Understanding Mechanics

Author: A. J. Sadler,D. W. S. Thorning

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199146758

Category: Mechanics

Page: 506

View: 1556

One of the clearest and most straightforward texts ever published, Understanding Mechanics covers all the topics required in the single-subject A Level. It is equally appropriate for those preparing for other Mathematics examinations at A Level and for students on technical courses in further and higher education. Key Points: DT Principles are introduced in a simple and direct manner and all have worked examples DT Ample opportunity is given for practice with questions and exercises carefully graded to provide a steady progression DT Each chapter closes with a comprehensive selection of recent examination questions DT Answers are given at the back of the book

Understanding Mechanics for JEE Main and Advanced (Vol. 1), 2/e

Author: Sinha, M.K.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9339221672


Page: N.A

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Understanding Mechanics (Vol-I) is meant for aspirants of engineering entrance examinations and aims at making the subject of Mechanics easy for the student. It covers all the topics with a strong conceptual approach- relevant theory being followed by plenty of solved examoles. The new edition has been further enriched with theory and questions to increase its usefulness for students.

Understanding Quantum Mechanics

Author: Roland Omnès

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691004358

Category: Science

Page: 307

View: 6825

Here Roland Omnès offers a clear, up-to-date guide to the conceptual framework of quantum mechanics. In an area that has provoked much philosophical debate, Omnès has achieved high recognition for his Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (Princeton 1994), a book for specialists. Now the author has transformed his own theory into a short and readable text that enables beginning students and experienced physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers to form a comprehensive picture of the field while learning about the most recent advances. This new book presents a more streamlined version of the Copenhagen interpretation, showing its logical consistency and completeness. The problem of measurement is a major area of inquiry, with the author surveying its history from Planck to Heisenberg before describing the consistent-histories interpretation. He draws upon the most recent research on the decoherence effect (related to the modern resolution of the famous Schrödinger's cat problem) and an exact formulation of the correspondence between quantum and particle physics (implying a derivation of classical determinism from quantum probabilism). Interpretation is organized with the help of a universal and sound language using so-called consistent histories. As a language and a method, it can now be shown to be free of ambiguity and it makes interpretation much clearer and closer to common sense.

Understanding Soil Mechanics

Author: Jack Roberts

Publisher: Delmar Pub


Category: Architecture

Page: 255

View: 364

The emphasis is on "application" in this manual that sets the standard for soil textbooks. The book covers the most commonly used soil tests, with emphasis on using the test results in bidding and construction. In the last few chapters, students learn about quarry operations, foundation construction, and the latest strides in soil technology.

Understanding Thermodynamics

Author: H.C. Van Ness

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132285

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 1506

Clear treatment of systems and first and second laws of thermodynamics features informal language, vivid and lively examples, and fresh perspectives. Excellent supplement for undergraduate science or engineering class.

Quantum Concepts in Physics

An Alternative Approach to the Understanding of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Malcolm Longair

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107310911

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Written for advanced undergraduates, physicists, and historians and philosophers of physics, this book tells the story of the development of our understanding of quantum phenomena through the extraordinary years of the first three decades of the twentieth century. Rather than following the standard axiomatic approach, this book adopts a historical perspective, explaining clearly and authoritatively how pioneers such as Heisenberg, Schrodinger, Pauli and Dirac developed the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and merged them into a coherent theory, and why the mathematical infrastructure of quantum mechanics has to be as complex as it is. The author creates a compelling narrative, providing a remarkable example of how physics and mathematics work in practice. The book encourages an enhanced appreciation of the interaction between mathematics, theory and experiment, helping the reader gain a deeper understanding of the development and content of quantum mechanics than any other text at this level.

