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Author Pickover, Clifford A.

Title The physics book : from the big bang to quantum resurrection, 250 milestones in the history of physics / Clifford A. Pickover.

Publication Info. New York : Sterling Pub., [2011]
©2011

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Description 527 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Setting the stage. 13.7 billion B.C. Big bang -- 3 billion B.C. Black diamonds -- 2 billion B.C. Prehistoric nuclear reactor -- The discoveries. 30,000 B.C. Atlatl -- 20,000 B.C. Boomerang -- 3000 B.C. Sundial -- 2500 B.C. Truss -- 1850 B.C. Arch -- 1000 B.C. Olmec compass -- 341 B.C. Crossbow -- 250 B.C. Baghdad battery -- 250 B.C. Siphon -- 250 B.C. Archimedes' principal of buoyancy -- 250 B.C. Archimedean screw -- 240 B.C. Eratosthenes measures the earth -- 230 B.C. Pulley -- 212 B.C. Archimedes' burning mirrors -- 125 B.C. Antikythera mechanism -- 50. Hero's jet engine -- 50. Gears -- 78. St. Elmo's fire -- 1132. Cannon -- 1150. Perpetual motion machines -- 1200. Trebuchet -- 1304. Explaining the rainbow -- 1338. Hourglass -- 1543. Sun-centered universe -- 1596. Mysterium Cosmographicum -- 1600. De Magnete -- 1608. Telescope -- 1609. Kepler's laws of planetary motion -- 1610. Discovery of Saturn's rings -- 1611. Kepler's "Six-cornered Snowflake" -- 1620. Triboluminescence -- 1621. Snell's law of refraction -- 1621. Aurora borealis -- 1638. Acceleration of falling objects -- 1643. Barometer -- 1644. Conservation of momentum -- 1660. Hooke's law of elasticity -- 1660. Von Guericke's electrostatic generator -- 1662. Boyle's gas law -- 1665. Micrographia -- 1669. Amontons' friction -- 1672. Measuring the solar system -- 1672. Newton's prism -- 1673. Tautochrone ramp -- 1687. Newton's laws of motion and gravitation -- 1687. Newton as inspiration -- 1711. Tuning fork -- 1728. Escape velocity -- 1738. Bernoulli's law of fluid dynamics -- 1744. Leyden jar -- 1752. Ben Franklin's kite -- 1761. Black drop effect -- 1766. Bode's law of planetary distances -- 1777. Lischtenberg figures -- 1779. Black eye galaxy -- 1783. Black holes -- 1785. Coulomb's law of electrostatics -- 1787. Charles' gas law -- 1796. Nebular hypothesis -- 1798. Cavendish weighs the earth -- 1800. Battery -- 1801. Wave nature of light -- 1803. Henry's gas law -- 1807. Fourier analysis -- 1808. Atomic theory -- 1811. Avogadro's gas law -- 1814. Fraunhofer lines -- 1814. Laplace's demon -- 1815. Brewster's optics -- 1816. Stethoscope -- 1822. Fourier's law of heat conduction -- 1823. Olbers' paradox -- 1824. Greenhouse effect -- 1824. Carnot engine -- 1825. Ampčre's law of electromagnetism -- 1826. Rogue waves -- 1827. Ohm's law of electricity -- 1827. Brownian motion -- 1829. Graham's law of effusion -- 1831. Faraday's laws of induction -- 1834. Soliton -- 1835. Gauss and the magnetic monopole -- 1838. Stellar parallax -- 1839. Fuel cell -- 1840. Poiseuille's law of fluid flow -- 1840. Joule's law of electric heating -- 1841. Anniversary clock -- 1841. Fiber optics -- 1842. Doppler effect -- 1843. Conservation of energy -- 1844. I-beams -- 1845. Kirchhoff's circuit laws -- 1846. Discovery of Neptune -- 1850. Second law of thermodynamics -- 1850. Ice slipperiness -- 1851. Foucault's pendulum -- 1851. Stokes' law of viscosity -- 1852. Gyroscope -- 1852. Stokes' fluorescence -- 1857. Buys-Ballot's weather law -- 1859. Kinetic theory -- 1861. Maxwell's equations -- 1864. Electromagnetic spectrum -- 1866. Surface tension -- 1866. Dynamite -- 1867. Maxwell's demon -- 1868. Discovery of helium -- 1870. Baseball curveball -- 1871. Rayleigh scattering -- 1873. Crookes radiometer -- 1875. Boltzmann's entropy equation -- 1878. Incandescent light bulb -- 1879. Plasma -- 1879. Hall effect -- 1880. Piezoelectric effect -- 1880. War tubas -- 1882. Galvanometer -- 1882. Green flash -- 1887. Michelson-Morley experiment -- 1889. Birth of the kilogram -- 1889. Birth of the meter -- 1890. Eötvös' gravitational gradiometry -- 1891. Tesla coil -- 1892. Thermos -- 1895. X-rays -- 1895. Curie's magnetism law -- 1896. Radioactivity -- 1897. Electron -- 1898. Mass spectrometer -- 1900. Blackbody radiation law -- 1901. Clothoid loop -- 1903. Black light -- 1903. Tsiolkovsky rocket equation -- 1904. Lorentz transformation -- 1905. Special theory of relativity -- 1905. E=mc˛ -- 1905. Photoelectric effect -- 1905. Golf ball dimples -- 1905. Third law of thermodynamics -- 1906. Vacuum tube -- 1908. Geiger counter -- 1909. Bremsstrahlung -- 1910. Cosmic rays -- 1911. Superconductivity -- 1911. Atomic nucleus -- 1911. Kármán vortex street -- 1911. Wilson cloud chamber.
