Author :Richard P. Feynman Publisher :Princeton University Press Release Date :2014-10-26 ISBN :9781400847464 Pages :192 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (8 users download)

Download or read book in PDF QED written by Richard P. Feynman and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2014-10-26 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson. A. Zee's introduction places Feynman’s book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman’s uniquely appealing and illuminating style.

Author :Richard Phillips Feynman Publisher :Princeton Book Company Publishers Release Date :1985 ISBN :0691083886 Pages :158 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (838 users download)

Download or read book in PDF QED written by Richard Phillips Feynman and published by Princeton Book Company Publishers. This book was released on 1985 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a venture that, as far as we know, has never been tried. It is a straightforward, honest explanation of a rather difficult subject-the theory of Quantum electrodynamics-for a nontechnical audience. It is designed to give the interested reader an appreciation for the kind of thinking that physicists have resorted to in order to explain how Nature behaves.

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Author :Daniel F. Styer Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2000-02-24 ISBN :0521667801 Pages :154 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (678 users download)

Summary Book Review The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics :

Download or read book in PDF The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics written by Daniel F. Styer and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2000-02-24 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exceptionally accessible, accurate and non-technical introduction to the core concepts of quantum mechanics.

Download or read book in PDF Quantum Electrodynamics written by Richard P. Feynman and published by Westview Press. This book was released on 1998-03-25 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents the main results and calculational procedures of quantum electrodynamics in a simple and straightforward way.

Summary Book Review The Character of Physical Law, with new foreword :

Download or read book in PDF The Character of Physical Law, with new foreword written by Richard Feynman and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2017-03-10 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An introduction to modern physics and to Richard Feynman at his witty and enthusiastic best, discussing gravitation, irreversibility, symmetry, and the nature of scientific discovery. Richard Feynman was one of the most famous and important physicists of the second half of the twentieth century. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, celebrated for his spirited and engaging lectures, and briefly a star on the evening news for his presence on the commission investigating the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, Feynman is best known for his contributions to the field of quantum electrodynamics. The Character of Physical Law, drawn from Feynman's famous 1964 series of Messenger Lectures at Cornell, offers an introduction to modern physics—and to Feynman at his witty and enthusiastic best. In this classic book (originally published in 1967), Feynman offers an overview of selected physical laws and gathers their common features, arguing that the importance of a physical law is not “how clever we are to have found it out” but “how clever nature is to pay attention to it.” He discusses such topics as the interaction of mathematics and physics, the principle of conservation, the puzzle of symmetry, and the process of scientific discovery. A foreword by 2004 Physics Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek updates some of Feynman's observations—noting, however, “the need for these particular updates enhances rather than detracts from the book.” In The Character of Physical Law, Feynman chose to grapple with issues at the forefront of physics that seemed unresolved, important, and approachable.

Summary Book Review Computational Models in Architecture :

Download or read book in PDF Computational Models in Architecture written by Nikola Marinčić and published by Birkhäuser. This book was released on 2019-04-18 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This scientific work focuses on computer-aided computational models in architecture. The author initially investigates established computational models and then expands these with newer approaches to modeling. In his research the author integrates approaches to analytical philosophy, probability theory, formal logic, quantum physics, abstract algebra, computer-aided design, computer graphics, glossematics, machine learning, architecture, and others. For researchers in the fields of information technology and architecture.

Summary Book Review A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics :

Download or read book in PDF A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics written by John S. Townsend and published by University Science Books. This book was released on 2000 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspired by Richard Feynman and J.J. Sakurai, A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics allows lecturers to expose their undergraduates to Feynman's approach to quantum mechanics while simultaneously giving them a textbook that is well-ordered, logical and pedagogically sound. This book covers all the topics that are typically presented in a standard upper-level course in quantum mechanics, but its teaching approach is new. Rather than organizing his book according to the historical development of the field and jumping into a mathematical discussion of wave mechanics, Townsend begins his book with the quantum mechanics of spin. Thus, the first five chapters of the book succeed in laying out the fundamentals of quantum mechanics with little or no wave mechanics, so the physics is not obscured by mathematics. Starting with spin systems it gives students straightfoward examples of the structure of quantum mechanics. When wave mechanics is introduced later, students should perceive it correctly as only one aspect of quantum mechanics and not the core of the subject.

