
Title  Basic Concepts in Physics : From the Cosmos to Quarks 
Author(s)  Chaichian, Masud;Perez Rojas, Hugo;Tureanu, Anca 
Publication  Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2021. 
Description  XIV, 452 p. 188 illus., 16 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book is the second edition of an excellent undergraduatelevel overview of classical and modern physics, intended for students of physics and related subjects, and also perfectly suited for the education of physics teachers. The twelvechapter book begins with Newton???s laws of motion and subsequently covers topics such as thermodynamics and statistical physics, electrodynamics, special and general relativity, quantum mechanics and cosmology , the standard model and quantum chromodynamics. The writing is lucid, and the theoretical discussions are easy to follow for anyone comfortable with standard mathematics. An important addition in this second edition is a set of exercises and problems, distributed throughout the book. Some of the problems aim to complement the text, others to provide readers with additional useful tools for tackling new or more advanced topics. Furthermore, new topics have been added in several chapters; for example, the discovery of extrasolar planets from the wobble of their mother stars, a discussion of the Landauer principle relating information erasure to an increase of entropy, quantum logic, first order quantum corrections to the ideal gas equation of state due to the FermiDirac and BoseEinstein statistics. Both gravitational lensing and the timecorrection in geopositioning satellites are explained as theoretical applications of special and general relativity. The discovery of gravitational waves, one of the most important achievements of physical sciences, is presented as well. Professional scientists, teachers, and researchers will also want to have this book on their bookshelves, as it provides an excellent refresher on a wide range of topics and serves as an ideal starting point for expanding one???s knowledge of new or unfamiliar fields. Readers of this book will not only learn much about physics, they will also learn to love it 
ISBN,Price  9783662623138 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Continuum Physics
2. COSMOLOGY
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
6. PHYSICS
7. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics

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