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Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics
by J. E. House

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English

Pages

372

Publication Date

May 03, 2017

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<p><i>Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics, Third Edition</i> is a clear and detailed introduction to quantum mechanics and its applications in chemistry and physics. All required math is clearly explained, including intermediate steps in derivations, and concise review of the math is included in the text at appropriate points. Most of the elementary quantum mechanical models—including particles in boxes, rigid rotor, harmonic oscillator, barrier penetration, hydrogen atom—are clearly and completely presented. Applications of these models to selected “real world” topics are also included.</p> <p>This new edition includes many new topics such as band theory and heat capacity of solids, spectroscopy of molecules and complexes (including applications to ligand field theory), and small molecules of astrophysical interest.</p><ul><li>Accessible style and colorful illustrations make the content appropriate for professional researchers and students alike</li><li>Presents results of quantum mechanical calculations that can be performed with readily available software</li><li>Provides exceptionally clear discussions of spin-orbit coupling and group theory, and comprehensive coverage of barrier penetration (quantum mechanical tunneling) that touches upon hot topics, such as superconductivity and scanning tunneling microscopy</li><li>Problems given at the end of each chapter help students to master concepts</li></ul>
Battery Life: Pumped in Five Easy Steps
by Sam Cooke

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English

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Publication Date

April 24, 2017

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Improve your phone and tablet battery life in five easy steps.
Stephen Hawking's Theories on Universe
by IntroBooks

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English

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Publication Date

April 24, 2017

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More than a few greatest hits of the physicists right from the singularities of the gravitational collapses, to the revolutionary quantum theory related to gravity, were astounding accomplishments of a sole man, who is renowned to the entire world today, as Stephen Hawking. That was not alone, though. There is much more to know about his spectacular findings about the cosmos.<br />
J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century
by David C. Cassidy

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English

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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Born into a wealthy, secular New York Jewish family, a student of the Ethical Culture School in New York, later educated in theoretical physics at Harvard, Cambridge (UK) and Göttingen (Germany), appointed professor at UC-Berkeley and Caltech, J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) was on the forefront of the rise of theoretical physics in the United States to world-class status, contributing to the century-altering success of the Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb. As the scientific leader of that project, Oppenheimer played a key advisory role in government, helping to forge the post-war military-industrial-scientific alliance that poured huge resources into post-war “big science.” Because of his position, Oppenheimer became for the public the heroic cultural icon of American science, but he also became a target and a tragic victim of the cold-war fear and nuclear war preparations underlying the McCarthy era.<br /><br />This biographical study focuses on Oppenheimer’s cultural and intellectual rise as a theoretical physicist as well as his role within the trajectory of the nation’s rise to scientific leadership and the post-war forces that confronted American science. This biography is nearly unique in that it includes discussions for general audiences of Oppenheimer’s work and contributions to theoretical physics, including his famous prediction of black holes sixty years before their confirmed discovery.<br /><br />“Now David Cassidy brings us the best account of Oppenheimer’s life in science with J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century.” — T. Powers, New York Review of Books<br /><br />“Cassidy covers this ground admirably in his thoughtful biography of Oppenheimer.” — Scientific American<br /><br />“Cassidy’s book...is probably the best single study of Oppenheimer to date.” — B. Bernstein, Physics World<br /><br />“Cassidy’s biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer is a concise, well-written book about the life of the famous 20th century scientist... A worthwhile read for anyone with an interest in the coming of age of American physics and how the weaknesses and strengths of one of its leaders shaped the relationship between science and the government for decades to come.” — Physics and Society <br /><br />“This biography is a detailed and beautifully written work. Cassidy expands beyond the traditional scope of a biography and expertly explores the surrounding environment that shaped Oppenheimer’s life.” — Atomic Archive<br /><br />“This excellent biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer places the eminent physicist in the context of twentieth century America... Cassidy... provides excellent insights into the life and times of this complex man. Unlike many other biographers of Oppenheimer, Cassidy assesses his role as a twentieth century theoretical physicist.” — Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues<br /><br />“A superbly researched biography... There is no doubt that Cassidy gives us a valuable perspective on Oppenheimer’s life. The author is shy neither of editorializing nor of making judgments about the personalities who appear in the story... These comments are almost unfailingly fair and justified by the evidence.” — Times Higher Education<br /><br />“Cassidy... has written a book that neither praises Oppenheimer nor buries his reputation but, rather, puts some tarnish upon the icon.” — G. Herken, Science
Knowing Being: Reality is a function of being
by Gerard Zwier

