By (author) Enrico Fermi
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Thermodynamics by Enrico Fermi
Book DescriptionIn this classic of modern science, the Nobel Laureate presents a clear treatment of systems, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamic potentials, and much more. Calculus required.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486603612
(202mm x 137mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1956
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Enrico Fermi
Elementary Particles, Paperback (October 2012)
Suitable for physicists and scholars, this title includes descriptions of the then-known particle universe and its nascent conceptual framework that allow readers to glimpse the foundations of the field from the perspective of one of its most distinguished contributors. It also provides an update, detailing advances in quantum field theory.
Thermodynamics, Paperback / softback (February 2010)
In this classic of modern science, the Nobel Laureate presents a clear treatment of systems, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamic potentials, and much more. Calculus required.
Notes on Quantum Mechanics, Paperback (October 1995)
The lecture notes presented here in facsimile were prepared by the Nobel Prize winner, Enrico Fermi, for students taking his course at the University of Chicago in 1954. This edition includes a set of Fermi's assigned problems as compiled by one of his former students, Robert A. Schluter.
Nuclear Physics, Paperback (December 1950)» View all books by Enrico Fermi
This volume presents, with some amplification, the notes on the lectures on nuclear physics given by Enrico Fermi at the University of Chicago in 1949.
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Author Biography - Enrico Fermi
Enrico Fermi: Father of the Atomic Age Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) received the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his demonstrations of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons." Just a year before winning the Nobel Prize, Fermi published Thermodynamics, based on a course of lectures at Columbia University, an enduring work which Dover first reprinted in 1956 and which has been in print continuously since then, one of the foundations of Dover's physics program. Both a theorist and an experimentalist, Fermi packed an immense amount of science into his relatively short life, which ended prematurely as a consequence of the radiation he received working on the development of the atomic bomb. His work, of course, was not just in the realm of nuclear physics: Fermi will always be the most remembered for the events of December 2, 1942, when he and other scientists at the University of Chicago's Stagg Field produced the world's "first self-sustaining chain reaction ... instituting the controlled release of atomic energy." In the Author's Own Words: "There are two possible outcomes: If the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery." - Enrico Fermi Critical Acclaim for Enrico Fermi: "He was simply unable to let things be foggy. Since they always are, this kept him pretty active." - J. Robert Oppenheimer
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