The Story of Quantum Theory

Author: George Gamow

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135160

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Lucid, accessible introduction to the influential theory of energy and matter features careful explanations of Dirac's anti-particles, Bohr's model of the atom, and much more. Numerous drawings. 1966 edition.
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Mit Anmerkungen „Was der Professor noch nicht wußte“ von Roman U. Sexl

Author: George Gamov

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 332286510X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 182

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Die Lektüre der insgesamt fünfzehn Kapitel über die erlebten Träume des Mr. Tompkins in seinem Versuch, moderne Wissenschaft zu verstehen, ist ein Hochgenuß, hauptsächlich wegen der überraschenden Geistesblitze, die dem Autor - einem in die Physikgeschichte eingegangenen Wissenschaftler - eingefallen sind.
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Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Oxford Books of Verse

ISBN: 0195067614

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 319

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A collection of American poems written for children or traditionally enjoyed by children, by such authors as Longfellow, Poe, Eugene Field, Langston Hughes, Dr. Seuss, and Jack Prelutsky.
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America's Search for a Creation Story

Author: Karl W. Giberson,Donald A. Yerxa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461643465

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 571

In Species of Origins, Karl W. Giberson and Donald A. Yerxa examine America's controversial conversation about creation and evolution. While noting that part of the discord stems from the growing cultural and religious diversity of the United States, they argue powerfully that the real issue is the headlong confrontation between two seemingly incompatible worldviews upon which millions of Americans rely: modern naturalistic science and traditional Judeo-Christian religions.
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Author: Cornelius Lanczos

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134709

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Philosophic, less formalistic approach to analytical mechanics offers model of clear, scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basics, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations of motion, more.
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Author: Robert G. Jahn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138674

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text develops the concepts of electrical acceleration of gases for propulsion, from primary physical principles to realistic space thruster designs. 1968 edition.
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Author: James Kakalios

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101152362

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 9712

A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books," a hugely popular university course that generated coast-to-coast media attention for its unique method of explaining complex physics concepts through comics. With The Physics of Superheroes, named one of the best science books of 2005 by Discover, he introduced his colorful approach to an even wider audience. Now Kakalios presents a totally updated, expanded edition that features even more superheroes and findings from the cutting edge of science. With three new chapters and completely revised throughout with a splashy, redesigned package, the book that explains why Spider-Man's webbing failed his girlfriend, the probable cause of Krypton's explosion, and the Newtonian physics at work in Gotham City is electrifying from cover to cover.
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Author: Arthur I. Miller

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338649

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Arthur miler tells the story of the unlikely friendship between polar opposites - the brilliant but disturbed physicist Wolfganag Pauli and the famous psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Pauli was fascinated by the inner reaches of his own psyche and not afraid to dabble in the occult, while Jung looked to science for answers to the psychological questions that tormented him. Their rich friendship led them, in Jung's words, into 'the no-man's land between physics and the psychology of the unconscious...... the most fascinating yet the darkest hunting ground of our times.' Both were obsessed with the far-reaching significance of number '137' - a primal number that seemed to hint at the origins of the universe itself. Their quest to solve its enigma led them on a journey into the ancient secrets of alchemy, the work of Johannes Kepler, and the Chinese Book of Changes. This captivating dual biography not only narrates the extraordinary collaboration between two of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century but it also probes the very roots of modern science.
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Author: John D. Beasley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048615162X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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Lucid, instructive, and full of surprises, this book examines how simple mathematical analysis can throw unexpected light on games of every type, from poker to golf to the Rubik's cube. 1989 edition.
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Author: Harry Varvoglis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319042920

Category: Science

Page: 138

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Our understanding of nature, and in particular of physics and the laws governing it, has changed radically since the days of the ancient Greek natural philosophers. This book explains how and why these changes occurred, through landmark experiments as well as theories that - for their time - were revolutionary. The presentation covers Mechanics, Optics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Relativity Theory, Atomic Physics and Quantum Physics. The book places emphasis on ideas and on a qualitative presentation, rather than on mathematics and equations. Thus, although primarily addressed to those who are studying or have studied science, it can also be read by non-specialists. The author concludes with a discussion of the evolution and organization of universities, from ancient times until today, and of the organization and dissemination of knowledge through scientific publications and conferences.
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An Introduction to Classical Analysis

Author: Louis Brand

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157997

Category: Mathematics

Page: 608

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A course in analysis that focuses on the functions of a real variable, this text introduces the basic concepts in their simplest setting and illustrates its teachings with numerous examples, theorems, and proofs. 1955 edition.
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Author: Richard A. Silverman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318524

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

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Shorter version of Markushevich's Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable, appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in complex analysis. More than 300 problems, some with hints and answers. 1967 edition.
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Author: E. C. Zachmanoglou,Dale W. Thoe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613217X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

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This text explores the essentials of partial differential equations as applied to engineering and the physical sciences. Discusses ordinary differential equations, integral curves and surfaces of vector fields, the Cauchy-Kovalevsky theory, more. Problems and answers.
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Author: Francois Treves

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318109

Category: Mathematics

Page: 592

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Extending beyond the boundaries of Hilbert and Banach space theory, this text focuses on key aspects of functional analysis, particularly in regard to solving partial differential equations. 1967 edition.
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Author: Charles Henry Edwards

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486683362

Category: Mathematics

Page: 457

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Modern conceptual treatment of multivariable calculus, emphasizing the interplay of geometry and analysis via linear algebra and the approximation of nonlinear mappings by linear ones. At the same time, ample attention is paid to the classical applications and computational methods. Hundreds of examples, problems and figures. 1973 edition.
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Author: W. W. Rouse Ball

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157849

Category: Mathematics

Page: 560

View: 8605

This standard text treats hundreds of figures and schools instrumental in the development of mathematics, from the Phoenicians to such 19th-century giants as Grassman, Galois, and Riemann.
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Or, Methodical Cook: A Facsimile of an Authentic Early American Cookbook

Author: Mary Randolph

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142191

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 600

Charming guide, published in 1824, offers directions for making rabbit soup, beef steak pie, fried calf's feet, shoulder of mutton with celery sauce, leg of pork with pease pudding, and other culinary treats.
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