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Visions of the Future: Physics and Electronics

Visions of the Future: Physics and Electronics

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J. M. T. Thompson, Adrian Kent, Derek K. K. Lee, Andrew J. Schofield, W. L. Power, Alexander Giles Davies, Michael Ziese, I. D. W. Samuel, M. Mosca, R. Jozsa, A. Steane, A. Ekert, R. P. Cowburn, Polina Bayvel, Richard Gibbens
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  • Date Published: July 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521805384

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  • What does the future of science hold? Who is making the discoveries that will help shape this future? What areas of research show the greatest promise? Find definitive and insightful answers to such questions as these in the three volumes of Visions of the Future: Astronomy and Earth Science, Chemistry and Life Science, and Physics and Electronics. Representing a careful selection of authoritative articles published in a special issue of Philosophical Transactions--the world's longest-running scientific journal--the chapters explore such themes as: The Big Bang Humankind's exploration of the solar system The deep interior of the Earth Global warming and climate change Atoms and molecules in motion New materials and processes Nature's secrets of biological growth and form Understanding the human body and mind Quantum physics and its relationship to relativity theory and human consciousness Exotic quantum computing and data storage Telecommunications and the Internet Written by leading young scientists, the timely contributions convey the excitement and enthusiasm that they have for their research and a preview of future research directions. J.M.T. Thompson is Professor of Nonlinear Dynamics and Director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at University College London. Professor Thompson has published widely on instabilities, bifurcations, catastrophe theory and chaos. He was a Senior SERC Fellow, served on the IMA Council, and, in 1985, was awarded the Ewing Medal of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Currently, he is Editor of the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions (Series A) which is the world's longest running scientific journal.

    • Carefully selected review coverage of physics and electronics topics
    • Written by leading young scientists, in an engaging and enthusiastic style
    • Derived from the special Millennium issue of the world's oldest journal
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    • Date Published: July 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521805384
    • length: 222 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.395kg
    • contains: 74 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface J. M. T. Thompson
    Part I. Quantum Physics, Relativity and Consciousness:
    1. Night thoughts of a quantum physicist Adrian Kent
    Part II. Quantum Physics in the Laboratory:
    2. Metals without electrons: the physics of exotic quantum fluids Derek K. K. Lee and Andrew J. Schofield
    3. Atom optics: matter and waves in harmony W. L. Power
    Part III. Electronics for the Future:
    4. Quantum electronics: beyond the transistor Alexander Giles Davies
    5. Spin electronics Michael Ziese
    6. Polymer electronics I. D. W. Samuel
    Part IV. Exotic Computing and New Microchips:
    7. Quantum-enhanced information processing M. Mosca, R. Jozsa, A. Steane and A. Ekert
    8. Magnets, microchips and memories R. P. Cowburn
    Part V. Telecommunications and the Internet:
    9. Optical networks: making light work in the battle for bandwidth Polina Bayvel
    10. Control and pricing of the internet Richard Gibbens.

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    J. M. T. Thompson, University College London

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    J. M. T. Thompson, Adrian Kent, Derek K. K. Lee, Andrew J. Schofield, W. L. Power, Alexander Giles Davies, Michael Ziese, I. D. W. Samuel, M. Mosca, R. Jozsa, A. Steane, A. Ekert, R. P. Cowburn, Polina Bayvel, Richard Gibbens

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