The Theoretical Minimum

What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

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Author: Leonard Susskind,George Hrabovsky

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465038921

Category: Science

Page: 256

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A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013 If you ever regretted not taking physics in college--or simply want to know how to think like a physicist--this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur. Challenging, lucid, and concise, The Theoretical Minimum provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.

The Theoretical Minimum

What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

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Author: George Hrabovsky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141976233

Category: Science

Page: 256

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In this unconventional and stimulating primer, world-class physicist Leonard Susskind and citizen-scientist George Hrabovsky combine forces to provide a brilliant first course in modern physics. Unlike most popular physics books - which give readers a taste of what physicists know but not what they actually do - Susskind and Hrabovsky teach the skills you need to do physics yourself. Combining crystal-clear explanations of the laws of the universe with basic exercises, the authors cover the minimum - the theoretical minimum of the title - that readers need to master in order to study more advanced topics. In a lucid, engaging style, they introduce all the key concepts, from classical mechanics to general relativity to quantum theory. Instead of shying away from the equations and maths that are essential to any understanding of physics, The Theoretical Minimum provides a toolkit that you won't find in any other popular science book.

The Theoretical Minimum

What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

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Author: Leonard Susskind,George Hrabovsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465038921

Category: Science

Page: 256

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A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013 If you ever regretted not taking physics in college--or simply want to know how to think like a physicist--this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur. Challenging, lucid, and concise, The Theoretical Minimum provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.

Quantum Mechanics

The Theoretical Minimum

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Author: Leonard Susskind,Art Friedman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465036678

Category: Science

Page: 384

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From the bestselling author of The Theoretical Minimum, a DIY introduction to the math and science of quantum physics First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics. In this follow-up to The Theoretical Minimum, Susskind and Friedman provide a lively introduction to this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the behavior of sub-atomic objects through mathematical abstractions. Unlike other popularizations that shy away from quantum mechanics’ weirdness, Quantum Mechanics embraces the utter strangeness of quantum logic. The authors offer crystal-clear explanations of the principles of quantum states, uncertainty and time dependence, entanglement, and particle and wave states, among other topics, and each chapter includes exercises to ensure mastery of each area. Like The Theoretical Minimum, this volume runs parallel to Susskind’s eponymous Stanford University-hosted continuing education course. An approachable yet rigorous introduction to a famously difficult topic, Quantum Mechanics provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.

Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory

The Theoretical Minimum

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Author: Leonard Susskind,Art Friedman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093353

Category: Science

Page: 448

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The third volume in the bestselling physics series cracks open Einstein's special relativity and field theory Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory. Using their typical brand of real math, enlightening drawings, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. It's a must-read for both devotees of the series and any armchair physicist who wants to improve their knowledge of physics' deepest truths.

A Most Incomprehensible Thing

Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity

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Author: Peter Collier

Publisher: Incomprehensible Books

ISBN: 0957389469

Category: Science

Page: 274

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A clear and enjoyable guide to the mathematics of relativity To really understand relativity – one of the cornerstones of modern physics – you have to get to grips with the mathematics. This user-friendly self-study guide is aimed at the general reader who is motivated to tackle that not insignificant challenge. The book is written using straightforward and accessible language, with clear derivations and explanations as well as numerous fully solved problems. For those with minimal mathematical background, the first chapter provides a crash course in foundation mathematics. The reader is then taken gently by the hand and guided through a wide range of fundamental topics, including Newtonian mechanics; the Lorentz transformations; tensor calculus; the Einstein field equations; the Schwarzschild solution (which gives a good approximation of the spacetime of our Solar System); simple black holes and relativistic cosmology. Following the historic 2015 LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) detection, there is now an additional chapter on gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that potentially provide a revolutionary new way to study the universe. Special relativity helps explain a huge range of non-gravitational physical phenomena and has some strangely counter-intuitive consequences. These include time dilation, length contraction, the relativity of simultaneity, mass-energy equivalence and an absolute speed limit. General relativity, the leading theory of gravity, is at the heart of our understanding of cosmology and black holes. Understand even the basics of Einstein's amazing theory and the world will never seem the same again. March 2017. This third edition has been revised to make the material even more accessible to the enthusiastic general reader who seeks to understand the mathematics of relativity.

