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The Wonders of Physics - L.G. Alsamazov

Hardcover Published: 20th March 2001
ISBN: 9789810243463
Number Of Pages: 248

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This book develops the best traditions of this kind of scientific literature. Written by working theoretical physicists who are at the same time dedicated popularizers of scientific knowledge, the book is clear and captivating in style. It brings to the reader the latest achievements of quantum solid-state physics; but on the way it shows how the laws of physics reveal themselves even in trivial (at first sight) episodes and natural phenomena around us. And what is most important, it portrays the world through the eyes of scientists, "proving the harmony by algebra".

Preface
Outdoor Physicsp. 1
Meandering Down to the Seap. 5
Rivers from Lakesp. 13
The Oceanic Phone Boothp. 15
In the Bluep. 25
The Moon-Gladesp. 37
The Foucault Pendulum and the Baer Lawp. 41
The Moon-Brakep. 51
Saturday Night Physicsp. 55
Why the Violin Singsp. 59
The Chiming and Silent Gobletsp. 67
The Bubble and the Dropletp. 75
The Mysteries of the Magic Lampp. 89
Waiting for the Tea-Kettle to Boilp. 101
Craving Microwaved Mammothp. 117
The Water Mikep. 129
How the Waves Transmit Informationp. 135
Why the Electric Power Lines are Droningp. 143
The Footprints on the Sandp. 149
How to Prevent Snowdriftsp. 161
The Incident in the Trainp. 163
Windows to the Microworldp. 171
The Uncertainty Relationp. 175
On the Snowballs, Nuts, Bubbles and . . . Liquid Heliump. 187
The Superconductivity Passion at the End of the Milleniump. 195
What is SQUID?p. 209
The Superconducting Magnetsp. 221
Afterwordp. 233
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ISBN: 9789810243463
ISBN-10: 9810243464
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 20th March 2001
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 16.15  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.48

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