Author :Sergio M. Dutra Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Release Date :2005-05-27 ISBN :9780471713470 Pages :408 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (717 users download)

Summary Book Review Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics :

Download or read book in PDF Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics written by Sergio M. Dutra and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2005-05-27 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens to light when it is trapped in a box? Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics addresses a fascinating question inphysics: what happens to light, and in particular to itsinteraction with matter, when it is trapped inside a box? With theaid of a model-building approach, readers discover the answer tothis question and come to appreciate its important applications incomputing, cryptography, quantum teleportation, andopto-electronics. Instead of taking a traditional approach thatrequires readers to first master a series of seemingly unconnectedmathematical techniques, this book engages the readers' interestand imagination by going straight to the point, introducing themathematics along the way as needed. Appendices are provided forthe additional mathematical theory. Researchers, scientists, and students of modern physics can referto Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics and examine the field thoroughly.Several key topics covered that readers cannot find in any otherquantum optics book include: * Introduction to the problem of the "vacuum catastrophe" and thecosmological constant * Detailed up-to-date account of cavity QED lasers andthresholdless lasing * Examination of cavities with movable walls * First-principles discussion about cavity QED in opencavities * Pedagogical account of microscopic quantization indielectrics Complementing the coverage of the most advanced theory andtechniques, the author provides context by discussing thehistorical evolution of the field and its discoveries. In thatspirit, "recommended reading," provided in each chapter, leadsreaders to both contemporary literature as well as key historicalpapers. Despite being one of many specialties within physics, cavityquantum electrodynamics serves as a window to many of thefundamental issues of physics. Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics willserve as an excellent resource for advanced undergraduate quantummechanics courses as well as for graduate students, researchers,and scientists who need a comprehensive introduction to the field.

Download or read book in PDF The Quantum Adventure written by Alex Montwill and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2011-11-22 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quantum theory revolutionized physics at the beginning of the last century. Einstein was one of its originators, but as the implications of the theory emerged, he began to have doubts. Are the most basic physical processes based on probability? Is the Universe governed by chance? Do physical objects have an independent existence or do they exist only in our perception? The ramifications may appear bizarre but they are inherent to this perplexing subject. The Quantum Adventure deals with the birth and growth of quantum mechanics. It explains the “classical dilemma” which faced physics at the start of the 20th Century and goes on to show how quantum mechanics emerged and flourished. Difficult and abstract concepts are treated with minimal mathematics and maximal physical imagery. Snippets of information about the dramatis personae are woven into the text and add color to what is traditionally perceived as a complex and challenging topic. A must-read for anyone interested in quantum physics. Contents: Prehistory — Isaac NewtonPreparing for Quantum MechanicsThe Pre-Quantum Atom — A Temporary SolutionMax Planck — The Birth of the Quantum AdventureLight — Wave or Projectile?Einstein Enters the SceneNiels Bohr Introduces the Quantum into Atomic PhysicssWerner Heisenberg — An Equation for UncertaintyLouis de Broglie — Matter WavesErwin Schrödinger — Wave MechanicsEigenstates — The Theory of the Seen and UnseenEigenstates in the Subnuclear WorldPaul Dirac — Tying Things TogetherRichard Feynman — The Strange Theory of Light and MatterQuantum Reality — The World of the Absurd Readership: General public with an interest in science, quantum physics or history of science. Keywords:Physics;Quantum Mechanics;History of Science;Planck;Bohr;EinsteinKey Features:Approaches abstract and difficult concepts with the bare minimum of mathematics and relates them to common experienceLots of figures and cartoonsEmergence of the new ‘quantum reality’ will intrigue fans of philosophy and history of scienceReviews:“It gave a good account of the development of quantum mechanics and the world of the very small, which is certainly accessible to the interested layman.”Prof Donald H Davis University College London “It Includes some unusual background on the historical developments that produced the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian approaches to classical mechanics.”CHOICE

