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Electron : A Centenary Volume - Michael Springford

Electron

A Centenary Volume

By: Michael Springford (Editor)

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Published: 28th March 1997
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This book marks the centenary of the discovery of the electron by J. J. Thomson in 1897, an event which occurred at a great turning point in the history of scientific ideas, and the impact of which on the development of science in the twentieth century has been profound. The electron was the first elementary particle to be discovered. It sets the basic scales of energy and length in chemistry and materials science, and its ubiquitous presence to drive electrical and electronic devices in everyday life is familiar to everyone. In this book the discussion moves from the historical context of the discovery of the electron and its basic properties, to the Dirac equation, bonding in condensed matter, Fermi and non-Fermi liquids, quantum order, superconductivity, heavy, coherent and composite electrons, and the role of the electron in the cosmos, with each chapter written by a leading figure in the field.

From the hardback review: 'This is an excellent book for its declared purpose of providing collateral reading at the Physics World level to those who already have a background in modern physics. There is more than enough here to allow the electron to consider its birthday suitably celebrated.' P. W. Anderson, Times Higher Education Supplement From the hardback review: '... this is a fine birthday tribute to the electron, and a good starting point for physicists wishing to delve a little deeper into a field of study adjacent to their own.' Jonathan Butterworth, New Scientist From the hardback review: 'Each chapter is a fascinating story in its own right.' E. E. Davis, The Observatory From the hardback review: 'This is an impressive and attractive book and has been very well produced by Cambridge University Press.' Contemporary Physics

J. J. Thomson and the discovery of the electron
The isolated electron
The relativistic electron
The electron glue
The electron fluid
The magnetic electron
The paired electron
The heavy electron
The coherent electron
The composite electron
The electron in the cosmos
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ISBN: 9780521561303
ISBN-10: 0521561302
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 28th March 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.75