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The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set: The New Millennium Edition

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set: The New Millennium Edition Lowest new price: $128.98
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Author: Richard P. Feynman
Brand: Basic Books

The legendary introduction to physics from the subject's greatest teacher

"The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning a book that has remained a definitive introduction to physics for decades. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Now, we are reintroducing the printed books to the trade, fully corrected, for the first time ever, and in collaboration with Caltech. Timeless and collectible, the lectures are essential reading, not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.

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Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition) - Standalone book

Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition) - Standalone book Lowest new price: $260.70
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Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
Brand: Brand: Addison-Wesley

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Elegant, engaging, exacting, and concise, Giancoli’s Physics: Principles with Applications , Seventh Edition, helps you view the world through eyes that know physics.

 

Giancoli’s text is a trusted classic, known for its elegant writing, clear presentation, and quality of content. Using concrete observations and experiences you can relate to, the text features an approach that reflects how science is actually practiced: it starts with the specifics, then moves to the great generalizations and the more formal aspects of a topic to show you why we believe what we believe.

 

Written with the goal of giving you a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of physics in all its aspects, the text uses interesting applications to biology, medicine, architecture, and digital technology to show you how useful physics is to your everyday life and in your future profession.

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Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel Lowest new price: $8.00
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Author: Michio Kaku
Brand: Anchor Books

Teleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe's physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.Entertaining, informative, and imaginative, Physics of the Impossible probes the very limits of human ingenuity and scientific possibility.

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Mechanics: Volume 1 (Course of Theoretical Physics S)

Mechanics: Volume 1 (Course of Theoretical Physics S) Lowest new price: $57.27
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Author: L D Landau
Brand: Butterworth-Heinemann

Devoted to the foundation of mechanics, namely classical Newtonian mechanics, the subject is based mainly on Galileo's principle of relativity and Hamilton's principle of least action. The exposition is simple and leads to the most complete direct means of solving problems in mechanics.

The final sections on adiabatic invariants have been revised and augmented. In addition a short biography of L D Landau has been inserted.

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Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 Lowest new price: $6.00
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Author: Michio Kaku
Brand: Anchor Books

Space elevators. Internet-enabled contact lenses. Cars that fly by floating on magnetic fields. This is the stuff of science fiction—it’s also daily life in the year 2100.

Renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku details the developments in computer technology, artificial intelligence, medicine, space travel, and more, that are poised to happen over the next hundred years. He also considers how these inventions will affect the world economy, addressing the key questions: Who will have jobs? Which nations will prosper? Kaku interviews three hundred of the world’s top scientists—working in their labs on astonishing prototypes. He also takes into account the rigorous scientific principles that regulate how quickly, how safely, and how far technologies can advance. In Physics of the Future, Kaku forecasts a century of earthshaking advances in technology that could make even the last centuries’ leaps and bounds seem insignificant.

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Physics: Principles with Applications

Physics: Principles with Applications Lowest new price: $235.86
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Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
Brand: Brand: Pearson/Prentice Hall

This Physics book is in very good condition. No marks/highlights are inside the book. The only wear and tear is a couple nicks on the hardcover corners.

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Ideas And Opinions

Ideas And Opinions Lowest new price: $4.40
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Author: Albert Einstein
Brand: Broadway Books

A new edition of the most definitive collection of Albert Einstein's popular writings, gathered under the supervision of Einstein himself. The selections range from his earliest days as a theoretical physicist to his death in 1955; from such subjects as relativity, nuclear war or peace, and religion and science, to human rights, economics, and government.

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A Student's Guide to Vectors and Tensors (Student's Guides)

A Student's Guide to Vectors and Tensors (Student's Guides) Lowest new price: $26.84
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Author: Daniel A. Fleisch
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Vectors and tensors are among the most powerful problem-solving tools available, with applications ranging from mechanics and electromagnetics to general relativity. Understanding the nature and application of vectors and tensors is critically important to students of physics and engineering. Adopting the same approach used in his highly popular A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations, Fleisch explains vectors and tensors in plain language. Written for undergraduate and beginning graduate students, the book provides a thorough grounding in vectors and vector calculus before transitioning through contra and covariant components to tensors and their applications. Matrices and their algebra are reviewed on the book's supporting website, which also features interactive solutions to every problem in the text where students can work through a series of hints or choose to see the entire solution at once. Audio podcasts give students the opportunity to hear important concepts in the book explained by the author.



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Applied Physics-II(Third Edition)

Applied Physics-II(Third Edition) Lowest new price: $6.00
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Author: Manasi Karkare

Applied Physics-II is meant for the first year engineering students of the Mumbai University. Key Features Beginning each topic with its introduction, it is written in self explanatory easy language. Appropriate and illustrative diagrams wherever necessary. Numerous solved problems along with assignment problems. List of formulae, questions with answers and exercise are included in each chapter. Contents: Interference and Diffraction of Light Fiber Optics and Lasers Quantum Mechanics Motion of Charged Particle in Electric & Magnetic Fields Superconductivity Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Index


Fundamentals of Photonics

Fundamentals of Photonics Lowest new price: $134.98
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Author: Bahaa E. A. Saleh

Now in a new full-color edition, Fundamentals of Photonics,Second Edition is a self-contained and up-to-dateintroductory-level textbook that thoroughly surveys this rapidlyexpanding area of engineering and applied physics. Featuring alogical blend of theory and applications, coverage includesdetailed accounts of the primary theories of light, including rayoptics, wave optics, electromagnetic optics, and photon optics, aswell as the interaction of photons and atoms, and semiconductoroptics. Presented at increasing levels of complexity, preliminarysections build toward more advanced topics,
such as Fourier optics and holography, guided-wave and fiberoptics, semiconductor sources and detectors, electro-optic andacousto-optic devices, nonlinear optical devices, opticalinterconnects and switches, and optical fiber communications.

Each of the twenty-two chapters of the first edition has beenthoroughly updated. The Second Edition also featuresentirely new chapters on photonic-crystal optics (includingmultilayer and periodic media, waveguides, holey fibers, andresonators) and ultrafast optics (including femtosecond opticalpulses, ultrafast nonlinear optics, and optical solitons). Thechapters on optical interconnects and switches and optical fibercommunications have been completely rewritten to accommodatecurrent technology.

Each chapter contains summaries, highlighted equations,exercises, problems, and selected reading lists. Examples of realsystems are included to emphasize the concepts governingapplications of current interest.

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