Book ID: CBB000073728

Twentieth century physics (1995)


Institute of Physics Publishing

Publication Date: 1995
Edition Details: Edited by Brown, Laurie M., Pais, Abraham, and Sir Brian Poppard
Physical Details: 3 vols.; notes; index

Description Contents: SIR Pippard, Brian: Physics in 1900. Pais, Abraham: Introducing atoms and their nuclei. Rechenberg, Helmut: Quanta and quantum mechanics. Stachel, John: History of relativity. Brown, Laurie M.: Nuclear forces, mesons, and isospin symmetry. Cochran, William: Solid-state structure analysis. Domb, Cyril: Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics (in equilibrium). Dresden, Mac: Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics or the vagaries of time evolution. Fitch, Val L., Rosner, Jonathan L.: Elementary particle physics in the second half of the twentieth century. SIR Lighthill, James: Fluid mechanics. Leggett, A.J.: Superfluids and superconductors. Cowley, R.A., SIR Pippard, Brian: Vibrations and spin waves in crystals. Fano, Ugo: Atomic and molecular physics. Stevens, K.W.H.: Magnetism. Brink, David M.: Nuclear dynamics. Bailey, Arlie: Units, standards and constants. SIR Pippard, Brian: Electrons in solids. Brown, R.G.W., Pike, E.R.: A history of optical and optoelectronic physics in the twentieth century. Cahn, Robert W.: Physics of materials. Mulvey, T.: Electron-beam instruments. De Gennes, P.G.: Soft matter: Birth and growth of concepts. Post, Richard F.: Plasma physics in the twentieth century. Longair, Malcolm S.: Astrophysics and cosmology. Feigenbaum, Mitchell J.: Computer-generated physics. Mallard, John R.: Medical physics. Brush, Stephen G., Gillmor, C.S.: Geophysics. Anderson, Philip: Historical overview of the twentieth century in physics. Weinberg, Steven: Nature itself. Ziman, John: Some reflections on physics as a social institution.

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Review Longair, M. (1998) Review of "Twentieth century physics". Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics (pp. 589-610). unapi

Review Schweber, S. (1997) Review of "Twentieth century physics". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 319-21). unapi

Review Goodstein, D.; Goodstein, J. (1996) Review of "Twentieth century physics". Nature (p. 300). unapi

Review French, A.P. (1997) Review of "Twentieth century physics". American Journal of Physics (pp. 356-57). unapi

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