Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191614386

Category: Science

Page: 120

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The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. They establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and reveal the arrow of time and even the nature of energy itself. Peter Atkins' powerful and compelling introduction explains what the laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics. Guiding the reader from the Zeroth Law to the Third Law, he introduces the fascinating concept of entropy, and how it not only explains why your desk tends to get messier, but also how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe.
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eine Einführung

Author: John C. Polkinghorne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150188613

Category:

Page: 176

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die zehn großen Ideen der Naturwissenschaft

Author: Peter W. Atkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783608941258

Category: Discoveries in science

Page: 526

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Author: Peter W. Atkins,Julio de Paula,Michael Bär,Anna Schleitzer,Carsten Heinisch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527315462

Category: Science

Page: 1220

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Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191647632

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 8520

The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. They establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and reveal the arrow of time and even the nature of energy itself. Peter Atkins' powerful and compelling introduction explains what the laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics. Guiding the reader from the Zeroth Law to the Third Law, he introduces the fascinating concept of entropy, and how it not only explains why your desk tends to get messier, but also how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe.
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The Origins of the Laws of Nature

Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198813376

Category: Science

Page: 208

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The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics? Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit, erudition, and economy, Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all.
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Author: Timothy Gowers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150187067

Category:

Page: 207

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A Very Short Introduction

Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199683972

Category: Science

Page: 144

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A look at chemistry anew, through a chemist's eyes, in order to understand its central concepts and to see how it contributes not only towards our material comfort, but also to human culture.
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Author: Fran Bosnjakovic,K.F. Knoche

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783798511149

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 531

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Forschung im Denkraum zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst. Eine Methodenreflexion

Author: Anna-Sophie Jürgens,Tassilo Tesche

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839429692

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Im Fokus von »LaborARTorium« stehen hochaktuelle theoretische und praktische Zugänge zur künstlerischen Forschung als epistemische und welterschließende Praxis. Beiträge namhafter Akteure (Dombois, Klein, Lang) präsentieren Momentaufnahmen zu Fragen der Institutionalisierung künstlerischer Forschung, blicken zurück und visionär voraus. Aufsätze aus verschiedenen geisteswissenschaftlichen Perspektiven reflektieren zudem Forschung im Spannungsfeld von Wissenschaft und Kunst. Die Herangehens- und Sichtweisen von 17 einzigartigen Forschungsprojekten lassen sich als Grundlage für eine interdisziplinäre Methodenreflexion verstehen und geben konkrete Antworten auf die Frage, wie Kunst und Wissenschaft in der Forschung als gegenseitige Bereicherung gedacht werden können.
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ein Lehr- und Übungsbuch ; mit Beispielen und Aufgaben mit ausführlichen Lösungen

Author: Walter Greiner,Ludwig Neise,Horst Stöcker

Publisher: Harri Deutsch Verlag

ISBN: 9783817112623

Category:

Page: 578

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Author: Ken Binmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150185902

Category:

Page: 272

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Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191003115

Category: Science

Page: 144

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With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there can be no doubt that physical chemistry is a vitally important field. It is also perceived as the most daunting branch of chemistry, being necessarily grounded in physics and mathematics and drawing as it does on quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and statistical thermodynamics. With his typical clarity and hardly a formula in sight, Peter Atkins' Very Short Introduction explores the contributions physical chemistry has made to all branches of chemistry. Providing an insight into its central concepts Atkins reveals the cultural contributions physical chemistry has made to our understanding of the natural world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510645

Category: Law

Page: 152

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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the practice by courts, lawyers, and judges. Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, providing an enlightening guide to the central questions of legal theory. In this revised edition Wacks makes a number of updates including new material on legal realism, changes to the approach to the analysis of law and legal theory, and updates to historical and anthropological jurisprudence. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Author: A. Münster

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642882560

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 852

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Das vorliegende Buch ist aus Vorlesungen entstanden, die seit 1949 an der Universität Frankfurt gehalten wurden. Der ursprüngliche Plan ist jedoch erheblich erweitert worden, um auch den Bedürfnissen des wissenschaftlich arbeitenden Physikers und Physikochemikers Rechnung zu tragen. Bei der Aus wahl des Stoffes habe ich mich auf die Theorie der Gleichgewichtseigenschaften der Materie beschränkt. Auch in dem dadurch gegebenen Rahmen mußte noch mals eine gewisse Auswahl stattfinden, wenn ein vernünftiger Umfang und der im wesentlichen lehrbuchartige Charakter der Darstellung gewahrt bleiben sollten. Ich habe mich dabei bemüht, wenigstens unter dem Gesichtspunkt der Methode eine gewisse Vollständigkeit zu erreichen in dem Sinne, daß alle grundsätzlich wichtigen Verfahren (nicht aber die oft zahlreichen Varianten) ausführlich be handelt sind. Es liegt in der Natur der Sache, daß dadurch auch die Mehrzahl der in diesem Zusammenhang wichtigen physikalischen Probleme erfaßt wird. Nicht aufgenommen sind daher in erster Linie solche Anwendungen, bei denen der statistische Teil der Theorie trivial ist oder wenigstens keine wesentlich neuen Gesichtspunkte bietet. Bei einigen Problemen (z. B. kritischer Punkt der Kon densation, A,-Punkt des Heliums) hielt ich eine Darstellung in diesem Rahmen noch nicht für zweckmäßig.
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Author: Robin Gill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118957946

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Chemical principles are fundamental to the Earth sciences, andgeoscience students increasingly require a firm grasp of basicchemistry to succeed in their studies. The enlarged third editionof this highly regarded textbook introduces the student to such‘geo-relevant’ chemistry, presented in the same lucidand accessible style as earlier editions, but the new edition hasbeen strengthened in its coverage of environmental geoscience andincorporates a new chapter introducing isotope geochemistry. The book comprises three broad sections. The first (Chapters1–4) deals with the basic physical chemistry of geologicalprocesses. The second (Chapters 5–8) introduces thewave-mechanical view of the atom and explains the various types ofchemical bonding that give Earth materials their diverse anddistinctive properties. The final chapters (9–11) survey thegeologically relevant elements and isotopes, and explain theirformation and their abundances in the cosmos and the Earth. Thebook concludes with an extensive glossary of terms; appendicescover basic maths, explain basic solution chemistry, and list thechemical elements and the symbols, units and constants used in thebook.
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Author: A. R. King

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199602921

Category: Science

Page: 120

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Stars are a constant source of fascination. In this Very Short Introduction Andrew King introduces us to the science of stars; how they are born, how they live, and how they die. He shows how understanding the stars is the key to understanding the galaxies they inhabit, and how they provide us with clues to the existence of planets like our own.
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Author: Peter Molnar

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191043966

Category: Science

Page: 152

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The 1960s revealed a new and revolutionary idea in geological thought: that the continents drift with respect to one another. After having been dismissed for decades as absurd, the concept gradually became part of geology's basic principles. We now know that the Earth's crust and upper mantle consist of a small number of rigid plates that move, and there are significant boundaries between pairs of plates, usually known as earthquake belts. Plate tectonics now explains much of the structure and phenomena we see today: how oceans form, widen, and disappear; why earthquakes and volcanoes are found in distinct zones which follow plate boundaries; how the great mountain ranges of the world were built. The impact of plate tectonics is studied closely as these processes continue: the Himalaya continues to grow, the Atlantic is widening, and new oceans are forming. In this Very Short Introduction Peter Molnar provides a succinct and authoritative account of the nature and mechanisms of plate tectonics and its impact on our understanding of Earth. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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