The Making of the Atomic Bomb: 25th Anniversary Edition

By Richard Rhodes

Twenty-five years after its preliminary ebook, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive historical past of nuclear guns and the big apple undertaking. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear power to the shedding of the 1st bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes’s Pulitzer Prize-winning ebook info the technological know-how, the folk, and the socio-political realities that resulted in the improvement of the atomic bomb.

This sweeping account starts within the nineteenth century, with the invention of nuclear fission, and maintains to international warfare and the americans’ race to overcome Hitler’s Nazis. That pageant introduced the long island venture and the approximately in a single day development of an unlimited military-industrial advanced that culminated within the fateful losing of the 1st bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Reading like a character-driven suspense novel, the booklet introduces the gamers during this saga of physics, politics, and human psychology—from FDR and Einstein to the visionary scientists who pioneered quantum conception and the appliance of thermonuclear fission, together with Planck, Szilard, Bohr, Oppenheimer, Fermi, Teller, Meitner, von Neumann, and Lawrence.

From nuclear power’s earliest foreshadowing within the paintings of H.G. Wells to the intense glare of Trinity at Alamogordo and the fingers race of the chilly struggle, this dread invention perpetually replaced the process human historical past, and The Making of The Atomic Bomb presents a breathtaking backdrop for that story.

Richard Rhodes’s skill to craft compelling biographical graphics is matched basically by means of his rigorous scholarship. advised in wealthy human, political, and clinical aspect that any reader can stick with, The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a thought-provoking and masterful paintings.

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Computational Methods for Physicists: Compendium for Students (Graduate Texts in Physics)

By Simon Sirca, Martin Horvat

This ebook is helping complicated undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral scholars of their day-by-day paintings via supplying them a compendium of numerical equipment. the alternative of tools will pay  major awareness to errors estimates, balance and convergence concerns in addition to to the how you can optimize software execution speeds. Many examples are given during the chapters, and every bankruptcy is through no less than a handful of extra accomplished difficulties that may be handled, for instance, on a weekly foundation in a one- or two-semester path. In those end-of-chapter difficulties the physics history is suggested, and the most textual content previous them is meant as an advent or as a later reference. much less tension is given to the reason of person algorithms. it's attempted to urge within the reader an personal self sustaining pondering and a certain quantity of scepticism and scrutiny rather than blindly following on hand advertisement instruments.

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Physics I For Dummies

By Steve Holzner

The enjoyable and simple technique to wake up to hurry at the uncomplicated ideas of physics
For highschool and undergraduate scholars alike, physics sessions are urged or required classes for a wide selection of majors, and stay a tough and sometimes complicated course.
Physics I For Dummies tracks particularly to an introductory path and, maintaining with the regularly easy-to-follow Dummies sort, teaches you the elemental rules and formulation in a transparent and concise demeanour, proving that you simply don't must be Einstein to appreciate physics!* Explains the elemental rules in an easy, transparent, and enjoyable style* re-creation contains up to date examples and causes, in addition to the latest discoveries within the box* comprises the most recent educating techniques
If simply puzzling over the legislation of physics makes your head spin, this hands-on, pleasant consultant will get you out of the black gap and sheds mild in this often-intimidating topic.

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Entanglement, Information, and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (The Frontiers Collection)

By Gregg Jaeger

Entanglement was once at first idea by way of a few to be an oddity limited to the area of notion experiments. although, Bell’s inequality delimiting neighborhood - havior and the experimental demonstration of its violation greater than 25 years in the past made it totally transparent that non-local homes of natural quantum states are greater than an highbrow interest. Entanglement and non-locality at the moment are understood to ?gure prominently within the microphysical international, a realm into which know-how is swiftly hurtling. details concept can also be more and more famous through physicists and philosophers as in detail relating to the foun- tions of mechanics. The clearest indicator of this dating is that among quantum details and entanglement. to a point, a deep dating among details and mechanics within the quantum context was once already there to be noticeable upon the advent by means of Max Born and Wolfgang Pauli of the concept the essence of natural quantum states lies of their provision of percentages concerning the habit of quantum platforms, through what has turn out to be often called the Born rule. The signi?cance of the connection among mechanics and data turned even clearer with Leo Szilard’s research of James Clerk Maxwell’s notorious demon inspiration test. the following, as well as interpreting either entanglement and quantum infor- tion and their courting, I activity to seriously determine the in?uence of the examine of those topics at the interpretation of quantum conception.

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Waves and Oscillations: A Prelude to Quantum Mechanics

By Walter Fox Smith

Waves and oscillations permeate almost each box of present physics learn, are important to chemistry, and are necessary to a lot of engineering. moreover, the thoughts and mathematical options used for critical research of waves and oscillations shape the basis for quantum mechanics. after they have mastered those principles in a classical context, scholars could be able to concentrate on the demanding ideas of quantum mechanics once they come upon them, instead of being affected by thoughts.

