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Twentieth century physics

Author: Laurie M Brown; Abraham Pais; A B Pippard
Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub. ; New York : American Institute of Physics Press, ©1995.
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Presents a major historical study of the scientific and cultural development of physics in the twentieth century. This three-volume work addresses both the cultural and the scientific aspects of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Twentieth century physics.
Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub. ; New York : American Institute of Physics Press, c1995
(OCoLC)624596214
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie M Brown; Abraham Pais; A B Pippard
ISBN: 1563963140 9781563963148 1563960478 9781563960475 1563960486 9781563960482 1563960494 9781563960499 0750303107 9780750303101 0750303530 9780750303538 0750303549 9780750303545 0750303557 9780750303552
OCLC Number: 33102501
Description: 3 v. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Volume I. 1. Physics in 1900 / Brian Pippard ; 2. Introducing atoms and their nuclei / Abraham Pais ; 3. Quanta and Quantum mechanics / Helmut Rechenberg ; 4. History of relativity / John Stachel ; 5. Nuclear forces, mesons, and isospin symmetry / Laurie M. Brown ; 6. Solid-state structure analysis / William Cochran ; 7. Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics (in equilibrium) / Cyril Domb ; 8. Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics or the vagaries of time evolution / Max Dresden --
Volume II. 9. Elementary particles physics in the second half of the twentieth century / Val L. Fitch and Jonathan L. Rosner ; 10. Fluid mechanics / James Lighthill ; 11. Superfluids and superconductors / A.J. Leggett ; 12. Vibrations and spin waves in crystals / R.A. Cowley and Brian Pippard ; 13. Atomic and molecular physics / Ugo Fano ; 14. Magnetism / K.W.H. Stevens ; 15. Nuclear dynamics / David M. Brink ; 16. Units, standards and constants / Arlie Bailey --
Volume III. 17. Electrons in solids / Brian Pippard ; 18. A history of optical and optoelectronic physics in the twentieth century / R.G.W. Brown and E.R.Pike ; 19. Physics of materials / Robert W.Cahn ; 20. Electron-beam instruments / T. Mulvey ; 21. Soft matter: birth and growth of concepts / P.G. de Gennes ; 22. Plasma physics in the twentieth century / Richard F. Post ; 23. Astrophysics and cosmology / Malcolm S. Longair ; 24. Computer-generated physics / Mitchell J. Feigenbaum ; 25. Medical physics / John R. Mallard ; 26. Geophysics / S.G. Brush and C.S. Gillmor ; 27. Reflections on twentieth century physics: three essays. Historical overview of the twentieth century in physics / Mitchell J.Feigenbaum ; Nature itself / Steven Weinberg ; Some reflections on physics as a social institution / John Ziman.
Responsibility: edited by Laurie M. Brown, Abraham Pais, Sir Brian Pippard.
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