Author :Montwill Alex Breslin Ann Publisher :World Scientific Release Date :2012 ISBN :9781848166493 Pages :248 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (481 users download)

Download or read book in PDF The Quantum Adventure written by Montwill Alex Breslin Ann and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2012 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quantum theory revolutionized physics at the beginning of the last century. Einstein was one of its originators, but as the implications of the theory emerged, he began to have doubts. Are the most basic physical processes based on probability? Is the Universe governed by chance? Do physical objects have an independent existence or do they exist only in our perception? The ramifications may appear bizarre but they are inherent to this perplexing subject. The Quantum Adventure deals with the birth and growth of quantum mechanics. It explains the OC classical dilemmaOCO which faced physics at the start of the 20th Century and goes on to show how quantum mechanics emerged and flourished. Difficult and abstract concepts are treated with minimal mathematics and maximal physical imagery. Snippets of information about the dramatis personae are woven into the text and add color to what is traditionally perceived as a complex and challenging topic. A must-read for anyone interested in quantum physics.

Author :Jeremy I Pfeffer Publisher :World Scientific Publishing Company Release Date :2012-11-30 ISBN :9781908979575 Pages :676 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (89 users download)

Download or read book in PDF Modern Physics written by Jeremy I Pfeffer and published by World Scientific Publishing Company. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 676 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition of the successful textbook, Modern Physics: An Introductory Text, preserves the unique blend of readability, scientific rigour and authenticity that made its predecessor so indispensible a text for non-physics science majors. As in the first edition, it sets out to present 20th century physics in a form accessible and useful to students of the life sciences, medicine, agricultural, earth and environmental sciences. It is also valuable as a first reader and source text for students majoring in the physical sciences and engineering. Two new chapters have been added, one on Einstein's elucidation of Brownian Motion and the second on Quantum Electrodynamics. Taking the discovery of the electron, the formulation of Maxwellian electromagnetism and Einstein's elucidation of Brownian motion as its starting point, the text proceeds to a comprehensive presentation of the three seminal ideas of 20th century physics: Special and General Relativity, Quantum Theory and the Nuclear Atom. From here the text moves on to the new discoveries prompted by these ideas, their impact on our understanding of natural phenomena and their application to the development and invention of the devices and technologies that define the 21st century. Questions, exercises and problems for student assignments are found at the end of each of the six parts into which the text is divided; answers to the numerical questions are at the end of the book. The techniques by which trigonometric functions, phasors (rotating vectors) and complex numbers are employed in the mathematical description of wave motion are summarised in a supplementary section. In consideration of the audience for whom the book is intended, all mathematics other than that required for descriptive or illustrative purposes has been omitted from the main body of the text and incorporated into the 47 worked examples and 11 appendices. Sample Chapter(s) Preface and Table of Contents (69 KB) Chapter 1.1: The Electron (65 KB) Request Inspection Copy

Summary Book Review The Atomic World Spooky? It Ain't Necessarily So! :

Download or read book in PDF The Atomic World Spooky? It Ain't Necessarily So! written by Theo van Holten and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-12-09 with total page 561 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present book takes the discovery that quantum-like behaviour is not solely reserved to atomic particles one step further. If electrons are modelled as vibrating droplets instead of the usually assumed point objects, and if the classical laws of nature are applied, then exactly the same behaviour as in quantum theory is found, quantitatively correct! The world of atoms is strange and quantum mechanics, the theory of this world, is almost magic. Or is it? Tiny droplets of oil bouncing round on a fluid surface can also mimic the world of quantum mechanics. For the layman - for whom the main part of this book is written - this is good news. If the everyday laws of nature can conspire to show up quantum-like phenomena, there is hope to form mental pictures how the atomic world works. The book is almost formula-free, and explains everything by using many sketches and diagrams. The mathematical derivations underlying the main text are kept separate in a -peer reviewed - appendix. The author, a retired professor of Flight Mechanics and Propulsion at the Delft University of Technology, chose to publish his findings in this mixed popular and scientific form, because he found that interested laymen more often than professional physicists feel the need to form visualisations of quantum phenomena.

