Thirty Years that Shook Physics

The Story of Quantum Theory

Author: George Gamow

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135160

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Lucid, accessible introduction to the influential theory of energy and matter features careful explanations of Dirac's anti-particles, Bohr's model of the atom, and much more. Numerous drawings. 1966 edition.
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Species of Origins

America's Search for a Creation Story

Author: Karl W. Giberson,Donald A. Yerxa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461643465

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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In Species of Origins, Karl W. Giberson and Donald A. Yerxa examine America's controversial conversation about creation and evolution. While noting that part of the discord stems from the growing cultural and religious diversity of the United States, they argue powerfully that the real issue is the headlong confrontation between two seemingly incompatible worldviews upon which millions of Americans rely: modern naturalistic science and traditional Judeo-Christian religions.
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The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Oxford Books of Verse

ISBN: 0195067614

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 319

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A collection of American poems written for children or traditionally enjoyed by children, by such authors as Longfellow, Poe, Eugene Field, Langston Hughes, Dr. Seuss, and Jack Prelutsky.
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The Variational Principles of Mechanics

Author: Cornelius Lanczos

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134709

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Philosophic, less formalistic approach to analytical mechanics offers model of clear, scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basics, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations of motion, more.
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The Strange Story of the Quantum

An Account for the General Reader of the Growth of the Ideas Underlying Our Present Atomic Knowledge

Author: Banesh Hoffmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486205185

Category: Science

Page: 285

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This timeless exploration of the work of the great physicists of the early 20th century employs analogies, examples, and imaginative insights rather than computations to explain the dramatic impact of quantum physics on classical theory. Topics include Pauli's exclusion principle, Schroedinger's wave equation, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, and many other concepts. 1959 edition.
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Physics of Electric Propulsion

Author: Robert G. Jahn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138674

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text develops the concepts of electrical acceleration of gases for propulsion, from primary physical principles to realistic space thruster designs. 1968 edition.
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The Creation of the Universe

Author: George Gamow

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486438689

Category: Science

Page: 146

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Lively and authoritative, this survey by a renowned physicist explains the formation of the galaxies and defines the concept of an ever-expanding universe in simple terms. 1961 edition. 40 figures.
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The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition

Author: James Kakalios

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101152362

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books," a hugely popular university course that generated coast-to-coast media attention for its unique method of explaining complex physics concepts through comics. With The Physics of Superheroes, named one of the best science books of 2005 by Discover, he introduced his colorful approach to an even wider audience. Now Kakalios presents a totally updated, expanded edition that features even more superheroes and findings from the cutting edge of science. With three new chapters and completely revised throughout with a splashy, redesigned package, the book that explains why Spider-Man's webbing failed his girlfriend, the probable cause of Krypton's explosion, and the Newtonian physics at work in Gotham City is electrifying from cover to cover.
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The Mathematics of Games

Author: John D. Beasley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048615162X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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Lucid, instructive, and full of surprises, this book examines how simple mathematical analysis can throw unexpected light on games of every type, from poker to golf to the Rubik's cube. 1989 edition.
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