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Soft Matter: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made of

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'Soft matter may, as Roberto Piazza puts it, be the stuff of dreams, but it is also the stuff of life. That is what makes this book so engaging - because it shows the ingenuity that both nature and humankind have invested in the bendy, stretchy, fragile, tough and adaptable substances we find all around us. There is plenty of hard science in this soft matter, and Piazza offers an urbane and eloquent tour through it.' Philip Ball, multi-award winning science writer. This book takes you for a leisurely walk through the 'middle earth' that scientists call soft matter — much smaller than what we observe with the naked eye, but not as remote as the esoteric realm of molecules, atoms and fundamental particles. From toys to trainers, our civilization would be very different if we did not have plastic. From milk to paint, what would we do without colloids? We ourselves fall into the category of soft matter, made as we are of a molecular origami of proteins, DNA and other biological compounds. This fascinating exploration reveals what these materials have in common and which aspects of their behavior make them useful in our everyday life.

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From toys to trainers, the world would be very different without plastic. From paint to toothpaste, what would we do without colloids? This fascinating exploration reveals what these materials have in common and aspects of their behavior that make them useful.

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Roberto Piazza says: "Physics should be made simple enough to be amusing, but not so trivial as to spoil the fun." This is exactly the approach of this book in making the science of 'soft matter' relevant to everyday life things such as the food we eat, the plastic we use, the concrete we build with, the cells we are made of.

About the Author

Roberto Piazza trained as a physicist

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface to the English edition

1 Overture: a special day

2 A life in suspense

2.1 A big cast of little characters

Product Details

ISBN:
9789400705845
Author:
Piazza, Roberto
Publisher:
Copernicus Books
Subject:
cells as soft materials
Subject:
complex fluids jamming
Subject:
plastics and polymers explained
Subject:
the physics of biological matter
Subject:
understanding polymer dynamics
Subject:
Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics
Subject:
Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology
Subject:
Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films
Subject:
polymer sciences
Subject:
Biophysics and Biological Physics
Subject:
Biophysics and Biological Physics <p>Ever wondered why a cement mix needs water to harden?</p><p>Why do soap bubbles burst and why is crude oil so thick?</p><p>What do Italians and plastics have in common?</p><p>Nuggets of science hidden in the things tha
Subject:
Physics-Fluid Mechanics
Subject:
Physics-Solid State Physics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2011
Publication Date:
20110429
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » Physical Chemistry
Science and Mathematics » Materials Science » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Condensed Matter
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Solid State Physics

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"Synopsis" by , From toys to trainers, the world would be very different without plastic. From paint to toothpaste, what would we do without colloids? This fascinating exploration reveals what these materials have in common and aspects of their behavior that make them useful.
"Synopsis" by , Roberto Piazza says: "Physics should be made simple enough to be amusing, but not so trivial as to spoil the fun." This is exactly the approach of this book in making the science of 'soft matter' relevant to everyday life things such as the food we eat, the plastic we use, the concrete we build with, the cells we are made of.
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