks

An Introduction to Quantum Communication Networks
Author: Mohsen Razavi
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 89
Release: 2018-05-25
ISBN 10: 1681746530
ISBN 13: 9781681746531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Quantum Communication Networks Book Review:

With the fast pace of developments in quantum technologies, it is more than ever necessary to make the new generation of students in science and engineering familiar with the key ideas behind such disruptive systems. This book intends to fill such a gap between experts and non-experts in the field by providing the reader with the basic tools needed to understand the latest developments in quantum communications and its future directions. This is not only to expand the audience knowledge but also to attract new talents to this flourishing field. To that end, the book as a whole does not delve into much detail and most often suffices to provide some insight into the problem in hand. The primary users of the book will then be students in science and engineering in their final year of undergraduate studies or early years of their post-graduate programmes.

Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics

Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics
Author: Clifford M. Will
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2018-09-27
ISBN 10: 1107117445
ISBN 13: 9781107117440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics Book Review:

A comprehensive review of the testing and research conducted on Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Physics

Physics
Author: Sidney Perkowitz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN 10: 0198813945
ISBN 13: 9780198813941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics Book Review:

Physics, the fundamental science of matter and energy, encompasses all levels of nature from the subatomic to the cosmic, and underlies much of the technology around us. Understanding the physics of our universe is an essential aspect of humanity's quest to understand our environment and our place within it. Doing physics enables us to explore the interaction between environment and human society, and can help us to work towards the future sustainability of the planet. This Very Short Introduction provides an overview of how this pervasive science came to be and how it works: who funds it, how physicists are trained and how they think, and how physics supports the technology we all use. Sidney Perkowitz presents the theories and outcomes of pure and applied physics from ideas of the Greek natural philosophers to modern quantum mechanics, cosmology, digital electronics and energy production. Considering its most consequential experiments, including recent results in elementary particles, gravitational waves and materials science, he also discusses outside the lab, the effects of physics on society, culture, and humanity's vision of its place in the universe. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Attosecond and Strong Field Physics

Attosecond and Strong Field Physics
Author: Cheng Jin,Anh-Thu Le,Hui Wei
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2018-05-10
ISBN 10: 1107197767
ISBN 13: 9781107197763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Attosecond and Strong Field Physics Book Review:

An introductory textbook on attosecond and strong field physics, covering fundamental theory and modeling techniques, as well as future opportunities and challenges.

Physics of Sustainable Energy

Physics of Sustainable Energy
Author: David W. Hafemeister,B. Levi,Mark D. Levine,P. Schwartz
Publsiher: American Institute of Physics
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2008-10
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822036962520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of Sustainable Energy Book Review:

As members of the American Physical Society’s Forum on Physics and Society, we are concerned with the need to produce and use energy more wisely. One contribution we feel we can make is to educate fellow physicists, especially those who teach in our colleges and universities, about the technical details of some of the more promising techniques for efficient and renewable energy. To that end, we have organized a short course on the Physics of Sustainable Energy: Using Energy Efficiently and Producing It Renewably. The short course was intended to give physicists in-depth technical background needed to evaluate these issues for teaching and research. The year after the 1973-74 oil embargo, the APS leaped into action with a study on enhanced end-use efficiency, realizing that it is easier to save a kilowatt-hour than it is to produce a kilowatt-hour. The results of the APS study appeared in the 1975 AIP Conference Proceedings 25, titled Efficient Use of Energy. It launched the energy-careers of Art Rosenfeld, Rob Socolow, Marc Ross, Dave Claridge and others. The energy programs at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and at Princeton are a direct result of AIP25. The LBNL energy program for buildings and appliances has had far more effect than any action on energy supply. Savings of 75% for refrigerators, 50% for lighting and 50% for buildings can be directly traceable to Building 90 at LBNL. Twenty years ago, the Forum organized a short course, Energy Sources: Conservation and Renewables, at the former Office of Technology Assessment in Washington, DC. The 700-page proceedings of that short course, AIP135, served as a useful textbook for such professors as Art Rosenfeld, then at the University California at Berkeley. The book also became a valuable reference in the libraries of many physics departments, where such applied topics are often scarce.

Nuclear Physics Present and Future

Nuclear Physics  Present and Future
Author: Walter Greiner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2014-09-17
ISBN 10: 3319101994
ISBN 13: 9783319101996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Physics Present and Future Book Review:

State-of-the-art survey by leading experts in the field. Major foci are superheavy nuclei and neutron-rich exotic nuclei. In addition new developments in nuclear fission and nuclear cluster decay are shown. Finally developments in relativistic heavy ion collisions and the physics of supercritical fields are detailed.

Proceedings of the Workshop on Standard Model Physics and More at the LHC

Proceedings of the Workshop on Standard Model Physics  and More  at the LHC
Author: Guido Altarelli,Michelangelo L. Mangano,European Organization for Nuclear Research
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822028581825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Workshop on Standard Model Physics and More at the LHC Book Review:

Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-03-15
ISBN 10: 0385530811
ISBN 13: 9780385530811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Future Book Review:

Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100. In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of the revolutionary developments taking place in medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production, and astronautics. In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world's information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism. Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically. In space, radically new ships—needle-sized vessels using laser propulsion—could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars. Advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth’s atmosphere at the push of a button. But these astonishing revelations are only the tip of the iceberg. Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, X-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy. He addresses the key questions: Who are the winner and losers of the future? Who will have jobs, and which nations will prosper? All the while, Kaku illuminates the rigorous scientific principles, examining the rate at which certain technologies are likely to mature, how far they can advance, and what their ultimate limitations and hazards are. Synthesizing a vast amount of information to construct an exciting look at the years leading up to 2100, Physics of the Future is a thrilling, wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution.

