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1 ALBERT, DAVID Z. After Physics.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2014. h Hardcover as issued without dustjacket. Brand new book. 
After Physics presents ambitious new essays about some of the deepest questions at the foundations of physics, by the physicist and philosopher David Albert. The book's title alludes to the close connections between physics and metaphysics, much in evidence throughout these essays. It also alludes to the work of imagining what it would be like for the project of physical science—considered as an investigation into the fundamental laws of nature—to be complete. Albert argues that the difference between the past and the future—traditionally regarded as a matter for metaphysical or conceptual or linguistic or phenomenological analysis—can be understood as a mechanical phenomenon of nature. In another essay he contends that all versions of quantum mechanics that are compatible with the special theory of relativity make it impossible, even in principle, to present the entirety of what can be said about the world as a narrative sequence of "befores" and "afters." Any sensible and realistic way of solving the quantum-mechanical measurement problem, Albert claims in yet another essay, is ultimately going to force us to think of particles and fields, and even the very space of the standard scientific conception of the world, as approximate and emergent. Novel discussions of the problem of deriving principled limits on what can be known, measured, or communicated from our fundamental physical theories, along with a sweeping critique of the main attempts at making sense of probabilities in many-worlds interpretations of quantum mechanics, round out the collection. David Z Albert is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. "After Physics consists of eight brilliant essays in Albert's inimitable style exploring connections between fundamental physical theories (in particular quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics) and central issues in metaphysics and epistemology. It will stimulate a great deal of discussion among those interested in matters on the border between physics and philosophy."—Barry Loewer, Rutgers University 
Price: 33.25 USD
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2 ANDERSON, DAVID L. The Discovery Of The Electron: The Development Of The Atomic Concept Of Electricity.
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., Princeton: 1964. Van Nostrand Momentum Book #3. s Softcover. Fair condition. 

Price: 14.25 USD
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3 BERGMANN, PETER G. The Riddle Of Gravitation.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1992. 0486273784 / 9780486273785 s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 7.36 USD
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4 BERNSTEIN, JEREMY Quantum Profiles
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1991. 0691087253 / 9780691087252 h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. 

Price: 10.69 USD
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5 BERNSTEIN, JEREMY. The Tenth Dimension: An Informal History Of High Energy Physics.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1989. 0070050171 / 9780070050174 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
The Tenth Dimension is the point at which the disparate fields of cosmology and elementary particle physics meet. With his genius for making the most complex scientific ideas simple and engaging, Bernstein details the fascinating developments from the 1950s to the 1980s that have led to new revelations about how the universe was born and how it expands. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.73 USD
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6 BLACKWOOD, OSWALD; KELLY, WILLIAM C.; BELL, RAYMOND M. General Physics.
Toppan Company, Tokyo: 1963. Third Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. Water damage. 

Price: 3.33 USD
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7 BRUCE, COLIN. Schrodinger's Rabbits: The Many Worlds Of Quantum.
Joseph Henry Press, Washington, DC: 2004. 0309090512 / 9780309090513 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
For the better part of a century, attempts to explain what wsreally going on in the quantum world seemed doomed to failure. But recent technological advances have made the questioin both practical and urgent. A brilliantly imaginative group of physicists at Oxford University have risen to the challenge. This is their story. Includes an Index. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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8 CHARLTON, M.; HUMBERSTON, J. W. Positron Physics.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2000. 0521415500 / 9780521415507 Cambridge Monographs on Atomic, Molecular & Chemical Physics Series.  h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the field of low energy positrons and positronium within atomic and molecular physics. It begins with an introduction to the field, discussing the background to low energy positron beams, and then covers topics such as total scattering cross sections, elastic scattering, positronium formation, excitation and ionization, annihilation and positronium interactions. Each chapter contains a blend of theory and experiment, giving a balanced treatment of all the topics. The book will be useful for graduate students and researchers in physics and chemistry. It is ideal for those wishing to gain rapid, in-depth knowledge of this unique branch of atomic physics. The contents of the book is as follows: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Total scattering cross sections; 3. Elastic scattering; 4. Positronium formation; 5. Excitation and ionization; 6. Positron annihilation; 7. Positronium and its interactions; 8. Exotic species involving positrons. "Positron Physics is a real textbook, though without exercises. Its unifying viewpoint and beautiful format as a Cambridge University Press monograph should be an inspiration for others...I recommed this book. Because of its good writing, its reliability, its choice of material, and its excellent degree of coverage, it is a good text for beginning annihilators and a handy reference for their professors." Physics Today 
Price: 142.50 USD
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9 CHESTER, MICHAEL. Particles: An Introduction To Particle Physics.
