The New Physics: For the Twenty-First Century / Edition 2

The New Physics: For the Twenty-First Century / Edition 2

by Gordon Fraser
     
 

This book investigates the key frontiers in modern-day physics, exploring our Universe - from the particles inside an atom to the stars that make up a galaxy, from brain research to the latest advances in high-speed electronic research networks. Each of the nineteen self-contained chapters written by leading international experts in will fascinate scientists of all… See more details below

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This book investigates the key frontiers in modern-day physics, exploring our Universe - from the particles inside an atom to the stars that make up a galaxy, from brain research to the latest advances in high-speed electronic research networks. Each of the nineteen self-contained chapters written by leading international experts in will fascinate scientists of all disciplines and anyone wanting to know more about the world of physics today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521816007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
556
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

1Cosmology13
2Gravity41
3The new astronomy69
4Particles and the Standard Model86
5Superstring theory119
6Manipulating atoms with photons145
7The quantum world of ultra-cold atoms171
8Superfluids200
9Quantum phase transitions229
10Essential quantum entanglement257
11Quanta, ciphers, and computers268
12Small-scale structures and "nanoscience"284

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