Every reader interested in understanding the important problems in physics and astrophysics and their historic development within the last 60 years will enjoy this book. The philosophy and history and the very personal view of famous scientists of the 20th century, whom the author knows or knew personally, also make this book fascinating for non-physicists. It consists of three parts covering major problems of physics and astrophysics, the philosophy and history of science, and memorial papers on famous physicists. The author, himself a renowned scientist, provides personal observations, and fascinating insights into the field of physics.In this sense the suggested concept is, indeed, similar to that of the laser though the term a#39;free-electron lasera#39; (FEL) seems ... Unfortunately, I know of no practicable FEL concepts for radiation wavelengths shorter than the optical range . ... are linear and, thus, satisfy the superposition principle (the sum of any two solutions of these equations is a solution, too). ... of the development of nonlinear physics, or the nonlinear theory of oscillations (both mechanical and electromagnetic), as itanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Physics of a Lifetime|
|Author||:||Vitaliĭ Lazarevich Ginzburg|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2001-01-18|