New American Library, New York: 1980. First Printing. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
A remarkably clear, thoroughly fascinating exploration of the world beyond the atom. Includes an index. 
Price: 14.92 USD
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10 COHEN, I. BERNARD. The Birth Of A New Physics.
Anchor Books, New York: 1960. Science Study Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In this fresh account of the scientific ferment following the Renaissance, Dr. Cohen tells, through the lives of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, the story of the search for a new physics - a physics to describe the dynamics of a moving universe. In conflict with Aristotle's physics, Copernicus's concept of an earth in motion necessitated bold new explanations of natural phenomena, from the mechanics of rolling balls to the motion of stars and planets. This search culminated in Newton's master stroke, the formulation of the law of universal gravitation and his related laws, which are the foundation of modern science and technology and which represent "the creative accomplishment of the human spirit at its pinnacle." Includes an Index. 
Price: 6.60 USD
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11 CONRADY, A. E.; KINGSLAKE, RUDOLF (EDITOR & COMPLETED BY). Applied Optics And Optical Design, Part Two.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1960. First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Extends the scope of the complete work to the systematic study and design of practically all types of optical systems, with special attention to high-power microscope objectives and anastigmatic photographic objectives. Chapter headings are as follows: Additional Solutions by the Thin-Lens Method, Optical Path Differences, Optical Path Differences at an Axial Image Point, Optical Tolerances, Chromatic Aberration as an Optical Path Difference, The Matching Principle and the Design of Microscope Objectives, Primary Aberrations of Oblique Pencils, Analytical Solutions for Simple Systems with Remote Stop, Symmetrical Photographic Objectives, and Unsymmetrical Photographic Objectives. Includes an Index. 
Price: 40.57 USD
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12 COOK, C. SHARP. Structure Of Atomic Nuclei.
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., Princeton: 1964. Van Nostrand Momentum Book #8. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 7.60 USD
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13 DAINTITH, JOHN (EDITOR). Dictionary Of Physics.
Barnes and Noble Books, New York: 1982. 0064635600 / 9780064635608 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This dictionary defines every term and concept relating to physics that most people will ever need to use, in language that's easy to understand. "Covers almost everything in physics from 'absolute temperature' to 'Xener diode.' In several casees, the definitions are far superior to those contained in academic texts used in classrooms." - Concise Book Reviews 
Price: 3.09 USD
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14 DRAPER, JOHN C. A Text-book Of Medical Physics: For The Use Of Students And Practitioners Of Medicine.
Lea Brothers & Co., Philadelphia: 1885. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. Exposed webbing & split at spine. 

Price: 33.01 USD
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15 EINSTEIN, ALBERT; GREENE, BRIAN (NEW INTRODUCTION). The Meaning Of Relativity: Including The Relativistic Theory Of The Non-symmetric Field.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2014. 5th Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In 1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University, where he delivered the Stafford Little Lectures for that year. These four lectures constituted an overview of his then controversial theory of relativity. Princeton University Press made the lectures available under the title The Meaning of Relativity, the first book by Einstein to be produced by an American publisher. As subsequent editions were brought out by the Press, Einstein included new material amplifying the theory. A revised version of the appendix "Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field," added to the posthumous edition of 1956, was Einstein's last scientific paper. "A condensed unified presentation intended for one who has already gone through a standard text and digested the mechanics of tensor theory and the physical basis of relativity. Einstein's little book then serves as an excellent tying-together of loose ends and as a broad survey of the subject."--Physics Today Table of Contents: Introduction by Brian Greene vii A Note on the Fifth Edition xxv SPACE AND TIME IN PRE-RELATIVITY PHYSICS 1 THE THEORY OF SPECIAL RELATIVITY 24 THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY 55 THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY (CONTINUED) 79 APPENDIX FOR THE SECOND EDITION 109 APPENDIX II. RELATIVISTIC THEORY OF THE NON-SYMMETRIC FIELD 133 Index 167 
Price: 18.95 USD
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16 FENWICK, EDWARD. James Clerk Maxwell And Nineteenth Century Physics; A Bibliographical Catalogue And Biographical Guide.
