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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Space and Time
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    Chapter 2 Force and Mass
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    Chapter 3 Basic Mechanics of Motion in One Dimension
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    Chapter 4 Mechanics of the Damped and Driven Harmonic Oscillator
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    Chapter 5 The Three Classical Conservation Laws; Two-particle Problems
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    Chapter 6 Motion in a Central Force Field; Kepler’s Problem
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    Chapter 7 The Rutherford Scattering Cross-section
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    Chapter 8 Lagrange Formalism I: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian
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    Chapter 9 Relativity I: The Principle of Maximal Proper Time (Eigenzeit)
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    Chapter 10 Coupled Small Oscillations
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    Chapter 11 Rigid Bodies
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    Chapter 12 Remarks on Non-integrable Systems: Chaos
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    Chapter 13 Lagrange Formalism II: Constraints
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    Chapter 14 Accelerated Reference Frames
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    Chapter 15 Relativity II: E=ms 2
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    Chapter 16 Introduction and Mathematical Preliminaries to Part II
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    Chapter 17 Electrostatics and Magnetostatics
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    Chapter 18 Magnetic Field of Steady Electric Currents
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    Chapter 19 Maxwell’s Equations I: Faraday’s Law of Induction; the Continuity Equation; Maxwell’s Displacement Current
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    Chapter 20 Maxwell’s Equations II: Electromagnetic Waves
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    Chapter 21 Applications of Electrodynamics in the Field of Optics
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    Chapter 22 Conclusion to Part II
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    Chapter 23 On the History of Quantum Mechanics
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    Chapter 24 Quantum Mechanics: Foundations
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    Chapter 25 One-dimensional Problems in Quantum Mechanics
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    Chapter 26 The Harmonic Oscillator I
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    Chapter 27 The Hydrogen Atom according to Schrödinger’s Wave Mechanics
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    Chapter 28 Abstract Quantum Mechanics (Algebraic Methods)
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    Chapter 29 Spin Momentum and the Pauli Principle (Spin-statistics Theorem)
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    Chapter 30 Spin-orbit Interaction; Addition of Angular Momenta
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    Chapter 31 Ritz Minimization
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    Chapter 32 Perturbation Theory for Static Problems
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    Chapter 33 Time-dependent Perturbations
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    Chapter 34 Magnetism: An Essentially Quantum Mechanical Phenomenon
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    Chapter 35 Cooper Pairs; Superconductors and Superfluids
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    Chapter 36 On the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (Reality?, Locality?, Retardation?)
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    Chapter 37 Quantum Mechanics: Retrospect and Prospect
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    Chapter 38 Appendix: “Mutual Preparation Algorithm” for Quantum Cryptography
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    Chapter 39 Introduction and Overview to Part IV
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    Chapter 40 Phenomenological Thermodynamics: Temperature and Heat
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    Chapter 41 The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
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    Chapter 42 Phase Changes, van der Waals Theory and Related Topics
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    Chapter 43 The Kinetic Theory of Gases
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    Chapter 44 Statistical Physics
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    Chapter 45 The Transition to Classical Statistical Physics
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    Chapter 46 Advanced Discussion of the Second Law
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    Chapter 47 Shannon’s Information Entropy
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    Chapter 48 Canonical Ensembles in Phenomenological Thermodynamics
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    Chapter 49 The Clausius-Clapeyron Equation
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    Chapter 50 Production of Low and Ultralow Temperatures; Third Law of Thermodynamics
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    Chapter 51 General Statistical Physics (Formal Completion; the Statistical Operator; Trace Formalism)
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    Chapter 52 Ideal Bose and Fermi Gases
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    Chapter 53 Applications I: Fermions, Bosons, Condensation Phenomena
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    Chapter 54 Applications II: Phase Equilibria in Chemical Physics
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    Chapter 55 Conclusion to Part IV
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Title
Basic theoretical physics : a concise overview
Published by
Springer, January 2007
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-36805-2
ISBNs
978-3-54-036804-5, 978-3-54-036805-2
Authors

Krey, Uwe, Owen, Anthony

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 7%
Unknown 14 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 27%
Student > Bachelor 4 27%
Student > Master 3 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Other 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 6 40%
Physics and Astronomy 4 27%
Psychology 1 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 7%
Materials Science 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 1 7%