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Landmark Experiments in Twentieth Century Physics (Dover Science Books)

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Physics is very much an experimental science, but too often, students at the undergraduate level are not exposed to the reality of experimental physics ― i.e., what was done in a given experiment, why it was done, the background of physics against which the experiment was carried out and the changes in theory and knowledge that resulted. In this hook, the author helps to remedy the situation by presenting a variety of "landmark" experiments that have brought about significant alterations in our ideas about some aspect of nature. Among these scientific milestones are discoveries about the wave nature of x-rays, isotopes, the meaning of atomic number, superconductivity, fine structure in the spectrum of helium, the transistor, the neutrino, the maser and laser, higher symmetry for elementary particles and other seminal discoveries.

Over 120 illustrations enhance the text, often reproductions of those published with the original experimental results. The result is a fascinating survey ideal as a supplement for intermediate or advanced undergraduate courses in experimental physics, history of science, radio and radar astronomy, crystallography, high energy physics and other disciplines.

Synopsis:

Clear, detailed presentations, with extensive quotations from original research papers, cover groundbreaking research on the wave nature of X-rays, superconductivity, the neutrino, lasers, many other subjects. 120 illustrations. 1975 edition.

Synopsis:

Clear, detailed explorations feature extensive quotations from original research papers in their coverage of groundbreaking research. Topics include x-rays, superconductivity, neutrinos, lasers, and many other subjects. 120 illustrations. 1975 edition.

Synopsis:

This popular science book emphasizes the importance of experimentation in physics by examining landmark investigations that have altered our perceptions of natural phenomena. Dating chiefly from the 20th century, scientific landmarks include the wave nature of x-rays, isotopes, superconductivity, transistors, neutrinos, lasers, the fine structure of helium, and more. 120 illustrations. 1975 edition.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1 The Wave Nature of X Rays

2 Isotopes

3 The Meaning of Atomic Number

4 Superconductivity

5 The Strange Behavior of Liquid Helium

6 Precision Values for Nuclear Magnetic Moments

7 Fine Structure in the Spectrum of Hydrogen

8 The Magnetic Moment of the Electron

9 The Transistor

10 Disproof of a Conservation Law

11 Recoilless Emission and Absorption of Radiation

12 Reality of the Neutrino

13 The Maser and the Laser

14 "Tunneling" and Superconductivity "

15 Higher Symmetry for Elementary Particles

16 A possible Cosmological Clue

Appendix A

  Historical Background and Sketch of the BCS Theory

Name Index

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486285269
Author:
Trigg, George L.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Trigg, George L.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Experiments & Projects
Subject:
Physics -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Physics -- Experiments -- History.
Subject:
Neutrinos
Subject:
Elementary particles
Subject:
Helium.
Subject:
Physics-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Science Books
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.76 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Clear, detailed presentations, with extensive quotations from original research papers, cover groundbreaking research on the wave nature of X-rays, superconductivity, the neutrino, lasers, many other subjects. 120 illustrations. 1975 edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
Clear, detailed explorations feature extensive quotations from original research papers in their coverage of groundbreaking research. Topics include x-rays, superconductivity, neutrinos, lasers, and many other subjects. 120 illustrations. 1975 edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
This popular science book emphasizes the importance of experimentation in physics by examining landmark investigations that have altered our perceptions of natural phenomena. Dating chiefly from the 20th century, scientific landmarks include the wave nature of x-rays, isotopes, superconductivity, transistors, neutrinos, lasers, the fine structure of helium, and more. 120 illustrations. 1975 edition.
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