Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2014-10-26
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
The difficult subject of quantum electrodynamics, which deals with the interaction of light and matter, is discussed. Enlivened by many drawings, topics include electrons, quarks, and other particles of interest to physicists.
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.
Author: Markus Reiher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-01-12
The second edition of Relativistic Quantum Chemistry: The Fundamental Theory of Molecular Science expands on some of the latest developments in this fascinating field. The text retains its clear and consistent style, allowing for a readily accessible overview of the complex topic. It is also self-contained, building on the fundamental equations and providing the mathematical background necessary. While some parts of the text have been restructured for the sake of clarity a significant amount of new content has also been added. This includes, for example, an in-depth discussion of the Brown-Ravenhall disease, of spin in current-density functional theory, and of exact two-component methods and its local variants. A strength of the first edition of this textbook was its list of almost 1000 references to the original research literature, which has made it a valuable reference also for experts in the field.
Kitty Ferguson, the award-winning and international bestselling author of Stephen Hawking’s biography, presents an even deeper portrait of the legendary physicist’s life and scientific theories. This updated edition of Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind looks at one of the most remarkable figures of our age: the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time, celebrated theoretical physicist, and an inspiration to millions around the world. Ferguson offers fresh insights into the way Hawking thinks and works, his ever-more-imaginative adventures in science at the “flaming ramparts of the world,” the discovery of gravity waves, the blockbuster proposal for “Starshot” to explore the cosmos, and his powerful use of his celebrity on behalf of human rights and survival on earth and beyond. With rare access to Hawking, including childhood photos and in-depth research, Ferguson creates a rich and comprehensive picture of his life: his childhood; the heartbreaking ALS diagnosis when he was a first-year graduate student; his long personal battle for survival in pursuit of a scientific understanding of the universe; and his rise to international fame. She also uses her gift for translating the language of theoretical physics into the language of the rest of us to make Hawking’s scientific work accessible. This is an insightful, absorbing, and definitive account of a brilliant mind and the extraordinary life of a man who always looks towards tomorrow.
Author: Joan Richardson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2006-12-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
Joan Richardson provides a fascinating and compelling account of the emergence of the quintessential American philosophy: pragmatism. She demonstrates pragmatism's engagement with various branches of the natural sciences and traces the development of Jamesian pragmatism from the late nineteenth century through modernism, following its pointings into the present. Richardson combines strands from America's religious experience with scientific information to offer interpretations that break new ground in literary and cultural history. This book exemplifies the value of interdisciplinary approaches to producing literary criticism. In a series of highly original readings of Edwards, Emerson, William and Henry James, Stevens, and Stein, A Natural History of Pragmatism tracks the interplay of religious motive, scientific speculation, and literature in shaping an American aesthetic. Wide-ranging and bold, this groundbreaking book will be essential reading for all students and scholars of American literature.
Author: David Clippinger
Publisher: Talisman House Pub
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Poetry. From 1956 till his death in 1999, William Bronk published thirty books of poetry and essays. Bronk returned again and again to a fundamental assertion that what is real--the world, truth, and ourselves--remains beyond the grasp of language and knowledge. Consequently, the world that we inhabit is a fiction of our own construction. Winner of the American Book Award for his collected poems, he is considered one of the foremost poets of his time. THE BODY OF THIS LIFE is an outstanding collection of essays and memoirs about his work by poets and scholars including Edward Foster, Burt Kimmelman, Robert Bertholf, and David Clippenger.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Author: Juliette Yaakov
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.