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English

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Publication Date

April 24, 2017

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The traditional model of how the universe and life came about has some very serious gaps in it which many scientists of all persuasions tend to ignore. In my view, the idea of a physical reality being created out of nothing is a bizarre notion. Instead, I suggest that in contrast to an understanding of the world in which the evolution of Homo sapiens is almost incidental to ‘the way things really are’, knowledge is always the product of a living entity and its perceived environment.<br /><br />This means that awareness, thinking and knowing things are not just the prerogative of human beings, but of all beings, whether they are micro-organisms or plants, trees, insects, fish or mammals. My conclusion is that all living beings have the ability not only to grow, metabolise nutrients and reproduce, but also to know the appropriate responses to problematic situations. We are all ‘knowing beings’ within our own reality.<br />
Dark Matter Theory
by IntroBooks

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English

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April 23, 2017

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Dark matter is an undetected mass form that leaves no light or least light and could be identified through its gravitational forces. The existence of the dark energy and the dark matter were found late in the 1930s. There were solid evidences in the findings of the early 20th century scientist work for the existence of the dark matter that emits least light. <br />Sources of a repulsive force that is undetected by humans so far, is the dark energy. This dark energy is accelerating the rate at what the universe is expanding. The existence of the dark energy and the dark matter were just recent findings. There is no depth in the understanding of these matter and energy.
The Universe: The Christian Point of View
by Mildred Stallworth

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English

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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What is the real truth behind the Universe? What are the Christian point of view and the Spiritual truths of the Universe? <br />Many human beings have sought to find out just how this great big world began. All have their beliefs and opinions. Some say with a big bang, others are drawn to evolution and most give credit to a Higher Power whom they believe can reveal spiritual truths. Christians refers to Him as their God. The Universe was created in six day then the Creator rested on the seventh day.<br />
Our Place in the Universe: Understanding Fundamental Astronomy fr...
by Sun Kwok

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English

Pages

267

Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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<p></p><p>If you have ever wanted to understand the basic principles of astronomy and celestial movements, you should read this book. Using pictures of the sky observed from different places on Earth, as well as drawings of ancient astronomical methods and tools, Prof. Sun Kwok tells this story in an entertaining and fascinating way.</p>Since the beginning of human civilization, people have wondered about the structure of the cosmos and our place in the Universe.  More than 2,000 years ago, our ancestors knew that the seasons were unequal, the Earth was an unattached object floating in space, and stars existed that they could not see.  From celestial observations, they concluded that the Earth was round.  Using simple tools and mathematics, ancient astronomers accurately determined the sizes of the Earth and Moon, the distance to the Moon, and the lengths of the months and year. <p></p><p> </p><p><br /> With a clever device called the armillary sphere, Greek astronomers could predict the times of sunrise and sunset on any day of the year, at any place on Earth. They developed sophisticated mathematical models to forecast Mars’ motions hundreds of years into the future. <br /> <br /> Find out how ancient observers achieved these remarkable feats. With minimal use of mathematics, this book retraces the footsteps of our ancestors, explains their intellectual journeys in simple terms, and explores the philosophical implications of these discoveries. </p><p></p><p></p><p></p> <p></p>
Electromagnetic Radiation and Waves Study Guides: Great for Middl...
by Visual Brand Learning

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English

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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The Visual Brand Learning study guides cover topics and vocabulary in science and history that your child will encounter while learning the Common Core and other states standardized test. Our goal is to make our study guides available to anyone who would like to have another learning tool to help their children succeed. We hope that you will try our materials and find them to be useful and beneficial to your child’s education.
Probability and Statistics for Particle Physics (UNITEXT for Phys...
by Carlos Maña

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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<p>This book comprehensively presents the basic concepts of probability and Bayesian inference with sufficient generality to make them applicable to current problems in scientific research. </p><br /><br /><p>The first chapter provides the fundamentals of probability theory that are essential for the analysis of random phenomena. The second chapter includes a full and pragmatic review of the Bayesian methods that constitute a natural and coherent framework with enough freedom to analyze all the information available from experimental data in a conceptually simple manner. The third chapter presents the basic Monte Carlo techniques used in scientific research, allowing a large variety of problems to be handled difficult to tackle by other procedures. The author also introduces a basic algorithm, which enables readers to simulate samples from simple distribution, and describes useful cases for researchers in particle physics.The final chapter is devoted to the basic ideas of Information Theory, which are important in the Bayesian methodology.</p><br /><br /><p>This highly readable book is appropriate for graduate-level courses, while at the same time being useful for scientific researches in general and for physicists in particular since most of the examples are from the field of Particle Physics. <br /></p>

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