The Penguin Dictionary of Physics

Author: Valerie Illingworth
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141036834
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Physics

The Penguin Dictionary of Physics provides clear and concise definitions for every area of physics - from optics and acoustics to mechanics and electronics, via quantum theory and relativity. The ideal reference guide to this fast-evolving subject, it will prove invaluable to students and teachers, scientists and doctors, and technicians and technologists. Gives definitions of some 4,600 terms and concepts Provides comprehensive coverage of the terminology of contemporary physics, from absolute zero and Avogadro constant to Zeeman effect and zero-point energy Discusses related scientific fields, such as physical chemistry, astronomy, medical physics, computing and engineering Includes numerous explanatory diagrams, and an appendix of scientific tables and symbols

The Penguin Dictionary of Science

Author: Eugene Boris Uvarov
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 0140512624
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Science

A reliable and clear explanation of the basic vocabulary of physics and chemistry, with a fair coverage of the words used in mathematics, astronomy and biology.

The Penguin Dictionary of Astronomy

Author: Jacqueline Mitton
Publisher: Penguin Uk
ISBN: UCSC:32106013760449
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Science

A third edition of the title which contains the latest advances in the field of study. The dictionary has over 2,800 entries and encompasses classical and modern astronomy, giving the names of constellations, stars, galaxies, asteroids, comets, nebulae, and information on telescopes, observatories and space missions.

The Penguin Dictionary of Science

Author: M. J. Clugston
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0141037962
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Reference

Covering all the major sciences, this updated edition has definitions of over seven thousand scientific terms, appendices ranging from lists of fundamental constants to the periodic table, hundreds of illustrations and diagrams, coverage of both fundamental terms and specialist concepts. Original.

The New Penguin Dictionary of Geology

Author: Philip Kearey
Publisher: Penguin Global
ISBN: UCSC:32106016769645
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Reference

The New Penguin Dictionary of Geology is the most extensive and authoritative guide to earth sciences available. Covering over 7,700 key terms, it explains not only the core vocabulary of 'the study of the solid earth' but also relevant terms from the related disciplines of astronomy, biology, environmental geoscience, chemistry and physics. The result is a wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary that will prove essential for student, researcher and keen amateur geologist alike. Gives comprehensive coverage of the core subject areas of geology Provides helpful tables showing geological ages of the earth and SI units Defines relevant key terms from other subject areas Includes an extensive topic-based bibliography covering all aspects of geology

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Author: Max Tegmark
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 9783843716703
Release Date: 2017-11-17
Genre: Social Science

Die Nobelpreis-Schmiede Massachusetts Institute of Technology ist der bedeutendste technologische Think Tank der USA. Dort arbeitet Professor Max Tegmark mit den weltweit führenden Entwicklern künstlicher Intelligenz zusammen, die ihm exklusive Einblicke in ihre Labors gewähren. Die Erkenntnisse, die er daraus zieht, sind atemberaubend und zutiefst verstörend zugleich. Neigt sich die Ära der Menschen dem Ende zu? Der Physikprofessor Max Tegmark zeigt anhand der neusten Forschung, was die Menschheit erwartet. Hier eine Auswahl möglicher Szenarien: - Eroberer: Künstliche Intelligenz übernimmt die Macht und entledigt sich der Menschheit mit Methoden, die wir noch nicht einmal verstehen. - Der versklavte Gott: Die Menschen bemächtigen sich einer superintelligenten künstlichen Intelligenz und nutzen sie, um Hochtechnologien herzustellen. - Umkehr: Der technologische Fortschritt wird radikal unterbunden und wir kehren zu einer prä-technologischen Gesellschaft im Stil der Amish zurück. - Selbstzerstörung: Superintelligenz wird nicht erreicht, weil sich die Menschheit vorher nuklear oder anders selbst vernichtet. - Egalitäres Utopia: Es gibt weder Superintelligenz noch Besitz, Menschen und kybernetische Organismen existieren friedlich nebeneinander. Max Tegmark bietet kluge und fundierte Zukunftsszenarien basierend auf seinen exklusiven Einblicken in die aktuelle Forschung zur künstlichen Intelligenz.

So baut man eine Zeitmaschine

Author: Paul C. W. Davies
Publisher:
ISBN: 349224422X
Release Date: 2005
Genre:

Sind Zeitreisen möglich? Läßt sich dieser alte Menschheitstraum verwirklichen? Paul Davies gibt überraschende Antworten und zeigt, wie eine Zeitmaschine gebaut werden kann - zumindest virtuell. Der Physiker und Kosmologe geht sein Thema originell und mit viel Lust an. Sein Buch ist der ultimative Reisebegleiter für Zeitreisende: fundiert, lehrreich, vergnüglich und unterhaltsam. Und nebenbei lernt man viel über Raum und Zeit, Relativität und andere knifflige Fragen moderner Physik. >Ein exzellent praktisches, wie auch handliches sowie subtil humorvolles Werk.

Environmental Physics

Author: Clare Smith
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 041520190X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Science

Environmental Physics provides an introduction to the physical principles that underlie environmental issues and shows how they contribute to the interdisciplinary field of environmental science. The book explores a broad range of topics, encompassing the natural and human environments. Environmental Physics makes the subject accessible to those with little previous knowledge of physics. As a student of environmental science, the reader will find the wide range of topics covered in this single volume invaluable. Environmental Physics is highly illustrated with over 100 figures and plates, and has boxed case studies, end of chapter summaries, further reading and a glossary.

Science and Technology Resources

Author: James E. Bobick
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591587934
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An indispensable resource for anyone wanting to create, maintain, improve, understand, or use the diverse information resources within a sci-tech library. * Over 80 screenshots of electronic information resource tools designed for the engineer and scientist; page reproductions from print sources and illustrations from scholarly journal articles and monographs are also included * Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of additional resources for further research * Approximately 30 discipline-specific subject bibliographies in the appendix section act as indispensable guides for developing library collections, as well as for compiling introductory textbooks appropriate for library science students * Included pathfinders provide expert guides for targeted online research * Corresponding instructor exercises are available at the publisher's website