1983, ISBN: 9780553255317
Paperback, Hardcover, ID: 670010501
Cambridge University Press, 1983. Hardcover. Good. Hardback with D/J in good condition, D/J showing fading due to age. Part 2, The Simple Vibrator in Quantum Mechanics. 1983 1st edition Cambridge University Press. . The study of vibration in physical systems is an important part of almost all fields in physics and engineering. This work, originally published in two volumes, examines the classical aspects in Part I and the quantum oscillator in Part II. The classical linear vibrator is treated first and the underlying unity of all linear oscillations in electrical, mechanical and acoustic systems is emphasized. Following this the book turns to the treatment of nonlinear vibrations, a field with which engineers and physicists are generally less familiar. In Part II the emphasis turns to quantum systems, that is those systems which can only be adequately described by quantum mechanics. The treatment concentrates on vibrations in atoms and molecules and their interaction with electromagnetic radiation. The similarities of classical and quantum methods are stressed and the limits of the classical treatment are examined. Throughout the book, each phenomenon discussed is illustrated with many examples and theory and experiment are compared. Although the reader may find that the physics discussed is demanding and the concepts are subtle in places, all mathematics used is familiar to both engineers and experimental scientists. Although not a textbook this is a useful introduction to the more advanced mathematical treatment of vibrations as it bridges the gap between the basic principles and more specialized concepts. It will be of great interest to advanced undergraduates and postgraduates as well as applied mathematicians, physicists and engineers in university and industry., Cambridge University Press, 1983, Bantam Books, 1983 CONDITION: Gently pre-read (to about page 65) Bantam paperback, 5th printing. Binder's glue strings down sine with tiny edgewear. Interior clean & tight. CONTENT: Rucker leads an excursion to that stretch of the universe he calls the "Mindscape," where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Rucker acquaints us with Gödel's rotating universe, in which it is theoretically possible to travel into the past, and explains an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which billions of parallel worlds are produced every microsecond. It is in the realm of infinity, he maintains, that mathematics, science, and logic merge with the fantastic. By closely examining the paradoxes that arise from this merging, we can learn a great deal about the human mind, its powers, and its limitations. Using cartoons, puzzles, and quotations to enliven his text, Rucker guides us through such topics as the paradoxes of set theory, the possibilities of physical infinities, and the results of Gödel's incompleteness theorems. His personal encounters with Gödel the mathematician and philosopher provide a rare glimpse at genius and reveal what very few mathematicians have dared to admit: the transcendent implications of Platonic realism. Questions welcome/scan on request.. Reprint. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good/None Issued. Illus. by B&W Drawings & Charts. 367 Pages. SCIENCE., Bantam Books, 1983
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Details of the book - Infinity and the Mind
EAN (ISBN-13): 9780553255317
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0553255312
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Publishing year: 1983
Publisher: Bantam Books
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ISBN/EAN: 9780553255317
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