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by Fouad G. Major


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While the book makes no pretense at being a history of atomic clocks, it nevertheless takes a. .

While the book makes no pretense at being a history of atomic clocks, it nevertheless takes a historical perspective in its treatment of the subject. Intended for nonspecialists with some knowledge of physics or engineering, The Quantum Beat covers a wide range of salient topics relevant to atomic clocks, treated in a broad intuitive manner with a minimum of mathematical formalism.

The Quantum Beat is the only one I've seen that gives a thorough discussion of the basics and then goes on to give an incredibly .

The Quantum Beat is the only one I've seen that gives a thorough discussion of the basics and then goes on to give an incredibly lucid discussion of all the minute details involved in making more and more accurate clocks. He elaborates on the pluses and minuses of each new development, from the sundial to the pendulum clock to the quartz crystal clock to the atomic clock.

Fouad G. Major pioneered the application of ion field confinement to microwave spectroscopy. He made the first observation of microwave resonance in trapped mercury ions as a reference for a spacecraft atomic clock at NASA laboratory(1969).

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While the book makes no pretense at being a history of atomic clocks, it nevertheless takes a historical . Описание: The proposed book deals with fundamental principles and applications of spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE)

While the book makes no pretense at being a history of atomic clocks, it nevertheless takes a historical perspective in its treatment of the subject. Описание: The proposed book deals with fundamental principles and applications of spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE). It will be organized so that non-experts will be able to understand fundamental principles and applications of SE.

mechanical clocks and the introduction of electronic time-keeping as embodied in the quartz-controlled clocks. While the book makes no pretense at being a history of atomic clocks, it nevertheless takes a historical perspective in its treatment of the subject. Intended for non-specialists with some knowledge of physics or engineering, The Quantum Beat covers a wide range of salient topics relevant to atomic clocks, treated in a broad intuitive manner with a minimum of mathematical formalism.

One of the indicators of the level of technological development of a society has been, throughout history, the precision of clocks it was able to build. This book examines the physical principles underlying the workings of clocks--from the earliest mechanical clocks to the present-day sophisticated clocks based on the properties of individual atoms. Intended for non-specialists with some knowledge of physics or engineering,the book treats the material in a broad intuitive manner, with a minimum of mathematical formalism. The presentation covers a broad range of salient topics relevant to the measurement of frequency and time intervals. The main focus is on electronic time-keeping: clocks based on quartz crystal oscillators and, at greater length, atomic clocks based on quantum resonance in rubidium, cesium, and hydrogen atoms, and, more recently, mercury ions. The book treats the revolutionary changes that the optical laser has wrought on atomic standards through laser cooling and optical pumping, and it discusses the application of these clocks to global navigation--in particular Loran-C and the Global Positioning System. The book also touches on such topics as atomic resonance line shape, the relativistic Doppler effect and general notions of time, including the relativity of future and past, the clock paradox, the Sagnac effect and finally, time reversal symmetry.

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Phallozs Dwarfs
There are excellent books discussing time at a level accessible for the general reader (e.g. Empires of Time, by Anthony Aveni). The Quantum Beat is the only one I've seen that gives a thorough discussion of the basics and then goes on to give an incredibly lucid discussion of all the minute details involved in making more and more accurate clocks. He elaborates on the pluses and minuses of each new development, from the sundial to the pendulum clock to the quartz crystal clock to the atomic clock. He also outlines the directions currently being pursued -- clocks based on a single atom held in an atom trap.
The book will have special appeal to those who know about physics, crystals or engineering, and it should make fascinating reading for any educated layperson.
Major was a key figure in the development of atomic clocks and has produced an exhilarating book describing their importance and the incredible technological efforts that went into their development.
Felolune
Excellent book! So lucid and clear! I love it.
The Quantum Beat: Principles and Applications of Atomic Clocks download epub
Astronomy & Space Science
Author: Fouad G. Major
ISBN: 0387983015
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science
Language: English
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (March 27, 1998)
Pages: 475 pages