Why Things Are The Way They Are B.S. Chandrasekhar

ISBN: 9780521450393

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264 pages


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Why Things Are The Way They Are  by  B.S. Chandrasekhar

Why Things Are The Way They Are by B.S. Chandrasekhar
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This fascinating book presents in a completely non-technical way one of the greatest achievements of physics this century: why is it the materials we can see and touch behave in the way that they do. Beginning with the ideas of quantum mechanics,MoreThis fascinating book presents in a completely non-technical way one of the greatest achievements of physics this century: why is it the materials we can see and touch behave in the way that they do. Beginning with the ideas of quantum mechanics, which seem quite alien to everyday experience, but which nevertheless govern the behaviour of all matter, the author is able to explain the variety of properties of materials: how they bend and break, their colours, how they transmit heat and electricity, why magnets and superconductors have the properties they do, and how all these properties can be traced back to the atoms of which they are composed.



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