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50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know

Popular Science

By: Joanne Baker

208 pages, 50 Black and white illustrations

Quercus Publishing

Hardback | Aug 2007 | #171105 | ISBN-13: 9781847240071
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About this book

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.


Mach's principle Fraunhofer diffraction Nuclear fission Newton's laws of motion Doppler effect Nuclear fusion Kepler's laws of planetary motion Ohm's Law Feynman diagram Newton's laws of gravitation Fleming's right-hand rule The God particle Conservation of energy Maxwell's equations String theory Simple harmonic motion Planck's law Special relativity Hooke's law Photoelectric effect General relativity Ideal gas law Schrodinger's wave equation Black holes Second law of thermodynamics Heisenberg's uncertainty principle Olber's paradox Absolute zero Copenhagen interpretation Hubble's law Brownian motion Schrodinger's cat The Big Bang Chaos Einstein Podolsky Rosen paradox Inflation Bernouilli equation Pauli exclusion principle Dark matter Newton's theory of colour Superconductivity Dark energy Huygen's principle Rutherford's model of the atom Fermi Paradox Snell's law Antimatter Anthropic principle Bragg's law The standard model of particle physics

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Joanne Baker studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and took her PhD at the University of Sydney in 1995. She is a physical science editor at Science magazine, where her speciality is space and earth science.

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