Understanding Bitcoin

The Liberty Lover's Guide to the Mechanics & Economics of Crypto-currencies

Author: Robert P. Murphy,Silas Barta

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505819786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 92

View: 3479

This book is the one resource that liberty lovers need to learn the essentials of how Bitcoin works, and the economic implications of it. Electronic version can be found at: http: //understandingbitcoin.us

Understanding the Universe

An Introduction to Physics and Astrophysics

Author: James B. Seaborn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461206898

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 2875

Intended for undergraduate non-science majors, satisfying a general education requirement or seeking an elective in natural science, this is a physics text, but with the emphasis on topics and applications in astronomy. The perspective is thus different from most undergraduate astronomy courses: rather than discussing what is known about the heavens, this text develops the principles of physics so as to illuminate what we see in the heavens. The fundamental principles governing the behaviour of matter and energy are thus used to study the solar system, the structure and evolution of stars, and the early universe. The first part of the book develops Newtonian mechanics towards an understanding of celestial mechanics, while chapters on electromagnetism and elementary quantum theory lay the foundation of the modern theory of the structure of matter and the role of radiation in the constitution of stars. Kinetic theory and nuclear physics provide the basis for a discussion of stellar structure and evolution, and an examination of red shifts and other observational data provide a basis for discussions of cosmology and cosmogony.


Author: J. P. Den Hartog

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486158691

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 7715

This classic introductory text features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.

Game Mechanics

Advanced Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams,Joris Dormans

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132946688

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 2993

This in-depth resource teaches you to craft mechanics that generate challenging, enjoyable, and well-balanced gameplay. You’ll discover at what stages to prototype, test, and implement mechanics in games and learn how to visualize and simulate game mechanics in order to design better games. Along the way, you’ll practice what you’ve learned with hands-on lessons. A free downloadable simulation tool developed by Joris Dormans is also available in order to follow along with exercises in the book in an easy-to-use graphical environment. In Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design, you’ll learn how to: * Design and balance game mechanics to create emergent gameplay before you write a single line of code. * Visualize the internal economy so that you can immediately see what goes on in a complex game. * Use novel prototyping techniques that let you simulate games and collect vast quantities of gameplay data on the first day of development. * Apply design patterns for game mechanics—from a library in this book—to improve your game designs. * Explore the delicate balance between game mechanics and level design to create compelling, long-lasting game experiences. * Replace fixed, scripted events in your game with dynamic progression systems to give your players a new experience every time they play. "I've been waiting for a book like this for ten years: packed with game design goodness that tackles the science without undermining the art." --Richard Bartle, University of Essex, co-author of the first MMORPG “Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design by Joris Dormans & Ernest Adams formalizes game grammar quite well. Not sure I need to write a next book now!” -- Raph Koster, author of A Theory of Fun for Game Design.

Protective Measurement and Quantum Reality

Author: Shan Gao

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107069637

Category: Science

Page: 250

View: 401

With contributions from two of the original discoverers of protective measurement, this book investigates its broad applications and deep implications. Addressing both physical and philosophical aspects, this is a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers interested in the conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics.

Understanding Pure Mathematics

Author: A. J. Sadler,D. W. S. Thorning

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199142439

Category: Mathematics

Page: 602

View: 6226

A classic single-volume textbook, popular for its direct and straightforward approach. Understanding Pure Mathematics starts by filling the gap between GCSE and A Level and builds on this base for candidates taking either single-subject of double-subject A Level.

Totally Random

Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics (A Serious Comic on Entanglement)

Author: Tanya Bub,Jeffrey Bub

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140089039X

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 2634

An eccentric comic about the central mystery of quantum mechanics Totally Random is a comic for the serious reader who wants to really understand the central mystery of quantum mechanics--entanglement: what it is, what it means, and what you can do with it. Measure two entangled particles separately, and the outcomes are totally random. But compare the outcomes, and the particles seem as if they are instantaneously influencing each other at a distance—even if they are light-years apart. This, in a nutshell, is entanglement, and if it seems weird, then this book is for you. Totally Random is a graphic experiential narrative that unpacks the deep and insidious significance of the curious correlation between entangled particles to deliver a gut-feel glimpse of a world that is not what it seems. See for yourself how entanglement has led some of the greatest thinkers of our time to talk about crazy-sounding stuff like faster-than-light signaling, many worlds, and cats that are both dead and alive. Find out why it remains one of science's most paradigm-shaking discoveries. Join Niels Bohr's therapy session with the likes of Einstein, Schrödinger, and other luminaries and let go of your commonsense notion of how the world works. Use your new understanding of entanglement to do the seemingly impossible, like beat the odds in the quantum casino, or quantum encrypt a message to evade the Sphinx's all-seeing eye. But look out, or you might just get teleported back to the beginning of the book! A fresh and subversive look at our quantum world with some seriously funny stuff, Totally Random delivers a real understanding of entanglement that will completely change the way you think about the nature of physical reality.