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xl, 1511 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
This first-year, graduate-level text and reference book covers the fundamental concepts and twenty-first-century applications of six major areas of classical physics that every masters- or PhD-level physicist should be exposed to, but often isn't: statistical physics, optics (waves of all sorts), elastodynamics, fluid mechanics, plasma physics, and special and general relativity and cosmology. Growing out of a full-year course that the eminent researchers Kip Thorne and Roger Blandford taught at Caltech for almost three decades, this book is designed to broaden the training of physicists. Its six main topical sections are also designed so they can be used in separate courses, and the book provides an invaluable reference for researchers. Presents all the major fields of classical physics except three prerequisites: classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and elementary thermodynamics Elucidates the interconnections between diverse fields and explains their shared concepts and tools Focuses on fundamental concepts and modern, real-world applications Takes applications from fundamental, experimental, and applied physics; astrophysics and cosmology; geophysics, oceanography, and meteorology; biophysics and chemical physics; engineering and optical science and technology; and information science and technology Emphasizes the quantum roots of classical physics and how to use quantum techniques to elucidate classical concepts or simplify classical calculations Features hundreds of color figures, some five hundred exercises, extensive cross-references, and a detailed index An online illustration package is available to professors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691159027 20170907
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-361-01
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xiv, 459 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction and Overview.-The Milky Way as a Galaxy.-The World of Galaxies.-Cosmology I: Homogeneous Isotropic World Models.-Active Galactic Nuclei.-Clusters and Groups of Galaxies.-Cosmology II: Inhomogeneities in the Universe.-Cosmology III: The Cosmological Parameters.-The Universe at high redshift.-Outlook.-A: The Electromagnetic Radiation Field.-Properties of Stars.-C: Units and Constants.-D: Recommended Literature.-E: Acronymes used.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540331742 20160528
Starting with the description of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, this cogently written textbook introduces the reader to the astronomy of galaxies, their structure, active galactic nuclei, evolution and large scale distribution. Then, from the extensive and thorough introduction to modern observational and theoretical cosmology, the text turns to the formation of structures and astronomical objects in the early universe. The basics of classical astronomy and stellar astrophysics needed for extragalactic astronomy are given in the appendix. In particular, Peter Schneider's "Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology" has the goal of imparting the fundamental knowledge of this fascinating subfield of astronomy, while leading readers to the forefront of astronomical research. But it seeks to accomplish this not only with extensive textual information and insights. In addition, the author's evident admiration for the workings of the universe that shines through the lines and the many supporting color illustrations will deeply inspire the reader. While this book has grown out of introductory university courses on astronomy and astrophysics, it will not only be appreciated by undergraduate students and lecturers. Through the comprehensive coverage of the field, even graduate students and researchers specializing in related fields will appreciate it as reliable reference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540331742 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-361-01