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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
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Twentieth century physics.
Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub. ; New York : American Institute of Physics Press, ©1995
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 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: volume 1. Physics in 1900 / 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. volume 2. Elementary particles physics in the second half of the twentieth century / Val L. Fitch and Jonathan L. Rosner --
Fluid mechanics / James Lighthill --
Superfluids and superconductors / A.J. Leggett --
Vibrations and spin waves in crystals / R.A. Cowley and Brian Pippard --
Atomic and molecular physics / Ugo Fano --
Magnetism / K.W.H. Stevens --
Nuclear dynamics / David M. Brink --
Units, standards and constants / Arlie Bailey. volume 3. Electrons in solids / Brian Pippard --
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 of 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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