Martino Publishing, Mansfield Centre: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
According to Professor Peter Harman, author of the three-volume Scientific Letters and Papers of James Clark Maxwell, and a recognized authority on Maxwell: "This is a truly magnificent and worthy scholarly effort, displaying amazing industry, accuracy, accomplishment and insight. Professor Harman considers Mr. Fenwick's work a worthy complement to his own edition of Maxwell. The comments and annotations throughout the work are informed and valuable and will undoubtedly be greatly helpful in guiding future studies. There is nothing like this work in any field of the history of science; it is a real and enduring contribution to scholarship." James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) was a Scottish physicist and mathematician. His most prominent achievement was formulating classical electromagnetic theory. This united all previously unrelated observations, experiments and equations of electricity, magnetism and even optics into a consistent theory. Maxwell's equations demonstrated that electricity, magnetism and even light are all manifestations of the same phenomenon, namely the electromagnetic field. Subsequently, all other classic laws or equations of these disciplines became simplified cases of Maxwell's equations. Maxwell's achievements concerning electromagnetism have been called the "second great unification in physics," after the first one realized by Isaac Newton. Section A of Fenwick's bibliography begins with Maxwell's books and their editions. Fenwick attempts to list every edition, issue, state and variant of all of Maxwell's books. Section B covers Maxwell's papers which have appeared in print in serial publications and are listed in all known editions. Other sections cover referee's reports and titles and locations of less finished work. Fenwick's book is sure to be a lasting tribute to Maxwell's accomplishments. 
Price: 118.75 USD
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17 FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. Six Easy Pieces: Essentials Of Physics Explained By Its Most Brilliant Teacher.
Basic Books, New York: 2005. 0465023924 / 9780465023929 Reprint Edition s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher is a publishing first. This set couples a book containing the six easiest chapters from Richard P. Feynman's landmark work, Lectures on Physics—specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader—with the actual recordings of the late, great physicist delivering the lectures on which the chapters are based. Nobel Laureate Feynman gave these lectures just once, to a group of Caltech undergraduates in 1961 and 1962, and these newly released recordings allow you to experience one of the Twentieth Century's greatest minds—as if you were right there in the classroom. 
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18 FEYNMAN, RICHARD P.; LEIGHTON, ROBERT B.; SANDS, MATTHEW. The Feynman Lectures On Physics: Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, And Heat, Volume 1.
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, New York: 1963. Fourth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Volume 1 of the famous 1963 lectures Feynmen presented at the California Institute of Technology. Includes an Index. 
Price: 93.58 USD
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19 FEYNMAN, RICHARD P.; ZEE, A. (NEW INTRODUCTION) Qed: The Strange Theory Of Light And Matter.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2006. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson. A. Zee's new introduction places both Feynman's book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman's uniquely appealing and illuminating style. "Feynman simply cannot help being original. In this quirky, fascinating book, he explains to laymen the quantum theory of light."--New Yorker "Another tour de force by the acknowledged master of clear explanation in physics."--John Roche, Times Literary Supplement "Feynman's lectures must have been marvellous and they have been turned into an equally entrancing book, a vivid introduction to QED which is leavened and enlivened by his wit. Anyone with a curiosity about physics today should buy it, not only to get to grips with the deepest meaning of quantum theory but to possess a slice of history."--Pedro Waloschek, Nature "In four conversational and breezy chapters. . . . Feynman, who himself gave the theory its most useful and powerful form, undertakes without one equation to explain QED to the generality of readers."--Philip Morrison, Scientific American "Using clear language, many visuals, and his own Feynman diagrams, the author presents a clear introduction to the quantum theory of the inter-action of light with matter, without mathematics but with humor."--Physics Teacher 
Price: 18.00 USD
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20 FRISCH, DAVID H.; THORNDIKE, ALAN M. Elementary Particles
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., Princeton: 1964. Van Nostrand Momentum Book #1. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 9.50 USD
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