The New Physics

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Paul Davies
Cambridge University Press, 28. avg. 1992 - 516 strani
The New Physics is a sweeping survey of developments in physics up to the present day. All of the major topics at the frontiers of the subject have been covered in this collection of reviews. Whether the reader wants to know about the ultimate building blocks of matter; the structure, origin and evolution of the Universe; quantum gravity; low temperature physics; optics and lasers; chaos or quantum mechanics; this widely acclaimed book contains a clear explanation by one of the top scientists working in the field. Aimed at scientists and laymen alike, the articles are profusely illustrated throughout with colour photographs and clear explanatory diagrams, and have been meticulously edited to ensure they will appeal to a wide range of readers. In this single volume, Paul Davies, renowned for his ability to communicate advanced topics to the non-specialist, has gathered an exciting collection of reviews by many of the world's top physicists.
 

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Professor Paul Davies does an excellent job in covering the small things on a quantum scale all the way to the largest of things like the universe. Some knowledge of math is helpful but not really ... Celotno mnenje

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a synthesis Paul Davies
1
The renaissance of general relativity Clifford Will
7
The inflationary universe Alan Guth and Paul Steinhardt
34
The edge of spacetime Stephen Hawking
61
Quantum gravity Chris Isham
70
The new astrophysics Malcolm Longair
94
Condensed matter physics in less than three dimensions David Thouless
209
universal physics at large length scales Alastair Bruce and David Wallace
236
What is chaos that we should be mindful of it? Joseph Ford
348
Conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics Abner Shimony
373
The quark structure of matter Frank Close
396
Grand unified theories Howard Georgi
425
f Effective quantum field theories Howard Georgi
446
Gauge theories in particle physics John Taylor
458
Overview of particle physics Abdus Salam
481
Glossary
493

Low temperature physics superconductivity and superfluidity Anthony Leggett
268
Quantum optics Peter Knight
289
Physics of farfromequilibrium systems and selforganisation Gregoire Nicolis
316

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Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster. He received degrees in physics from University College, London. He was Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University, Sydney and has held previous academic appointments at the Universities of Cambridge, London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Adelaide. Most of his research has been in the area of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. Davies has also has written many books for the general reader in the fascinating fields of cosmology and physics. He is the author of over twenty-five books, including The Mind of God, Other Worlds, God and the New Physics, The Edge of Infinity, The Cosmic Blueprint, Are We Alone?, The Fifth Miracle, The Last Three Minutes, About Time, and How to Build a Time Machine. His awards include an Advance Australia Award for outstanding contributions to science, two Eureka Prizes, the 2001 Kelvin Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics, and the 2002 Faraday Prize by The Royal Society for Progress in religion. He also received the Templeton Prize for his contributions to the deeper implications of science. In April 1999 the asteroid 1992 OG was officially named (6870) Pauldavies in his honour.

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