Physics From The Edge

Author: Michael Edward McCulloch
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814596272
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Physics From The Edge from the Author: Michael Edward McCulloch. The fundamental and very important property of inertia has never been well understood. This book shows how inertia has puzzled many scientists such as Galileo and Mach, and then presents a new theory that explains inertia for the first time, and also predicts galaxy rotation without dark matter, cosmic acceleration and some other anomalies. Further evidence for, and tests of, the theory are presented and exciting applications such as new inertial launch methods and the theoretical possibility of faster than light travel will be discussed. To allow readers to use the theory themselves, some simple maths is included, and to help explain the points made, there are numerous cartoons by the author. Contents:A History of InertiaModern PhysicsProblems at Low AccelerationA Solution from the Edge: MiHsCEvidence for MiHsCFuture Experimental Tests of MiHsCMiHsC and Faster Than Light Travel Readership: Students and researchers in physics. Key Features:It outlines the start of an entirely new formulation of physics that may solve present problems. One that has been published in journals but not as a bookIt covers most of (astro)physics simply and succinctly so it should be of interest to the scientifically-minded general publicIt is written accessibly for the public, with some cartoons by the author, but also includes some equations to allow interested researchers to make calculationsKeywords:Inertia;Physics;Cosmology;MiHsC;Hubble-Scale;Casimir Effect;Unruh Radiation

For The Love Of Physics

Author: Walter Lewin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145160713X
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For The Love Of Physics from the Author: Walter Lewin. Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.

Aspects Of Anomalous Transport In Plasmas

Author: Radu Balescu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420034684
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Aspects Of Anomalous Transport In Plasmas from the Author: Radu Balescu. Anomalous transport is a ubiquitous phenomenon in astrophysical, geophysical and laboratory plasmas; and is a key topic in controlled nuclear fusion research. Despite its fundamental importance and ongoing research interest, a full understanding of anomalous transport in plasmas is still incomplete, due to the complexity of the nonlinear phenomena involved. Aspects in Anomalous Transport in Plasmas is the first book to systematically consider anomalous plasma transport theory and provides a unification of the many theoretical models by emphasizing interrelations between seemingly different methodologies. It is not intended as a catalogue of the vast number of plasma instabilities leading to anomalous transport; instead it chooses a number of these and emphasizes the aspects specifically due to turbulence. After a brief introduction, the microscopic theory of turbulence is discussed, including quasilinear theory and various aspects of renormalization methods, which leads to an understanding of resonance broadening, mode coupling, trajectory correlation and clumps. The second half of the book is devoted to stochiastic tramsport, using methods based on the Langevin equations and on Random Walk theory. This treatment aims at going beyond the traditional limits of weak turbulence, by introducing the recently developed method of decorrelation trajectories, and its application to electrostatic turbulence, magnetic turbulence and zonal flow generation. The final chapter includes very recent work on the nonlocal transport phenomenon.

Hypothetical Spacecraft And Interstellar Travel

Author: Ezekiel Nygren
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312955929
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Hypothetical Spacecraft And Interstellar Travel from the Author: Ezekiel Nygren. Hypothetical Spacecraft and Interstellar Travel collects information about the latest and greatest hypothetical spacecraft.

Physics From Planet Earth An Introduction To Mechanics

Author: Joseph C. Amato
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498752152
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Physics From Planet Earth An Introduction To Mechanics from the Author: Joseph C. Amato. Expose Your Students to the Elegant World of Physics in an Enticing Way Physics from Planet Earth - An Introduction to Mechanics provides a one-semester, calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics for first-year undergraduate students studying physics, chemistry, astronomy, or engineering. Developed from classroom-tested materials refined and updated for over ten years at Colgate University, the book guides students on a journey beyond standard approaches that use blocks, projectiles, and inclined planes to grander themes involving interplanetary travel, exoplanets, asteroid collisions, and dark matter. Beginning students are often bewildered by the rapid-fire presentation of physical concepts, mathematics, and problem-solving strategies in traditional introductory textbooks. In contrast, this text: Introduces the three conservation laws (momentum, energy, and angular momentum) as fundamental laws of nature from which secondary concepts, such as force and torque, are derived Organizes topics around the conservation laws, avoiding the typical "math overload" that confronts students at the start of standard courses Motivates and illustrates many topics through real, contemporary applications in astronomy, planetary science, and space travel After reviewing the basic mathematical tools needed to study mechanics, the text addresses the conservation of momentum and applications, such as gravity-assisted space travel and rocket propulsion. It next discusses Newton’s Laws and numerous space- and astronomy-based applications. The text then presents evidence for a second conservation principle, energy, which allows us to describe motion as a function of position rather than time. The book also explores the conservation of angular momentum and a variety of applications, including pulsars, orbital eccentricity, and gyroscopes. The text concludes with a discussion of dark matter, dark energy, and the ultimate fate of the universe.

Physics From Stargazers To Starships

Author: David P. Stern
Publisher: CK-12 Foundation
ISBN: 1935983725
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Physics From Stargazers To Starships from the Author: David P. Stern. An introduction to astronomy written with a historical perspective.

The Theory Of The Quantum World

Author: David Gross
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814440620
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The Theory Of The Quantum World from the Author: David Gross. Ever since 1911, the Solvay Conferences have shaped modern physics. The 25th edition held in October 2011 in Brussels and chaired by David Gross continued this tradition and celebrated the first centennial of this illustrious series of conferences. The development and applications of quantum mechanics have always been the main threads in the history of the Solvay Conferences, hence the 25th Solvay conference gathered many of the leading figures working on a wide variety of profound problems in physics where quantum mechanical effects play a central role. The conference addressed some of the most pressing open questions in the field of physics.The proceedings contain the OC rapporteur talksOCO which give a broad overview with unique insights by distinguished and renowned scientists. These lectures cover the seven sessions: OC History and ReflectionsOCO, OC Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum ComputationOCO, OC Control of Quantum SystemsOCO, OC Quantum Condensed MatterOCO, OC Particles and FieldsOCO, OC Quantum Gravity and String TheoryOCO and it ended with a general discussion attempting to arrive at a synthesis.In the Solvay tradition, the proceedings also include the prepared comments to the rapporteur talks. The discussions among the participants OCo some of which quite lively and involving dramatically divergent points of view OCo have been carefully edited and are reproduced in full.

