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Pathways Through Applied and Computational Physics

  • Nicolò Barbero
  • Matteo Delfino
  • Carlo Palmisano
  • Gianfranco Zosi

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXV
  2. Nicolò Barbero, Matteo Delfino, Carlo Palmisano, Gianfranco Zosi
    Pages 1-5
  3. Nicolò Barbero, Matteo Delfino, Carlo Palmisano, Gianfranco Zosi
    Pages 7-107
  4. Nicolò Barbero, Matteo Delfino, Carlo Palmisano, Gianfranco Zosi
    Pages 109-159
  5. Nicolò Barbero, Matteo Delfino, Carlo Palmisano, Gianfranco Zosi
    Pages 161-198
  6. Nicolò Barbero, Matteo Delfino, Carlo Palmisano, Gianfranco Zosi
    Pages 199-245
  7. Nicolò Barbero, Matteo Delfino, Carlo Palmisano, Gianfranco Zosi
    Pages 247-276
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 277-329

About this book

Introduction

This book is intended for undergraduates and young researchers who wish to understand the role that different branches of physics and mathematics play in the execution of actual experiments. The unique feature of the book is that all the subjects addressed are strictly interconnected within the context of the execution of a single experiment with very high accuracy, namely the redetermination of the Avogadro constant NA, one of the fundamental physical constants. The authors illustrate how the basic laws of physics are applied to describe the behavior of the quantities involved in the measurement of NA and explain the mathematical reasoning and computational tools that have been exploited. It is emphasized that all these quantities, although pertaining to a specific experiment, are of wide and general interest. The book is organized into chapters covering the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with single crystals, linear elasticity and anisotropy, propagation of thermal energy, anti-vibration mounting systems, and data analysis and B-spline interpolation. An essential feature is the focus on the role of Mathematica, an invaluable, fully integrated software environment for handling diverse scientific and technical computations.

Keywords

Determining Avogadro's Number Elastic Anisotropy Fundamental constants Heat Transfer Splines and B-Splines X-ray Interferometry

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicolò Barbero
    • 1
  • Matteo Delfino
    • 2
  • Carlo Palmisano
    • 3
  • Gianfranco Zosi
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-5220-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5219-2
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5220-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
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