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1 Jasjeet Singh Bagla (ed.) Gravity and the Quantum: Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity 026216 2017 eBook  
2 Alexander Pechenkin Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam I02394 eBook  
3 Erich Robens Balances I02393 eBook  
4 Dirk L. Couprie Heaven and earth in ancient greek cosmology I01569 2011 eBook  
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TitleGravity and the Quantum: Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity
Author(s)Jasjeet Singh Bagla (ed.);Sunu Engineer (ed.)
PublicationSwitzerland, Springer, 2017.
DescriptionXII, 494 p. 54 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book provides a compilation of in-depth articles and reviews on key topics within gravitation, cosmology and related issues. It is a celebratory volume dedicated to Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan ("Paddy"), the renowned relativist and cosmologist from IUCAA, India, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The authors, many of them leaders of their fields, are all colleagues, collaborators and former students of Paddy, who have worked with him over a research career spanning more than four decades. Paddy is a scientist of diverse interests, who attaches great importance to teaching. With this in mind, the aim of this compilation is to provide an accessible pedagogic introduction to, and overview of, various important topics in cosmology, gravitation and astrophysics. As such it will be an invaluable resource for scientists, graduate students and also advanced undergraduates seeking to broaden their horizons
Contents NoteJ. Alcaniz et al. Measuring baryon acoustic oscillations with angular two-point correlation function -- C. M. Boily Resonant disruption of binary stars by a catalytic black hole -- Rong-Gen Cai and Li-Ming Cao Mechanics of Apparent Horizon in Two Dimensional Dilaton Gravity -- Sumanta Chakraborty Boundary Terms of the Einstein-Hilbert Action -- Timothy Clifton and John Barrow Decay of the Cosmic Vacuum Energy -- Naresh Dadhich Understanding General Relativity after 100 years: A matter of perspective -- Tevian Dray Piecewise Conserved Quantities -- Pankaj Joshi Self-Similarity and Criticality in Gravitational Collapse -- Claus Kiefer Notes on semiclassical Weyl gravity -- Dawood Kothawala Accelerated Observers, Thermal Entropy, and Spacetime Curvature -- Donald Lynden-Bell A local stress tensor for gravity Fields -- Michele Maggiore Nonlocal Infrared Modifications of Gravity: A Review -- Ayan Mukhopadhyay Emergence of gravity and RG flow -- S. Modak Modelling non-paradoxical loss of information in black hole evaporation -- J.V. Narlikar Relativistic Paths : A Feynman Problem -- Martin Rees Thoughts on 50 years in astrophysics and cosmology and on what comes next -- Sudipta Sarkar Area Theorem: General Relativity and Beyond -- Shankarnarayanan What Are the Atoms of Space Time? -- Suprit Singh From Quantum to Classical in the Sky -- T.P. Singh Classical and quantum: a conflict of interest -- Lee Smolin Four principles for quantum gravity -- L. Sriramkurar What do detectors detect? -- Urjit A Yajnik Stability longevity and all that : false vacua and topological defects
Classification531.51:530.145(069)
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 2. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 3. DEDICATEE - THANU PADMANABHAN 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory 7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 8. PADMANABHAN, THANU - DEDICATEE 9. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
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TitleLeonid Isaakovich Mandelstam : research, teaching, life
Author(s)Alexander Pechenkin
Description1 online resource (xi, 241 pages) : illustrations
Abstract NoteThis biography of the famous Soviet physicist Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam (1889-1944), who became a Professor at Moscow State University in 1925, describes his contributions to both physics and technology, as well as discussing the scientific community which formed around him, usually called the Mandelstam school. Mandelstam?s life story is thereby placed in its proper cultural context. The following more general issues are taken under consideration: the impact of German scientific culture on Russian science; the problems and fates of Russian intellectuals during the revolutionary and post-revolutionary years; the formation of the Soviet Academy of Sciences; and transformation of the system of higher education in the USSR during the 1920's and 1930's.The author shows that Mandelstam?s fundamental writings and his lectures notes allow to reconstruct his philosophy of science and his approach to the social and ethical functions of science and science education. That reconstruction is enhanced through extensive use of hitherto unpublished archival material as well as the transcripts of personal interviews conducted by the author
