ROBERT RANKIN

Brisbane, Australia

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SCIENCE BOOKS

Einstein's Relativity (AUD$19.95)

(Paperback, 160 pages, 210x145mm, 0.40kg, 2011

ISBN 978-0-9592418-7-7)

ISBN 978-0-9592418-7-7)

It has been said that during his scientific life, Albert Einstein was able to explain the links between light and time, time and space, energy and matter, matter and space, and space and gravitation-a massive achievement by any standards. By those who knew him in later life he is remembered lecturing on his current interests and problems in an old sweater and slippers without socks. Einstein was never one to be interested in personal presentation or conformity and it is probably these personal traits that allowed his mind to be completely absorbed by the current scientific problem. Mostly he never had any idea what was socially expected of a man who had become a legend well within his own time.

Einstein's theory of relativity is now firmly embedded in the foundations of modern physics and will continue to fascinate researchers and people in general with its strange implications, re-enforcing the view that the workings of our world are very seldom what they first appear to be.

This book explains Einstein's theory of relativity, which pervades our entire world, in gradual steps, carefully explaining each building block of the theory, so that ultimately the disturbing implications of this all-encompassing theory become apparent.

The challenge in writing Einstein's Relativity was to produce a comprehendible and readable document on one of the most difficult scientific concepts of all time.

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Quantum Reality - the Story of Quantum Physics

(AUD$24.95)

(AUD$24.95)

(Paperback, 160 pages, 210x140mm, 0.40kg, 2020

ISBN 978-0-9874938-7-3)

ISBN 978-0-9874938-7-3)

This book explains how the ideas of quantum physics were discovered by the mathematicians and physicists involved. Even though quantum physics became one of the most successful of scientific theories, explaining how much of our world works, its strange implications for humankind's relationship with the universe still disturb many scientists. This book discusses the science and the history of an unfolding quantum description of our world through the use of colourful diagrams, photographs and, where necessary, a text carefully written to explain some of the significant mathematical ideas in easy to follow steps.

Read about the great discoveries of Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger, Paul Dirac, Max Planck, Richard Feynman and others.

Read about the great discoveries of Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger, Paul Dirac, Max Planck, Richard Feynman and others.

1 INTRODUCTION

2 THE CRUX OF THE ISSUE

How, Not Why

Nature is Absurd

Explaining a Complex Theory

The Nature of Light

The Double Slit Experiment

Double Slits and Quantum Physics

3 THE NEED FOR CHANGE

4 EXPLORING THE ATOM

The Watermelon Model

The Cherry Model

A Modified Solar System Model

2 THE CRUX OF THE ISSUE

How, Not Why

Nature is Absurd

Explaining a Complex Theory

The Nature of Light

The Double Slit Experiment

Double Slits and Quantum Physics

3 THE NEED FOR CHANGE

4 EXPLORING THE ATOM

The Watermelon Model

The Cherry Model

A Modified Solar System Model

5 QUANTUM MECHANICS

The Dual Nature of Light

The Dual Nature of Matter

Beyond Reality

Quantum Mathematics

The Double Slit Revisited

Schrödinger’s Wave Theory

The Principle of Complementarity

Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

6 A NEW VIEW OF REALITY

The Copenhagen Interpretation

War Intervenes

Antimatter and Time Travel

End of an Era

Double Slits Again

The EPR Experiment

Schrödinger’s Silly Cat

Bell’s Inequality

Other Interpretations

7 CONCLUSION

The Dual Nature of Light

The Dual Nature of Matter

Beyond Reality

Quantum Mathematics

The Double Slit Revisited

Schrödinger’s Wave Theory

The Principle of Complementarity

Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

6 A NEW VIEW OF REALITY

The Copenhagen Interpretation

War Intervenes

Antimatter and Time Travel

End of an Era

Double Slits Again

The EPR Experiment

Schrödinger’s Silly Cat

Bell’s Inequality

Other Interpretations

7 CONCLUSION

CHAPTER TOPICS DISCUSSED

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NEW!!

Quest for the Stars - The Prospects of Interstellar Travel by Ben Rankin (AUD$24.95)

(Hardcover, 134 pages, 210x140mm, 0.40kg, 2022

ISBN 978-0-6455771-1-2)

ISBN 978-0-6455771-1-2)

Exploration is a human trait. For as long as humans have walked the Earth they have been inspired to achieve more and search further. For those interested in spaceflight, the greatest adventure of them all is to journey through interstellar space. This book discusses five prominent interstellar propulsion systems and analyses their feasilibility. It also discusses a relevant interstellar travel case study method.

Author BEN RANKIN is a mechanical engineer from Brisbane, Australia. He has long been interested in space exploration and space history.

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