From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves

Author: Emilio Segrè
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136825
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This chronicle by a renowned physicist traces the development of scientific thought from the works of Galileo, Huygens, and Newton to discoveries by Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs. 1984 edition.

From X rays to Quarks

Author: Emilio Segrè
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141039
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A Nobel Laureate offers impressions of the development of modern physics, emphasizing complex but less familiar personalities. Offers fascinating scientific background and compelling treatments of topics of current interest. 1980 edition.

Before Big Science

Author: Mary Jo Nye
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674063822
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Notable features of the book include an insightful analysis of the parallel trajectories of modern chemistry and physics and the work of scientists - such as John Dalton, Michael Faraday, Hermann von Helmholtz, Marie Curie, Ernest Rutherford, Dorothy Hodgkin, and Linus Pauling - who played prominent roles in the development of both disciplines.

A Guide to Feynman Diagrams in the Many Body Problem

Author: Richard D. Mattuck
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131645
Format: PDF
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Superb introduction for nonspecialists covers Feynman diagrams, quasi particles, Fermi systems at finite temperature, superconductivity, vacuum amplitude, Dyson's equation, ladder approximation, and more. "A great delight." — Physics Today. 1974 edition.

History and Evolution of Concepts in Physics

Author: Harry Varvoglis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319042920
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Our understanding of nature, and in particular of physics and the laws governing it, has changed radically since the days of the ancient Greek natural philosophers. This book explains how and why these changes occurred, through landmark experiments as well as theories that - for their time - were revolutionary. The presentation covers Mechanics, Optics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Relativity Theory, Atomic Physics and Quantum Physics. The book places emphasis on ideas and on a qualitative presentation, rather than on mathematics and equations. Thus, although primarily addressed to those who are studying or have studied science, it can also be read by non-specialists. The author concludes with a discussion of the evolution and organization of universities, from ancient times until today, and of the organization and dissemination of knowledge through scientific publications and conferences.

Pursuing Power and Light

Author: Bruce J. Hunt
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801893585
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In the nineteenth century, science and technology developed a close and continuing relationship. The important advancements in physics were deeply rooted in the new technologies of the steam engine, the telegraph, and electric power and light. The author explores how the leading technologies of the industrial age helped reshape modern physics.

Magnetism

Author: Joachim Stöhr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540302832
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This text book gives a comprehensive account of magnetism, one of the oldest yet most vibrant fields of physics. It spans the historical development, the physical foundations and the continuing research underlying the subject. The book covers both the classical and quantum mechanical aspects of magnetism and novel experimental techniques. Perhaps uniquely, it discusses spin transport and magnetization dynamics phenomena associated with atomically and spin engineered nano-structures against the backdrop of spintronics and magnetic storage and memory applications. The book is for students, and serves as a reference for scientists in academia and research laboratories.

The Extraterrestrial Life Debate 1750 1900

Author: Michael J. Crowe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486145018
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Detailed, scholarly study examines the ideas that developed between 1750 and 1900 regarding the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, including those of Kant, Herschel, Voltaire, Lowell, many others. 16 illustrations.

Great Scientific Experiments

Author: Rom Harre
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486143600
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Vivid, readable, accurate tales of landmark inquiries include Aristotle's work on embryology of the chick, Galileo's discovery of the law of descent, Newton's experiment on nature of colors, more.