Concepts of Nuclear Physics by B. L. Cohen

By B. L. Cohen

This e-book makes an attempt to introduce atomic physics at a complicated undergraduate or postgraduate point in nuclear physics. It explains all elements of the nucleus, its constitution, its habit less than quite a few stipulations, and its impression on nature and on mankind. Experimental equipment of nuclear physics have additionally been dicussed.The booklet additionally discusses Nuclear Decay, Gammarary Emission, Nuclear Reactions and purposes of Nuclear Physics. quite a few difficulties and routines were incorporated to assist the certainty approach.

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Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Physics: An Overview from by Dipankar Home

By Dipankar Home

It may well tum out that, like convinced different phenomena studied via sociologists, bouts of curiosity within the foundations of quantum mechanics are likely to are available in 60-year cycles. it really is rarely wonderful that during the 1st decade or so of the topic the conceptual puzzles generated by way of this unusual new approach of taking a look at the realm must have generated profound curiosity, not only between expert physicists themselves but in addition between philosophers and trained laymen; yet this extreme curiosity was once by means of a fallow interval within the forties and fifties while the physics institution typically took the view that the one puzzles left have been the product both of incompetent software of the formalism or of undesirable philosophy, and just a couple of courageous individualists just like the past due David Bohm dared to signify that perhaps there rather was once anything there in any case to fret approximately. As Bell and Nauenberg, surveying the scene in 1966, placed it: "The common physicist feels that [these questions 1 have some time past been responded, and that he'll totally know the way if ever he can spare twenty mins to contemplate it. " yet progressively, throughout the sixties and seventies, interest did revive, and the final ten years or so have obvious a degree of curiosity in foundational questions, and an involvement in them through the various major figures of up to date physics, that's most likely remarkable because the earliest days.

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The Story of Helium and the Birth of Astrophysics by Biman B. Nath

By Biman B. Nath

What if essentially the most exciting tales within the heritage of technology became out to be mistaken? Can city legends creep into the hallowed grounds of clinical historical past? As extraordinary because it may perhaps sound, the tale of 1 of crucial parts nowa days – helium - has been frequently misrepresented in books, encyclopedias, and on-line resources, although archival fabrics inform a distinct tale. Open the access for Helium in any encyclopaedia and you'll learn a fake tale that has been repeated through the years. ‘Encyclopaedia Britannica’, for instance, says that helium was once found by means of the French astronomer Pierre Janssen whereas watching a complete sun eclipse from India in 1868. it seems that he spotted whatever new within the spectrum of the solar, which he proposal used to be the signature of an undiscovered point.

The fact is that Janssen by no means observed any signal of a brand new aspect in the course of his observations in India. His reviews and letters don't point out this sort of declare.

Other resources could have you ever think that helium was once together stumbled on via Janssen and Norman Lockyer, a British scientist, and that their discovery letters reached Paris an analogous day, one despatched from India, and the opposite from England.

Again, the fact is totally different. letters from Lockyer and Janssen did achieve Paris an identical day in 1868, yet their letters didn't point out any new aspect. What they'd found used to be a brand new manner of watching the solar with out a sun eclipse. this could eventually bring about the invention of helium, during which Lockyer might play a widespread position, yet no longer Janssen.

At a similar time, Norman Robert Pogson, a disgruntled British astronomer stationed in India did discover anything unusual throughout the eclipse. He was once the 1st one to note whatever bizarre in regards to the spectrum of the sunlight that day, and his observations may end up an important to Lockyer’s personal investigations of helium. yet Pogson’s document was once by no means released in any peer reviewed magazine and it languished at the table of a neighborhood British officer in colonial India.

This publication tells the genuine tale in the back of the invention of helium, in addition to biographical sketches of the scientists and outlines of the milieu during which they labored. it's going to express the thrill, confusion, and keenness of 19th century scientists, utilizing their very own phrases, from their letters and reviews.

“The tale of Helium and the beginning of Astrophysics” chronicles essentially the most intriguing discoveries ever made and explains why it additionally marked the start of a brand new department of technology known as ‘astrophysics.’