Download or read book in PDF The Story of Light Science written by Dennis F. Vanderwerf and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-08-06 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book traces the evolution of our understanding and utilization of light from classical antiquity and the early thoughts of Pythagoras to the present time. From the earliest recorded theories and experiments to the latest applications in photonic communication and computation, the ways in which light has been put to use are numerous and astounding. Indeed, some of the latest advances in light science are in fields that until recently belonged to the realm of science fiction. The author, writing for an audience of both students and other scientifically interested readers, describes fundamental investigations of the nature of light and ongoing methods to measure its speed as well as the emergence of the wave theory of light and the complementary photon theory. The importance of light in the theory of relativity is discussed as is the development of electrically-driven light sources and lasers. The information here covers the range o f weak single-photon light sources to super-high power lasers and synchrotron light sources. Many cutting-edge topics are also introduced, including entanglement-based quantum communication through optical fibers and free space, quantum teleportation, and quantum computing. The nature and use of "squeezed light" - e.g. for gravitational wave detection - is another fascinating excursion, as is the topic of fabricated metamaterials, as used to create invisibility cloaks. Here the reader also learns about the realization of extremely slow speed and time-reversed light. The theories, experiments, and applications described in this book are, whenever possible, derived from original references. The many annotated drawings and level of detail make clear the goals, procedures, and conclusions of the original investigators. Where they are required, all specialist terms and mathematical symbols are defined and explained. The final part of the book covers light expe riments in the free space of the cosmos, and also speculates about scenarios for the cosmological origins of light and the expected fate of the photon in a dying universe.

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Download or read book in PDF The Cause and Evolution of the Universe written by John Auping and published by Universidad Iberoamericana. This book was released on 2018 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book differentiates observationally verified aspects of cosmology from ideas whose verification is distant or perhaps impossible by careful application of orthodox scientific method. This English edition is a part of his original work devoted to describing the dynamics of stars, and analysing the Big Bang, steady state and multiverse models.

Download or read book in PDF Light Revolutions written by Geoffrey Ernest Stedman and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2015-06-11 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book outlines the history thus far of a novel scientific project started in 1999, in Christchurch New Zealand and has proceed with help from German scientific agencies and scientists. The project is unique it resulted in the largest known ring lasers to monitor fluctuations in earth rotation including novel lunar and seismic effects, also in that the laboratory was a disused military bunker at Cashmere in Christchurch built in case of Japanese invasion of New Zealand during WWII the mirror technology used was developed for military purpose in the U.S.A. in recent decades, although the project has never had military support.

Download or read book in PDF Earth Based Psychology written by Arnold Mindell and published by Gatekeeper Press. This book was released on 2018-12-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new spiritual guide defines, explores, and applies earth-based psychology and the related idea of path awareness—the ability to sense where to turn at any given moment. Drawing from physics, aboriginal beliefs, and shamanism, it presents new ways of determining the best direction through inner turmoil, relationship trouble, team and community issues, and world issues. With a background in applied physics and Jungian psychology, Arnold Mindell extends the work of C. G. Jung and links it with diverse disciplines and wisdom traditions, making scientific ideas accessible to non-technical readers. He presents theory and experiential exercises in a simple and imaginative manner, with diagrams and illustrations to strengthen their ability to instruct and inspire. Book Review: Arnold Mindell's work with finding directions on the Earth reminds me of old Aboriginal Wisdom, finding directions we Aboriginal people have always known and done. -- Auntie Nancy Hill-Wood, Bunjalung Woman, Elder and Citizen of the Year for Manly Warringah Regional Council, Sydney, Australia