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 Zee, A., author.
 Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2020]
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 Book — xxiv, 430 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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The essential primer for physics students who want to build their physical intuition Presented in A. Zee's incomparably engaging style, this book introduces physics students to the practice of using physical reasoning and judicious guesses to get at the crux of a problem. An essential primer for advanced undergraduates and beyond, Fly by Night Physics reveals the simple and effective techniques that researchers use to think through a problem to its solutionor failing that, to smartly guess the answerbefore starting any calculations. In typical physics classrooms, students seek to master an enormous toolbox of mathematical methods, which are necessary to do the precise calculations used in physics. Consequently, students often develop the unfortunate impression that physics consists of welldefined problems that can be solved with tightly reasoned and logical steps. Idealized textbook exercises and homework problems reinforce this erroneous impression. As a result, even the best students can find themselves completely unprepared for the challenges of doing actual research. In reality, physics is replete with back of the envelope estimates, order of magnitude guesses, and fly by night leaps of logic. Including exciting problems related to cuttingedge topics in physics, from Hawking radiation to gravity waves, this indispensable book will help students more deeply understand the equations they have learned and develop the confidence to start flying by night to arrive at the answers they seek. For instructors, a solutions manual is available upon request.
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PHYSICS21601
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 PHYSICS21601  Back of the Envelope Physics
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 Madejski, Grzegorz M.
2. The physics of energy [2018]
 Jaffe, Robert L., author.
 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
 Description
 Book — xxi, 874 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
 Summary

 Part I. Basic Energy Physics and Uses: 1. Introduction
 2. Mechanical energy
 3. Electromagnetic energy
 4. Waves and light
 5. Thermodynamics I: heat and thermal energy
 6. Heat transfer
 7. Introduction to quantum physics
 8. Thermodynamics II: entropy and temperature
 9. Energy in matter
 10. Thermal energy conversion
 11. Internal combustion engines
 12. Phasechange energy conversion
 13. Thermal power and heat extraction cycles
 Part II. Energy Sources: 14. The forces of nature
 15. Quantum phenomena in energy systems
 16. An overview of nuclear power
 17. Structure, properties and decays of nuclei
 18. Nuclear energy processes: fission and fusion
 19. Nuclear fission reactors and nuclear fusion experiments
 20. Ionizing radiation
 21. Energy in the universe
 22. Solar energy: solar production and radiation
 23. Solar energy: solar radiation on Earth
 24. Solar thermal energy
 25. Photovoltaic solar cells
 26. Biological energy
 27. Ocean energy flow
 28. Wind: a highly variable resource
 29. Fluids  the basics
 30. Wind turbines
 31. Energy from moving water: hydro, wave, tidal, and marine current power
 32. Geothermal energy
 33. Fossil fuels
 Part III. Energy System Issues and Externalities: 34. Energy and climate
 35. Earth's climate: past, present, and future
 36. Energy efficiency, conservation, and changing energy sources
 37. Energy storage
 38. Electricity generation and transmission.
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 Farmelo, Graham, author.
 First edition.  New York : Basic Books, 2019.
 Description
 Book — 321 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
 Summary

 Prologue: listening to the universe
 Mathematics drives away the cloud
 Shining the torch on electricity and magnetism
 Shining the torch on gravity again
 Quantum mathematics
 The long divorce
 Revolution
 Bad company?
 Jokes and magic lead to the string
 Strung together
 Thinking their way to the Millenium
 Diamonds in the rough
 The best possible times.
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QC6 .F3375 2019  Unknown 
 Milotti, Edoardo, author.
 San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2018. Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2018]
 Description
 Book — 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
 Summary

 Preface Acknowledgments Author biography
 1. Models of Nature
 2. Randomness
 3. Bayesian and frequentist approaches to scientific inference
 4. The principles of inferential statistics
 5. Parametric inference
 6. Prior distributions and equiprobable events in the physical sciences
 7. Conclusionsthe statistical nature of scientific knowledge Appendix AShort review of some basic concepts Appendix BAbbreviations.
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QC20 .M557 2018  Unknown 
 Townsend, John S.
 Mill Valley, California : University Science Books, ©2010.
 Description
 Book — xiv, 411 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
 Summary

 1. Light
 2. Wave Mechanics
 3. The TimeIndependent Schrodinger Equation
 4. OneDimensional Potentials
 5. Principles of Quantum Mechanics
 6. Quantum Mechanics in three Dimensions
 7. Identical Particles
 8. SolidState Physics
 9. Nuclear Physics
 10. Particle Physics A. Special Relativity B. PowerSeries Solutions Index.
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6. Modern physics [2008]
 Harris, Randy, author.
 Second edition.  San Francisco : Pearson/Addison Wesley, ©2008.
 Description
 Book — xiv, 558, [64] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
 Summary

