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Six Impossible Things: The Mystery of the Quantum World (The MIT Press)
$19.95
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A concise and engaging investigation of six interpretations of quantum physics.

Rules of the quantum world seem to say that a cat can be both alive and dead at the same time and a particle can be in two places at once. And that particle is also a wave; everything in the quantum world can described in terms of waves--or entirely in terms of particles. These interpretations were all established by the end of the 1920s, by Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, and others. But no one has yet come up with a common sense explanation of what is going on. In this concise and engaging book, astrophysicist John Gribbin offers an overview of six of the leading interpretations of quantum mechanics.

Gribbin calls his account "agnostic," explaining that none of these interpretations is any better--or any worse--than any of the others. Gribbin presents the Copenhagen Interpretation, promoted by Niels Bohr and named by Heisenberg; the Pilot-Wave Interpretation, developed by Louis de Broglie; the Many Worlds Interpretation (termed "excess baggage" by Gribbin); the Decoherence Interpretation ("incoherent"); the Ensemble "Non-Interpretation"; and the Timeless Transactional Interpretation (which theorized waves going both forward and backward in time). All of these interpretations are crazy, Gribbin warns, and some are more crazy than others--but in the quantum world, being more crazy does not necessarily mean more wrong.

ISBN
9780262043236
By
Gribbin, John
Publisher
The MIT Press
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How to Find a Higgs Boson?and Other Big Mysteries in the World of the Very Small
$28.00
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The history of particle physics, the hunt for the most elusive particle, and the fundamental questions the search has inspired

How did physicists combine talent and technology to discover the Higgs boson, the last piece in our inventory of the subatomic world? How did the Higgs change our understanding of the universe? And now, nearly a decade after its detection, what comes next? Answering these questions, Ivo van Vulpen--a CERN particle physicist and member of the team behind the detection--invites us on a journey to the frontiers of our knowledge.

Enjoy van Vulpen's accessible explanation of the history of particle physics and of concepts like quantum mechanics and relativity--and ponder his inquiries regarding the search for new particles (to explain dark matter), a new force (to combine the existing fundamental forces), and new phenomena (undiscovered dimensions of space). This is a lively account of work at the world's highest-energy particle accelerator, with inspiring personal reflections on humanity's discoveries deeper and deeper into the world of the very small.
ISBN
9780300244182
By
Van Vulpen, Ivo
Publisher
Yale University Press
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New
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9780300244182
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Science
Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
$4.99
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Readers worldwide have come to know the work of Stephen Hawking through his phenomenal million-copy hardcover best-seller A Brief History of Time. Bantam is proud to present the paperback edition of Dr. Hawking's first new book since that event, a collection of fascinating and illuminating essays, and a remarkable interview broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Day, 1992. These fourteen pieces reveal Hawking variously as the scientist, the man, the concerned world citizen, and-always-the rigorous and imaginative thinker. Hawking's wit, directness of style, and absence of pomp characterize all of them, whether he is remembering his first experience at nursery school; calling for adequate education in science that will enable the public to play its part in making informed decisions on matters such as nuclear disarmament; exploring the origins of the future of the universe; or reflecting on the history of A Brief History of Time. Black Holes and Baby Universes is an important work from one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century.
ISBN
9780553095234
By
Hawking, Stephen
Publisher
Bantam
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Used, Acceptable
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Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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1125109
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Across the Frontier (World Perspectives, Volume 48)
$11.57
ISBN
9780061318597
By
Heisenberg, Werner
Publisher
Harper Torchbooks, Harper & Row, Publishers
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Used, Good
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708551
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Physics
$13.32
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Physics 2nd edition is an alternate version of the College Physics 3rd edition text by Giambattista/Richardson/Richardson. The key difference is that Physics covers kinematics and forces in the more traditional organization of beginning with Kinematics and proceeding to forces. (College Physics takes an integrated approach to forces and kinematics, introducing forces and interweaving kinematics.).
ISBN
9780073404530
By
Giambattista, Alan
Publisher
McGraw-Hill
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Used, Very Good
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704457
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Superstrings: A Theory of Everything?
$11.03
ISBN
9780521354622
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
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Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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707641
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The Physics of Miracles: Tapping into the Field of Consciousness Potential
$7.47
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When Richard Bartlett first experienced the origins of his Matrix Energetics program, his goal was only to help the patients who brought their myriad health problems to his Chiropractic practice. Now, nearly ten years after the event that would redirect the entire course of his life, Dr. Bartlett brings the power of his seminars into the book, The Physics of Miracles.

