Questioning the Foundations of Physics: Which of Our Fundamental Assumptions Are Wrong? (The Frontiers Collection)

By Zeeya Merali

The essays during this booklet examine manner during which the fundaments of physics may need to be replaced with a view to make growth in the direction of a unified concept. they're in line with the prize-winning essays submitted to the FQXi essay pageant “Which of Our simple actual Assumptions Are Wrong?”, which drew over 270 entries.

As Nobel Laureate physicist Philip W. Anderson learned, the main to knowing nature’s truth isn't whatever “magical”, however the correct angle, “the concentrate on asking the best questions, the willingness to attempt (and to discard) unconventional solutions, the delicate ear for phoniness, self-deception, bombast, and traditional yet unproven assumptions.”

The authors of the eighteen prize-winning essays have, the place useful, tailored their essays for the current quantity so one can (a) include the group suggestions generated within the on-line dialogue of the essays, (b) upload new fabric that has come to mild on account that their of entirety and (c) to make sure accessibility to a wide viewers of readers with a easy grounding in physics.

The Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi, catalyzes, helps, and disseminates study on questions on the foundations of physics and cosmology, quite new frontiers and leading edge rules crucial to a deep figuring out of fact, yet not likely to be supported by way of traditional investment sources.

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Quantitative Modeling of Earth Surface Processes

By Jon D. Pelletier

This textbook describes probably the most powerful and easy quantitative suggestions for modeling Earth floor procedures. via emphasizing a center set of equations and answer innovations, the ebook provides cutting-edge types at present hired in Earth floor method learn, in addition to a collection of easy yet sensible examine instruments. distinct case stories exhibit program of the tips on how to a wide selection of tactics together with hillslope, fluvial, aeolian, glacial, tectonic, and climatic platforms. routines on the finish of every bankruptcy commence with easy calculations after which growth to extra refined difficulties that require desktop programming. all of the priceless computing device codes can be found on-line at www.cambridge.org/9780521855976. Assuming a few wisdom of calculus and simple programming adventure, this quantitative textbook is designed for complex geomorphology classes and as a reference publication for pro researchers in Earth and planetary technological know-how searching for a quantitative method of Earth floor tactics.

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Elegance and Enigma: The Quantum Interviews (The Frontiers Collection)

Quantum mechanics is one among mankind's so much extraordinary highbrow achievements. Stunningly winning and chic, it demanding situations our inner most intuitions concerning the global. during this publication, seventeen physicists and philosophers, all deeply serious about figuring out quantum mechanics, respond to Schlosshauer's penetrating questions about the vital matters. They provide us an intimate examine their significantly alternative ways of creating feel of the theory's strangeness. what's quantum mechanics approximately? what's it telling us approximately nature? Can quantum details or new experiments support carry the fog? And the place are we headed subsequent? each person attracted to the modern yet frequently longstanding conundrums of quantum thought, no matter if lay reader or specialist, will locate a lot foodstuff for idea in those pages. A wealth of private reflections and anecdotes warrantly an enticing learn.

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Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

By David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker

The tenth variation of Halliday’s basics of Physics construction upon prior matters via supplying numerous new positive aspects and additions. Examples contain a brand new print part will revised to comply to the model five layout; bankruptcy sections equipped and numbered to check the idea that Modules; studying pursuits were extra; illustrations replaced to mirror (and promote it) multimedia types on hand in WileyPLUS; and new difficulties offer a way of assigning the multimedia assets.

The new version bargains so much exact, large and sundry set of evaluate questions of any path administration software as well as all questions together with a few kind of query suggestions – together with solution particular suggestions – to facilitate success.  The textual content additionally deals multimedia shows (videos and animations) of a lot of the fabric that offer another pathway in the course of the fabric when you fight with studying clinical exposition. in addition, the e-book contains math evaluation content material in either a self-study module for extra in-depth evaluation and in addition in just-in-time math movies for a fast refresher on a particular topic.

The Halliday content material is greatly permitted as transparent, right, and complete.  The end-of-chapters difficulties are with no peer.  the recent layout, which was once brought in 9e maintains with 10e, making this new version of Halliday the main obtainable and reader-friendly booklet out there.

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Light and Video Microscopy

By Randy O. Wayne

The aim of this booklet is to supply the main finished, easy-to-use, and informative advisor on mild microscopy. Light and Video Microscopy will organize the reader for the actual interpretation of a picture and figuring out of the dwelling cellphone. With the presentation of geometrical optics, it is going to support the reader in figuring out snapshot formation and lightweight stream in the microscope. It additionally presents an evidence of the fundamental modes of sunshine microscopy and the parts of recent digital imaging platforms and publications the reader in selecting the physicochemical info of dwelling and constructing cells, which impression interpretation.