 Dawn of a New Age Special Relativity Waves and Particles I: Electromagnetic Radiation Behaving as Particles Waves and Particles II: Matter Behaving as Waves Bound States: Simple Cases Unbound States: Obstacles, Tunneling and ParticleWave Propagation Quantum Mechanics in Three Dimensions and The Hydrogen Atom Spin and Atomic Physics Statistical Mechanics Bonding: Molecules and Solids Nuclear Physics Fundamental Particles and Interactions Appendices.
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7. GRE physics test [2010]
 Fakhruddin, Hasan.
 6th ed., TestWare ed.  Piscataway, N.J. : Research & Education Association, ©2010.
 Description
 Book — xiii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in)
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QC32 .F267 2010  Unknown 
 Knight, Randall Dewey author.
 4/E.  [Boston] : Pearson, [2017]
 Description
 Book — 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
 Summary

 I. Newton's Laws
 1. Concepts of Motion
 2. Kinematics in One Dimension
 3. Vectors and Coordinate Systems
 4. Kinematics in Two Dimensions
 5. Force and Motion
 6. Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line
 7. Newton's Third Law
 8. Dynamics II: Motion in a Plane II. Conservation Laws
 9. Work and Kinetic Energy
 10. Interactions and Potential Energy
 11. Impulse and Momentum III. Applications of Newtonian Mechanics
 12. Rotation of a Rigid Body
 13. Newton's Theory of Gravity
 14. Fluids and Elasticity IV. Oscillations and Waves
 15. Oscillations
 16. Traveling Waves
 17. Superposition V. Thermodynamics
 18. A Macroscopic Description of Matter
 19. Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
 20. The Micro/Macro Connection
 21. Heat Engines and Refrigerators VI. Electricity and Magnetism
 22. Electric Charges and Forces
 23. The Electric Field
 24. Gauss's Law
 25. The Electric Potential
 26. Potential and Field
 27. Current and Resistance
 28. Fundamentals of Circuits
 29. The Magnetic Field
 30. Electromagnetic Induction
 31. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
 32. AC Circuits VII. Optics
 33. Wave Optics
 34. Ray Optics
 35. Optical Instruments VIII. Relativity and Quantum Physics
 36. Relativity.
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PHYSICS4301
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 PHYSICS4301  Electricity and Magnetism
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 Nanavati, Chaya
9. How to teach quantum physics to your dog [2009]
 Orzel, Chad.
 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed.  New York : Scribner, 2010. ©2009.
 Description
 Book — viii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
 Summary

 Why talk to your dog about physics? : an introduction to quantum physics
 Which way? both ways : particlewave duality
 Where's my bone? : the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
 Schrödinger's Dog : the Copenhagen interpretation
 Many worlds, many treats : the manyworlds interpretation
 Are we there yet? : the quantum Zeno effect
 No digging required : quantum tunneling
 Spooky barking at a distance : quantum entanglement
 Beam me a bunny : quantum teleportation
 Bunnies made of cheese : virtual particles and quantum electrodynamics
 Beware of evil squirrels : misuses of quantum physics.
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10. Modern classical physics : optics, fluids, plasmas, elasticity, relativity, and statistical physics [2017]
 Thorne, Kip S., author.
 Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017]
 Description
 Book — xl, 1511 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
 Summary

 Preface
 Acknowledgments
 Part I. Foundations. Newtonian physics : geometric viewpoint ; Special relativity : geometric viewpoint
 Part II. Statistical physics. Kinetic theory ; Statistical mechanics ; Statistical thermodynamics ; Random processes
 Part III. Optics. Geometric optics ; Diffraction ; Interference and coherence ; Nonlinear optics
 Part IV. Elasticity. Elastostatics ; Elastodynamics
 Part V. Fluid dynamics. Foundations of fluid dynamics ; Vorticity ; Turbulence ; Waves ; Compressible and supersonic flow ; Convection ; Magnetohydrodynamics
 Part VI. Plasma physics. The particle kinetics of plasma ; Waves in cold plasmas : twofluid formalism ; Kinetic theory of warm plasmas ; Nonlinear dynamics of plasmas
 Part VII. General relativity. From special to general relativity ; Fundamental concepts of general relativity ; Relativistic stars and black holes ; Gravitational waves and experimental tests of general relativity ; Cosmology.
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