Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. This very short introduction, how they are characterized and discovered, addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole actually is, and what would happen if you came too close to one. Professor katherine Blundell looks at the seemingly paradoxical, mysterious, and intriguing phenomena of black holes.

Oxford University Press. Outlining their nature and characteristics, both those resulting from the spectacular collapse of heavy stars, and the giant black holes found at the centres of galaxies, she separates scientific fact from science fiction, and demonstrates the important role they play in the cosmos.

Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - About the series:the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature. Our expert authors combine facts, new ideas, analysis, perspective, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - This volume offers the reader access to one of the greatest discoveries in the history of physics and one of the outstanding intellectual achievements of the twentieth century. About the series: combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.

Uncertainty, complementarity, the problematic character of measurement, probabilistic physics, and decoherence are among the many topics discussed. It does not disguise the problems of interpretation that still remain unsettled 75 years after the initial discoveries. Quantum theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton.

Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Oxford university Press USA. The main text makes no use of equations, but there is a Mathematical Appendix for those desiring stronger fare. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. Written by experts for the newcomer, from philosophy to Freud, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, quantum theory to Islam.

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Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - This is a clear, rigorous introduction to astrophysics for those keen to cut their teeth on a conceptual treatment involving some mathematics. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. Oxford University Press.

It enables us to understand the structure and evolution of planetary systems, stars, galaxies, interstellar gas, and the cosmos as a whole. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. He illustrates how the application of fundamental principles of physics - the consideration of energy and mass, and momentum - and the two pillars of relativity and quantum mechanics, has provided insights into phenomena ranging from rapidly spinning millisecond pulsars to the collision of giant spiral galaxies.

Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - Our expert authors combine facts, perspective, new ideas, analysis, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable Oxford university Press USA. In this very short introduction, the leading astrophysicist james Binney shows how the field of astrophysics has expanded rapidly in the past century, with vast quantities of data gathered by telescopes exploiting all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, combined with the rapid advance of computing power, which has allowed increasingly effective mathematical modelling.

Astrophysics is the physics of the stars, and more widely the physics of the Universe.

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Relativity: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Filled with illuminating anecdotes and fascinating accounts of experiments, this book aims to introduce the interested lay person to the subject of relativity in a way which is accessible and engaging and at the same time scientifically rigorous. Oxford University Press. And then, of course, there are black holes.

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Relativity: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Travel fast enough and you could weigh as much as a jumbo jet, be flattened thinner than a CD without feeling a thing-and live forever! As for the angles of a triangle, they do not always have to add up to 180 degrees. These are but a few of the extraordinary consequences of Einstein's theory of relativity.

With relatively few mathematical equations--nothing more complicated than the Pythagoras's Theorem--this VSI packs a lot time into very little space, and for anyone who has felt intimidated by Einstein's groundbreaking theory, it offers the perfect place to start. About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.

It is now over a hundred years since he made these discoveries, and yet the general public is still largely unaware of them.

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Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Written by experts for the newcomer, from philosophy to Freud, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, quantum theory to Islam. Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. In addition, superstrings, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, the author discusses the development of the Big Bang theory, and dark matter.

About the series: combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written in simple and accessible language, details the latest developments, this non-technical introduction to cosmology, or the creation and development of the universe, covers its history, and explains what is known, explains the discipline, what is believed, and what is purely speculative.

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Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Written by experts for the newcomer, from philosophy to Freud, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, quantum theory to Islam. Oxford university Press USA. The book begins with a guide to what matter is made up of and how it evolved, and goes on to describe the fascinating and cutting-edge techniques used to study it.

Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press, USA. He also investigates the forces of nature, accelerators and detectors, and the intriguing future of particle physics. This book is essential reading for general readers interested in popular science, students of physics, and scientists at all levels.

Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction #ad - About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. The author discusses particles such as quarks, and the neutrino, electrons, and exotic matter and antimatter. In particle physics: a very short introduction, best-selling author Frank Close provides a compelling and lively introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe.

