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LightspeedThe Ghostly Aether and the Race to Measure the Speed of Light

Lightspeed: The Ghostly Aether and the Race to Measure the Speed of Light

John C. H. Spence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198841968
eISBN:
9780191878084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841968.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, History of Physics

This book tells the human story of one of mankind’s greatest intellectual adventures—how we understood that light travels at a finite speed, so that when we look up at the stars we are looking back ... More

Tribology on the Small ScaleA Modern Textbook on Friction, Lubrication, and Wear

Tribology on the Small Scale: A Modern Textbook on Friction, Lubrication, and Wear

C. Mathew Mate and Robert W. Carpick

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780199609802
eISBN:
9780191747724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609802.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Friction, lubrication, adhesion, and wear are prevalent physical phenomena in everyday life and in many key technologies. The goal of this book is to incorporate a bottom up approach to friction, ... More

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