This energetic textbook supplies an intensive grounding in complicated exponentials and the major points of differential equations and matrix math; no past adventure is thought. The parallels among general mode research, orthogonal functionality research (especially Fourier analysis), and superpositions of quantum states are in actual fact drawn, with no really stepping into the quantum mechanics. An in-depth, obtainable creation to Hilbert house and bra-ket notation starts in bankruptcy five (on symmetrical coupled oscillators), emphasizing the analogy with traditional dot items, and maintains in next chapters.

Connections to present physics study (atomic strength microscopy, chaos, supersolids, micro electro-mechanical structures (MEMS), magnetic resonance imaging, carbon nanotubes, and extra) are highlighted within the textual content and in end-of-chapter difficulties, and are usually up-to-date within the linked web site.

The booklet actively engages readers with a clean writing type and a collection of rigorously utilized studying instruments, equivalent to in-text inspiration assessments, "your flip" bins (in which the coed fills in a single or steps of a derivation), inspiration and ability inventories for every bankruptcy, and "wrong means" difficulties within which the coed explains the flaw in a line of reasoning. those instruments advertise self-awareness of the training process.

The linked site positive factors custom-developed applets, video and audio recordings, extra difficulties, and hyperlinks to similar present study. The instructor-only half comprises hassle scores for difficulties, non-compulsory tricks, complete ideas, and extra help materials.

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Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering)

By Ervin B. Podgorsak

This well-received textbook and reference summarizes the elemental wisdom of atomic, nuclear, and radiation physics that execs operating in clinical physics and biomedical engineering desire for effective and secure use of ionizing radiation. focusing on the underlying ideas of radiation physics, it covers the prerequisite wisdom for clinical physics classes at the graduate and post-graduate degrees in radiotherapy physics, radiation dosimetry, imaging physics, and future health physics, therefore delivering the hyperlink among hassle-free physics at the one hand and the intricacies of the scientific physics specialties nonetheless. This multiplied and revised moment variation deals reorganized and accelerated insurance. a number of of the unique chapters were break up into , with new sections additional for completeness and higher move. New chapters on Coulomb scattering, on power move and effort absorption in photon interactions, and on waveguide thought were further in acceptance in their significance to scientific physics. different education for professions that care for ionizing radiation in analysis and remedy of ailment, reminiscent of scientific citizens, scholars in radiological know-how and radiation dosimetry courses, and biomedical engineering scholars will locate many sections of the publication attention-grabbing and invaluable for his or her experiences. The e-book additionally serves as first-class preparatory textual content for applicants taking specialist certification examinations in scientific physics, scientific dosimetry, and in scientific specialties reminiscent of radiotherapy, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear medicine."Any teacher educating an introductory graduate-level direction at the rules of scientific physics should still give some thought to this booklet for adoption as a text...cover[s] the rules themselves, and it covers them very well." (William R. Hendee, clinical Physics, January 2006)."...for the idea of radiation physics at a primary point, Podgorsak's ebook presents a superb source awarded in a good geared up and straightforward to profit demeanour, in a manner no longer present in the other text.."(Jake Van Dyk, Canadian scientific Physics publication, July 2006)."...a satisfaction and ready-reference additionally to pro practitioners...This textbook, according to notes the writer `developed over the last 25 years of educating radiation physics to MSc and PhD scholars in scientific physics at McGill University' is a true gem for the bookshelf of a person already expert operating within the radiation sciences..."(John H. Hubbell, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, could 2007).

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GCSE Physics Edexcel: The Revision Guide

By CGP Books

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This booklet is filled with transparent revision notes, diagrams and the entire formulation wanted for Edexcel GCSE Physics. It’s designed to make revision hassle-free - each one part is divided right into a subject in line with web page, with attempt inquiries to money what you’ve realized and perform calculations (with answers). Everything’s defined easily and punctiliously with plenty of convenient examination information and advice on ‘How technological know-how Works’ and the managed evaluate.

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Quantum Mechanics: An Experimentalist's Approach

Eugene D. Commins takes an experimentalist's method of quantum mechanics, who prefer to exploit concrete actual causes over formal, summary descriptions to handle the desires and pursuits of a various team of scholars. holding physics on the foreground and explaining tricky techniques in hassle-free language, Commins examines the numerous glossy advancements in quantum physics, together with Bell's inequalities, locality, photon polarization correlations, the steadiness of subject, Casimir forces, geometric stages, Aharonov-Bohm and Aharonov-Casher results, magnetic monopoles, neutrino oscillations, neutron interferometry, the Higgs mechanism, and the electroweak usual version. The textual content is self-contained, protecting the mandatory historical past on atomic and molecular constitution as well as the conventional themes. built from the author's well-regarded path notes for his renowned first-year graduate path at UC Berkeley, guide is supported via over one hundred sixty difficult difficulties to demonstrate strategies and supply scholars with plentiful chance to check their wisdom and knowing.

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