By lightly touching his clients while at the same time applying focused intent, he could restore them to a physically, mentally, and spiritually balanced state, instantly shifting misalignments that had plagued them for years. Most astonishing of all, he could teach anyone how to do this. Now, for millions of people looking for empowerment in an age of declining and impersonal healthcare, Dr. Bartlett shares this phenomenon in a book full of explosive potential.

In The Physics of Miracles, Dr. Bartlett builds upon his popular seminars to teach us how to access the discovery he has made--a process that merges the science of subtle energy with our innate imaginations to produce measurable results. By applying forces known to modern physics, each of us can tap into states of healthy awareness from different moments--in essence, travel in time--and bring them into the present for immediate, profound results. As Dr. Bartlett clearly shows, this practice requires no special training, produces transformation in the blink of an eye, and is available to everyone who has a willingness to learn.

The Physics of Miracles provides an easily-reproducible, results-oriented process of change that draws on the fundamental principles embraced by the field of quantum and scalar physics. This paradigm-busting book can teach anyone how to access their creative power to heal and transform their lives.

ISBN
9781582702490
By
Jonsson, Melissa Joy
Publisher
Atria Books/Beyond Words
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Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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774895
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Quarks, Leptons and The Big Bang, Second Edition
$9.13
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This self-contained introduction to particle physics and related areas of cosmology bridges the gap between non-technical popular accounts and textbooks for advanced students. It concentrates on presenting the subject from the modern perspective of quarks, leptons and the forces between them.
ISBN
9780750308069
By
Allday, Jonathan
Publisher
CRC Press
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Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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741316
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UNIVERSITY PHYSICS STUDENT SOLUTIONS MANUAL V1
$6.23
Description
Contains solutions for everyother odd problem from the main text.
ISBN
9780534352349
By
Reese, Ronald Lane
Publisher
Cengage Learning
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Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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692813
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The methodological heritage of Newton
$6.39
ISBN
9780802015976
By
Henderson, Lois T
Publisher
University of Toronto Press
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Used, Acceptable
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Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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660908
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Physics at Fermilab in the 1990'S, August 15-24, 1989, Breckenridge, Colorado
$17.25
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This conference celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first Rochester Conference and honours Prof. Susumu Okubo on his 60th birthday. The original Rochester Conference brought a small group of leading physicists to discuss current results and trends in both theory and experiment. The present conference has also adhered to this format -- covering the developments in particle physics over the last forty years and presenting the latest theoretical and experimental results in the field.
ISBN
9789810201036
Publisher
World Scientific Pub Co Inc
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Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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1119023
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Nuclear Forces: Introduction to Theoretical Nuclear Physics
$8.17
ISBN
9780262550048
By
Eder, Gernot
Publisher
The MIT Press
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Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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708883
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Schrodinger: Centenary Celebration of a Polymath
$18.55
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Schrödinger's influence in almost every field of science is still felt. He was a man who single-handedly reshaped thinking in cosmology, wave mechanics, statistical mechanics, unified field theories, theoretical chemistry and molecular biology. In this volume, which was prepared in 1987 to celebrate the centenary of Schrödinger's birth, leading figures in all these fields have collaborated to produce this carefully integrated and edited survey of the man and his science. Some of the contributions are biographical in nature, revealing much about the character of the man. Others deal with modern-day theories in different fields of science in which Schrödinger worked and his influence in those areas.
ISBN
9780521379298
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
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Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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708190
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The Magnetic Properties of Solids (The Structures and Properties of Solids, 6)
$13.58
ISBN
9780713125740
By
Crangle, John
Publisher
Hodder Arnold
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Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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708885
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Driving Force: The Natural Magic of Magnets
$5.87
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Driving Force unfolds the long and colorful history of magnets: how they guided (or misguided) Columbus; mesmerized eighteenth-century Paris but failed to fool Benjamin Franklin; lifted AC power over its rival, DC, despite all the animals, one human among them, executed along the way; led Einstein to the theory of relativity; helped defeat Hitler's U-boats; inspired writers from Plato to Dave Barry. In a way that will delight and instruct even the nonmathematical among us, James Livingston shows us how scientists today are creating magnets and superconductors that can levitate high-speed trains, produce images of our internal organs, steer high-energy particles in giant accelerators, and--last but not least--heat our morning coffee.

