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Basic Concepts in Physics


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Gravitation and Newton Laws.- Entropy, Statistical Physics and Information.- Electromagnetism and Maxwell Equations.- Electromagnetic Waves.- The Special Theory of Relativity.- The Atom and Quantum Theory.- Quantum Electrodynamics.- Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein Statistics.- The Four Fundamental Forces.- General Relativity and Cosmology.- Unification of the Forces of Nature.- Physics and Life.- Index.

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One of the authors, Prof. M. Chaichian, is an eminent particle physics theorist and professor of high-energy physics at the University of Helsinki.


Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2014
"This is a very high-quality presentation. The writing is lucid, and the theoretical discussions are easy to follow for anyone comfortable with the mathematics. ... the work is a valuable addition to college libraries. Professionals and researchers will also want it on their bookshelves; it provides an excellent refresher on a wide range of topics and can serve as a good starting point for expanding knowledge of new or unfamiliar subjects. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above." (A. Spero, Choice, Vol. 51 (9), May, 2014)"It describes all the major developments and theories regarding the description of the universe we live on, from the very small to the very large. ... I highly recommend this book to any physicist. It will not only be a fun and an easy read but also a useful revision of all the main concepts in physics. Undergraduate and graduate physics students definitely should read it. ... appropriate for scientists in other fields who have a genuine interest for physics." (Monica Pierri-Galvao, Contemporary Physics, April, 2014)

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