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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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2. The demon in the machine [2019]
 Davies, Paul, author.
 London : Allen Lane, 2019.
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 Book — 250 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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'A gripping new drama in science ... if you want to understand how the concept of life is changing, read this' Professor Andrew Briggs, University of Oxford When Darwin set out to explain the origin of species, he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life? For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question. Life really does look like magic: even a humble bacterium accomplishes things so dazzling that no human engineer can match it. And yet, huge advances in molecular biology over the past few decades have served only to deepen the mystery. So can life be explained by known physics and chemistry, or do we need something fundamentally new? In this penetrating and wideranging new analysis, worldrenowned physicist and science communicator Paul Davies searches for answers in a field so new and fastmoving that it lacks a name, a domain where computing, chemistry, quantum physics and nanotechnology intersect. At the heart of these diverse fields, Davies explains, is the concept of information: a quantity with the power to unify biology with physics, transform technology and medicine, and even to illuminate the ageold question of whether we are alone in the universe. From life's murky origins to the microscopic engines that run the cells of our bodies, The Demon in the Machine is a breathtaking journey across the landscape of physics, biology, logic and computing. Weaving together cancer and consciousness, twoheaded worms and bird navigation, Davies reveals how biological organisms garner and process information to conjure order out of chaos, opening a window on the secret of life itself.
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How does life create order from chaos? And just what is life, anyway? Leading physicist Paul Davies argues that to find the answers, we must first answer a deeper question 'What is information?' To understand the origins and nature of life, Davies proposes a radical vision of biology which sees the underpinnings of life as similar to circuits and electronics, arguing that life as we know it should really be considered a phenomenon of information storage. In an extraordinary deep dive into the real mechanics of what we take for granted, Davies reveals how biological processes, from photosynthesis to birds' navigation abilities, rely on quantum mechanics, and explores whether quantum physics could prove to be the secret key of all life on Earth. Lively and accessible, The Demon in the Machineboils down intricate interdisciplinary developments to take readers on an eyeopening journey towards the ultimate goal of science unifying all theories of the living and the nonliving, so that humanity can at last understand its place in the universe.
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 Farmelo, Graham, author.
 First edition.  New York : Basic Books, 2019.
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 Book — 321 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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 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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4. The physics of energy [2018]
 Jaffe, Robert L., author.
 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
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 Book — xxi, 874 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
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 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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 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]
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 Book — 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
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 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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 Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, [2017]
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 Book — x, 267 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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 * B. Webster, Geometry and categorification* Y. Li, A geometric realization of modified quantum algebras* T. Lawson, R. Lipshitz, and S. Sarkar, The cube and the Burnside category* S. Chun, S. Gukov, and D. Roggenkamp, Junctions of surface operators and categorification of quantum groups* R. Rouquier, KhovanovRozansky homology and 2braid groups* I. Cherednik and I. Danilenko, DAHA approach to iterated torus links.
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7. Modern classical physics : optics, fluids, plasmas, elasticity, relativity, and statistical physics [2017]