From the "new" science of materials to everyday technology, Driving Force makes the workings of magnets a matter of practical wonder. The book will inform and entertain technical and nontechnical readers alike and will give them a clearer sense of the force behind so much of the working world.

ISBN
9780674216457
By
Livingston, James D
Publisher
Harvard University Press
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Used, Very Good
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1124510
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Digital Lighting & Rendering
$5.87
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Digital Lighting contains strategies for lighting design that are relevant to any digital artist. It presents an awareness of computer lighting models, how they differ from real-world lighting effects, and how to approach 3D lighting projects differently from practical light. Topics covered include: What good lighting can do for you; Light sources; Shading; Shadows; Exposure and content; Color: temperature, correction, mood; Qualities of light; 3-point lighting; Indirect illumination; Multipass rendering and compositing; Lighting in production; and Case studies: natural lighting, interior lighting, character lighting, and effects lighting.
ISBN
9781562059545
By
Birn, Jeremy
Publisher
New Riders Press
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Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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1122480
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3 Minute Stephen Hawking (His life, theories, and influence in 3 minute particles)
$5.87
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The 3-Minute series offers the essence of the world's most important figures with all the padding removed. It divides up their lives into 60 three-minute chunks, each presented as an easily digestible visual snack. Divided into three thematic sections on Life, Works, and Influence. This book is about Stephen Hawking. --
ISBN
9781435140646
By
Parsons, Paul
Publisher
Metro Books
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Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119926
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Barron's SAT Subject Test: Physics, 2nd Edition
$5.87
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Always study with the most up-to-date prep! Look for Barron's SAT Subject Test Physics with Online Test, Third Edition, ISBN 978-1-5062-5112-7, on sale August 6, 2019.

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from third-party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitles included with the product.

ISBN
9781438007892
By
Young, Greg
Publisher
Barron's Educational Series
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Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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743178
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Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light
$5.87
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Art interprets the visible world, physics charts its unseen workings--making the two realms seem completely opposed. But in Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain tracks their breakthroughs side by side throughout history to reveal an astonishing correlation of visions.From teh classical Greek sculptors to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, and from Aristotle to Einstein, aritsts have foreshadowed the discoveries of scientists, such as when Money and Cezanne intuited the coming upheaval in physics that Einstein would initiate. In this lively and colorful narrative, Leonard Shlain explores how artistic breakthroughs could have prefigured the visionary insights of physicists on so many occasions throughtout history.Provacative and original, Art & Physics is a seamless integration of the romance of art and the drama of science...and exhilarating history of ideas.
ISBN
9780688123055
By
Shlain, Leonard
Publisher
William Morrow
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Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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1110438
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Quantum Physics, Third Edition
$34.73
Description
Balances mathematical discussions with physical discussions.
* Derivations are complete and the theory is applied whenever possible.
* Gasiorowicz is a world class researcher in quantum physics.
ISBN
9780471057000
By
Gasiorowicz, Stephen
Publisher
Wiley
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Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107098
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B
The History of Physics
$33.84
ISBN
9780802707512
By
Asimov, Isaac
Publisher
Walker Publishing Company
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
708362
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B
AP Physics 1 Essentials: An APlusPhysics Guide
$5.87
Description

AP Physics 1 Essentials is an easy-to-read guide to the entire AP Physics 1 course, featuring more than 500 worked-out problems with full solutions and deeper understanding questions. AP Physics 1 Essentials covers all major topics included in the AP Physics 1 course, including: kinematics, dynamics, momentum, impulse, gravity, uniform circular motion, rotation, work, energy, power, mechanical waves, sound, electrostatics, and circuits.

