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The New physics

Author: P C W Davies
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A broad survey of the developments at the frontiers of fundamental research. A team of international experts give up-to-date accounts of the advances in their fast-moving fields, with all articles  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufgabensammlung
Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P C W Davies
ISBN: 0521304202 9780521304207
OCLC Number: 16830558
Description: 516 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The new physics : a synthesis / Paul Davies --
The renaissance of general relativity / Clifford Will --
The inflationary universe / Alan Guth and Paul Steinhardt --
The edge of spacetime / Stephen Hawking --
Quantum gravity / Chris Isham --
The new astrophysics / Malcolm Longair --
Condensed matter physics in less than three dimensions / David Thouless --
Critical point phenomena : universal physics at large length scales / Alastair Bruce and David Wallace --
Low temperature physics, superconductivity and superfluidity / Anthony Leggett --
Quantum optics / Peter Knight --
Physics of far-from-equilibrium systems and self-organisation / Gregoire Nicolis --
What is chaos, that we should be mindful of it? / Joseph Ford --
Conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics / Abner Shimony --
The quark structure of matter / Frank Close --
Grand unified theories / Howard Georgi --
Effective quantum field theories / Howard Georgi --
Gauge theories in particle physics / John Taylor --
Overview of particle physics / Abdus Salam.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Davies.
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