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Quarks Leptons and the Big Bang by Jonathan Allday

By Jonathan Allday


Prelude: environment the scene. the traditional version. points of the idea of relativity. Quantum concept. The leptons. Antimatter. Hadrons. Hadron reactions. Particle decays. The facts for quarks. Experimental concepts. Interlude 1: CERN. trade forces. Interlude 2: Antihydrogen. the large bang. The geometry of house. darkish topic. Interlude three: a quick heritage of cosmology. Inflation - a treatment for all ills. Postlude: Philosophical recommendations. Appendix 1: Nobel Prizes in physics. Appendix 2: thesaurus. Appendix three: Particle facts tables. Appendix four: additional examining. Index.


This moment version brings the reader correct brand new with effects validated during the last few years, particularly in cosmology. worthwhile history fabric on relativity and quantum mechanics is integrated yet complicated arithmetic is refrained from. The booklet assumes wisdom of physics to approximately senior secondary university point.

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Polarization Bremsstrahlung on Atoms, Plasmas, by Valeriy Astapenko

By Valeriy Astapenko

The ebook is dedicated to the trendy conception and experimental manifestation of Polarization Bremsstrahlung (PB) which arises as a result of scattering of charged debris from numerous objectives: atoms, nanostructures (including atomic clusters, nanoparticle in dielectric matrix, fullerens, graphene-like two-dimensional atomic constitution) and in condensed subject (monocrystals, polycrystals, partly ordered crystals and amorphous subject) the current e-book addresses almost always researchers drawn to the radiative techniques throughout the interplay among speedy debris and subject. It will also be helpful for post-graduate scholars focusing on radiation physics and similar fields.

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The New Cosmic Onion: Quarks and the Nature of the Universe by Frank Close

By Frank Close

Now not when you consider that Newton's apple has there been a physics phenomenon as deliciously attractive to the loads as Frank Close's Cosmic Onion. generally embraced through scientists and laypersons alike, the e-book fast turned a world bestseller, has been translated into seven languages, and propelled the writer to turn into a well-known renowned technological know-how megastar world wide. a lot has replaced because the unique ebook in 1983, and the hot Cosmic Onion was once broadly revised and up-to-date to mirror our new view of the universe. holding the easiest contents from the former paintings, this new version contains large new fabric explaining the clinical demanding situations at the beginning of this century.

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Low Energy Ion Irradiation of Solid Surfaces by Hubert Gnaser

By Hubert Gnaser

The e-book offers an outline on very important elements of ion irradiation of surfaces, emphasizing low effect energies. in particular, ion penetration and implantation into solids, illness construction and amorphization of semiconductors, sputtering of elemental and multicomponent pursuits, and ionization approaches of emitted species are mentioned. It offers a synoptic view of those phenomena that are strongly interrelated by way of an identical uncomplicated tactics, yet are frequently defined individually and in diverging terminology. The publication attempts to bridge this hole, summarizing effects from experiments, machine simulations and theoretical methods.

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The Spectra and Dynamics of Diatomic Molecules: Revised and by Helene Lefebvre-Brion, Robert W. Field

By Helene Lefebvre-Brion, Robert W. Field

This ebook is written for graduate scholars simply starting examine, for theorists interested in what experimentalists truly can and do degree, and for experimentalists bewildered via idea. it's a advisor for strength clients of spectroscopic info, and makes use of language and ideas that bridge the frequency-and time-domain spectroscopic groups.

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Relativistische Quantentheorie: Eine Einführung in die by Norbert Straumann

By Norbert Straumann

Dieser Folgeband zu N. Straumanns "Quantenmechanik" enthält den relativistischen Teil einer zweiteiligen Vorlesung, die der Autor viele Male gehalten hat. Der Stoff ist im aspect ausgearbeitet und durch Kapitel aus der Quantenelektrodynamik ergänzt worden. Das Buch ist eine gründliche Einführung in die Quantenfeldtheorie und ihre Anwendungen. Der rote Faden dieses Lehrbuchs ist die Quantentheorie elektromagnetischer Prozesse. Das erste Kapitel über die alte Diracsche Strahlungstheorie schließt an den Stoff der "Quantenmechanik" an und verweist auf Anwendungen in Atom- und Kernphysik. Dann werden in den Kapiteln zu Diracs Wellengleichung des Elektrons und zur Quantisierung des Dirac-Feldes die wichtigsten Teile der relativistischen Quantentheorie vorgestellt. Die restlichen vier Kapitel widmen sich der Quantenelektrodynamik, z.B. der Bornschen Näherung, der systematischen Herleitung der Feynman-Regeln bis hin zur Behandlung des anomalen magnetischen Moments des Elektrons.

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