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Physicists; Biography

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  • Great Physicistsby William H. Cropper

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    Here is a lively history of modern physics, as seen through the lives of thirty men and women from the pantheon of physics. William H. Cropper vividly portrays the life and accomplishments of such giants as Galileo and Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, right up to contemporary figures such as Richard Feynman,... more...

  • Against the Tideby L.C Woods

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 109.95

    In Against the Tide: An Autobiographical Account of a Professional Outsider, Leslie Woods relates the fascinating story of his life from fisherman's son in New Zealand to head of the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. After starting at a trade school, he won a scholarship to a university, then joined the RNZAF, and later became a fighter... more...

  • Galileo Galileiby James MacLachlan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 31.99 US$ 27.51

    Galileo Galilei tells the story of the famous mathematician and the work he did to change the way we see the world. Although he was censored and imprisoned for his radical ideas about the motion of the earth, he persisted in his pursuit of scientific truths to bestow upon future generations the inspiration to challenge conventional views. His theories... more...

  • Physicists of Irelandby Mark McCartney; Andrew Whitaker

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 99.95

    Demonstrating the strength of tradition in Ireland, Physicists of Ireland: Passion and Precision is a collection of essays on leading figures from the history of physics in Ireland. It includes physicists born outside of Ireland who carried out significant work in Ireland as well as those who had strong Irish roots but carried out their work outside... more...

  • The Martians of Scienceby Istvan Hargittai

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.31

    Hargittai tells the story of five remarkable Hungarians: Wigner won a Nobel Prize in theoretical physics; Szilard was the first to see that a chain reaction based on neutrons was possible, initiated the Manhattan Project, but left physics to try to restrict nuclear arms; von Neumann could solve difficult problems in his head and developed the modern... more...

  • Albert Einsteinby Jeremy Bernstein

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Albert Einstein , part of Oxford's ongoing series Oxford Scientists , is an insightful and entertaining biography of a man whose scientific intuition was so powerful that almost everything he touched in physics turned to gold. Bernstein explains major theories and breakthroughs, and traces the paths that brought Einstein to his discoveries, such... more...

  • Wave Scattering By Small Bodies Of Arbitrary Shapesby Alexander G Ramm

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 96.00

    This book presents analytical formulas which allow one to calculate the S-matrix for the acoustic and electromagnetic wave scattering by small bodies or arbitrary shapes with arbitrary accuracy. Equations for the self-consistent field in media consisting of many small bodies are derived. Applications of these results to ultrasound mammography and electrical... more...

  • A Physicist Remembersby Richard J Weiss

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 59.00

    A Physicist Remembers traces the effort to measure electron charge, spin, and momentum density on atoms and solids and to compare experiment with theory. Since the complexity of electron arrangements leads to subtle property changes in atoms, molecules and solids, theory and experiment have generally differed by about 1%. The Sagamore conferences have... more...

  • Albert Einsteinby Frank Steiner

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 50.31

    Albert Einstein, der größte Physiker seit Newton, wurde 1879 in Ulm geboren. Im Jahre 1929 schrieb er der "Ulmer Abendpost" auf eine Anfrage: "Die Stadt der Geburt hängt dem Leben als etwas ebenso Einzigartiges an wie die Herkunft von der leiblichen Mutter. Auch der Geburtsstadt verdanken wir einen Teil unseres Wesens. So gedenke ich Ulms in... more...

  • Hydro-Umformungby Reimund Neugebauer

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 109.78

    Das Buch widmet sich der Hydro-Umformung, der wohl wichtigsten Verfahrensgruppe auf dem Gebiet der Umformung mit Wirkmedien, wobei das flüssige Medium in einem Hohlraum wirkt, der durch Werkstück und Dichtsystem abgeschlossen ist. Die Monographie ist sowohl Nachschlagewerk für den in der Praxis tätigen Ingenieur als auch Lehrbuch für Studierende.... more...