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50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Joanne Baker

Series: 50 Ideas

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Title:50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know
Authors:Joanne Baker
Info:Quercus (2007), Hardcover, 208 pages
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Rating:*****
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50 Physics Ideas You Really Need To Know (50 ideas) by Joanne Baker (2007)

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Great reference book for basic ideas. A nice addition was the use of sidebars; most were personal details about the different scientists whose ideas were discussed in each section.
I didn't understand some of the mathematical items...I suppose they weren't explained well enough for true mainstream folks. However, much of the information was presented well enough that I understood the concepts. And that's why I read this book! ( )
  Laine-Cunningham | Feb 22, 2015 |
Short articles about most of the most important physics ideas and some of the not-so-familiar ones. Cogent summaries. ( )
  librisissimo | Jul 15, 2011 |
Incoherent collection of ideas/laws of physics. A lot of chapters introduce an item without real explanation. ( )
  HendrikSteyaert | Mar 9, 2010 |
Must remember to stop buying books like this. Good for a starter, but very little in the way of content sadly. ( )
  duranain | Feb 26, 2010 |
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In this, the second volume in an important new series presenting core concepts across a range of critical areas of human knowledge, author Joanne Baker unravels the complexities of 20th-century scientific theory for a general readership. She explains ideas at the cutting-edge of scientific enquiry, making them comprehensible and accessible to the layperson. From Amazon.co.uk

50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know unravels the complexities of 20th-century scientific theory for a general readership. From Hubble’s law to Pauli’s exclusion principle and from Schrodinger’s cat to Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, Joanne Baker explains ideas at the cutting-edge of scientific enquiry, making them comprehensible and accessible to everyone. From MurdochBooks.com.au

The ideas covered in the book are as follows:

  1. Mach's principle

  2. Fraunhofer diffraction

  3. Nuclear fission

  4. Newton's laws of motion

  5. Doppler effect

  6. Nuclear fusion

  7. Kepler's laws of planetary motion

  8. Ohm's Law

  9. Feynman diagram

  10. Newton's laws of gravitation

  11. Fleming's right-hand rule

  12. The God particle

  13. Conservation of energy

  14. Maxwell's equations

  15. String theory

  16. Simple harmonic motion

  17. Planck's law

  18. Special relativity

  19. Hooke's law

  20. Photoelectric effect

  21. General relativity

  22. Ideal gas law

  23. Schrödinger's wave equation

  24. Black holes

  25. Second law of thermodynamics

  26. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle

  27. Olber's paradox

  28. Absolute zero

  29. Copenhagen interpretation

  30. Hubble's law

  31. Brownian motion

  32. Schrödinger's cat

  33. The Big Bang

  34. Chaos

  35. Einstein Podolsky Rosen paradox

  36. Inflation

  37. Bernouilli equation

  38. Pauli exclusion principle

  39. Dark matter

  40. Newton's theory of colour

  41. Superconductivity

  42. Dark energy

  43. Huygen's principle

  44. Rutherford's model of the atom

  45. Fermi Paradox

  46. Snell's law

  47. Antimatter

  48. Anthropic principle

  49. Bragg's law

  50. The standard model of particle physics
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"In 50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know author Joanne Baker describes, in a sequence of 50 clear and concise essays, the discovery, significance and functioning of the laws, principles, and theories that govern the workings of our physical universe"--Cover, p. 2.… (more)

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