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Physics: The Ultimate Adventure

  • Ross Barrett
  • Pier Paolo Delsanto
  • Angelo Tartaglia

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 11-23
  4. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 25-38
  5. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 39-54
  6. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 55-62
  7. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 63-75
  8. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 77-99
  9. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 101-115
  10. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 117-135
  11. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 137-151
  12. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 153-177
  13. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 179-193
  14. Ross Barrett, Pier Paolo Delsanto, Angelo Tartaglia
    Pages 195-210
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 211-218

About this book

Introduction

This book explains - in simple terms and with almost no math - the physics behind recent and glamorous discoveries in Cosmology, Quantum Mechanics, Elementary Particles (e.g. Higgs bosons) and Complexity Theory. En route it delves into the historical landmarks and revolutions that brought about our current understanding of the universe.

The book is written mainly for those with little scientific background, both college students and lay readers alike, who are curious about the world of modern physics. Unsolved problems are highlighted and the philosophical implications of the sometimes astounding modern discoveries are discussed. Along the way the reader gains an insight into the mindset and methodology of a physicist.

Keywords

Principles of physics without math Philosophical implications of physics Essentials of quantum mechanics Essentials of elementary particles Relativity explained simply Concepts of space and time Concepts of cosmology Revolutions in physics Universality and Complexity Experimental physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Ross Barrett
    • 1
  • Pier Paolo Delsanto
    • 2
  • Angelo Tartaglia
    • 3
  1. 1.Rose ParkAustralia
  2. 2.DISATPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  3. 3.DISATPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31691-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31690-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31691-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
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