The excitement and fascination in the intellectual pursuit of present-day physics is far too compelling to be left solely to the experts. The authors in this Invitation To Contemporary Physics have therefore answered the challenge of bringing it all home to the general reader. This book serves as a captivating introduction to modern-day physics for the layman, and is also an ideal reference text for a university course aiming at a general survey of contemporary physics.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Students, researchers in physics, chemistry, engineering and mathematics, science writers and general readers.Review:
" This book will appeal to a variety of readers--students and practitioners in one branch of physics interested in others, those in the other sciences wishing to acquaint themselves with recent advances in physics, and also nonscientists provided they are willing to put in a little effort. As a whole the book is imaginatively conceived and excellently executed." N Mukunda IIS, Bangalore "This book covers a wide range of topics, from elementary particles through lasers and superconductivity to astrophysics and cosmology, with even a chapter on chaos thrown in. Between them, the authors are able to give an inside and up to date view of all fields. The basic principles as well as the various applications of the phenomena are addressed. I can strongly recommend this book to all with an inquisitive mind and an urge to better understand the secrets of Nature." Paul Hoyer University of Helsinki "... the general reader will surely find it a splendid guide to the marvellous adventure that is physics, the mature physicist will find true pleasure in retracing well-loved paths that you set out in attractive ways, knitting the various paradigms and theories into a compelling whole." Larkin Kerwin, CC, FRS (Can) Universite Laval
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description World Scientific Publishing Co, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P119810207239
Book Description World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 1991. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CA-9789810207236
Book Description World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Invitation to Contemporary Physics, Q. Ho-Kim, etc., N. Kumar, C.S. Lam, In recent years, the exhilarating sense of discovery in the realm of physics has almost become the exclusive right of the specialist in the field. Books on contemporary physics tend to be oversimplified or too technical for the general reader to gain a proper appreciation of the appeal that this scientific quest holds for the modern-day physicists. "Invitation to Contemporary Physics", however, seeks to offer a unique opportunity for the layman or new student to share in the fascination and excitement of seven of the most enthralling areas at the research frontiers of modernday physics: lasers, superconductivity, symmetries, chaos, the evolution of stars, elementary particles and cosmology. Organized into independent chapters, the book allows the reader to delve into each topic separately. Each chapter is also designed to commence at an elementary level, thus requiring little prior background knowledge from the reader. It is then developed in stages of increasing difficulty, but in such a way that any keen and determined reader should be able to comprehend. Emphasis is placed on understanding the basic principles behind the facts and ideas. Bookseller Inventory # B9789810207236
Book Description World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated. Book Condition: New. pp. 536. Bookseller Inventory # 7384500
Book Description World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX9810207239
Book Description World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 536 pages. 9.00x6.75x1.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __9810207239
Book Description 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. In recent years, the exhilarating sense of discovery in the realm of physics has almost become the exclusive right of the specialist in the field. Books on contemporary physic.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 536 pages. 0.907. Bookseller Inventory # 9789810207236
Book Description World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M9810207239
Book Description World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 1991. Book Condition: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9789810207236-1