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Travelling To Infinity - The True Story Behind The Theory Of Everything (Paperback): Jane Hawking Travelling To Infinity - The True Story Behind The Theory Of Everything (Paperback)
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Made into a major motion picture, this moving memoir written by Stephen Hawking’s first wife covers the turbulent years of her marriage to the astrophysics genius, her traumatic divorce, and their recent reconciliation

Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous and remarkable scientists of our age and the author of the scientific bestseller A Brief History of Time, which has sold more than 25 million copies. In this compelling memoir, his first wife, Jane Hawking, relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. As Stephen's academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of a motor neuron disease. Jane's candid account of trying to balance his 24-hour care with the needs of their growing family reveals the inner strength of the author, while the self-evident character and achievements of her husband make for an incredible tale presented with unflinching honesty.

Jane's candor is no less apparent when the marriage finally ends in a high-profile meltdown, with Stephen leaving Jane for one of his nurses and Jane marrying an old family friend. In this exceptionally open, moving, and often funny memoir, Jane Hawking confronts not only the acutely complicated and painful dilemmas of her first marriage, but also the relationship's fault lines exposed by the pervasive effects of fame and wealth.

The result is a book about optimism, love, and change that will resonate with readers everywhere. readers everywhere.

Physics: A Crash Course - Become An Instant Expert (Hardcover): Brian Clegg Physics: A Crash Course - Become An Instant Expert (Hardcover)
Brian Clegg
R318 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R90 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Physics is the most fundamental of the sciences - it tells us how the universe works. It's behind most of our exciting technology, from space rockets and satellites to cell phones, from electric cars to MRI scanners. Divided into 52 sections and grouped into four chapters Physics: A Crash Course is the quickest way to get up to speed with the fundamentals. Matter and Light outlines the forms different matter can take and the qualities of light. Energy and Heat explores different types of energy, and the specific form of kinetic energy that is heat. Quantum Physics brings in the central structures and implications, and developments in quantum theory. Motion and Relativity outlines the concepts of mechanics and the other greater transformer of physics, relativity. Taking you from inside an atom to the edge of the universe. What else could it be but a crash course in physics?

30-Second Einstein - The 50 fundamentals of his work, life and legacy, each explained in half a minute (Paperback): Brian Clegg 30-Second Einstein - The 50 fundamentals of his work, life and legacy, each explained in half a minute (Paperback)
Brian Clegg 1
R237 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R69 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Albert Einstein was an unparalleled scientific genius whose ideas and theories were so shockingly revolutionary, he changed the way the Universe was imagined on multiple occasions. A prodigy in his 20s and a Nobel Prize winner, Einstein was not only a brilliant physicist, but also a human rights campaigner, a political activist and the iconic archetype of the mad professor that still leads to our obsession with the man behind the world's most famous equation, E=mc2 30-Second Einstein provides you with a day in the company of a colossus from the world of science, and you will soon have his whole story - both his scientific attainments and his extraordinary life - in your head. With each page packed full of essential information, the 50 engaging entries get you to grips with his work, life and legacy, from atom to atomic bomb, at approximately the speed of light.

Physics Squared - 100 concepts you should know (Paperback): Giles Sparrow, Graham Southorn Physics Squared - 100 concepts you should know (Paperback)
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Physics is the oldest and deepest of all the sciences, revealing profound truths about the way in which the Universe operates. Schroe dinger' s Cat, the Higgs boson particle, string theory- concepts we' ve all heard of, but how far do we really understand them? Physics Squared guides you through these topics and more. It may have taken us many centuries to realise it, but physical principles underpin all of the other sciences and much of modern technology, making an understanding of basic physics invaluable. Physics Squared takes you on a whistlestop journey - across 10 chapters and 100 topics, it guides you from the laws of motion and the basic mechanics of the everyday world, through hugely important fields such as electricity and nuclear physics, to the quantum physics and relativity theories that describe the Universe. With accessible yet authoritative text complimented by new colour illustrations, infographics and photos, Physics Squared is the ideal primer or refresher for those who want to learn more about the science that governs our Universe, to gain a better understanding of how the world we live in works.

