17692.What is the Electron Spin by Gengyun Li


Gengyun Li
What is the Electron Spin?

There are many people who believe that an electron’s mass may have an electromagnetic origin. Is there a possibility then that the electron spin also has an electromagnetic origin? The book What Is the Electron Spin? tries to answer this question. This book is based on the assumption that the electron spin has an electromagnetic origin. That is, the electron’s intrinsic angular momentum results from an electromagnetic field.

Margaret J. Wheatley
Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World

Leadership and the New Science launched a revolution by demonstrating that ideas drawn from quantum physics, chaos theory, and molecular biology could improve organizational performance. Margaret Wheatley called for free-flowing information, individual empowerment, relationship networks, and organizational change that evolves organically – ideas that have become commonplace. Now Wheatley’s updated classic, based on her experiences with these ideas in a diverse number of organizations on five continents.

Gianpetro Del Piero
Multiscale Modeling in Continuum Mechanics and Structured Deformations

An updated account of the state of the art in the subject, presenting recent progress in two active and related areas of continuum mechanics: fracture mechanics and structured deformations.

Lefteris Papantonopoulos
The Invisible Universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energy (Lecture Notes in Physics)

The nature and essence of Dark Matter and Dark Energy have become the central issue in modern cosmology over the past years. This extensive volume, an outgrowth of a topical and tutorial summer school, has been set up with the aim of constituting an advanced-level, multi-authored textbook which meets the needs of both postgraduate students and young researchers in the fields of modern cosmology and astrophysics.

Dalton D. Schnack
Lectures in Magnetohydrodynamics: With an Appendix on Extended MHD (Springer Lecture Notes in Physics)

Magnetohydrodynamics, or MHD, is a theoretical way of describing the statics and dynamics of electrically conducting uids. The most important of these uids occurring in both nature and the laboratory are ionized gases, called plasmas. These have the simultaneous properties of conducting electricity and being electrically charge neutral on almost all length scales. The study of these gases is called plasma physics. MHD is the poor cousin of plasma physics. It is the simplest theory of plasma dynamics. In most introductory courses, it is usually afforded a short chapter or lecture at most: Alfven waves, the kink mode, and that is it. (Now, on to Landau damping!) In advanced plasma courses, such as those dealing with waves or kinetic theory, it is given an even more cursory treatment, a brief mention on the way to things more profound and interesting. (It is just MHD! Besides, real plasma phy- cists do kinetic theory!) Nonetheless, MHD is an indispensable tool in all applications of plasma physics.

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