The invisible universe: dark matter and dark energy by George Lazarides (auth.), Lefteris Papantonopoulos (eds.)

By George Lazarides (auth.), Lefteris Papantonopoulos (eds.)

The nature and essence of darkish topic and darkish strength became the significant factor in sleek cosmology over the last years as they make up lots of the subject and effort content material of the recognized universe. as a result, the subject material is sort of certainly tied to different fields reminiscent of astroparticle physics, quantum physics and normal relativity.

This huge quantity, an outgrowth of a topical and educational summer season college, has been manage with the purpose of constituting an advanced-level, multi-authored textbook which meets the wishes of either postgraduate scholars and younger researchers within the fields of recent cosmology and astrophysics.

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Molecular Models for Fluids by Klaus Lucas

By Klaus Lucas

This ebook offers the advance of recent molecular types for fluids from the interdisciplinary basics of classical and statistical mechanics, of electrodynamics and of quantum mechanics. The ideas and dealing equations of many of the fields are in short derived and illustrated within the context of figuring out the houses of molecular structures. certain emphasis is dedicated to the quantum mechanical foundation, on the grounds that this is often used all through within the calculation of the molecular power of a approach. The ebook is program orientated. It stresses these parts which are crucial for sensible version improvement. the basics are then used to derive types for varied kinds of purposes. eventually, equation of nation versions are offered in accordance with quantum chemically dependent versions for the intermolecular capability strength and perturbation idea. The publication is suited to graduate classes in chemical and mechanical engineering, physics and chemistry, yet can also, through right choice, be discovered helpful at the undergraduate point.

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From Newton to Mandelbrot: A Primer in Theoretical Physics by Professor Dr. Dietrich Stauffer, Professor Dr. H. Eugene

By Professor Dr. Dietrich Stauffer, Professor Dr. H. Eugene Stanley (auth.)

From Newton to Mandelbrot takes the scholar on a travel of an important landmarks of theoretical physics: classical, quantum, and statistical mechanics, relativity, electrodynamics, and, the main sleek and interesting of all, the physics of fractals. The remedy is constrained to the necessities of every quarter, and brief laptop courses, a number of difficulties, and gorgeous color illustrations around off this strange textbook. supreme for a one-year path in theoretical physics it is going to end up crucial in getting ready and revising for assessments.

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Introduction to Mathematica for Physicists (Graduate Texts by Andrey Grozin

By Andrey Grozin

Mathematica is the main customary process for doing mathematical calculations through desktop, together with symbolic and numeric calculations and images. it's utilized in physics and different branches of technological know-how, in arithmetic, schooling and lots of different components. Many vital ends up in physics may by no means be bought with no huge use of computing device algebra. This e-book describes rules of machine algebra and the language of the Mathematica process. It additionally encompasses a variety of examples, in most cases from physics, additionally from arithmetic and chemistry. After analyzing this e-book and fixing difficulties in it, the reader can be capable of use Mathematica successfully for fixing his/her personal difficulties.

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Exercises in Environmental Physics (2006)(en)(330s) by Valerio Faraoni

By Valerio Faraoni

This can be the 1st publication in particular dedicated to routines at the program of physics to explain the surroundings together with human influence on it. it's a necessary software for college kids to improve abilities within the manipulation of actual suggestions and strategies whereas studying environmental technological know-how. The workouts are drawn from the author's instructing adventure and the necessity for exciting perform difficulties in quite a few environmental physics classes. A bankruptcy on mathematical tools utilized in the e-book vitamins the cloth.

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The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the by Lee Smolin

By Lee Smolin

During this groundbreaking publication, the popular theoretical physicist Lee Smolin argues that physics — the root for all different sciences — has misplaced its means. For greater than centuries, our knowing of the legislation of nature extended speedily. yet at the present time, regardless of our greatest efforts, we all know not anything extra approximately those legislation than we knew within the Seventies. Why is physics all at once in hassle? And what do we do approximately it?

One of the key difficulties, based on Smolin, is string idea: an bold try and formulate a “theory of everything” that explains all of the debris and forces of nature and the way the universe got here to be. With its unique new debris and parallel universes, string thought has captured the public’s mind's eye and seduced many physicists.

But as Smolin unearths, there’s a deep flaw within the thought: no a part of it's been validated, and not anyone understands how you can attempt it. in reality, the idea seems to be to come back in an unlimited variety of types, that means that no scan will ever have the capacity to end up it fake. As a systematic thought, it fails. and since it has soaked up the lion’s percentage of investment, attracted the superior minds, and successfully penalized younger physicists for pursuing different avenues, it really is dragging the remainder of physics down with it.

With readability, ardour, and authority, Smolin charts the increase and fall of string concept and takes a desirable examine what's going to exchange it. a bunch of younger theorists has all started to improve intriguing rules that, in contrast to string thought, are testable. Smolin not just tells us who and what to observe for within the coming years, he deals novel suggestions for searching out and nurturing the simplest new talent—giving us an opportunity, in the end, of discovering the following Einstein.

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