The Black Hole War

My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

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Author: Leonard Susskind

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316032698

Category: Science

Page: 480

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What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard t'Hooft realized the threat, and responded with a counterattack that changed the course of physics. THE BLACK HOLE WAR is the thrilling story of their united effort to reconcile Hawking's revolutionary theories of black holes with their own sense of reality-effort that would eventually result in Hawking admitting he was wrong, paying up, and Susskind and t'Hooft realizing that our world is a hologram projected from the outer boundaries of space. A brilliant book about modern physics, quantum mechanics, the fate of stars and the deep mysteries of black holes, Leonard Susskind's account of the Black Hole War is mind-bending and exhilarating reading.

What is Quantum Mechanics?

A Physics Adventure

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Author: Transnational College of LEX.

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 566

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The Cosmic Landscape

String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design

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Author: Leonard Susskind

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316055581

Category: Science

Page: 416

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In his first book ever, the father of string theory reinvents the world's concept of the known universe and man's unique place within it. Line drawings.

Feynman's Tips on Physics

Reflections, Advice, Insights, Practice : a Problem-solving Supplement to the Feynman Lectures on Physics

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Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Michael A. Gottlieb,Ralph Leighton,Matthew Linzee Sands

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465027970

Category: Science

Page: 182

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"With characteristic flair, insight, and humor, Feynman discusses topics physics students often struggle with and offers valuable tips on addressing them. Included here are three lectures on problem-solving and a lecture on inertial guidance omitted from The Feynman Lectures on Physics. An enlightening memoir by Matthew Sands and oral history interviews with Feynman and his Caltech colleagues provide firsthand accounts of the origins of Feynman's landmark lecture series"--P. [4] of cover.

An Introduction to Black Holes, Information and the String Theory Revolution

The Holographic Universe

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Author: Leonard Susskind,James Lindesay

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812561312

Category: Science

Page: 183

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- A unique exposition of the foundations of the quantum theory of black holes including the impact of string theory, the idea of black hole complementarily and the holographic principle bull; Aims to educate the physicist or student of physics who is not an expert on string theory, on the revolution that has grown out of black hole physics and string theory

Principles of Physics

From Quantum Field Theory to Classical Mechanics

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Author: Jun Ni

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813227117

Category: Science

Page: 560

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This book starts from a set of common basic principles to establish the basic formalisms of all disciplines of fundamental physics, including quantum field theory, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, general relativity, electromagnetism, and classical mechanics. Instead of the traditional pedagogic way, the author arranges the subjects and formalisms in a logical order, i.e. all the formulas are derived from the formulas before them. The formalisms are also kept self-contained. Most mathematical tools are given in the appendices. Although this book covers all the disciplines of fundamental physics, it contains only a single volume because the contents are kept concise and treated as an integrated entity, which is consistent with the motto that simplicity is beauty, unification is beauty, and thus physics is beauty. This can be used as an advanced textbook for graduate students. It is also suitable for physicists who wish to have an overview of fundamental physics. Contents: PrefacePreface to the Second EditionBasic PrinciplesQuantum FieldsQuantum Fields in the Riemann SpacetimeSymmetry BreakingInteracting Quantum FieldsFrom Quantum Field Theory to Quantum MechanicsElectromagnetic FieldQuantum MechanicsApplications of Quantum MechanicsStatistical MechanicsApplications of Statistical MechanicsRelativity TheoryAppendices:TensorsFunctional FormulaGaussian IntegralsGrassmann AlgebraEuclidean RepresentationSome Useful FormulasJacobianGeodesic EquationBibliographyIndex Readership: This is suitable for graduate students and physicists who wish to have an overview of fundamental physics.

Drawing Physics

2,600 Years of Discovery From Thales to Higgs

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Author: Don S. Lemons

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262338750

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Humans have been trying to understand the physical universe since antiquity. Aristotle had one vision (the realm of the celestial spheres is perfect), and Einstein another (all motion is relativistic). More often than not, these different understandings begin with a simple drawing, a pre-mathematical picture of reality. Such drawings are a humble but effective tool of the physicist's craft, part of the tradition of thinking, teaching, and learning passed down through the centuries. This book uses drawings to help explain fifty-one key ideas of physics accessibly and engagingly. Don Lemons, a professor of physics and author of several physics books, pairs short, elegantly written essays with simple drawings that together convey important concepts from the history of physical science.Lemons proceeds chronologically, beginning with Thales' discovery of triangulation, the Pythagorean monocord, and Archimedes' explanation of balance. He continues through Leonardo's description of "earthshine" (the ghostly glow between the horns of a crescent moon), Kepler's laws of planetary motion, and Newton's cradle (suspended steel balls demonstrating by their collisions that for every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction). Reaching the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Lemons explains the photoelectric effect, the hydrogen atom, general relativity, the global greenhouse effect, Higgs boson, and more. The essays place the science of the drawings in historical context -- describing, for example, Galileo's conflict with the Roman Catholic Church over his teaching that the sun is the center of the universe, the link between the discovery of electrical phenomena and the romanticism of William Wordsworth, and the shadow cast by the Great War over Einstein's discovery of relativity. Readers of Drawing Physics with little background in mathematics or physics will say, "Now I see, and now I understand."

Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum

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Author: Leonard Susskind,Art Friedman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141977825

Category: Science

Page: 384

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In The Theoretical Minimum, world-class physicist Leonard Susskind provided a brilliant first course in classical mechanics, offering readers not an oversimplified introduction but the real thing - everything you need to start doing physics, and nothing more. Now he returns with the next challenge that every aspiring physics buff must tackle: quantum mechanics. Unlike classical mechanics, quantum mechanics is not intuitive - it concerns things so small they are beyond the range of human senses. To understand quantum physics, you need to learn a whole new way of thinking, but then, Susskind reveals, you will discover that it is even more fundamental than classical mechanics. Unlike most popular physics books - which give readers a taste of what physicists know but not what they actually do - Susskind and his co-author Art Friedman teach the maths and equations that are essential to any real understanding of quantum mechanics. Combining crystal-clear explanations, witty and helpful dialogues, and basic exercises, Quantum Mechanics is, to paraphrase Einstein, as simple as possible, but no simpler.

General Physics

Mechanics and Molecular Physics

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Author: L D Landau,A. I. Akhiezer,E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483285189

Category: Science

Page: 382

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Presents, at a level suitable for undergraduates and technical college students, the basic physical theory of mechanics and the molecular structure of matter. The material contained in the work should correspond quite closely to courses of lectures given to undergraduate students of physics in Britain and America.

TENSORS made easy with SOLVED PROBLEMS

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Author: Giancarlo Bernacchi

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326292536

Category: Science

Page: 218

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-- New January 2018 REVISED RELEASE -- A friendly and non-formal approach to a subject of abstract mathematics that has important applications in physics, especially in General Relativity, but also in other fields. The purpose of the book is mainly dida

For the Love of Physics

From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics

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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.

General physics

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Author: Morton M. Sternheim,Joseph W. Kane

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 891

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Introduces physics to science students with a wide range of interests. Unlike many other physics texts, the coverage and emphasis here is influenced by the specific needs of science majors, including those in the life sciences, and thus treats topics such as geometric optics, mechanics of fluids and acoustics. The derivative is introduced in Chapter One and integrals are used sparingly until electricity and magnetism are covered. Entire chapters are devoted to applications of physics covering subjects such as nerve conduction, ionizing radiation and nuclear magnetic resonance, demonstrating the widespread utility of physics and the unity of science. To aid in comprehension, calculations involving calculus are carried out with a good deal of detail and discussion. Each chapter features a checklist of terms to define or explain as well as problems and exercises. Additional problems and exercises are located in the Supplementary Topics section.

Quantum Physics

What Everyone Needs to Know®

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Author: Michael G. Raymer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190250747

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Around 1900, physicists started to discover particles like electrons, protons, and neutrons, and with these discoveries believed they could predict the internal behavior of the atom. However, once their predictions were compared to the results of experiments in the real world, it became clear that the principles of classical physics and mechanics were far from capable of explaining phenomena on the atomic scale. With this realization came the advent of quantum physics, one of the most important intellectual movements in human history. Today, quantum physics is everywhere: it explains how our computers work, how lasers transmit information across the Internet, and allows scientists to predict accurately the behavior of nearly every particle in nature. Its application continues to be fundamental in the investigation of the most expansive questions related to our world and the universe. However, while the field and principles of quantum physics are known to have nearly limitless applications, the fundamental reasons why this is the case are far less understood. In Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know, quantum physicist Michael G. Raymer distills the basic principles of such an abstract field, and addresses the many ways quantum physics is a key factor in today's science and beyond. The book tackles questions as broad as the meaning of quantum entanglement and as specific and timely as why governments worldwide are spending billions of dollars developing quantum technology research. Raymer's list of topics is diverse, and showcases the sheer range of questions and ideas in which quantum physics is involved. From applications like data encryption and quantum computing to principles and concepts like "quantum nonlocality" and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know is a wide-reaching introduction to a nearly ubiquitous scientific topic.

The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics

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Author: Daniel F. Styer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521667807

Category: Science

Page: 154

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An exceptionally accessible, accurate and non-technical introduction to the core concepts of quantum mechanics.