50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know

Editor/Author Baker, Joanne
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Quercus

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-84-866706-8
Category: Science - Physics
Image Count: 51
Book Status: Available
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In 50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know Joanne Baker will uncover the physics all around us, from basic concepts like gravity, light and energy through to the complexities of quantum theory, chaos and dark energy.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • MATTER IN MOTION
  • 01 Mach's principle
  • 02 Newton's laws of motion
  • 03 Kepler's laws
  • 04 Newton's law of gravitation
  • 05 Conservation of energy
  • 06 Simple harmonic motion
  • 07 Hooke's law
  • 08 Ideal gas law
  • 09 Second law of thermodynamics
  • 10 Absolute zero
  • 11 Brownian motion
  • 12 Chaos theory
  • 13 Bernoulli equation
  • BENEATH THE WAVES
  • 14 Newton's theory of colour
  • 15 Huygens’ principle
  • 16 Snell's law
  • 17 Bragg's law
  • 18 Fraunhofer diffraction
  • 19 Doppler effect
  • 20 Ohm's law
  • 21 Fleming's right hand rule
  • 22 Maxwell's equations
  • QUANTUM CONUNDRUMS
  • 23 Planck's law
  • 24 Photoelectric effect
  • 25 Schrödinger's wave equation
  • 26 Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
  • 27 Copenhagen interpretation
  • 28 Schrödinger's cat
  • 29 The EPR paradox
  • 30 Pauli's exclusion principle
  • 31 Superconductivity
  • SPLITTING ATOMS
  • 32 Rutherford's atom
  • 33 Antimatter
  • 34 Nuclear fission
  • 35 Nuclear fusion
  • 36 Standard model
  • 37 Feynman diagrams
  • 38 The God particle
  • 39 String theory
  • SPACE AND TIME
  • 40 Special relativity
  • 41 General relativity
  • 42 Black holes
  • 43 Olbers’ paradox
  • 44 Hubble's law
  • 45 The big bang
  • 46 Cosmic inflation
  • 47 Dark matter
  • 48 Cosmological constant
  • 49 Fermi paradox
  • 50 Anthropic principle
  • Glossary