Recent Advances and Issues in Physics

Recent Advances and Issues in Physics

by David E. Newton
     
 
Recent advances in pure and applied physics are explored by award-winning author David E. Newton. Among the topics covered are the top quark, carbon nanotubes, updates on black holes, and single molecule studies of DNA. Many of the topics covered are strongly interdisciplinary, reflecting the nature of much scientific research today.

Overview

Recent advances in pure and applied physics are explored by award-winning author David E. Newton. Among the topics covered are the top quark, carbon nanotubes, updates on black holes, and single molecule studies of DNA. Many of the topics covered are strongly interdisciplinary, reflecting the nature of much scientific research today.

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Booknews
Here is an intelligently prepared presentation for general readers interested in developments taking place in physics today. The first two chapters cover recent advances in basic and applied physics research. Subsequent chapters are devoted to problems of critical interest for the future; biographical sketches of some giants and leaders in the field; social and legal factors influencing the field (and some documents from proponents of various positions); career opportunities; general statistical information, including budgetary allocations for various fields of research; organizations and associations; print and electronic sources; and a glossary. The author is a writer with a doctorate in science education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573561716
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/03/1999
Series:
ABC-CLIO Frontiers of Science Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID E. NEWTON has published extensively on chemistry and other science subjects. He is the award-winning author of numerous books, articles, and scholarly publications including The Chemical Elements, Science in the 1920s, The Ozone Dilemma, Encyclopedia of Cryptology, Chemistry of Carbon Compounds, Problems in Chemistry, Global Warming, and Encyclopedia of the Chemical Elements. Newton received his doctorate in science education from Harvard University.

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