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The New Physics / Edition 1
     

The New Physics / Edition 1

by Paul Davies
 

ISBN-10: 0521438314

ISBN-13: 9780521438315

Pub. Date: 08/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Extensively illustrated with color photographs and clear explanatory diagrams, this volume will be invaluable to the curious general reader as well as the professional physicist desiring an authoritative up-to-date summary of modern physics.

Overview

Extensively illustrated with color photographs and clear explanatory diagrams, this volume will be invaluable to the curious general reader as well as the professional physicist desiring an authoritative up-to-date summary of modern physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521438315
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
491
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The New Physics: a synthesis; 2. The renaissance of general relativity; 3. The inflationary universe; 4. The edge of spacetime; 5. Quantum gravity; 6. The new astrophysics; 7. Condensed matter physics in less than three dimensions; 8. Critical point phenomena: universal physics at large length scales; 9. Low temperature physics, superconductivity and superfluidity; 10. Quantum optics; 11. Physics of far-from-equilibrium systems and self-organisation; 12. What is chaos, that we should be mindful of it?; 13. Conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics; 14. The quark structure of matter; 15. Grand unified theories; 16. Effective quantum field theories; 17. Gauge theories in particle physics; 18. Overview of particle physics; Glossary; Index.

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