 Thorne, Kip S., author.
 Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017]
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 Book — xl, 1511 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
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 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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8. Natural complexity : a modeling handbook [2017]
 Charbonneau, Paul, 1961
 Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2017]
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 Book — xiv, 355 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
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 Preface xiii
 1. Introduction: What Is Complexity? 1 1.1 Complexity Is Not Simple 1 1.2 Randomness Is Not Complexity 4 1.3 Chaos Is Not Complexity 10 1.4 Open Dissipative Systems 13 1.5 Natural Complexity 16 1.6 About the Computer Programs Listed in This Book 18 1.7 Suggested Further Reading 20
 2 Iterated Growth 23 2.1 Cellular Automata in One Spatial Dimension 23 2.2 Cellular Automata in Two Spatial Dimensions 31 2.3 A Zoo of 2D Structures from Simple Rules 38 2.4 Agents, Ants, and Highways 41 2.5 Emergent Structures and Behaviors 46 2.6 Exercises and Further Computational Explorations 47 2.7 Further Reading 50
 3 Aggregation 53 3.1 DiffusionLimited Aggregation 53 3.2 Numerical Implementation 54 3.3 A Representative Simulation 58 3.4 A Zoo of Aggregates 60 3.5 Fractal Geometry 63 3.6 SelfSimilarity and Scale Invariance 73 3.7 Exercises and Further Computational Explorations 76 3.8 Further Reading 78
 4 Percolation 80 4.1 Percolation in One Dimension 80 4.2 Percolation in Two Dimensions 83 4.3 Cluster Sizes 85 4.4 Fractal Clusters 98 4.5 Is It Really a Power Law? 98 4.6 Criticality 100 4.7 Exercises and Further Computational Explorations 102 4.8 Further Reading 104
 5 Sandpiles 106 5.1 Model Definition 106 5.2 Numerical Implementation 110 5.3 A Representative Simulation 112 5.4 Measuring Avalanches 119 5.5 SelfOrganized Criticality 123 5.6 Exercises and Further Computational Explorations 127 5.7 Further Reading 129
 6 Forest Fires 130 6.1 Model Definition 130 6.2 Numerical Implementation 131 6.3 A Representative Simulation 134 6.4 Model Behavior 137 6.5 Back to Criticality 147 6.6 The Pros and Cons of Wildfire Management 148 6.7 Exercises and Further Computational Explorations 149 6.8 Further Reading 152
 7 Traffic Jams 154 7.1 Model Definition 154 7.2 Numerical Implementation 157 7.3 A Representative Simulation 157 7.4 Model Behavior 161 7.5 Traffic Jams as Avalanches 164 7.6 Car Traffic as a SOC System? 168 7.7 Exercises and Further Computational Explorations 170 7.8 Further Reading 172
 8 Earthquakes 174 8.1 The BurridgeKnopoff Model 175 8.2 Numerical Implementation 182 8.3 A Representative Simulation 184 8.4 Model Behavior 189 8.5 Predicting Real Earthquakes 193 8.6 Exercises and Further Computational Explorations 194 8.7 Further Reading 196
 9 Epidemics 198 9.1 Model Definition 198 9.2 Numerical Implementation 199 9.3 A Representative Simulation 202 9.4 Model Behavior 205 9.5 Epidemic SelfOrganization 213 9.6 SmallWorld Networks 215 9.7 Exercises and Further Computational Explorations 220 9.8 Further Reading 222
 10 Flocking 224 10.1 Model Definition 225 10.2 Numerical Implementation 228 10.3 A Behavioral Zoo 235 10.4 Segregation of Active and Passive Flockers 240 10.5 Why You Should Never Panic 242 10.6 Exercises and Further Computational Explorations 245 10.7 Further Reading 247
 11 Pattern Formation 249 11.1 Excitable Systems 249 11.2 The Hodgepodge Machine 253 11.3 Numerical Implementation 260 11.4 Waves, Spirals, Spaghettis, and Cells 262 11.5 Spiraling Out 266 11.6 Spontaneous Pattern Formation 270 11.7 Exercises and Further Computational Explorations 272 11.8 Further Reading 273
 12 Epilogue 275 12.1 A Hike on Slickrock 275 12.2 Johannes Kepler and the Unity of Nature 279 12.3 From Lichens to Solar Flares 285 12.4 Emergence and Natural Order 288 12.5 Into the Abyss: Your Turn 290 12.6 Further Reading 291 A. Basic Elements of the Python Programming Language 293 A.1 Code Structure 294 A.2 Variables and Arrays 297 A.3 Operators 299 A.4 Loop Constructs 300 A.5 Conditional Constructs 304 A.6 Input/Output and Graphics 305 A.7 Further Reading 306 B. Probability Density Functions 308 B.1 A Simple Example 308 B.2 Continuous PDFs 312 B.3 Some Mathematical Properties of PowerLaw PDFs 313 B.4 Cumulative PDFs 314 B.5 PDFs with Logarithmic Bin Sizes 315 B.6 Better Fits to PowerLaw PDFs 318 B.7 Further Reading 320 C Random Numbers and Walks 321 C.1 Random and PseudoRandom Numbers 321 C.2 Uniform Random Deviates 323 C.3 Using Random Numbers for Probability Tests 324 C.4 Nonuniform Random Deviates 325 C.5 The Classical Random Walk 328 C.6 Random Walk and Diffusion 335 D Lattice Computation 338 D.1 NearestNeighbor Templates 339 D.2 Periodic Boundary Conditions 342 D.3 Random Walks on Lattices 345 Index 351.
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 Knight, Randall Dewey author.
