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50 physics ideas you really need to know

Author: Joanne Baker
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Quercus, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2014. 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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In 50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know Joanne Baker will uncover the physics all around us, from basic concepts like gravity, light and energythrough to the complexities of quantum theory, chaos and dark energy.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Baker
ISBN: 9781785397264 1785397265
OCLC Number: 959057827
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (59 entries) : 51 images
Contents: Introduction --
Matter in motion: 01. Mach's principle; 02. Newton's laws of motion; 03. Kepler's laws; 04. Newton's law of gravitation; 05. Conservation of energy; 06. Simple harmonic motion; 07. Hooke's law; 08. Ideal gas law; 09. Second law of thermodynamics; 10. Absolute zero; 11. Brownian motion; 12. Chaos theory; 13. Bernoulli equation --
Beneath the waves: 14. Newton's theory of colour; 15. Huygens' principle; 16. Snell's law; 17. Bragg's law; 18. Fraunhofer diffraction; 19. Doppler effect; 20. Ohm's law; 21. Fleming's right hand rule; 22. Maxwell's equations --
Quantum conundrums: 23. Planck's law; 24. Photoelectric effect; 25. Schrödinger's wave equation; 26. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle; 27. Copenhagen interpretation; 28. Schrödinger's cat; 29. The EPR paradox; 30. Pauli's exclusion principle; 31. Superconductivity --
Splitting atoms: 32. Rutherford's atom; 33. Antimatter; 34. Nuclear fission; 35. Nuclear fusion; 36. Standard model; 37. Feynman diagrams; 38. The God particle; 39. String theory --
Space and time: 40. Special relativity; 41. General relativity; 42. Black holes; 43. Olbers' paradox; 44. Hubble's law; 45. The big bang; 46. Cosmic inflation; 47. Dark matter; 48. Cosmological constant; 49. Fermi paradox; 50. Anthropic principle --
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