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50 physics ideas you really need to know

Author: Joanne Baker
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2007.
Series: 50 ideas you really need to know.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know author Joanne Baker describes, in a sequence of 50 clear and concise essays, the discovery, significance and functioning of the laws, principles, and theories that govern the workings of our physical universe"--Page 2 of cover.
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All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Baker
ISBN: 9781847240071 9781847241481 1847240070 1847241484 9781848667068 184866706X
OCLC Number: 123375497
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Matter in motion. Mach's principle ; Newton's laws of motion ; Kepler's laws ; Newton's law of gravitation ; Conservation of energy ; Simple harmonic motion ; Hooke's law ; Ideal gas law ; Second law of thermodynamics ; Absolute zero ; Brownian motion ; Chaos theory ; Bernoulli equation --
Beneath the waves. Newton's theory of colour ; Huygen's principle ; Snell's law ; Bragg's law ; Fraunhofer diffraction ; Doppler effect ; Ohm's law ; Fleming's right hand rule ; Maxwell's equations --
Quantum conundrums. Planck's law ; Photoelectric effect ; Schrödinger's wave equation ; Heisenberg's uncertainty principle ; Copenhagen interpretation ; Schrödinger's cat ; The EPR paradox ; Pauli's exclusion principle ; Superconductivity --
Splitting atoms. Rutherford's atom ; Antimatter ; Nuclear fission ; Nuclear fusion ; Standard model ; Feynman diagrams ; The God particle ; String theory --
Space and time. Special relativity ; General relativity ; Black holes ; Olbers' paradox ; Hubble's law ; The Big Bang ; Cosmic inflation ; Dark matter ; Cosmological constant ; Fermi paradox ; Anthropic principle.
Series Title: 50 ideas you really need to know.
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