AP Physics 1 Essentials is integrated with the APlusPhysics.com website, which includes online question and answer forums, videos, animations, and supplemental problems to help you master the essential concepts of physics.

This book is designed to assist physics students in their high school AP Physics courses both as a guide throughout the course as well as a review book to assist in end-of-course exam preparation. Its focus is on providing the bare bones, essential concepts necessary for success in the course in a straightforward and easy-to-read manner, leaving development of in-depth problem solving and lab work to the classroom, where it is most effective. In short, this is not intended as a substitute for a standard textbook or course, but rather as an invaluable supplementary resource.

This first edition does not include the AP-style problem sets, though they are available for free download on the APlusPhysics site. The newer 2nd edition includes many of problems from the problem sets in the appendix.

ISBN
9780983563365
By
Fullerton, Dan
Publisher
Silly Beagle Productions
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Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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708331
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Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable
$8.48
Description
It amazes children, as they try to count themselves out of numbers, only to discover one day that the hundreds, thousands, and zillions go on forever--to something like infinity. And anyone who has advanced beyond the bounds of basic mathematics has soon marveled at that drunken number eight lying on its side in the pages of their work. Infinity fascinates; it takes the mind beyond its everyday concerns--indeed, beyond everything--to something always more. Infinity makes even the infinite universe seem small; yet it can also be infinitesimal. Infinity thrives on paradox, and it turns the simplest arithmetic on its head, with 1 seeming feasibly to equal 0, after all. Infinity defies common sense. The contemplation of it has relieved at least two great mathematicians of their sanity. Thoroughly readable and entirely accessible, science writer Brian Clegg's lively history explores infinity in its many intriguing facets, from its ancient origins to its place today at the heart of mathematics and science. He examines infinity's paradoxes and profiles the people who first grappled with and then defined and refined them, offering information, mystery, and poetry to conceive the inconceivable and define the indefinable.
ISBN
9780786712854
By
Clegg, Brian
Publisher
Running Press
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Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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707643
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B
The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter
$27.00
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*Shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize*

One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. "A riveting tale of derring-do" (Nature), this book reads like James Gleick's Chaos combined with an Indiana Jones adventure.

When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible is the story of Steinhardt's thirty-five-year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to propose a radically new type of matter--one that raises the possibility of new materials with never before seen properties, but that violates laws set in stone for centuries. Steinhardt dubs this new form of matter "quasicrystal." The rest of the scientific community calls it simply impossible.

The Second Kind of Impossible captures Steinhardt's scientific odyssey as it unfolds over decades, first to prove viability, and then to pursue his wildest conjecture--that nature made quasicrystals long before humans discovered them. Along the way, his team encounters clandestine collectors, corrupt scientists, secret diaries, international smugglers, and KGB agents. Their quest culminates in a daring expedition to a distant corner of the Earth, in pursuit of tiny fragments of a meteorite forged at the birth of the solar system.

Steinhardt's discoveries chart a new direction in science. They not only change our ideas about patterns and matter, but also reveal new truths about the processes that shaped our solar system. The underlying science is important, simple, and beautiful--and Steinhardt's firsthand account is "packed with discovery, disappointment, exhilaration, and persistence...This book is a front-row seat to history as it is made" (Nature).

ISBN
9781476729923
By
Steinhardt, Paul
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781476729923
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Science
Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes
$16.95
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Black holes are the best-known and least-understood objects in the universe. In Einstein's Monsters, distinguished astronomer Chris Impey takes readers on a vivid tour of these enigmatic giants. He weaves a fascinating tale out of the fiendishly complex math of black holes and the colorful history of their discovery. Impey blends this history with a poignant account of the phenomena scientists have witnessed while observing black holes: stars swarming like bees around the center of our galaxy; black holes performing gravitational waltzes with visible stars; the cymbal clash of two black holes colliding, releasing ripples in space time. Clear, compelling, and profound, Einstein's Monsters reveals how our comprehension of black holes is intrinsically linked to how we make sense of the universe and our place within it.

ISBN
9780393357509
By
Impey, Chris
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780393357509
Location
Science