The Order of Time (Paperback): Carlo Rovelli The Order of Time (Paperback)
Carlo Rovelli 1
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THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time 'We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by the traces of memory inside the connections between our neurons. We are memory. We are nostalgia. We are longing for a future that will not come' Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe. With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing together science, philosophy and art, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery. Enlightening and consoling, The Order of Time shows that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time -- and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves. Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, Technology Update (Hardcover, 9th edition): Raymond Serway, John... Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, Technology Update (Hardcover, 9th edition)
Raymond Serway, John Jewett
R935 R815 Discovery Miles 8 150 Save R120 (13%) In stock

Achieve success in your physics course by making the most of what PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS Ninth Edition Technology Edition has to offer. From a host of in-text features to a range of outstanding technology resources, you'll have everything you need to understand the natural forces and principles of physics. Throughout every chapter, the authors have built in a wide range of examples, exercises, and illustrations that will help you to understand the laws of physics AND succeed in your course!

Principles of Physics (Paperback, 10th Edition International Student Version): David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker Principles of Physics (Paperback, 10th Edition International Student Version)
David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker
R1,312 R1,106 Discovery Miles 11 060 Save R206 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

* The new edition of the best-selling, calculus-based introductory Physics text. * Robust online homework system includes ALL end of chapter problems in the book plus more online * Chapters were restructured into modules based on a primary concept. * Based on his active teaching, Jearl Walker has identified material that students have been particularly challenged by (eg Gauss law and electric potential) and has rewritten this information so that the presentations are now smoother and more direct to the key points

Pearson Edexcel a Level Physics (Year 1 and Year 2) (Paperback): Graham George Pearson Edexcel a Level Physics (Year 1 and Year 2) (Paperback)
Graham George
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Aqa a Level Physics (Year 1 and Year 2) (Paperback): Nick England Aqa a Level Physics (Year 1 and Year 2) (Paperback)
Nick England
R1,049 Discovery Miles 10 490 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Something Deeply Hidden - Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime (Hardcover): Sean Carroll Something Deeply Hidden - Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime (Hardcover)
Sean Carroll 1
R482 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R139 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Quantum physics is not mystifying. Its implications may be mind-bending, and not yet fully understood, but the theory is illuminating. It is the best explanation of reality we have. And no, God does not play dice with the universe. Spanning the history of quantum discoveries, from Einstein and Bohr to the present day, this is the essential guide to the most intriguing subject in science. Carroll debunks the myths that have grown up around quantum physics, resurrects and reinstates the Many-Worlds Interpretation, and presents a new path to solving the apparent conflict between quantum mechanics and gravity. A magisterial tour, Something Deeply Hidden encompasses the cosmological and everyday implications of quantum reality. And, finally, it all makes sense.

Breakfast with Einstein - The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects (Paperback): Chad Orzel Breakfast with Einstein - The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects (Paperback)
Chad Orzel 1
R240 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R67 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A Sunday Times Book of the Year From the author of the international bestseller How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog Exciting physics doesn't just show up in billion-dollar experiments like the Large Hadron Collider or in extreme astrophysical environments like black holes. It's to be found all around us, just beneath the surface of our normal everyday lives. An ordinary morning routine depends on some of the weirdest phenomena ever discovered. Did you know for instance that even the humble alarm clock holds secrets about quantum mechanics or that classical physics couldn't explain why your toaster's heating element glows orange? Or that the sensor your phone uses to take pictures of your kids or cats is, at a fundamental level, quantum mechanical, relying as it does on the particle nature of light? In Breakfast with Einstein, Chad Orzel elevates the everyday by showing the wonder and amazement that can be found in even the simplest activities. Quantum physics is one of the great intellectual triumphs of human civilisation, and it's all around us, everyday - if you just know where to look.

The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism (Paperback): Henry William Watson The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism (Paperback)
Henry William Watson
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The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism (Hardcover): Henry William Watson The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism (Hardcover)
Henry William Watson
R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
College Physics, Global Edition (Paperback, 11th edition): Raymond Serway, Chris Vuille College Physics, Global Edition (Paperback, 11th edition)
Raymond Serway, Chris Vuille
R881 R757 Discovery Miles 7 570 Save R124 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Succeed in your course, improve your problem-solving skills, and enrich your understanding of the world around you with COLLEGE PHYSICS,11E, GLOBAL EDITION! Now enhanced by new problems, Interactive Video Vignettes, new conceptual questions, and innovative technologies, this proven text combines a logical presentation of physical concepts with a consistent strategy for solving problems and an unparalleled array of worked examples to help you master the concepts and skills of the course.

