Introduction to Mathematical Physics: Methods & Concepts

By Chun Wa Wong

Mathematical physics presents actual theories with their logical foundation and the instruments for drawing conclusions from hypotheses. creation to Mathematical Physics explains to the reader why and the way arithmetic is required within the description of actual occasions in house. For undergraduates in physics, it's a classroom-tested textbook on vector research, linear operators, Fourier sequence and integrals, differential equations, particular services and features of a posh variable. Strongly correlated with center undergraduate classes on classical and quantum mechanics and electromagnetism, it is helping the coed grasp those priceless mathematical abilities. It comprises complicated themes of curiosity to graduate scholars on relativistic square-root areas and nonlinear structures. It comprises many tables of mathematical formulation and references to important fabrics on the net. It comprises brief tutorials on simple mathematical subject matters to aid readers refresh their mathematical wisdom. An appendix on Mathematica encourages the reader to take advantage of computer-aided algebra to unravel difficulties in mathematical physics.

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A Student's Guide to Einstein's Major Papers

By Robert E Kennedy

Our realizing of the actual universe underwent a revolution within the early 20th century - evolving from the classical physics of Newton, Galileo, and Maxwell to the fashionable physics of relativity and quantum mechanics.

The dominant determine during this innovative switch was once Albert Einstein. in one yr, 1905, Einstein produced leap forward works in 3 parts of physics: at the dimension and the results of atoms; at the quantization of the electromagnetic box; and at the designated concept of relativity. In 1916 he produced a fourth leap forward paintings, the final concept of relativity.

A Student's advisor to Einstein's significant Papers makes a speciality of Einstein's contributions, atmosphere his significant works into their ancient context, after which takes the reader throughout the info of every paper, together with the maths.

This e-book is helping the reader delight in the simplicity and insightfulness of Einstein's principles and the way innovative his paintings used to be, and find it within the evolution of clinical idea began through the traditional Greek average philosophers.

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Gravity from the Ground Up: An Introductory Guide to Gravity and General Relativity

This booklet offers an available creation to astronomy and common relativity, aiming to provide an explanation for the Universe, not only to explain it. Written by means of a professional in relativity who's identified for his clearly-written complex textbooks, the remedy makes use of simply high-school point arithmetic, supplemented via not obligatory machine courses, to give an explanation for the legislation of physics governing gravity from Galileo and Newton to Einstein.

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The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume 2: Mainly Electromagnetism and Matter (Tablet Edition)

By Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, Matthew Sands

Undying and collectible, The Feynman Lectures on Physics are crucial studying, not only for college students of physics, yet for a person looking an insightful creation to the sphere from the inimitable Richard P. Feynman.

"When i glance at The Feynman Lectures on Physics, i believe a truly own feel of closeness to them," stated Feynman, in retrospect at the origins of those books. starting from uncomplicated Newtonian dynamics via such bold theories as Einstein's relativity, Maxwell's electrodynamics, and Dirac's formula of quantum mechanics, those gathered lectures stand as a monument to transparent exposition and deep insight—and to Feynman's deep reference to the field.

Originally brought to scholars at Caltech and later shaped by way of co-authors Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands right into a designated textbook, the prestigious Feynman Lectures on Physics permits us to event one of many 20th century's maximum minds. This re-creation positive aspects more advantageous typography, figures, and indexes, with corrections approved by way of the California Institute of know-how.

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Their Arrows Will Darken the Sun: The Evolution and Science of Ballistics

By Mark Denny

The technology of ballistics has a protracted historical past and starts off with one query: How does a projectile go through the air? Even prior to physicists labored that one out, army engineers have been tinkering with ballistic units for hundreds of years. The trebuchet of the center a long time has given technique to rocket energy, and the technology of ballistics has advanced to compare the expertise. Mark Denny’s survey covers this dynamic topic from prehistory to the guns of tomorrow.

Taking the bang-whiz-thud technique, Denny first talks approximately inner ballistics―Bang!―from earlier than gunpowder to the improvement of recent firearms. exterior ballistics―Whiz!―are subsequent, with discussions approximately brief- and long-range trajectories. Denny’s lesson ends with a Thud!―an clarification of terminal ballistics.

Throughout, Denny conveys appropriate physics rules in a fashion that might attract know-how buffs and ballistics fans alike. His enjoyable and real factors are freed from complex equations; notes hide the main elements of ballistics physics for the extra technically vulnerable.

Denny has perfected this enticing stability of technological know-how and tale. For examine or pastime, Their Arrows Will Darken the Sun is an pleasing advisor to the realm of ballistics.

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Particle Physics (Graduate Texts in Physics)

This textbook teaches particle physics very didactically. It helps studying and instructing with quite a few labored examples, questions and issues of solutions. quite a few tables and diagrams result in a greater realizing of the reasons. The content material of the ebook covers all vital themes of particle physics: undemanding debris are categorized from the viewpoint of the 4 primary interactions. The nomenclature utilized in particle physics is defined. The discoveries and homes of recognized user-friendly debris and resonances are given. The debris thought of are positrons, muon, pions, anti-protons, unusual debris, neutrino and hadrons. The conservation legislation governing the interactions of straight forward debris are given. The strategies of parity, spin, cost conjugation, time reversal and gauge invariance are defined. The quark thought is brought to provide an explanation for the hadron constitution and powerful interactions. The sunlight neutrino challenge is taken into account. vulnerable interactions are labeled into numerous kinds, and the choice ideas are said. Non-conservation of parity and the universality of the vulnerable interactions are mentioned. impartial and charged currents, discovery of W and Z bosons and the early universe shape very important themes of the electroweak interactions. the rules of excessive strength accelerators together with colliders are elaborately defined. also, within the ebook detectors utilized in nuclear and particle physics are defined. This booklet is at the higher undergraduate point.

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In Search of the Big Bang

By John Gribbin

The place can we come from? How did the universe of stars, planets and folks come into lifestyles? Now revised and multiplied, this moment variation takes under consideration advancements in cosmology and quantum physics because its first booklet in 1986, and lines the ancient course which has led physicists to an knowing of the massive bang, the fireball during which our universe used to be born.

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Molecular Mechanics and Modeling

This ebook specializes in the most recent advancements in molecular mechanics and modeling examine. integrated during this ebook are chapters reviewing the development of the bridging mobilephone approach (BCM) in its formula and its nanostructure and fabric modeling purposes; an research of the response selectivity of alanine racemase mutants; and a step-wise approach for inferring the stereo constitution of proteins developed utilizing comparable stereo constructions. Lastly,molecular mechanics established types have confirmed to supply a illustration of general carbon porosity and allow computational estimates of molecule surface
interaction energies.

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Computational Physics: Simulation of Classical and Quantum Systems

By Philipp O.J. Scherer

This booklet encapsulates the insurance for a two-semester direction in computational physics. the 1st half introduces the elemental numerical equipment whereas omitting mathematical proofs yet demonstrating the algorithms in terms of a number of machine experiments. the second one half focuses on simulation of classical and quantum platforms with instructive examples spanning many fields in physics, from a classical rotor to a quantum bit. All application examples are learned as Java applets able to run on your browser and don't require any programming abilities.

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