by Dean Miller




Physicists profiles more than fifty representative figures in the history of physics, including Albert Einstein, Michael Faraday, Sir Isaac Newton, Max Planck, Shirley Ann Jackson, André-Marie Ampére, John Bardeen and so many more. The book is also filled with sidebars that provide a simple snapshot introduction to key topics within the field, as well as detailed illustrations to help reinforce concepts and experiments. Readers looking for a deeper understanding of the life and times of the greatest minds in this field need look no further than Physicists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627125635
Publisher: Cavendish Square
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Cavendish Square Great Scientists Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Hannes Alfvén 8

Magneto hydrodynamics 9

André-Marie Ampére 11

Electromagnetism 12

John Bardeen 14

Transistors 16

Superconductivity 17

Laura Bassi 18

The Propagation of One-Fluid Electricity 19

Patrick M. S. Blackett 20

Cosmic Rays 22

Felix Bloch 23

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 25

Walther Bothe 26

Coincident Events as a Key to Three Kinds of Phenomena 27

Sir Lawrence Bragg 29

The X-Ray Analysis of Crystal Structures 32

Percy Williams Bridgman 33

High-Pressure Physics 35

Louis de Broglie 36

The Wave Properties of Matter 38

Sir James Chadwick 39

The Discovery of the Neutron 41

Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov 43

Cherenkov Radiation 44

Rudolf Clausius 46

Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics 48

Arthur Holly Compton 49

The Compton Effect 50

Gustave-Gaspard de Coriolis 53

The Coriolis Force 54

Charles-Augustin Coulomb 56

Coulomb's Torsion Balance 57

Pierre Curie 59

Piezoelectricity 60

Albert Einstein 62

Special Relativity 64

General Relativity 65

Quantum Theory and the Photoelectric Effect 66

Michael Faraday 67

Dielectrics 69

The Electric Motor 70

Electromagnetism 71

Enrico Fermi 72

Induced Radioactivity by Neutron Bombardment 74

Joseph Henry 76

Mutual Induction and Self-induction 77

Gustav Hertz 79

Quantum Theory and the Bohr Model of the Atom 80

Heinrich Hertz 81

The Propagation of Electric Waves 83

Victor Franz Hess 84

The Discovery of Cosmic Rays 86

Shirley Ann Jackson 87

Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy 88

J. Hans Dl Jensen 89

Shell Theory and Magic Numbers 91

Frédéric Joliot-Curie 92

Artificial Radioactive Elements 93

Brian D. Josephson 95

The Josephson Effect 97

Gustav Robert Kirchhoff 98

The Absorption and Emission of Radiation 100

Tsung-Dao Lee 102

The Theta-Tau Puzzle and Nonconservation of Parity 103

Walter E. Massey 105

Atoms Without Heat 106

James Clerk Maxwell 107

Maxwell's Theory of Electromagnetism 109

Maria Goeppert Mayer 110

The Nuclear Shell Model 112

Robert Andrews Millikan 113

The Oil-Drop Experiment 114

Rudolf Ludwig Mossbauer 117

One of the Most Precise Measurements Ever Made 118

Sir Isaac Newton 119

The Laws of Motion 121

Physics and Calculus 122

Hans Christian Ørsted 123

Electromagnetism 125

Jean-Baptiste Perrin 127

Proving the Existence of Atoms 148

Max Planck 129

Planck's Law for Blackbody Radiation 130

Isidor Isaac Rabi 133

Rabi's Molecular Beam Method 135

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman 137

The Raman Effect 138

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen 140

Röntgen's Observations Unlock the Mysteries of an Invisible Ray 141

Erwin Schrödinger 143

The Emergence of Wave Mechanics 144

Igor Yevgenyevich Tamni 146

Chercnkov Radiation 147

Hubert Mach Thaxton 148

Proton-Proton Scattering 150

Sir Joseph John Thomson 151

Cathode Rays 152

James Van Allen 155

Van Allen Radiation 156

Johannes Diderik van der Waals 159

Real Oases Are Not Always Perfect 160

Steven Weinberg 161

Toward a Unified Theory of the Universe 163

Chien-Shiung Wu 165

Nonconservation of Parity 166

Pieter Zeeman 167

The Zeeman Effect 169

Glossary 170

Index 172

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