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Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold

By Tom Shachtman

During this engrossing clinical chronicle, a perennial paperback favourite, Tom Shachtman combines technology, historical past, and event within the tale of our four-centuries-long quest to grasp the secrets and techniques of chilly. Now a documentary dependent mostly on Shachtman’s acclaimed e-book can provide to deliver those exhilarating clinical accomplishments to a brand new viewers. Underwritten by way of the nationwide technology origin and the Alfred P. Sloan starting place and set to air on PBS and the BBC, the documentary used to be produced by way of British Emmy Award winner David Dugan, in collaboration with Meredith Burch of Meridian Productions in Washington, D.C.

Absolute 0 and the Conquest of chilly demonstrates how temperature technology produced amazing clinical insights and functions that experience revolutionized civilization. It additionally illustrates how clinical development, fueled by means of fortuitous discoveries and the selection of people, shapes our knowing of and relation to the realm.

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Quantum Gas Experiments:Exploring Many-Body States: Volume 3 (Cold Atoms)

Quantum phenomena of many-particle platforms are attention-grabbing of their complexity and are hence no longer totally understood and mostly untapped by way of sensible functions. Ultracold gases offer a different platform to accumulate version structures of quantum many-body physics with hugely managed microscopic elements. during this approach, many-body quantum phenomena might be investigated with an remarkable point of precision, and regulate and types that can not be solved with today's desktops will be studied utilizing ultracold gases as a quantum simulator.

This ebook addresses the necessity for a entire description of an important complicated experimental tools and methods which have been built besides the theoretical framework in a transparent and appropriate structure. the focal point is on tools which are specially the most important in probing and knowing the many-body nature of the quantum phenomena in ultracold gases and such a lot themes are coated either from a theoretical and experimental point of view, with interrelated chapters written by way of specialists from each side of research.

Graduate scholars and post-doctoral researches engaged on ultracold gases will take advantage of this ebook, in addition to researchers from different fields who desire to achieve an summary of the hot interesting advancements during this very dynamically evolving box. adequate point of either specific excessive point learn and a pedagogical process is maintained in the course of the ebook that allows you to be of worth to these getting into the sector in addition to complicated researchers. in addition, either experimentalists and theorists will enjoy the ebook; shut collaboration among the 2 are consistently riding the sector to a really excessive point and should be bolstered to proceed the $64000 development but to be made within the field.

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Physics 4/5 for the International Student

By Jackie Robinson, Jenny Sharwood, Neil Champion, Tanith James, William Mead, Roger Walter

Physics 4/5 for the foreign scholar has been constructed for the area scholar. This six ebook sequence has been written by way of an skilled overseas writer staff and should profit scholars learning the foreign Baccalaureate MYP. The sequence has been conscientiously crafted to make sure scholars enhance a world view of science.

Physics 4/5 for the foreign pupil offers 9 physics devices. The unit query, major thoughts and sector of interplay concentration are pointed out in the beginning of every unit.
Each unit features:
• content material making sure development to the IB degree programme
• transparent, well-explained text
• flexibility that enables colleges to increase a programme compatible for his or her needs
• review projects Identified
• scholar mirrored image equipped into every one unit
• innovative improvement of clinical inquiry via experiments and investigations addressing standards D and E
• feedback for Criterion A technology activities
• icons indicating the advance of ways To studying, Learner Profile and technology particular skills
• What are you aware? query units all through each one unit addressing Criterion C
• highlighted new phrases and end-of-unit glossary
• hands-on studying actions appropriate for sophistication or home
• literacy actions supporting scholars in constructing conversation skills
• end-of-unit evaluate questions incorporating more than a few query forms compatible for overview of Criterion C

An interactive scholar CD-ROM is packaged with each direction publication. The CD-ROM contains:
• an digital model of the path book
• Let's use expertise actions and worksheets
• brief animations to aid scholar figuring out of inauspicious concepts
• interactive scholar self-tests
• hyperlinks to paintings on the net actions

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No bullshit guide to math and physics

By Ivan Savov

Often calculus and mechanics are taught as separate topics. It just isn't like that. studying calculus with no mechanics is amazingly uninteresting. studying mechanics with no calculus is lacking the purpose. This textbook integrates either matters and highlights the profound connections among them.

