For the Love of Physics

Author: Walter Lewin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145160713X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.

For the Love of It

Author: Wayne C. Booth

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226065854

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 237

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Why pursue any skill or hobby? For the fun of it, for the love of it, and for the quality of the life lived while doing it, according to amateur cellist Wayne Booth.

From the Love of Wisdom a New View of Being Human

Author: The Pioneers of Kinlein

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457507064

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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The simplest truth, when observed in our daily lives, has an amazing effect. That truth? What is focused on GROWS. It is typical in our society today to use labels or groupings or diagnoses as the lens through which we focus on ourselves and others. From this perspective our view of ourselves, of others, can be cut short, distorted and fragmented. Suppose instead we could view ourselves and others through the lens that each person has an inborn, inviolable power to take action in living life. Then suppose that this POWER becomes our focus. Suddenly, we have a whole new view of ourselves and of being human. With this perspective, we accept one another as being responsible, as being in control of the actions we take, as having an integral place in our homes and communities. This is the power of the ultimate yes or no, it is profound and it can change the world. A New View of Being Human offers in plain language, a description of the complex, intangible processes that comprise this power of the human being. Any word spoken, any action taken, any feeling experienced by any person is the result of these processes. The processes are universal to every person, yet are unique in each one of us. This book provides the reader with a platform for considering what it means to grow in understanding the power of being human and the value of each one's contribution to this world in which we live.

Jingshin Theoretical Physics Symposium in Honor of Professor Ta-You Wu

Author: Jong-Ping Hsu,Leonardo Hsu

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814496480

Category: Science

Page: 480

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Prof T-Y Wu is not only an eminent physicist with an encyclopedic knowledge, but also a motivational teacher and an influential policy maker in science and technology. The young Wu was inspired by Prof Y-T Yao, whose course on modern physics sparked an interest that burned during a long and productive career. Among Wu's achievements are 14 books and more than 120 papers covering subjects from atomic and molecular physics to plasmas and gases to atmospheric physics to relativity theory. Even at the age of 90 he remains active, publishing papers and lecturing on physics. Prof Wu feels grateful that he had the opportunity to educate a group of extremely talented students and, in particular, to discover T D Lee's remarkable talent. Although creative talent is no doubt a product of nature, it must also be nurtured. Prof Wu has played a crucial role for an entire generation of physicists in China and has won great respect from former students such as C N Yang, T D Lee, K Huang, and countless others. Prof Wu's love of physics and his dedication in teaching and research will always be remembered. Contents:The Scientific Research and Teaching of Ta-You Wu (J P Hsu)Scientific Publications of Ta-You Wu (Selected)Reminiscences of My Ann Arbor Days (Ta-You Wu)Comments After Professor Wu's Talk (C N Yang)Einstein's Impact on Theoretical Physics (C N Yang)Vibration of the Carbon-60 Molecule (T-T Chou & C N Yang)Effects of Heavy and Light Hole Mixing in Quantum Well Physics (K Huang)Knot Theory and Statistical Mechanics (F-Y Wu)Leptonic Photon and Light Element Abundances (L B Okun)Covariant Model of Relativistic Extended Particles Based on the Oscillator Representation of the Poincaré Group (Y S Kim)Limiting Symmetry Principle, Universal Constants and Generalized Lorentz Transformations for Non-inertial Frames (J P Hsu & L Hsu) Readership: Graduate and post-graduate students in theoretical physics. Keywords:

Elements of Quantum Optics

Author: Brice Scott

Publisher: Scientific e-Resources

ISBN: 1839473843

Category:

Page: 320

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The book gives a broad coverage of the basic elements necessary to understand and carry out research in quantum optics. It presents a variety of theoretical tools and important results for two-level and semiconductor media, many of which could only be found in the original literature of in specialized monographs up to now. The text reveals the close connection between many seemingly unrelated topics. The book "e;Quantum Optics"e; has been written to meet the requirement of the degree and post graduate students. The subject matter has been discussed in such a simple way that the students will find no difficult to understand it. Most of the examples given in the book have been selected from various university examination papers and the book cover the syllabus of almost all the universities.

The Wonders of Physics

Author: L G Aslamazov,A A Varlamov

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813106433

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 9210


The book in your hands develops the best traditions of the Russian scientific popular literature. Written in a clear and captivating manner by working theoretical physicists, who are, at the same time, dedicated popularizers of scientific knowledge, it brings to the reader the latest achievements in quantum solid-state physics, but along the way it also shows how the laws of physics reveal themselves even in seemingly trivial episodes concerning the natural phenomena around us. And most importantly, it shows that we live in the world, where scientists are capable of “proving harmony with algebra”. — A A Abrikosov, 2003 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

From Quanta To Quarks: More Anecdotal History Of Physics

Author: Capri Anton Z

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813101512

Category: Science

Page: 168

View: 6695


This enlightening book, a sequel to QUIPS, QUOTES, AND QUANTA, helps readers to understand how physicists think about and look at the world. Starting with the discovery and investigation of cosmic rays, the book proceeds to cover some major areas of modern physics in laymen's terms. Unlike other books that deal with the history of physics, this volume concentrates on anecdotes about the physicists who created the new ideas, with a heavy emphasis on personal incidents and quotes. At the same time it presents, in every day language, the ideas created by these physicists. Both thematic and biographical in nature, readers will be entertained with humorous events in the lives of some famous scientists. Readers will also learn quite a lot about modern physics without the mathematical details, but with the important concepts intact.

Wonders Of Physics, The (4th Edition)

Author: Varlamov Andrey,Aslamazov Lev G

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813273186

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 2022


'The book in your hands develops the best traditions of the Russian scientific popular literature. Written in a clear and captivating manner by working theoretical physicists, who are, at the same time, dedicated popularizers of scientific knowledge, it brings to the reader the latest achievements in quantum solid-state physics, but along the way it also shows how the laws of physics reveal themselves even in seemingly trivial episodes concerning the natural phenomena around us. And most importantly, it shows that we live in the world, where scientists are capable of 'proving harmony with algebra.' — A A Abrikosov, 2003 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics