QED

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400847464
Release Date: 2014-10-26
Genre: Science

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.

QED

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492959865
Release Date: 2012-10-19
Genre: Science

Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) erhielt 1965 für seine Beiträge zur Quantenelektrodynamik (QED) den Nobelpreis für Physik. Seine spektakulären Arbeiten zur »Theorie des Lichts und der Materie« erklärt der »brillanteste, respektloseste und einflussreichste theoretische Physiker der Nachkriegszeit« (The New York Times) hier auch für Nichtphysiker.

Ist das Gehirn der Geist

Author: Felix Tretter
Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag
ISBN: 9783840922763
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Psychology

Die Hirnforschung, genauer gesagt die Neurobiologie, hat in den letzten Jahren die Behauptung aufgestellt, dass der Geist nichts anderes sei als das Gehirn. Medial sehr wirksam, werden Resultate aus dem Gebiet der Hirnforschung referiert, die zeigen sollen, dass der Mensch und sein Verhalten letztlich nur durch sein Gehirn bestimmt sei und Begriffe wie der «Geist», das «Bewusstsein», das «Ich» und der «freie Wille» nur Fehlkonstrukte unserer Kultur seien. Die Autoren zeigen auf, dass die häufige Nichtbeachtung technisch-methodologischer Probleme der Hirnforschung und die Überinterpretation der experimentellen Befunde sowie die mangelnde Beachtung von Erkenntnissen der Psychologie problematisch sind, da sie unser Menschenbild durch den Reduktionismus massiv beeinflussen. Der Band stellt historische Bezüge zum Leib-Seele-Problem her und liefert einen Überblick über philosophische, psychologische, neurobiologische und systemtheoretische Ansätze zu einem der ältesten Fragekomplexe, der von Philosophen schon seit zwei Jahrtausenden behandelt wird. Ziel ist es, die Dringlichkeit der Zusammenarbeit verschiedener Disziplinen im Sinne einer «Neurophilosophie» herauszuarbeiten, sodass gewonnene Teilerkenntnisse tatsächlich zum Nutzen des Menschen eingesetzt werden können, u. a. im Bereich der Politik, Gesellschaft und Justiz.

Light Revolutions

Author: Geoffrey Ernest Stedman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781493137770
Release Date: 2015-06-11
Genre: Science

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.

Relativistic Quantum Chemistry

Author: Markus Reiher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527667581
Release Date: 2014-09-23
Genre: Science

Einstein proposed his theory of special relativity in 1905. For a long time it was believed that this theory has no significant impact on chemistry. This view changed in the 1970s when it was realized that (nonrelativistic) Schrödinger quantum mechanics yields results on molecular properties that depart significantly from experimental results. Especially when heavy elements are involved, these quantitative deviations can be so large that qualitative chemical reasoning and understanding is affected. For this to grasp the appropriate many-electron theory has rapidly evolved. Nowadays relativistic approaches are routinely implemented and applied in standard quantum chemical software packages. As it is essential for chemists and physicists to understand relativistic effects in molecules, the first edition of "Relativistic Quantum Chemistry - The fundamental Theory of Molecular Science" had set out to provide a concise, comprehensive, and complete presentation of this theory. This second edition 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. In the second edition, more than 100 additional key references have been added - most of them considering the recent developments in the field. Thus, the book is a must-have for everyone entering the field, as well as for experienced researchers searching for a consistent review.

Das kleine Buch der Stringtheorie

Author: Steven S. Gubser
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 3827428483
Release Date: 2011-08-26
Genre: Science

Das kleine Buch der Stringtheorie bietet eine knappe und unterhaltsame Einführung in eines der meistdiskutierten Gebiete der modernen Physik. Die Stringtheorie gilt als eine „Theorie für Alles“, mit der sich sämtliche Grundkräfte der Natur beschreiben lassen. Bisher allerdings konnte sie experimentell nicht bestätigt werden, und unter Physikern wird sie sehr kontrovers diskutiert. Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen die Gelegenheit, sich ein eigenes Bild zu machen!

Stephen Hawking An Unfettered Mind

Author: Kitty Ferguson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781137000224
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In an updated edition with a new chapter, just in time for Stephen Hawking's 75th birthday, Kitty Ferguson looks at one of the most remarkable figures of our age—bestselling author of A Brief History of Time, celebrated theoretical physicist, and an inspiration to millions around the world -- with fresh insights into the way he 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 increasingly 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, award-winning author Kitty Ferguson continues to create a rich and comprehensive picture of Hawking's 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. Ferguson 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 at seventy-five is as up-to-date as tomorrow.

Quantenelektrodynamik

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg
ISBN: 3486243373
Release Date: 1997
Genre:

Die Quantenelektrodynamik (QED) beschreibt die Wechselwirkung von Licht und Materie, genauer: die Wechselwirkung von Elektronen, Positronen und Photonen. Mittlerweile ist diese Theorie schon älter als ein halbes Jahrhundert. Im Laufe der Jahre ist sie in vielen Energiebereichen getestet worden, nicht zuletzt mit Hilfe der modernen Teilchenbeschleuniger. Um so überraschender ist die Tatsache, daß man bis heute keinerlei Abweichungen zwischen den theoretischen Voraussagen und den experimentellen Daten gefunden hat! Die QED zählt damit zu den genauesten aller Theorien. Dieses Werk führt in die wichtigsten Ergebnisse und Rechenverfahren der Quantenelektrodynamik ein. Aus erster Hand wird der Leser auch mit den berühmten "Feynman-Graphen" vertraut gemacht.

A Natural History of Pragmatism

Author: Joan Richardson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139461740
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.

Vom Wesen physikalischer Gesetze

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492972369
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Science

Richard P. Feynman gelingt es meisterhaft, darzulegen, welche allgemeinen Prinzipien hinter den Naturgesetzen stehen, die wir heute kennen. Studentinnen und Studenten in aller Welt benutzen diese berühmten »Feynman-Lectures«, die einen ungewöhnlich gut durchdachten Querschnitt durch die Grundlagen der Physik bieten.

The Body of this Life

Author: David Clippinger
Publisher: Talisman House Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015053181114
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Fiction

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.

Electricity and Magnetism

Author: Peter Fairley
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822566052
Release Date: 2007-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the uses for electricity and magnetism that stretch back to ancient times and discusses the history behind their scientific study.