This is the deal. provide me 350 pages of your realization, and i will train you every little thing you must learn about features, limits, derivatives, integrals, vectors, forces, and accelerations. This publication is the single math e-book you will have for the 1st semester of undergraduate reviews in science.

With concise, jargon-free classes on issues in math and physics, each one part covers one inspiration on the point required for a first-year college direction. Anyone can choose up this e-book and develop into expert in calculus and mechanics, despite their mathematical background.

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The Shape of Inner Space: String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

By Shing-Tung Yau, Steve Nadis

String idea says we are living in a ten-dimensional universe, yet that merely 4 are obtainable to our daily senses. in line with theorists, the lacking six are curled up in weird and wonderful buildings often called Calabi-Yau manifolds. In The form of internal Space, Shing-Tung Yau, the fellow who mathematically proved that those manifolds exist, argues that not just is geometry primary to thread concept, it's also primary to the very nature of our universe.

Time and back, the place Yau has long gone, physics has undefined. Now for the 1st time, readers will stick with Yau’s penetrating pondering on the place we’ve been, and the place arithmetic will take us subsequent. a desirable exploration of a global we're simply simply commencing to grab, The form of internal Space will switch the best way we think about the universe on either its grandest and smallest scales.

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Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics

A attention-grabbing examine the landmark 1932 collecting of the most important names in physics

recognized by means of physicists because the "miracle year," 1932 observed the invention of the neutron and the 1st artificially prompted nuclear transmutation. besides the fact that, whereas physicists celebrated those momentous discoveries—which presaged the period of massive technological know-how and nuclear bombs—Europe was once relocating inexorably towards totalitarianism and warfare. In April of that yr, approximately 40 of the world’s best physicists—including Werner Heisenberg, Lise Meitner, and Paul Dirac—came to Niels Bohr’s Copenhagen Institute for his or her annual casual assembly concerning the frontiers of physics.

Physicist Gino Segrè brings to existence this historical accumulating, which ended with a funny skit in response to Goethe’s Faust—a skit that eerily foreshadowed occasions that may quickly spread. Little did the scientists understand the Faustian deals they'd face within the close to destiny. shooting the interaction among the good scientists in addition to the discoveries they mentioned and debated, Segrè inspires the instant while physics—and the world—was approximately to lose its innocence.

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Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction

By Claudio Tuniz

You can't conceal from radioactivity. Even the publication you're retaining is a little bit radioactive, yet there are extra critical hazards. Radioactivity - the breakdown of volatile atomic nuclei, liberating radiation - is a basic strategy in nature. it's a procedure that has been harnessed to supply broad and demanding functions in technology, medication, undefined, and effort creation. however it is still a lot misunderstood - and feared, might be simply because nuclear radiation can't be detected by way of human senses, and will unquestionably do nice damage if acceptable precautions aren't taken. in recent years there were expanding issues approximately nuclear terrorism.

The strains of radioactive atoms in rocks have allowed us to appreciate the character and heritage of the Earth, particularly to this point occasions in that heritage. Radioactive courting has been used for various reasons, from deciding on the age of the 1st hominids to the relationship of the Turin Shroud. the invention of radioactivity has more desirable our survival equipment, but additionally gave us the opportunity to arrive a brand new point of know-how at the historical past of our species and its environmental affects.

In this Very brief advent, Claudio Tuniz explains the character of radioactivity and talk about its position in nature. Describing radioactivity within the stars and within the Earth, he additionally seems to be at its wide selection of purposes in biomedicine and in technology, in addition to the mechanisms of nuclear fission and fusion, and the harnessing of nuclear energy.

Readership: basic readers, scholars of physics, and the geosciences.

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50 Physics Ideas You Really Need To Know (50 ideas)

By Joanne Baker

As good as outlining and explaining such old breakthroughs in human realizing of the actual global as Kepler’s legislations of planetary movement and Newton’s legislation of gravitation, Joanne Baker unravels the occasionally baffling complexities of contemporary clinical thought – from Planck’s legislations to Pauli’s exclusion precept and from Schrondinger’s cat to thread concept. The essays are followed through a number beneficial editorial positive factors, together with biographies of iconic physicists, timelines of comparable rules, explanatory diagrams and demonstrate quotations.

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