 4/E.  [Boston] : Pearson, [2017]
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 Book — 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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 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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 Czerski, Helen, 1978 author.
 First American edition 2017.  New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
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 Book — 275 pages ; 25 cm
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 Popcorn and rockets
 What goes up must come down
 Small is beautiful
 A moment in time
 Making waves
 Why don't ducks get cold feet?
 Spoons, spirals and Sputnik
 When opposites attract
 A sense of perspective.
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11. Chemical and biochemical physics : a systematic approach to experiments, evaluation, and modeling [2016]
 Oakville, ON, Canada ; Waretown, NJ, USA : Apple Academic Press Inc., [2016]
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 Book — xvi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 Chemical Physics. Halogen Containing Simple and Complicated Block Copolyethers. Welding Modes and Their Influence on the Adhesions. Kinetics and Mechanism of Polymer Dispersion Formation on Based of (Meth) Acrylates. Films and Nonwoven Materials Based on Polyurethane, the StyreneAcrylonitrile Copolymer, and Their Blends. Investigation of Polypropylene/LowDensity Polyethylene Blends. Elastic Modulus of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate)/Poly(Butylene Terephthalate) Blends. LowToxic NitrogenContaining Antioxidant for Polyvinyl Chloride. Impact of Organosilicone Modifiers on the Properties of Ethylene Copolymers. UV Spectroscopy Study of 1,2DihydroC60Fullerenes in Polar Solvent. Hexagonal Structures in Physical Chemistry and Physiology. Complex Formation Between Alk4NBr and 1,1,3Trimethyl3(4Methylphenyl)Butyl Hydroperoxide on the Base of NMR 1H Investigation. Polyamides and Polyamidoether in Macromolecules Containing Triphenylmethane Groups. A Detailed Review on Nanofibers Production and Applications. Biochemical Physics. Composition of Bioregulator Obtained from Garlic Allium Sativum L. Morphological and Bioenergetical Characteristics of Mitochondria. Halophilic Microorganisms from Saline Wastes of Starobin Potash Deposit. Biochemical Characteristics of Insects Hermetia Illucens. Peptides of a Plant Origin Exerting Hepatoprotective Properties. Index.
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12. Data Analysis for Scientists and Engineers [2016]
 Robinson, Edward L., author.
 Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2016]
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 Book — xiii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Data Analysis for Scientists and Engineers is a modern, graduatelevel text on data analysis techniques for physical science and engineering students as well as working scientists and engineers. Edward Robinson emphasizes the principles behind various techniques so that practitioners can adapt them to their own problems, or develop new techniques when necessary. Robinson divides the book into three sections. The first section covers basic concepts in probability and includes a chapter on Monte Carlo methods with an extended discussion of Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling. The second section introduces statistics and then develops tools for fitting models to data, comparing and contrasting techniques from both frequentist and Bayesian perspectives. The final section is devoted to methods for analyzing sequences of data, such as correlation functions, periodograms, and image reconstruction. While it goes beyond elementary statistics, the text is selfcontained and accessible to readers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Specialized mathematical topics are included in an appendix. Based on a graduate course on data analysis that the author has taught for many years, and couched in the looser, workaday language of scientists and engineers who wrestle directly with data, this book is ideal for courses on data analysis and a valuable resource for students, instructors, and practitioners in the physical sciences and engineering. * Indepth discussion of data analysis for scientists and engineers * Coverage of both frequentist and Bayesian approaches to data analysis * Extensive look at analysis techniques for timeseries data and images * Detailed exploration of linear and nonlinear modeling of data * Emphasis on error analysis * Instructor's manual (available only to professors).
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 Penrose, Roger, author.
 Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]
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 Book — xvi, 501 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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 Acknowledgements ix Preface xi Are fashion, faith, or fantasy relevant to fundamental science? xi
 1 Fashion 1 1.1 Mathematical elegance as a driving force 1 1.2 Some fashionable physics of the past 10 1.3 Particlephysics background to string theory 17 1.4 The superposition principle in QFT 20 1.5 The power of Feynman diagrams 25 1.6 The original key ideas of string theory 32 1.7 Time in Einstein's general relativity 42 1.8 Weyl's gauge theory of electromagnetism 52 1.9 Functional freedom in KaluzaKlein and string models 59 1.10 Quantum obstructions to functional freedom? 69 1.11 Classical instability of higherdimensional string theory 77 1.12 The fashionable status of string theory 82 1.13 Mtheory 90 1.14 Supersymmetry 95 1.15 AdS/CFT 104 1.16 Braneworlds and the landscape 117
 2 Faith 121 2.1 The quantum revelation 121 2.2 Max Planck's E = hnu 126 2.3 The waveparticle paradox 133 2.4 Quantum and classical levels: C, U, and R 138 2.5 Wave function of a pointlike particle 145 2.6 Wave function of a photon 153 2.7 Quantum linearity 158 2.8 Quantum measurement 164 2.9 The geometry of quantum spin 174 2.10 Quantum entanglement and EPR effects 182 2.11 Quantum functional freedom 188 2.12 Quantum reality 198 2.13 Objective quantum state reduction: a limit to the quantum faith? 204
 3 Fantasy 216 3.1 The Big Bang and FLRW cosmologies 216 3.2 Black holes and local irregularities 230 3.3 The second law of thermodynamics 241 3.4 The Big Bang paradox 250 3.5 Horizons, comoving volumes, and conformal diagrams 258 3.6 The phenomenal precision in the Big Bang 270 3.7 Cosmological entropy? 275 3.8 Vacuum energy 285 3.9 Inflationary cosmology 294 3.10 The anthropic principle 310 3.11 Some more fantastical cosmologies 323
 4 A New Physics for the Universe? 334 4.1 Twistor theory: an alternative to strings? 334 4.2 Whither quantum foundations? 353 4.3 Conformal crazy cosmology? 371 4.4 A personal coda 391 Appendix A Mathematical
 Appendix 397 A.1 Iterated exponents 397 A.2 Functional freedom of fields 401 A.3 Vector spaces 407 A.4 Vector bases, coordinates, and duals 413 A.5 Mathematics of manifolds 417 A.6 Manifolds in physics 425 A.7 Bundles 431 A.8 Functional freedom via bundles 439 A.9 Complex numbers 445 A.10 Complex geometry 448 A.11 Harmonic analysis 458 References 469 Index 491.
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14. Now : the physics of time [2016]
 Muller, R. (Richard) author.
 First edition.  New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
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 Book — 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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 Part I: Amazing time. The entangled enigma ; Einstein's childhood regression ; The leaping now ; Contradictions and paradoxes ; Lightspeed limit, lightspeed loophole ; Imaginary time ; To infinity and beyond
 Part II: Broken arrow. An arrow of confusion ; Demystifying entropy ; Mystifying entropy ; Time explained ; Our unlikely universe ; The universe erupts ; The end of time ; Throwing entropy under the bus ; Alternative arrows
 Par III: Spooky physics. A cat both dead and alive ; Tickling the quantum ghost ; Einstein is spooked ; Backward time travel observed
 Part IV: Physics and reality. Beyond physics ; Cogito ergo sum ; Free will
 Part V: Now. The 4D Big Bang ; The meaning of now.
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 Bejan, Adrian, 1948 author.
 First Edition.  New York : St. Martins Press, 2016.
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 Book — x, 261 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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 The life question
 What all the world desires
 Wealth as movement with purpose
 Technology evolution
 Sports evolution
 City evolution
 Growth
 Politics, science and design change
 The arrow of time
 The death question
 Life and evolution as physics.
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 Young, Hugh D.
 14th edition.  [Boston] : Pearson, [2016]
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 Book — 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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 Mechanics. Units, physical quantities, and vectors ; Motion along a straight line ; Motion in two or three dimensions ; Newton's laws of motion ; Applying Newton's laws ; Work and kinetic energy ; Potential energy and energy conservation ; Momentum, impulse, and collisions ; Rotation of rigid bodies ; Dynamics of rotational motion ; Equilibrium and elasticity ; Fluid mechanics ; Gravitation ; Periodic motion
 Waves/acoustics. Mechanical waves ; Sound and hearing
 Thermodynamics. Temperature and heat ; Thermal properties of matter ; The first law of thermodynamics ; The second law of thermodynamics
 Electromagnetism. Electric charge and electric field ; Gauss's law ; Electric potential ; Capacitance and dielectrics ; Current, resistance, and electromotive force ; Directcurrent circuits ; Magnetic field and magnetic forces ; Sources of magnetic field ; Electromagnetic induction ; Inductance ; Alternating current ; Electromagnetic waves
 Optics. The nature and propagation of light ; Geometric optics ; Interference ; Diffraction
 Modern physics. Relativity ; Photons : light waves behaving as particles ; Particles behaving as waves ; Quantum mechanics I : wave functions ; Quantum mechanics II : atomic structure ; Molecules and condensed matter ; Nuclear physics ; Particle physics and cosmology
 Appendices. A: The international system of units ; B: Useful mathematical relations ; C: The Greek alphabet ; D: Periodic table of the elements ; E: Unit conversion factors ; F: Numerical constants
 Answers to oddnumbered problems.
