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

Physics affects the way we live and, ultimately, how life itself functions. This new take on a classic text investigates key frontiers in modern physics. Exploring our universe, from the particles within atoms to the stars making up galaxies, it reveals the vital role invisible mechanisms play in the world around us, and explains new techniques, from nano-engineering…  See more details below

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Physics affects the way we live and, ultimately, how life itself functions. This new take on a classic text investigates key frontiers in modern physics. Exploring our universe, from the particles within atoms to the stars making up galaxies, it reveals the vital role invisible mechanisms play in the world around us, and explains new techniques, from nano-engineering and brain research to the latest advances in high-speed data networks and custom-built materials. Written by leading international experts, each of the nineteen chapters will fascinate scientists in all disciplines, as well as anyone wanting to know more about the world of physics. First Edition Hb (1989) 0-521-30420-2 First Edition Pb (1992) 0-521-43831-4

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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