Bernhard Riemann 1826-1866: Turning Points in the Conception of Mathematics (Modern Birkhäuser Classics)

By Detlef Laugwitz

The identify of Bernard Riemann is celebrated to mathematicians and physicists worldwide. His identify is indelibly stamped at the literature of arithmetic and physics. This extraordinary paintings, wealthy in perception and scholarship, is addressed to mathematicians, physicists, and philosophers attracted to arithmetic. It seeks to attract these readers in the direction of the underlying principles of Riemann’s paintings and to the improvement of them of their ancient context. This illuminating English-language model of the unique German version can be a huge contribution to the literature of the historical past of mathematics.

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Cracking the AP Physics B Exam, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation)

THE PRINCETON overview will get RESULTS. Get all of the prep you want to ace the AP Physics B examination with 2 full-length perform exams, thorough subject stories, and confirmed thoughts that will help you ranking higher.

Inside the ebook: the entire perform & innovations You Need
2 full-length perform tests with specified factors
• specialist topic studies for all attempt topics
• perform drills on the finish of every content material overview chapter
• step by step recommendations & innovations for each component of the exam
• sensible information regarding what to anticipate at the AP Physics B examination

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General Relativity (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series)

By N.M.J. Woodhouse

Based on a direction taught for years at Oxford, this e-book bargains a concise exposition of the crucial principles of basic relativity. the point of interest is at the chain of reasoning that ends up in the relativistic idea from the research of distance and time measurements within the presence of gravity, instead of at the underlying mathematical constitution. comprises hyperlinks to contemporary advancements, together with theoretical paintings and observational facts, to inspire additional study.

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From Current Algebra to Quantum Chromodynamics: A Case for Structural Realism

By Tian Yu Cao

The arrival of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) within the early Seventies was once the most very important occasions in twentieth-century technology. This ebook examines the conceptual steps that have been the most important to the increase of QCD, putting them in historic context opposed to the historical past of debates that have been ongoing among the bootstrap process and composite modeling, and among mathematical and life like conceptions of quarks. It explains the origins of QCD in present algebra and its improvement via high-energy experiments, model-building, mathematical research and conceptual synthesis. Addressing various complicated actual, philosophical and historiographical matters intimately, this ebook will curiosity graduate scholars and researchers in physics and within the historical past and philosophy of technology.

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Let There Be Light: The Story of Light from Atoms to Galaxies (2nd Edition)

By Alex Montwill

This ebook is the 1st of its variety dedicated to the foremost position performed via mild and electromagnetic radiation within the universe. Readers are brought to philosophical hypotheses akin to the economic system, symmetry and the universality of common legislation, and are then guided to useful results resembling the foundations of geometrical optics or even Einstein's recognized yet mysterious courting, E = mc2. so much chapters function a pen photograph of the lifestyles and personality of a appropriate clinical determine. those historic Interludes contain, between others, Galileo's conflicts with the Inquisition, Fourier's taunting of the guillotine, Neils Bohr and international conflict II, and the original personality of Richard Feynman.

the second one version has been revised and made extra obtainable to the overall reader. each time attainable, the mathematical fabric of the 1st variation has been changed through applicable textual content to offer a verbal account of the secret of the phenomenon of sunshine and the way its realizing has built from pre-historic to offer instances. The emphasis is on examining for curiosity and pleasure; formulae or equations which underpin and make stronger the argument are provided in a kind which doesn't intrude with the movement of the textual content.

The publication might be of curiosity to scholars and academics, in addition to basic readers attracted to physics.

Readership: technological know-how scholars at undergraduate college point, teachers of undergraduate and pre-university classes, graduates in physics and comparable sciences, and common readers.

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Game Physics

By David H. Eberly

Create bodily reasonable 3D pics environments with this creation to the tips and methods in the back of the method. writer David H. Eberly contains simulations to introduce the most important difficulties concerned after which progressively finds the mathematical and actual options had to clear up them. He then describes all of the algorithmic foundations and makes use of code examples and dealing resource code to teach how they're carried out, culminating in a wide number of actual simulations. The publication tackles the complicated, difficult concerns that different books steer clear of, together with Lagrangian dynamics, inflexible physique dynamics, impulse equipment, resting touch, linear complementarity difficulties, deformable our bodies, mass-spring platforms, friction, numerical resolution of differential equations, numerical balance and its courting to actual balance, and Verlet integration equipment. This e-book even describes while actual physics isn't really helpful - and hacked physics will do.

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Cremona Violins: A Physicist's Quest for Secrets of Stradivari

By Kameshwar C. Wali

Cremona violins occupy a special and storied position in violin heritage. This ebook encompasses a short account of that heritage - the increase and fall of the Cremonese paintings of violin making that ruled over centuries. it really is essentially committed, in spite of the fact that, to the physics in the back of violin acoustics, in particular the learn of William F "Jack" Fry during the last numerous a long time. The sluggish evolution of his rules resulting in a holistic procedure is chronicled, in sharp distinction to the traditional "reductionist" research. With infrequent insights, he has come nearer than someone prior to in reproducing the tonal characteristics of the good Italian masters. This ancient fulfillment makes the e-book super worthwhile for violin makers and violin researchers, permitting younger and aspiring violinists to possess very good sounding tools with the acoustical marvels of the outdated at reasonable costs.

The accompanying video positive factors Fry's demonstration of ways and why minute alterations in thickness graduations make predictable adjustments in tonal traits of an tool.

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How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival

By David Kaiser

“Meticulously researched and unapologetically romantic, How the Hippies stored Physics makes the historical past of technological know-how enjoyable again.”―Science

within the Nineteen Seventies, an eccentric staff of physicists in Berkeley, California, banded jointly to discover the wilder facet of technological know-how. Dubbing themselves the “Fundamental Fysiks Group,” they pursued an audacious, speculative method of physics, learning quantum entanglement when it comes to japanese mysticism and psychic brain interpreting. As David Kaiser unearths, those not going heroes spun glossy physics in a brand new path, forcing mainstream physicists to be aware of the unusual yet interesting underpinnings of quantum concept. forty six illustrations

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Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

By Lisa Randall

The universe has many secrets and techniques. it could possibly disguise extra dimensions of area except the familier 3 we realize. There may perhaps also be one other universe adjoining to ours, invisible and unimaginable . . . for now.

Warped Passages is a brilliantly readable and altogether exhilarating trip that tracks the arc of discovery from early twentieth-century physics to the razor's fringe of sleek clinical thought. one of many world's best theoretical physicists, Lisa Randall offers superb clinical percentages that, till lately, have been constrained to the area of technology fiction. Unraveling the twisted threads of the most up-tp-date debates on relativity, quantum mechanics, and gravity, she explores the most basic questions posed by way of Nature—taking us into the warped, hidden dimensions underpinning the universe we are living in, demystifying the technological know-how of the myriad worlds that can exist simply past our own.

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