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17. Conquering the physics GRE [2015]
 Kahn, Yoni.
 Second edition, printing 1.1 (updated February 2015).  [Cambridge, MA] : [s.n], 2015.
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18. GRE physics practice questions [2015]
 2nd edition.  Boston, MA : Sterling Test Prep, [2015]
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19. Matter & interactions [2015]
 Chabay, Ruth W.
 4th ed.  Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2015.
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 Book — xvi, 992 pages, 15 variously numbered pages : col. ill. ; 29 cm
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 VOLUME I Modern Mechanics 1 Interactions and Motion 2 The Momentum Principle 3 The Fundamental Interactions 4 Contact Interactions 5 Determining Forces from Motion 6 The Energy Principle 7 Internal Energy 8 Energy Quantization 9 Translational, Rotational, and Vibrational Energy 10 Collisions 11 Angular Momentum 12 Entropy: Limits on the Possible VOLUME II Electric and Magnetic Interactions 13 Electric Field 14 Electric Fields and Matter 15 Electric Field of Distributed Charges 16 Electric Potential 17 Magnetic Field 18 Electric Field and Circuits 19 Circuit Elements 20 Magnetic Force 21 Patterns of Field in Space 22 Faraday s Law 23 Electromagnetic Radiation The Supplements can be found at the web site, ww.wiley.com/college/chabay Supplement S1 Gases and Heat Engines S11 Supplement S2 Semiconductor Devices S21 Supplement S3 Waves S31.
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20. Modern atomic physics [2015]
 Natarajan, Vasant, author.
 Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2015]
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 Book — xxi, 418 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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 Metrology Measurement systems Universal units and fundamental constants Atomic units
 Preliminaries Classical harmonic oscillator Quantum harmonic oscillator Coherent states Squeezed states Radiation
 Atoms Spectroscopic notation Energy levels of one electron atoms Interaction with magnetic fields Atoms in static electric fieldsStark effect Permanent atomic electric dipole moment (EDM) Atoms in oscillating electric fields Strong oscillating fieldsDressed atoms
 Nucleus Isotope effects Hyperfine structure
 Resonance Introduction Magnetic resonance Magnetic resonance of quantized spin Resonance in a two state system Density matrix Resonance of a realistic two state system
 Interaction Interaction of EM radiation with atoms Selection rules and angular distribution Transition rates Spontaneous emission Orderofmagnitude of spontaneous emission Saturation intensities
 Multiphoton Two photon absorption Two photon deexcitation processes Raman processes Dressed atom for multiphoton processes
 Coherence Coherence in single atoms Coherence in localized ensembles Coherence in extended ensembles Mixed examples Coherent control in multilevel atoms Other effects in coherent control
 Lineshapes Low intensity and simple collisions Relativistic effects in emission and absorption Lineshape of atoms in a gas Confined particles Gaussian beam optics
 Spectroscopy Alkali atoms Experimental tools Dopplerfree techniques Nonlinear magnetooptic rotationNMOR
 Cooling and Trapping Spontaneous force Stimulated force Magnetic trapping and evaporative cooling BoseEinstein condensation Optical tweezers Ion trapping
 Appendices A. Standards B. What is a photon? C. Einstein as armchair detective: The case of stimulated radiation D. Frequency comb
 Index
 Problems appear at the end of each chapter.
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 Metrology. Preliminaries. Atoms. Nucleus. Resonance. Interaction. Multiphoton. Coherence. Lineshapes. Spectroscopy. Cooling and Trapping. Appendices. Index.
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Much of our understanding of physics in the last 30plus years has come from research on atoms, photons, and their interactions. Collecting information previously scattered throughout the literature, Modern Atomic Physics provides students with one unified guide to contemporary developments in the field.After reviewing metrology and preliminary mat.
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