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The new physics for the twenty-first century

Author: Gordon Fraser
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book investigates the key frontiers in modern-day physics, exploring our Universe - from the particles inside an atom to the stars that make up a galaxy, from brain research to the latest advances in high-speed electronic research networks. Each of the nineteen self-contained chapters written by leading international experts in will fascinate scientists of all disciplines and anyone wanting to know more about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Fraser
ISBN: 0521816009 9780521816007
OCLC Number: 58468152
Description: viii, 548 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Matter and the universe --
Cosmology / Wendy L. Freedman, Edward W. Kolb --
Gravity / Ronald Adler --
New astronomy / Arnon Dar --
Particles and the standard model / Chris Quigg --
Superstring theory / Michael B. Green --
Part II. Quantum matter --
Manipulating atoms with photons / Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Jean Dalibard --
Quantum world of ultra-cold atoms / William Phillips, Christopher Foot --
Superfluids / Henry Hall --
Quantum phase transitions / Subir Sachdev --
Part III. Quanta in action --
Essential quantum entanglement / Anton Zeilinger --
Quanta, ciphers and computers / Artur Ekert --
Small scale structures and "nanoscience" / Yoseph Imry --
Part IV. Calculation and computation --
Physics of chaotic systems / Henry Abarbanel --
Complex systems / Antonio Politi --
Collaborative physics, e-science and the grid : realizing Licklider's dream / Tony Hey, Anne Trefethen --
Part V. Science in action --
Biophysics and biomolecular materials / Cyrus Safinya --
Medical physics / Nicolaj Pavel --
Physics of materials / Robert Cahn --
Physics and society / Ugo Amaldi.
Responsibility: edited by Gordon Fraser.
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Revealing how physics plays a vital role in what we see around us, this book will fascinate scientists of all disciplines, and anyone wanting to know more about the world of physics today.  Read more...

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