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HPS 0410 Einstein for Everyone

HPS 0410 Einstein for Everyone
Title page, Preface and Table of Contents for Einstein for Everyone Introduction: the Questions Special Relativity Special Relativity: the Principles Special Relativity: Clocks and Rods Special Relativity: Adding Velocities Special Relativity: the Relativity of Simultaneity Is Special Relativity Paradoxical? E=mc2 Origins of Special Relativity Einstein's Pathway to Special Relativity Spacetime Spacetime Spacetime and the Relativity of Simultaneity Spacetime, Tachyons, Twins and Clocks What is a four dimensional space like? Philosophical Significance of the Special Theory of Relativity. Skeptical Morals. Morals About Theory and Evidence. Morals About Time. Non-Euclidean Geometry Euclidean Geometry: The First Great Science Euclid's Fifth Postulate Non-Euclidean Geometry: A Sample Construction Non-Euclidean Geometry and Curved Spaces Spaces of Constant Curvature Spaces of Variable Curvature General Relativity General Relativity Gravity Near a Massive Body Einstein's Pathway to General Relativity Relativistic Cosmology

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Introduction to quantum mechanics This article is a non-technical introduction to the subject. For the main encyclopedia article, see Quantum mechanics. In this sense, the word quantum means the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction. Certain characteristics of matter can take only discrete values. Some aspects of quantum mechanics can seem counterintuitive or even paradoxical, because they describe behaviour quite different from that seen at larger length scales.

Dimensions Home A film for a wide audience! Nine chapters, two hours of maths, that take you gradually up to the fourth dimension. Mathematical vertigo guaranteed! The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics John G. Cramer This paper was originally published in Reviews of Modern Physics 58, 647-688, July (1986). It is copyrighted (©1986) by John G. Cramer and the American Institute of Physics and may not be reproduced without permission.

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And the Winner is... Many-Worlds! This is one of several shortened indices into the Quantum Physics Sequence. Macroscopic quantum superpositions, a.k.a. the "many-worlds interpretation" or MWI, was proposed in 1957 and brought to the general attention of the scientific community in 1970. Ever since, MWI has steadily gained in popularity. 110+ Variations of the Second Law of Thermodynamics Questions about these second law variations? Know of other second law definitions? Copyright © Institute of Human Thermodynamics and IoHT Publishing Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Quantum mysteries John Gribbin For seventy years, physicists have worried about what quantum mechanics means. They can use quantum physics, to be sure; witness the successful designs of lasers and computer microchips, and the understanding of molecules that makes genetic engineering possible. But the equations that are a routine part of this kind of work contain one embarrassing feature. Thermodynamics 1st Law of Thermodynamics The First Law of Thermodynamics simply states that energy can be neither created nor destroyed (conservation of energy). Thus power generation processes and energy sources actually involve conversion of energy from one form to another, rather than creation of energy from nothing 2nd Law of Thermodynamics Fundamentals of Physics I About the Course This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning. This course covers Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and waves. View class sessions »

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