1912. Cepheid variables measure the universe -- 1912. Bragg's law of crystal diffraction -- 1913. Bohr atom -- 1913. Millikan oil drop experiment -- 1915. General theory of relativity -- 1919. String theory -- 1921. Einstein as inspiration -- 1922. Stern-Gerlach experiment -- 1923. Neon signs -- 1923. Compton effect -- 1924. De Broglie relation -- 1925. Pauli exclusion principle -- 1926. Schrödinger's wave equation -- 1927. Heisenberg uncertainty principle -- 1927. Complementarity principle -- 1927. Hypersonic whipcracking -- 1928. Dirac equation -- 1928. Quantum tunneling -- 1929. Hubble's law of cosmic expansion -- 1929. Cyclotron -- 1931. White dwarfs and Chandrasekhar limit -- 1931. Jacob's ladder -- 1932. Neutron -- 1932. Antimatter -- 1933. Dark matter -- 1933. Neutron stars -- 1934. Cherenkov radiation -- 1934. Sonoluminescence -- 1935. EPR paradox -- 1935. Schrödinger's cat -- 1937. Superfluids -- 1938. Nuclear magnetic resonance -- 1942. Energy from the nucleus -- 1943. Silly putty -- 1945. Drinking bird -- 1945. Little boy atomic bomb -- 1946. Stellar nucleosynthesis -- 1947. Transistor -- 1947. Sonic booms -- 1947. Hologram -- 1948. Quantum electrodynamics -- 1948. Tensegrity -- 1948. Casimir effect -- 1949. Time travel -- 1949. Radiocarbon dating -- 1940. Fermi paradox -- 1954. Solar cells -- 1955. Leaning tower of lire -- 1955. Seeing the single atom -- 1955. Atomic clocks -- 1956. Parallel universes -- 1956. Neutrinos -- 1956. Tokamak -- 1958. Integrated circuit -- 1959. Dark side of the moon -- 1960. Dyson sphere -- 1960. Laser -- 1960. Terminal velocity -- 1961. Anthropic principle -- 1961. Standard model -- 1962. Electromagnetic pulse -- 1963. Chaos theory -- 1963. Quasars -- 1963. Lava lamp -- 1964. The God particle -- 1964. Quarks -- 1964. CP violation -- 1964. Bell's theorem -- 1965. Super ball -- 1965. Cosmic microwave background -- 1967. Gamma-ray bursts -- 1967. Living in a simulation -- 1967. Tachyons -- 1967. Newton's cradle -- 1967. Metamaterials -- 1969. Unilluminable rooms -- 1971. Supersymmetry -- 1980. Cosmic inflation -- 1981. Quantum computers -- 1982. Quasicrystals -- 1984. Theory of everything -- 1985. Buckyballs -- 1987. Quantum immortality -- 1987. Self-organized criticality -- 1988. Wormhole time machine -- 1990. Hubble telescope -- 1992. Chronology protection conjecture -- 1993. Quantum teleportation -- 1993. Stephen Hawking on Star trek -- 1995. Bose-Einstein condensate -- 1998. Dark energy -- 1999. Randall-Sundrum branes -- 1999. Fastest tornado speed -- 2007. HAARP -- 2008. Blackest black -- 2009. Large hHadron collider -- Closing the curtain. 36 billion. Cosmological big rip -- 100 billion. Cosmic isolation -- 100 trillion. Universe fades -->100 trillion. Quantum resurrection.
Summary Following the hugely successful The Science Book and The Math Book comes a richly illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries. In addition to exploring such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon, the book's timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of "quantum resurrection." Like the previous titles in this series, The Physics Book helps readers gain an understanding of major concepts without getting bogged down in complex details. --- Book Description.
Containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries, this book explores such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon. The timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of quantum resurrection.
Subject Physics -- History.
Physics. (OCoLC)fst01063025
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781402778612 (alkaline paper)
1402778619 (alkaline paper)

 
    
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