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Physics (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1586636294
September 2002
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Renewable Energy
Bent Sorensen
0126561532
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Professor John Twidell, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, LEICESTER, U.K.
"The first edition is well known to me. It has been an authoritative foundation text for renewable energy studies worldwide." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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" The first edition is well known to me. I have read every page and have used that book as a recommended text for graduate classes. It has been an authoritative foundation text for renewable energy studies worldwide."
-Professor John Twidell, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, LEICESTER, U.K. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Physics Formulas (SparkCharts Science Series)
Contribution by Bernell K. Downer
1586636634
September 2002
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Energy Conversion
Reiner Decher
0195079590
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
As conventional energy sources such as fossil fuels become increasingly scarce, scientists and engineers will need to rely more and more on new sources such as geothermal, solar, ocean thermal, magnetohydrodynamic, nuclear, and hydrogen energy to meet the world's energy demands. The
utilization of all these forms of energy involves the conversion of heat to mechanical energy.
Designed for senior level undergraduates, Energy Conversion develops an understanding of the physical processes involved in the transformation of one form of energy to another. The emphasis is on a description of models of the elementary processes to allow assessment of performance potential and
to allow a determination of the sensitivity to design choices. Since many energy conversion processes involve the manipulation of gaseous...


Energy Makes Things Happen (Let's Read-and-Find-out Science Series)
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
0064452131
January 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-This worthy title uses familiar examples and a clear focus to introduce basic scientific concepts. An opening scene shows children playing ball, flying kites, and cooking and eating hot dogs, with a rock on a hill in the background. Bradley explains that inherent in the scenarios are different kinds of energy. She then tells how the kite uses the wind, the rock converts stored energy into moving energy, and so on, and discusses how the greatest source of power, the sun, makes food, fossil fuels, light, heat, and wind. The author intentionally makes this a very general introduction; not even moderately difficult words such as "potential" or "kinetic" are used. A simple experiment and a game are appended. While rolling a toy car into a stationary one and observing the result can be easily done,...


Calorimetry
Richard Wigmans
0198502966
Dec 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Particle physics is the science that pursues the age-old quest for the innermost structure of matter and the fundamental interactions between its constituents. Modern experiments in this field rely increasingly on calorimetry, a detection techniques in which the particles of interest are
absorbed in the detector. Calorimeters are very intricate instruments, their performance characteristics depend in subtle, sometimes counter-intuitive ways on design details. This book, written by one of the world's foremost experts, is the first comprehensive text on this topic. It provides a
fundamental and systematic introduction, in which many intriguing calorimeter features are explained. It also describes the state of the art, both for what concerns the fundamental understanding of calorimetric particle detection and the...


Physics Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide
Stan Gibilisco
0071382011
August 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO UNDERSTAND PHYSICS Now anyone with an interest in the physical sciences can master physics -- without formal training or drowning in a sea of complicated formulas and equations. In Physics Demystified best-selling author Stan Gibilisco offers a fun, effective, and totally painless way to learn the fundamentals and general concepts of physics. With Physics Demystified you master the subject one simple step at a time - at your own speed. Unlike most books on physics, general principles are presented first - and the details follow. In order to make the learning process as clear and simple as possible, heavy-duty math, formulas, and equations are kept to a minimum. This unique self-teaching guide offers questions at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint...


Introduction to High Energy Physics
Donald H. Perkins
0201121050
Jan 1987
Hardcover
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Book Description
This highly regarded textbook for advanced undergraduates provides a comprehensive introduction to modern particle physics. Coverage emphasizes the balance between experiment and theory. It places stress on the phenomenological approach and basic theoretical concepts rather than rigorous mathematical detail. Donald Perkins also details recent developments in elementary particle physics, as well as its connections with cosmology and astrophysics. A number of key experiments are also identified along with a description of how they have influenced the field. Perkins presents most of the material in the context of the Standard Model of quarks and leptons. He also fully explores the shortcomings of this model and new physics beyond its compass (such as supersymmetry, neutrino mass and oscillations, GUTs and...


Physics for Dummies
Thomas Sheahen
0764554336
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Filled with cool physics facts and real-world examples

The fun and easy way to get up to speed on the basic concepts of physics

Does thermodynamics leave you cold? Are you vexed by vectors? Does electromagnetism seem like just a lot of static? Relax! This friendly guide puts the fun back into physics fundamentals. Author Steven Holzner walks you through all the topics typically covered in Physics 101 - and throws in some wild physics facts about relativity, time travel, quantum theory, and more.

Discover how to Work with physics notation and math Measure force and energy Investigate heat, pressure, and sound Examine electricity, magnetism, and light Explore black holes, planetary rotation, and more

From...



The Science of Energy
Crosbie Smith
0226764206
Feb 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Although we take it for granted today, the concept of "energy" transformed nineteenth-century physics. In The Science of Energy, Crosbie Smith shows how a North British group of scientists and engineers, including James Joule, James Clerk Maxwell, William and James Thomson, Fleeming Jenkin, and P. G. Tait, developed energy physics to solve practical problems encountered by Scottish shipbuilders and marine engineers; to counter biblical revivalism and evolutionary materialism; and to rapidly enhance their own scientific credibility.

Replacing the language and concepts of classical mechanics with terms such as "actual" and "potential" energy, the North British group conducted their revolution in physics so astutely and vigorously that the concept of "energy"--a valuable commodity in the early days of...


CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
David R. Lide
0849304865
July 2005
Hardcover
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Review
While I keep the massive recent editions in my study, I keep my original one, the 23rd edition, on my bedside table, for it is easy to handle (especially when one is reading in bed), and was my most cherished gift as a boy. Indeed, one way and another, whether reading in bed or in my study, I have always had a Handbook near me. While the CRC Handbook is monumental in its scope, a huge, always-to-be-relied-upon mine of information, it is also a friendly book, a companion which has given me joy for the greater part of my life.-From the Foreword to the 85th Edition by Oliver Sacks

Book Description
For more than 90 years, researchers around the world have relied on the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics for authoritative, up-to-date data. This year will be no exception. New tables,...


The Science of Energy
Crosbie Smith
0226764214
Feb 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Although we take it for granted today, the concept of "energy" transformed nineteenth-century physics. In The Science of Energy, Crosbie Smith shows how a North British group of scientists and engineers, including James Joule, James Clerk Maxwell, William and James Thomson, Fleeming Jenkin, and P. G. Tait, developed energy physics to solve practical problems encountered by Scottish shipbuilders and marine engineers; to counter biblical revivalism and evolutionary materialism; and to rapidly enhance their own scientific credibility.

Replacing the language and concepts of classical mechanics with terms such as "actual" and "potential" energy, the North British group conducted their revolution in physics so astutely and vigorously that the concept of "energy"--a valuable commodity in the early days of...


Physics and the Art of Dance: Understanding Movement
Kenneth Laws
0195149165
June 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Written by a physicist with professional dance training, Physics and the Art of Dance explains how dancers can achieve better, safer performances through an understanding of physics in motion. Using simple, non-technical terms, Kenneth Laws combines his knowledge of both physics and dance to
describe how the laws of gravity, momentum, and energy affect dancing bodies. The book explores the natural laws that govern the subtleties of balance, the techniques of leaps and pirouettes, and the impressive lifts and turns executed by ballet partners. Finally, Laws offers insight into two
current discussions in the dance world--the effect of body size on ballet technique, and the relationship between science and the art of dance.

Beautiful, original stop-action photographs by Martha Swope, along with clear...


Contemporary Topics in Medium Energy Physics
K. Goeke
0306446367
Apr 1994
Hardcover
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E=Mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
David Bodanis
0802714633
October 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"No one makes complex science more fascinating and accessible than David Bodanis." --Bill Bryson

"A lucid, even thrilling study: the very best kind of science journalism." --Fay Weldon, Washington Post

"For the first time, I really feel that I understand the meaning and implications of that equation…there is a great 'aha!' awaiting the lay reader." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Even people who approach physics and mathematics with trepidation will be fascinated and enlightened by this dazzling book." --Parade


Elementary-Particle Physics
Committee on Elementary-Particle Physics
0309060370
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Info
A book in a series on Physics in a New Era, that contains an assessment & recommendation about the role that the U.S. should play in the research of element-particle physics. Paper.


E = mc¿: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
David Bodanis
0425181642
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
E=mc2. Just about everyone has at least heard of Albert Einstein's formulation of 1905, which came into the world as something of an afterthought. But far fewer can explain his insightful linkage of energy to mass. David Bodanis offers an easily grasped gloss on the equation. Mass, he writes, "is simply the ultimate type of condensed or concentrated energy," whereas energy "is what billows out as an alternate form of mass under the right circumstances."

Just what those circumstances are occupies much of Bodanis's book, which pays homage to Einstein and, just as important, to predecessors such as Maxwell, Faraday, and Lavoisier, who are not as well known as Einstein today. Balancing writerly energy and scholarly weight, Bodanis offers a primer in modern physics and cosmology, explaining that the universe today is an...



Physics of Societal Issues
David W. Hafemeister
0387955607
May 2003
Hardcover
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An Introduction to the Physics of High Energy Accelerators
D. A. Edwards
0471551635
Jan 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
The first half deals with the motion of a single particle under the influence of electronic and magnetic fields. The basic language of linear and circular accelerators is developed. The principle of phase stability is introduced along with phase oscillations in linear accelerators and synchrotrons. Presents a treatment of betatron oscillations followed by an excursion into nonlinear dynamics and its application to accelerators. The second half discusses intensity dependent effects, particularly space charge and coherent instabilities. Includes tables of parameters for a selection of accelerators which are used in the numerous problems provided at the end of each chapter.

Book Info
Illustrates the application of the principles of physics in the field of high energy particle...


Einstein's Miraculous Year: Five Papers That Changed the Face of Physics
Albert Einstein
0691122288
March 2005
Textbook Paperback
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From Booklist
The anno mirabilis was 1905, when an obscure patent examiner published several papers. This volume consists of translations of Einstein's revolutionary papers that year, with introductions by physicist Roger Penrose and others that explain why these papers are among the most important scientific documents of this century--if not all time. As a group they are notable for bridging mechanical theories of physics--particles whizzing around--and the relativistic view. In the former category, Einstein figured out the sizes of molecules, and that their bombardments kept microscopic particles in motion, both mysterious matters hitherto. The relativity papers announce the two things everyone knows about Einstein besides his iconic appearance, that energy and mass are equivalent and that time is not absolute. That the soul...

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