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Twentieth century physics

Author: Laurie M Brown; Abraham Pais; A B Pippard
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA. : Institute of Physics Pub., 1995.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie M Brown; Abraham Pais; A B Pippard
ISBN: 1563960478 9781563960475 1563960486 9781563960482 1563960494 9781563960499 1563963140 9781563963148
OCLC Number: 33009025
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. Physics in 1900 / Sir Brian Pippard ; Introducing atoms and their nuclei / Abraham Pais ; Quanta and quantum mechanics / Helmut Rechenberg ; History of relativity / John Stachel ; Nuclear forces, mesons, and isospin symmetry / Laurie M. Brown ; Solid-state structure analysis / William Cochran ; Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics (in equilibrium) / Cyril Domb ; Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics or the vagaries of time evolution / Max Dresden --
v. 2. Elementary particle physics in the second half of the twentieth-century / Val L. Fitch and Jonathan L. Rosner ; Fluid mechanics / Sir James Lighthill ; Superfluids and superconductors / A.J. Leggett ; Vibrations and spin waves in crystals / R.A. Cowley and Sir Brian Pippard ; Atomic and molecular physics / Ugo Fano ; Magnetism / K.W.H. Stevens ; Nuclear dynamics / David M. Brink ; Units, standards and constants / Arlie Bailey --
v. 3. Electrons in solids / Sir Brian Pippard ; A history of optical and optoelectronic physics in the twentieth century / R.G.W. Brown and E.R. Pike ; Physics of materials / Robert W. Cahn ; Electron-beam instruments / T. Mulvey ; Soft matter: birth and growth concepts / P.G. de Gennes ; Plasma physics in the twentieth century / Richard F. Post ; Astrophysics and cosmology / Malcolm S. Longair ; Computer-generated physics / Mitchell J. Feigenbaum ; Medical physics / John R. Mallard ; Geophysics / S.G. Brush and C.S. Gillmor ; Reflections on twentieth century physics: three essays. Historical overview of the twentieth century in physics / Philip Anderson ; 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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