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Gravity: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford University Press. Understanding gravity is not only essential for understanding the motion of objects on Earth, but also the motion of all celestial objects, and even the expansion of the Universe itself. Oxford university Press USA. In this very short introduction, Timothy Clifton looks at the development of our understanding of gravity since the early observations of Kepler and Newtonian theory.

Oxford University Press. Our expert authors combine facts, new ideas, analysis, perspective, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Oxford university Press, USA. Oxford university Press USA. Gravity is one of the four fundamental interactions that exist in nature. He discusses einstein's theory of gravity, why gps satellites need their clocks corrected as they orbit the Earth, which now supplants Newton's, and shows how it allows us to understand why the frequency of light changes as it passes through a gravitational field, and why the orbits of distant neutron stars speed up.

Gravity: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - Today, almost 100 years after Einstein published his theory of gravity, we have even detected the waves of gravitational radiation that he predicted. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. It also has the distinction of being the oldest, weakest, and most difficult force to quantize.

It was the study of gravity that led Einstein to his profound realizations about the nature of space and time and all astrophysical bodies within it.

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Stars: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - King also shows how astronomers now use stars to measure properties of the Universe, such as its expansion. Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford University Press. In this lively and compact introduction, astrophysicist Andrew King reveals how the laws of physics force stars to evolve, driving them through successive stages of maturity before their inevitable and sometimes spectacular deaths, to end as remnants such as black holes.

Oxford university Press, USA. Every dead star is far smaller and denser than when it began, and we see how astronomers can detect these stellar corpses as pulsars and black holes and other exotic objects. Every atom of our bodies has been part of a star. Finally, the book asks how it is that stars form in the first place, and how they re-form out of the debris left by stars already dead.

Stars: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - Oxford university Press USA. The book shows how we know what stars are made of, how gravity forces stars like the Sun to shine by transmuting hydrogen into helium in their centers, and why this stage is so long-lived and stable. Oxford university Press USA. Eventually the star ends its life in one of just three ways, and much of its enriched chemical content is blasted into space in its death throes.

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Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Gribben looks at our own "milky way" Galaxy in detail, from the different kinds of stars that are born within it, to the origins of its magnificent spiral structure. Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. Perhaps most interesting, gribben describes the many exciting discoveries have been made about our own galaxy and about those beyond: how a supermassive black hole lurks at the center of every galaxy, how distant galaxies provide a window on the early Universe, how enormous forces are released when galaxies collide, and how the formation of young galaxies shed needed light on the mysteries of Cold Dark Matter.

About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Oxford university Press, USA. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford University Press. In this fascinating very short introduction, popular science writer John Gribben tells the story of our growing understanding of galaxies, from the days before Galileo to our present-day observations of our many hundreds of millions of galactic neighbors.

Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Not only are galaxies fascinating astronomical structures in themselves, but their study has revealed much of what we know today about the cosmos, providing a window on the Big Bang and the origins of the Universe. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Guiding the reader a step at a time, and third laws, second, and proceeds through the First, relating to temperature, should precede them--hence the jocular name zeroth, Atkins begins with Zeroth so named because the first two laws were well established before scientists realized that a third law, offering a clear account of concepts such as the availability of work and the conservation of energy.

Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. Atkins ranges from the fascinating theory of entropy revealing how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe, and then beyond the brink, and to the brink, through the concept of free energy, of absolute zero. About the series: combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.

The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam. Oxford university Press, USA. The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe.

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Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press, USA. The story ranges from the absolute zero of temperature and the seething vacuum of virtual particles and anti-particles that fills space, to the extreme heat and energy of the early universe. About the series: combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.

Oxford university Press USA. Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. Written by experts for the newcomer, from philosophy to Freud, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, quantum theory to Islam. Oxford University Press.

Nothing: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Readers will find an enlightening history of the vacuum: how the efforts to make a better vacuum led to the discovery of the electron; the ideas of Newton, Mach, and Einstein on the nature of space and time; the mysterious aether and how Einstein did away with it; and the latest ideas that the vacuum is filled with the Higgs field.

Oxford university Press USA. This short, smart book tells you everything you need to know about "nothing.

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