Periodensystem der Elemente - Poster im Format 80 x 110 (German, Digital): Ekkehard Fluck, Klaus G. Heumann Periodensystem der Elemente - Poster im Format 80 x 110 (German, Digital)
Ekkehard Fluck, Klaus G. Heumann
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Introduction to Many-Body Physics (Hardcover, New title): Piers Coleman Introduction to Many-Body Physics (Hardcover, New title)
Piers Coleman
R1,553 R1,347 Discovery Miles 13 470 Save R206 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A modern, graduate-level introduction to many body physics in condensed matter, this textbook explains the tools and concepts needed for a research-level understanding of the correlated behavior of quantum fluids. Starting with an operator-based introduction to the quantum field theory of many body physics, this textbook presents the Feynman diagram approach, Green's functions and finite-temperature many body physics before developing the path integral approach to interacting systems. Special chapters are devoted to the concepts of Fermi liquid theory, broken symmetry, conduction in disordered systems, superconductivity and the physics of local-moment metals. A strong emphasis on concepts and numerous exercises make this an invaluable course book for graduate students in condensed matter physics. It will also interest students in nuclear, atomic and particle physics.

Physics For Global Scientists and Engineers, Volume 2 (Paperback, 2nd edition): Raymond Serway, Anna Wilson, John Jewett, Wayne... Physics For Global Scientists and Engineers, Volume 2 (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Raymond Serway, Anna Wilson, John Jewett, Wayne Rowlands
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Physics (Paperback, 11th EMEA Edition): John D. Cutnell, Kenneth W. Johnson, David Young, Shane Stadler Physics (Paperback, 11th EMEA Edition)
John D. Cutnell, Kenneth W. Johnson, David Young, Shane Stadler
R1,219 R1,013 Discovery Miles 10 130 Save R206 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days
Cosmological Koans - A Journey to the Heart of Physical Reality (Hardcover): Anthony Aguirre Cosmological Koans - A Journey to the Heart of Physical Reality (Hardcover)
Anthony Aguirre
R518 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R108 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Through more than fifty Koans-pleasingly paradoxical vignettes following the ancient Zen tradition-leading physicist Anthony Aguirre takes the reader across the world from West to East, and through ideas spanning the age, breadth, and depth of the Universe. Using these beguiling Koans (Could there be a civilization on a mote of dust? How much of your fate have you made? Who cleans the universe?) and a flair for explaining complex science, Aguirre covers cosmic questions that scientific giants from Aristotle to Galileo to Heisenberg have grappled with, from the meaning of quantum theory and the nature of time to the origin of multiple universes. A playful and enlightening book, Cosmological Koans explores the strange hinterland between the deep structure of the physical world and our personal experience of it, giving readers what Einstein himself called "the most beautiful and deepest experience" anyone can have: a sense of the mysterious.

Higher Physics Practice Question Book - Extra Practice for Sqa Exam Topics (Paperback, Edition): Paul Ferguson, Leckie Higher Physics Practice Question Book - Extra Practice for Sqa Exam Topics (Paperback, Edition)
Paul Ferguson, Leckie 1
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Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Physics First Teaching: 2014, First Exam: 2015 Masses of practice questions for every topic on the curriculum. Essential extra questions for every topic on the curriculum, to reinforce learning and build exam confidence. It can be used either alongside the N5 Physics Student Book or as a flexible standalone resource - for homework, independent study or exam practice. Included in this book: * Questions for every topic on the curriculum, with more of the tricky ones * Example answers with workings-out help explain difficult concepts * Hints and tips throughout give practical advice about the different kinds of question Answers can be downloaded from www.collins.co.uk/pages/scottish-curriculum-free-resources

Introduction To Physics (Paperback, 10th Edition International Student Version): John D. Cutnell, Kenneth W. Johnson, David... Introduction To Physics (Paperback, 10th Edition International Student Version)
John D. Cutnell, Kenneth W. Johnson, David Young, Shane Stadler
R1,277 R1,072 Discovery Miles 10 720 Save R205 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Cutnell and Johnson has been the Number one text in the algebra-based physics market for over 20 years. Over 250,000 students have used the book as the equipment they need to build their problem-solving confidence, push their limits, and be successful. The tenth edition continues to offer material to help the development of conceptual understanding, and show the relevance of physics to readers lives and future careers.

Helps the reader to first identify the physics concepts, then associate the appropriate mathematical equations, and finally to work out an algebraic solution

WileyPLUS is a research-based online environment for effective teaching and learning. WileyPLUS is now equipped with an adaptive learning module called ORION. Based on cognitive science, WileyPLUS with ORION, provides students with a personal, adaptive learning experience so they can build their proficiency on topics and use their study time most effectively. WileyPLUS with ORION helps students learn by learning about them.