Modern Physics

Modern Physics
Author: Paul Allen Tipler
Publsiher: Worth Pub
Total Pages: 502
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 9780879010881
ISBN 13: 0879010886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Physics Book Review:

For the intermediate-level course, the Fifth Edition of this widely used text takes modern physics textbooks to a higher level. With a flexible approach to accommodate the various ways of teaching the course (both one- and two-term tracks are easily covered), the authors recognize the audience and its need for updated coverage, mathematical rigor, and features to build and support student understanding. Continued are the superb explanatory style, the up-to-date topical coverage, and the Web enhancements that gained earlier editions worldwide recognition. Enhancements include a streamlined approach to nuclear physics, thoroughly revised and updated coverage on particle physics and astrophysics, and a review of the essential Classical Concepts important to students studying Modern Physics.

Now The Physics of Time

Now  The Physics of Time
Author: Richard A. Muller
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 0393285243
ISBN 13: 9780393285246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Now The Physics of Time Book Review:

From the celebrated author of the best-selling Physics for Future Presidents comes “a provocative, strongly argued book on the fundamental nature of time” (Lee Smolin). You are reading the word "now" right now. But what does that mean? "Now" has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond. In Now, eminent physicist Richard A. Muller takes up the challenge. He begins with remarkably clear explanations of relativity, entropy, entanglement, the Big Bang, and more, setting the stage for his own revolutionary theory of time, one that makes testable predictions. Muller’s monumental work will spark major debate about the most fundamental assumptions of our universe, and may crack one of physics’ longest-standing enigmas.

The Third Wave in Science and Technology Studies

The Third Wave in Science and Technology Studies
Author: David S. Caudill,Shannon N. Conley,Michael E. Gorman,Martin Weinel
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2020-06-06
ISBN 10: 9783030143374
ISBN 13: 3030143376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Third Wave in Science and Technology Studies Book Review:

This book analyzes future directions in the study of expertise and experience with the aim of engendering more critical discourse on the general discipline of science and technology studies. In 2002, Collins and Evans published an article entitled “The Third Wave of Science Studies,” suggesting that the future of science and technology studies would be to engage in “Studies in Expertise and Experience.” In their view, scientific expertise in legal and policy settings should reflect a consensus of formally-trained scientists and citizens with experience in the relevant field (but not “ordinary” citizens). The Third Wave has garnered attention in journals and in international workshops, where scholars delivered papers explicating the theoretical foundations and practical applications of the Third Wave. This book arose out of those workshops, and is the next step in the popularization of the Third Wave. The chapters address the novel concept of interactional experts, the use of imitation games, appropriating scientific expertise in law and policy settings, and recent theoretical developments in the Third Wave.

Extraterrestrial

Extraterrestrial
Author: Avi Loeb
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0358278147
ISBN 13: 9780358278146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extraterrestrial Book Review:

Harvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2016

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2016
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105050684427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2016 Book Review:

Beyond the Dynamical Universe

Beyond the Dynamical Universe
Author: Michael Silberstein,W. M. Stuckey,Timothy McDevitt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN 10: 0198807082
ISBN 13: 9780198807087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Dynamical Universe Book Review:

Theoretical physics and foundations of physics have not made much progress in the last few decades. Whether we are talking about unifying general relativity and quantum field theory (quantum gravity), explaining so-called dark energy and dark matter (cosmology), or the interpretation and implications of quantum mechanics and relativity, there is no consensus in sight. In addition, both enterprises are deeply puzzled about various facets of time including above all, time as experienced. The authors argue that, across the board, this impasse is the result of the "dynamical universe paradigm," the idea that reality is fundamentally made up of physical entities that evolve in time from some initial state according to dynamical laws. Thus, in the dynamical universe, the initial conditions plus the dynamical laws explain everything else going exclusively forward in time. In cosmology, for example, the initial conditions reside in the Big Bang and the dynamical law is supplied by general relativity. Accordingly, the present state of the universe is explained exclusively by its past. This book offers a completely new paradigm (called Relational Blockworld), whereby the past, present and future co-determine each other via "adynamical global constraints," such as the least action principle. Accordingly, the future is just as important for explaining the present as is the past. Most of the book is devoted to showing how Relational Blockworld resolves many of the current conundrums of both theoretical physics and foundations of physics, including the mystery of time as experienced and how that experience relates to the block universe.

Neutrino Factories Superbeams and Betabeams

Neutrino Factories  Superbeams and Betabeams
Author: Osamu Yasuda,Chihiro Ohmori,Naba Mondal
Publsiher: American Institute of Physics
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2008-02-28
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822035536168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neutrino Factories Superbeams and Betabeams Book Review:

Okayama University, Okayama, Japan, 6-11 August 2007

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time
Author: Craig Callender
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2011-04-07
ISBN 10: 0199298203
ISBN 13: 9780199298204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time Book Review:

This is the first comprehensive book on the philosophy of time. Leading philosophers discuss the metaphysics of time, our experience and representation of time, the role of time in ethics and action, and philosophical issues in the sciences of time, especially quantum mechanics and relativity theory.

Funding for America COMPETES Act in the Fiscal Year 2009 Administration Budget Request

Funding for America COMPETES Act in the Fiscal Year 2009 Administration Budget Request
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007),United States
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000063519716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Funding for America COMPETES Act in the Fiscal Year 2009 Administration Budget Request Book Review: