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    • Theoretical & Statistical Physics

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Time: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jenann Ismael

9780198832669
Paperback
October 2021

Very Short Introductions

What is time? This book describes the developing physics of the concept of time from Newton, via Einstein, to the present day, and the related philosophical aspects. It also discusses the psychological experience of time and insights from cognitive science.

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Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Ian Stewart

9780198755234
Paperback
March 2017

Very Short Introductions

Ian Stewart considers the concept of infinity and the profound role it plays in mathematics, logic, physics, cosmology, and philosophy. He shows that working with infinity is not just an abstract, intellectual exercise, and analyses its important practical everyday applications.

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Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension

£9.99

Michio Kaku

9780198785033
Paperback
April 2016

Hyperspace is the run-away bestseller from one of the world's leading theoretical physicists. Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of the most exciting work in modern physics, including research into 10-dimensional space, time warps, and multiple universes.

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Measurements and their Uncertainties: A practical guide to modern error analysis

£19.99

Ifan Hughes, Thomas Hase

9780199566334
Paperback
July 2010

This short guide to modern error analysis is primarily intended to be used in undergraduate laboratories in the physical sciences. No prior knowledge of statistics is assumed. The necessary concepts are introduced where needed and illustrated graphically. The book emphasises the use of computers for error calculations and data fitting.

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Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Frank Close

9780199225866
Paperback
June 2009

Very Short Introductions

What is 'nothing'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - a void - exist? This Very Short Introduction explores the science and history of the elusive void: from Aristotle's theories to black holes and quantum particles, and why the latest discoveries about the vacuum tell us extraordinary things about the cosmos.

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Relativity: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Russell Stannard

9780199236220
Paperback
July 2008

Very Short Introductions

Einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of physics - replacing Newtonian ideas of space and time with bizarre and counterintuitive conclusions: a world of slowing clocks and stretched space, black holes and curved space-time. This Very Short Introduction explores and explains the theory in an accessible and understandable way.

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Four Laws That Drive the Universe

£13.99

Peter Atkins

9780199232369
Hardback
September 2007

The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. Peter Atkins' powerful and compelling introduction explains what the laws are and how they work.

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Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Leonard Smith

9780192853783
Paperback
February 2007

Very Short Introductions

Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behaviour, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. This Very Short Introduction draws in philosophy, literature, and accessible maths to explain and illuminate Chaos Theory, showing the variety of its fascinating applications in the real world - from technology to global warming, politics, and even gambling on the stock market.

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