Recent Advances and Issues in Physics

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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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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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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573561716
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/3/1999
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Basic Research in Physics

Applied Research in Physics

Unsolved Problems

Biographical Sketches

Social Issues in Physics

Documents

Career Information

Statistics and Data

Organizations and Associations

Journals and Internet Resources

Glossary and Acronyms

Index

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