  • New GO (Guided Online) Tutorials in every chapter (authored by David and Shane). The GO tutorials use a guided, step-by-step pedagogical approach that provides students a low stakes environment for practicing their problem-solving skills.
  • Vector drawing questions. One of the most important techniques developed in the text for solving problems involving multiple forces is the free-body diagram (FBD). Many problems in the force-intensive chapters, such as chapters 4 and 18, take advantage of the new FBD capabilities now available online in WileyPLUS, where students can construct the FBD’s for a select number of problems and be graded on them.
  • ORION provides an adaptive pre-lecture tool that assesses students’ conceptual knowledge so they come to class better pre­pared, and a personalized study guide that helps stu­dents understand both strengths and areas where they need to invest more time, espe­cially in preparation for quizzes and exams.
Calculus with Vectors (Hardcover): Jay S. Treiman Calculus with Vectors (Hardcover)
Jay S. Treiman
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Calculus with Vectors grew out of a strong need for a beginning calculus textbook for undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in STEM fields. The approach introduces vector-valued functions from the start, emphasizing the connections between one-variable and multi-variable calculus. The text includes early vectors and early transcendentals and includes a rigorous but informal approach to vectors. Examples and focused applications are well presented along with an abundance of motivating exercises. The approaches taken to topics such as the derivation of the derivatives of sine and cosine, the approach to limits and the use of "tables" of integration have been modified from the standards seen in other textbooks in order to maximize the ease with which students may comprehend the material. Additionally, the material presented is intentionally non-specific to any software or hardware platform in order to accommodate the wide variety and rapid evolution of tools used. Technology is referenced in the text and is required for a good number of problems.

30-Second Newton - The 50 Crucial Concepts, Roles and Performers, Each Explained in Half a Minute (Hardcover): Brian Clegg 30-Second Newton - The 50 Crucial Concepts, Roles and Performers, Each Explained in Half a Minute (Hardcover)
Brian Clegg
R365 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R104 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Not only a towering figure in his own era, Newton also left an immense scientific legacy, much of which still underpins key theories today. So if the principal thing you remember about him is that an apple fell on his head, its high time you learned a little more. 30-Second Newton offers a fast-track understanding of the key theories that formed the core of Newtons thinking, and looks at the roles he played over his long life, and at the network of connections he forged with his contemporaries. A team of expert authors assess his breadth and brilliance, offering the reader not only succinct analyses of his work on gravity, light, colour, and calculus, but also a broader picture of the key role he plays in the history of science

Theoretical Physics (Paperback, 2nd ed.): A.S. Kompanayets Theoretical Physics (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
A.S. Kompanayets
R550 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R117 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This authoritative volume by a renowned Russian scientist offers advanced students a thorough background in theoretical physics. The treatment's review of basic methods takes an approach that's as rigorous and systematic as it is practical.
Chiefly devoted to mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics, this book stresses atomic, nuclear, and microscopic matters. Subjects include the quantum theories of radiation, dispersal, and scattering and the application of statistical mechanics to electromagnetic fields and crystalline bodies. Particularly strong in its coverage of statistical physics, the text examines Boltzmann statistics, Bose and Fermi distributions, Gibbs statistics, thermodynamic quantities, thermodynamic properties of ideal gases in Boltzmann statistics, fluctuations, phase equilibrium, weak solutions, chemical equilibria, and surface phenomena. Many of the 137 exercises feature complete solutions. Translated by George Yankovsky under the author's supervision.

Edexcel A level Physics Lab Book - Edexcel A level Physics Lab Book (Paperback, Unabridged edition): Edexcel A level Physics Lab Book - Edexcel A level Physics Lab Book (Paperback, Unabridged edition)
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The Edexcel A level Lab Books support students in completing the A level Core Practical requirements. This lab book includes: all the instructions students need to perform the Core Practicals, consistent with our A level online teaching resources writing frames for students to record their results and reflect on their work CPAC Skills Checklists, so that students can track the practical skills they have learned, in preparation for their exams practical skills practice questions a full set of answers. This lab book is designed to help students to: structure their A level lab work to ensure that they cover the Core Practical assessment criteria track their progress in the development of A level practical skills create a record of all of the Core Practical work they will have completed, in preparation for revision.

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