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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

The New Physics explores exciting new discoveries in modern physics. A complete and comprehensive account makes this work truly an encyclopedia of new physics.

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With so many radically fresh ideas arrived recently and simultaneously on the scene, and in the light of their remarkable tendency so fruitfully to interact, this is certain to be recalled as a golden age of physics. The present physically splendid volume (beautiful figures, color plates, glossy paper) contains eighteen review essays by authors of the highest distinction (Stephen Hawking, Abdus Salam...but to list a representative sample is to be unfair to the remainder), whose shared aim is to communicate simultaneously to general readers and to technical sophisticates the essence of recent developments, the scent of the fresh winds which have sprung up. The essays relate mainly to elementary particle physics, to cosmology and cosmogenesis, to condensed matter in diverse states of (self)-organization. Includes glossary and a good index. (NW) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521438315
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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