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Schaum's Outline of Beginning Physics I
Alvin M. Halpern
0070256535
Jan 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
This powerful study tool makes it possible-- even for students with relatively weak training in mathematics and science problem solving --to quickly gain the reasoning skills and confidence they need to master physics and excel on exams. It coaxes readers through the subject matter and methodology, helping them to naturally develop a grasp of the material typical of a rigorous, no-calculus-based course. With this guide, so like an excellent tutor, they'll soon develop an ability to deal comfortably with sophisticated problems.


Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life
Evan Harris Walker
0738204366
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
It's not every day you hear a physicist ask what happens when we die. Evan Harris Walker, sparked by the early, tragic loss of his love, does just that and more in The Physics of Consciousness, a book in the same vein as Fritjof Capra's The Tao of Physics, but with a firmer grounding in scientific understanding. Walker marries the traditions of Southern literature--a longing for the past, a resignation toward the present, and a determined optimism about the future--to a technical explanation of the limits of materialism; a weird synthesis, certainly, but charming and engaging nonetheless. Since his primary topic is consciousness, Walker turns to neuroscience and Buddhism (its spiritual equivalent) for inspiration. His quantum-mechanical approach to synaptic transmission and "the speed of consciousness" are difficult to...


Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: With Applications to Chemistry
Linus Pauling
0486648710
March 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
This widely adopted undergraduate-level text applies quantum mechanics to a broad range of chemical and physical problems, covering such subjects as wave functions for the hydrogen atom, perturbation theory, the Pauli exclusion principle and the structure of simple and complex molecules. With numerous tables and figures. Index.


The Feynman Lectures on Physics
Richard Phillips Feynman
0201021161
Jan 1971
(Paperback) - Student Ed.
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Book Description
The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Commemorative Issue, Three Volume Set. Feynman's effective classroom style remains intact in these volumes, a valuable work by a remarkable educator. The volumes are an edited version of Richard Feynman's lectures, taped and transcribed specifically for the books. The three volume commemorative issue is either available hardbound and packaged in a specially designed slipcase, or in a paperbound edition. This three volume work was originally designed for a two-year introductory physics course given at the California Institute of Technology — a course designed to take advantage of readers' increasing mathematical prowess and to provide a more comprehensive view of modern-day physics. It is a rigorous undertaking that resulted in a classic reference work for anyone...


Problems and Solutions on Quantum Mechanics: Major American Universities PH. D. Qualifying Questions and Solutions
Yung-Kuo Lim (Editor)
9810231334
January 1997
Paperback
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The Feynman Lectures on Physics
Richard Phillips Feynman
0201510057
Jan 1989
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Commemorative Issue, Three Volume Set. Feynman's effective classroom style remains intact in these volumes, a valuable work by a remarkable educator. The volumes are an edited version of Richard Feynman's lectures, taped and transcribed specifically for the books. The three volume commemorative issue is either available hardbound and packaged in a specially designed slipcase, or in a paperbound edition. This three volume work was originally designed for a two-year introductory physics course given at the California Institute of Technology — a course designed to take advantage of readers' increasing mathematical prowess and to provide a more comprehensive view of modern-day physics. It is a rigorous undertaking that resulted in a classic reference work for anyone...


Mechanics
J. P. Den Hartog
0486607542
June 1942
Paperback
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Book Description
A classic introductory text or refresher. Hundreds of applications and design problems illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, etc. 334 answered problems.


A Guide to Physics Problems
Boris E. Nadgorny
0306446790
Aug 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
In order to equip hopeful graduate students with the knowledge necessary to pass the qualifying examination, the authors have assembled and solved standard and original problems from major American universities – Boston University, University of Chicago, University of Colorado at Boulder, Columbia, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan Tech, MIT, Princeton, Rutgers, Stanford, Stony Brook, University of Wisconsin at Madison – and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. A wide range of material is covered and comparisons are made between similar problems of different schools to provide the student with enough information to feel comfortable and confident at the exam. Guide to Physics Problems is published in two volumes: this book, Part 1, covers Mechanics, Relativity...


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...


A Guide to Physics Problems
G. D. Mahan
030645291X
Jan 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
In order to equip hopeful graduate students with the knowledge necessary to pass the qualifying examination, the authors have assembled and solved standard and original problems from major American universities – Boston University, University of Chicago, University of Colorado at Boulder, Columbia, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan Tech, MIT, Princeton, Rutgers, Stanford, Stony Brook, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison – and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. A wide range of material is covered and comparisons are made between similar problems of different schools to provide the student with enough information to feel comfortable and confident at the exam. Guide to Physics Problems is published in two volumes: this...


The Physics of Oscillations and Waves
Ingram Bloch
0306457210
June 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
This potent volume is a highly unified treatment of simple osciallations and waves - "simple" insofar as they are describable by linear equations, occur in one dimension, and utilize scalars instead of vectors (or other tools with geometric complications) as dependent variables. Chapters cover electrical and mechanical oscillating systems, as well as systems of coupled oscillators subjected to arbitrary driving forces. The book concludes with a short discussion of three-dimensional problems and a study of a few aspects of non-linear waves. Throughout Ingram Bloch focuses on laying a foundation for the study of quantum mechanics.


Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Brian Greene
0375708111
February 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
There is an ill-concealed skeleton in the closet of physics: "As they are currently formulated, general relativity and quantum mechanics cannot both be right." Each is exceedingly accurate in its field: general relativity explains the behavior of the universe at large scales, while quantum mechanics describes the behavior of subatomic particles. Yet the theories collide horribly under extreme conditions such as black holes or times close to the big bang. Brian Greene, a specialist in quantum field theory, believes that the two pillars of physics can be reconciled in superstring theory, a theory of everything.

Superstring theory has been called "a part of 21st-century physics that fell by chance into the 20th century." In other words, it isn't all worked out yet. Despite the uncertainties--"string theorists work to find...



Theoretical Physics
Georg Joos
0486652270
March 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
Classic one-volume treatise covers mathematical topics needed by theoretical and experimental physicists (vector analysis, calculus of variations, etc.),followed by extensive coverage of mechanics, electromagnetic theory, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics and nuclear physics. First paperback edition of indispensable reference for graduates and undergraduates.


Mathematica in Theoretical Physics
Gerd Baumann
0387016740
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mathematica for Theoretical Physics: Classical Mechanics and Nonlinear Dynamics This second edition of Baumann's Mathematica® in Theoretical Physics shows readers how to solve physical problems and deal with their underlying theoretical concepts while using Mathematica® to derive numeric and symbolic solutions. Each example and calculation can be evaluated by the reader, and the reader can change the example calculations and adopt the given code to related or similar problems. The second edition has been completely revised and expanded into two volumes: The first volume covers classical mechanics and nonlinear dynamics. Both topics are the basis of a regular mechanics course. The second volume covers electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, and fractals and fractional calculus. New examples have...


Mathematica for Theoretical Physics
Gerd Baumann
0387219331
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This second edition of Baumann's Mathematica® in Theoretical Physics shows readers how to solve physical problems and deal with their underlying theoretical concepts while using Mathematica® to derive numeric and symbolic solutions. Each example and calculation can be evaluated by the reader, and the reader can change the example calculations and adopt the given code to related or similar problems. The second edition has been completely revised and expanded into two volumes: The first volume covers classical mechanics and nonlinear dynamics. Both topics are the basis of a regular mechanics course. The second volume covers electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, and fractals and fractional calculus. New examples have been added and the representation has been reworked to provide a more interactive...


Problems and Solutions on Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Yung-Kuo K. Lim (Editor)
9810200560
February 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
The material for these volumes has been selected from the past twenty years' examination questions for graduate students at University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, MIT, State University of New York at Buffalo, Princeton University and University of Wisconsin.


Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
David J. Griffiths
0131118927
March 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
This book first teaches learners how to do quantum mechanics, and then provides them with a more insightful discussion of what it means. Fundamental principles are covered, quantum theory presented, and special techniques developed for attacking realistic problems. The book's two-part coverage organizes topics under basic theory, and assembles an arsenal of approximation schemes with illustrative applications. For physicists and engineers.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Written by the author of the best-selling E & M text, this text is designed to teach students how to DO quantum mechanics. Part I covers the basic theory; Part II develops approximation schemes and real-world applications. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable...


Micro- And Opto-Electronic Materials and Structures
Ephraim Suhir
0387279741
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The handbook provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date and easy-to-apply information on the physics, mechanics, reliability and packaging of micro- and opto-electronic materials, assemblies, structures and systems. Each chapter contains a summary of the state-of-the-art in a particular field and practical recommendations on how to apply current knowledge and technology to design, manufacture and operate a viable, reliable and cost-effective electronic component or photonic device, and on how to make such a device into a successful commercial product. The handbook can be used as a reference and as a manual for self-education. Designed and written for electrical, materials, mechanical, and reliability engineers, as well as applied physicists and materials scientists - this will be an essential reference for all those...


Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Brian Greene
0393058581
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
There is an ill-concealed skeleton in the closet of physics: "As they are currently formulated, general relativity and quantum mechanics cannot both be right." Each is exceedingly accurate in its field: general relativity explains the behavior of the universe at large scales, while quantum mechanics describes the behavior of subatomic particles. Yet the theories collide horribly under extreme conditions such as black holes or times close to the big bang. Brian Greene, a specialist in quantum field theory, believes that the two pillars of physics can be reconciled in superstring theory, a theory of everything.

Superstring theory has been called "a part of 21st-century physics that fell by chance into the 20th century." In other words, it isn't all worked out yet. Despite the uncertainties--"string theorists work to find...



Mathematica(r) in Theoretical Physics
Gerd Baumann
0387944249
Feb 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mathematica in Theoretical Physics illustrates how Mathematica can be utilized to solve physical problems and deal with theoretical concepts. A translation of the highly successful German language book published by Springer-Verlag in 1993, this title includes over one hundred new pages containing more examples in classical mechanics. Non-trivial examples in electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and general relativity are also provided. The author also includes the derivation of scaling solutions in non-linear physics and has added an introduction to Mathematica specifically designed for physicists and engineers - expanding and strengthening the original work. The diskette contains program code in Mathematica Notebook format.

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