The Theory Of The Quantum World

Author: David Gross
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814440639
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The Theory Of The Quantum World from the Author: David Gross. Ever since 1911, the Solvay Conferences have shaped modern physics. The 25th edition held in October 2011 in Brussels and chaired by David Gross continued this tradition and celebrated the first centennial of this illustrious series of conferences. The development and applications of quantum mechanics have always been the main threads in the history of the Solvay Conferences, hence the 25th Solvay conference gathered many of the leading figures working on a wide variety of profound problems in physics where quantum mechanical effects play a central role. The conference addressed some of the most pressing open questions in the field of physics. The proceedings contain the “rapporteur talks” which give a broad overview with unique insights by distinguished and renowned scientists. These lectures cover the seven sessions: “History and Reflections”, “Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation”, “Control of Quantum Systems”, “Quantum Condensed Matter”, “Particles and Fields”, “Quantum Gravity and String Theory” and it ended with a general discussion attempting to arrive at a synthesis. In the Solvay tradition, the proceedings also include the prepared comments to the rapporteur talks. The discussions among the participants — some of which quite lively and involving dramatically divergent points of view — have been carefully edited and are reproduced in full. Contents:History and Reflections (M Henneaux, J Heilbron and M Gell-Mann)Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation (A Aspect, A Leggett and J Preskill)Control of Quantum Systems (P Zoller, I Cirac and S Girvin)Quantum Condensed Matter (B Halperin and S Sachdev)Particles and Fields (H Georgi and F Wilczek)Quantum Gravity and String Theory (J Polchinski, J Maldacena and A Guth)General Discussion and Conclusions (D Gross, A Aspect, P Zoller, B Halperin, H Georgi and J Polchinski) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in physics. Keywords:Quantum Physics;Solvay ConferenceKey Features:Presents a broad overview of the role of quantum mechanics in contemporary physicsThe rapporteur talks, given by the leaders in the field, provide a beautiful review of the state of the art in each of the subfields discussedThe discussions — transcribed in full — provide a unique view on the thoughts of some of the most outstanding physicistsReviews: “This book does full justice to the great reputation of the Solvay Conferences. Some of the discussions are on the same topics as in the old days, many are new. It testifies that fundamental physics is still a thriving field of research.” Gerard 't Hooft Nobel Laureate “The 25th Solvay Conference had an ambitious theme: The theory of the quantum world, including foundations of quantum physics, cosmology, particle physics, condensed matter physics, quantum control and quantum simulations. It was exciting to see the strong connections between those different areas, and this excitement has been captured in these proceedings. This book documents that 100 years after the first Solvay Conference in Physics, quantum physics still poses puzzles and reveals surprises.” Wolfgang Ketterle Nobel Laureate “The 25th Solvay Conference of Physics was an extremely exciting event. It joined the tradition started by the original Solvay meetings at the beginning of the 20th century. A comprehensive overview of the status of Quantum Mechanics and its applications was presented by the world experts and the outstanding problems were discussed deeply. It is clear that this meeting will be as important and as influential as the previous Solvay meetings. The proceedings are an insightful reference about the broad range of topics that were discussed. Just like the previous proceedings, this will also be a document of historic significance.” Nathan Seiberg IAS Princeton “This was one of the most interesting meetings I attended in the last few years. I very much enjoyed being updated on current issues in particle physics, cosmology, and quantum gravity — topics that I wouldn't hear about in conferences that I typically attend. Nearly all talks were presented at an accessible level for the non-specialist, and the extended-discussion format was very informative.” David Wineland Nobel Laureate “Highly selected group of physicists, famous or very promising, were invited to assess recent advances and open problems.” RECENSIONI

Quantum Theory A Two Time Success Story

Author: Daniele C. Struppa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8847052173
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Quantum Theory A Two Time Success Story from the Author: Daniele C. Struppa. Yakir Aharonov is one of the leading figures in the foundations of quantum physics. His contributions range from the celebrated Aharonov-Bohm effect (1959), to the more recent theory of weak measurements (whose experimental confirmations were recently ranked as the two most important results of physics in 2011). This volume will contain 27 original articles, contributed by the most important names in quantum physics, in honor of Aharonov's 80-th birthday. Sections include "Quantum mechanics and reality," with contributions from Nobel Laureates David Gross and Sir Anthony Leggett and Yakir Aharonov, S. Popescu and J. Tollaksen; "Building blocks of Nature" with contributions from Francois Englert (co-proposer of the scalar boson along with Peter Higgs); "Time and Cosmology" with contributions from Leonard Susskind, P.C.W. Davies and James Hartle; "Universe as a Wavefunction," with contributions from Phil Pearle, Sean Carroll and David Albert; "Nonlocality," with contributions from Nicolas Gisin, Daniel Rohrlich, Ray Chiao and Lev Vaidman; and finishing with multiple sections on weak values with contributions from A. Jordan, A. Botero, A.D. Parks, L. Johansen, F. Colombo, I. Sabadini, D.C. Struppa, M.V. Berry, B. Reznik, N. Turok, G.A.D. Briggs, Y. Gefen, P. Kwiat, and A. Pines, among others.