Physics: The Ultimate Adventure

Physics: The Ultimate Adventure

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ISBN-13: 9783319810973
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 05/31/2018
Series: Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ross Barrett

Formerly a Research Fellow and Lecturer at four universities in Australia and Germany, and Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) in Adelaide, he has published over 60 research papers in experimental nuclear physics, theoretical nuclear physics, atomic physics, signal processing, and underwater acoustics.

Pier Paolo Delsanto

Full Professor (now retired) and Director of Research in Condensed Matter Physics at the Politecnico of Torino, Italy, has spent half of his professional life in Universities and Research Centers abroad. His research fields range from Nuclear Physics, Acoustics and Ultrasonics to modeling and simulations in Materials Science, Biology and Oncology, with more than two hundred scientific articles and books.

Angelo Tartaglia

Senior professor of physics in the Politecnico di Torino. His research topics are the theory of gravitation, general relativity and cosmology. Tartaglia is a member of the Italian Gravitational society (SIGRAV), the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the National Group of Mathematical Physics (GNFM).

Table of Contents

The Whats and Wherefores of Physics.- Dramatis Personae (The Actors).- Is Physics an Exact Science?.- Newton and Beyond.- Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics.- Electromagnetism and Cracks in the Edifice of Classical Physics.- Relativity.- Quantum Mechanics.- Atomic and Nuclear Physics.- Fields and Particles.- Cosmology.- Complexity.- Conclusions and Philosophical Implications.

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