Contents NoteYouth and Strasbourg years -- The Strasbourg years: radio engineering -- The Strasbourg years: optics -- The years of pilgrimage (1914-1925) -- Moscow State University (1925-1935) -- Research in optics (Odessa, Moscow) -- The Scientific School of Mandelstam school: the early steps and results -- The Mandelstam school: the theory of non-linear oscillations -- A continuation, the Mandelstam-Andronov School -- Moscow State University and the Academy of Sciences -- Borovoe and the last year in Moscow -- The Mandelstam's operationalism -- L.I. Mandelstam's interpretation of quantum mechanics in the context of the discussions of 1930-1940s -- Conclusion
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 5. Optics and Electrodynamics 6. Physicists 7. PHYSICS 8. Popular Science in Nature and Environment 9. QUANTUM PHYSICS 10. SCIENCE / Energy 11. SCIENCE / Mechanics / General 12. SCIENCE / Physics / General 13. SCIENCE EDUCATION
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TitleBalances : instruments, manufacturers, history
Author(s)Erich Robens;Shanath Amarasiri A. Jayaweera;Susanne Kiefer
Description1 online resource (xx, 730 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Abstract NoteThe book deals mainly with direct mass determination by means of a conventional balances. It covers the history of the balance from the beginnings in Egypt earlier than 3000 BC to recent developments. All balance types are described with emphasis on scientific balances. Methods of indirect mass determination, which are applied to very light objects like molecules and the basic particles of matter and celestial bodies, are included. As additional guidance, today's manufacturers are listed and the profile of important companies is reviewed. Several hundred photographs, reproductions and drawings show instruments and their uses. This book includes commercial weighing instruments for merchandise and raw materials in workshops as well as symbolic weighing in the ancient Egyptian's ceremony of "Weighing of the Heart", the Greek fate balance, the Roman Justitia, Juno Moneta and Middle Ages scenes of the Last Judgement with Jesus or St. Michael and of modern balances
Contents NoteMass and gravity -- Weights -- Weighing -- Balances -- Balances for special applications -- Balance as symbol and art object -- Documentation and archiving -- Weighing scales manufacturers
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and indexes
Keyword(s)1. Applied and Technical Physics 2. Balances (Weighing instruments) 3. Characterization and Evaluation of Materials 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. Measurement Science and Instrumentation 8. PHYSICS 9. SCIENCE / Energy 10. SCIENCE / Mechanics / General 11. SCIENCE / Physics / General
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TitleHeaven and earth in ancient greek cosmology : from Thales to Heraclides Ponticus
Author(s)Dirk L. Couprie
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2011.
Description1 online resource (xxxii, 261 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Abstract NoteIn Miletus, about 550 B.C., together with our world-picture cosmology was born. This book tells the story. In Part One the reader is introduced in the archaic world-picture of a flat earth with the cupola of the celestial vault onto which the celestial bodies are attached. One of the subjects treated in that context is the riddle of the tilted celestial axis. This part also contains an extensive chapter on archaic astronomical instruments. Part Two shows how Anaximander (610-547 B.C.) blew up this archaic world-picture and replaced it by a new one that is essentially still ours. He taught that the celestial bodies orbit at different distances and that the earth floats unsupported in space. This makes him the founding father of cosmology. Part Three discusses topics that completed the new picture described by Anaximander. Special attention is paid to the confrontation between Anaxagoras and Aristotle on the question whether the earth is flat or spherical, and on the battle between Aristotle and Heraclides Ponticus on the question whether the universe is finite or infinite
Contents Notept. 1. Archaic astronomy and the world-picture of a flat Earth -- pt. 2. Anaximander and the discovery of space -- pt. 3. The completion of the new world-picture and the debate on the shape of the Earth
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and indexes
Keyword(s)1. COSMOLOGY 2. Cosmology, Ancient 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 6. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
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