* Brings jointly arithmetic, physics, and biology to supply a vast and deep knowing of the sunshine microscope

* basically develops all principles from historic and logical foundations

* Laboratory workouts incorporated to help the reader with functional purposes

* Microscope discussions contain: brilliant box microscope, darkish box microscope, indirect illumination, phase-contrast microscope, photomicrography, fluorescence microscope, polarization microscope, interference microscope, differential interference microscope, and modulation distinction microscope

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Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction

By Claudio Tuniz

You can't conceal from radioactivity. Even the e-book you're retaining is a bit radioactive, yet there are extra critical dangers. Radioactivity - the breakdown of risky atomic nuclei, liberating radiation - is a primary technique in nature. it's a strategy that has been harnessed to supply broad and demanding purposes in technology, drugs, undefined, and effort creation. however it is still a lot misunderstood - and feared, maybe simply because nuclear radiation can't be detected by way of human senses, and will unquestionably do nice damage if acceptable precautions aren't taken. in recent years there were expanding matters approximately nuclear terrorism.

The lines of radioactive atoms in rocks have allowed us to appreciate the character and historical past of the Earth, specifically so far occasions in that historical past. Radioactive relationship has been used for numerous reasons, from making a choice on the age of the 1st hominids to the courting of the Turin Shroud. the invention of radioactivity has enhanced our survival package, but additionally gave us the opportunity to arrive a brand new point of understanding at the heritage of our species and its environmental affects.

In this Very brief creation, Claudio Tuniz explains the character of radioactivity and speak about its function in nature. Describing radioactivity within the stars and within the Earth, he additionally seems at its wide variety of purposes in biomedicine and in technological know-how, in addition to the mechanisms of nuclear fission and fusion, and the harnessing of nuclear energy.

Readership: normal readers, scholars of physics, and the geosciences.

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Fundamentals of Physics, Student Study Guide (8th edition)

By Thomas E. Barrett

Enticing scholars and educating scholars to imagine significantly isn’t effortless! the recent 8th variation of Halliday, Resnick and Walker has been strategically revised to overcome this problem. each point of this revision is concentrated on attractive scholars, helping serious considering and relocating scholars to the following point physics knowing. This pupil examine consultant is to accompany Fundamentals of Physics, eighth Edition.

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Edexcel AS/A2 Physics Student Unit Guide: Units 3 and 6 Exploring Physics and Experimental Physics

By Keith Bridgeman

Ideal for revision, those courses clarify the unit standards, summarise the content material and contain specimen questions with graded solutions. every one full-colour re-creation scholar Unit advisor presents perfect guidance to your unit examination: - believe convinced you already know the unit: every one advisor comprehensively covers the unit content material and contains subject summaries, wisdom payment questions and a reference index - become familiar with the examination necessities: the explicit talents on which you'll be verified are explored and defined - examine exam-style questions: graded scholar responses can assist you concentrate on parts the place you could increase your examination method and function

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Thermodynamics (Dover Books on Physics)

Indisputably, it is a glossy vintage of technological know-how. in accordance with a process lectures brought via the writer at Columbia college, the textual content is basic in therapy and memorable for its readability and association. even though it is believed that the reader is aware the basic evidence of thermometry and calorimetry, no complicated arithmetic past calculus is assumed.
Partial contents: thermodynamic platforms, the 1st legislation of thermodynamics (application, adiabatic transformations), the second one legislations of thermodynamics (Carnot cycle, absolute thermodynamic temperature, thermal engines), the entropy (properties of cycles, entropy of a approach whose states will be represented on a (V, p) diagram, Clapeyron and Van der Waals equations), thermodynamic potentials (free strength, thermodynamic strength at consistent strain, the part rule, thermodynamics of the reversible electrical cell), gaseous reactions (chemical equilibria in gases, Van't Hoff response field, one other facts of the equation of gaseous equilibria, precept of Le Chatelier), the thermodynamics of dilute options (osmotic strain, chemical equilibria in options, the distribution of a solute among 2 levels vapor strain, boiling and freezing points), the entropy consistent (Nernst's theorem, thermal ionization of a gasoline, thermionic impression, etc.).

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Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, Extended Version Chapters 1-46 (with PhysicsNow and InfoTrac)

By Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett

This best-selling, calculus-based textual content is well-known for its rigorously crafted, logical presentation of the fundamental suggestions and ideas of physics. PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, 6th variation, continues the Serway traditions of concise writing for the scholars, conscientiously thought-out challenge units and labored examples, and evolving academic pedagogy. This version introduces a brand new co-author, Dr. John Jewett, at Cal Poly - Pomona, identified most sensible for his instructing awards and his position within the lately released ideas OF PHYSICS, 3rd version, additionally written with Ray Serway. delivering scholars with the instruments they should achieve introductory physics, the 6th variation of this authoritative textual content good points exceptional media integration and a newly superior supplemental package deal for teachers and scholars!

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