The best-selling introductory mathematics textbook for students on science and engineering degree and pre-degree courses. Sales stand at more than half a million copies world-wide.
Its unique programmed approach takes students through the mathematics they need in a step-by-step fashion with a wealth of examples and exercises.
Written by members of the Editorial Board of the Institute of Physics, Advanced Physics makes A-level physics accessible to all students, with Maths boxes throughout to support concept development. Questions give opportunities to practise recall and analytical skills, and there are high quality diagrams and full colour illustrations throughout.
All too easily, we ignore or dismiss the fascinating possibilities of emptiness and non-existence. But without nothing, or rather what we've long taken to be nothing - we'd be nowhere. This title is suitable for those who are interested in science - or in the greatest mysteries of our world.
This new textbook provides Motorsports students and practitioners with the fundamental theory necessary to work and advance in the industry. Also suitable for the enthusiastic amateur, this full-colour, comprehensive manual is the ideal one-stop guide to the basics of Motorsports engineering and what to expect at the race track.
Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? This book examines these questions. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes.
Brings physics into our daily lives and makes it fascinating. Our world is full of patterns. This book explains some of the most toolbox of science - a toolbox we need in order to make sense of what is around us and arrive at decisions about the future, from medical advances to solving our future energy needs.
In simple language, without mathematics, this book explains the strange and exciting ideas that make the subatomic world so different from the world of the every day. It offers the general reader access to one of the greatest discoveries in the history of physics and one of the oustanding intellectual achievements of the twentieth century.
Leofranc Holford-Strevens explores time measurement and the organisation of time into hours, days, months and years using a range of fascinating examples from Ancient Rome and Julius Caesar's Leap Year, to the 1920s' project for a fixed Easter.
Starting with the fundamentals of light and basic cameras, this work takes readers through television and holography to advanced scientific and medical imaging. It covers topics such as digital recording of images, the photographic process, and film development.
In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that has fascinated him for decades - black holes. In these flagship lectures the legendary physicist argues that if we could only understand black holes and how they challenge the very nature of space and time, we could unlock the secrets of the universe.
Assuming no prior knowledge and focusing on the basics, Physics offers a clear and accessible introduction to the core aspects of the subject. The latest edition includes a new chapter on Rotational Dynamics, and introduces students to recent advances in the field at relevant points throughout the book.
It is essential to be able to be critical of scientific evidence. Sets out the principles of investigation so that the reader will be confident in questioning the experts, making an informed choice or arriving at an informed opinion.
Challenges long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don't arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation, but that revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of normal science.
Fractal geometry is the geometry of the natural world. It mirrors the uneven but real shapes of nature, the world as we actually experience it. Introducing Fractal Geometry traces the development of this revolutionary new discipline.
By the age of 25, entirely self-taught, Newton had sketched out a system of the world. This work explains the extraordinary ideas of a man who sifted through the accumulated knowledge of centuries, tossed out mistaken beliefs, and single-handedly made enormous advances in mathematics, mechanics and optics.
Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Written by the author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, this book intends to answer simple questions about the workings of our everyday lives.
New to this edition is a glossary of terms and an epilogue recapping the key unanswered questions, making Astrobiology an ideal primer for students and, indeed, for anyone curious about life and the Universe.
These lectures were given in 1921, the same year Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics. They remain key texts for anyone wishing to discover the workings of one of the most ispiring minds of the twentieth century.
The Introducing series is renowned throughout the world for its ingenious combination of graphic illustration and intelligent, precise text by leading academics on some of the most challenging subjects around. This text is a highly accessible introduction to Einstein's life and thought.
Schaum's Outlines present all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.
We are living in what is often referred to as 'the golden age of cosmology'. The study of string theory has led to progress being made towards the discovery of the Theory of Everything. This book explains how far we have come and speculates on how far we still have to go.
An explanation of Einstein's equation that explores the principles of physics through everyday life. It considers the real meaning behind the iconic sequence of symbols that make up Einstein's most famous equation.
How did the universe grow from a tiny fireball to its present size? Where did life on earth come from? How do planets form? How will the universe end? And how do we even know all this anyway? This book explores the story of our cosmos, from the mystery of its origins to how scientists think it might end.
'Get Ready for Physics' helps science students quickly prepare for their introductory physics course, either algebra-based or calculus-based. It provides useful tools for future success in the course, gives you tips on recognizing your individual learning styles and helps you maximize your study time.
A brilliantly conceived introduction to Hawking's work, ranging from Einstein's General Theory of Relativity to Quantum Mechanics, Black Holes and the Big Bang. It also explains Hawking's research into Quantum Gravity, which could emerge as a Theory of Everything.
For scientist and layman alike this book provides vivid evidence that the Copernican Revolution has by no means lost its significance today. Few episodes in the development of scientific theory show so clearly how the solution to a highly technical problem can alter our basic thought processes and attitudes.
Unless we are brilliant at science in our teenage years, many of us put off 'childish things' - science museums, palaeontology - in favour of museums, art galleries and concert halls. The author argues that a cultured person should know about the classic ideas of physics and biology as well as the classic works of Beethoven and Picasso.