A Universe Of AtomsContents
Introduction: The Fire Within
Chapter 1: The Wirbelrohr's Roar
Chapter 2: Musical Bottles, Flying Balloons, and Hot Stoves: The Uncommon Physics of Common Things
2.1: The good sound of CokeTM: Physical modeling by analogy
2.2: Comedy of errors: What every aeronaut needs to know 2.3: Cool in the kitchen: Radiation, conduction, and Newton's 'hot:block' experiment
Chapter 3: The Unimaginably Strange Behaviour of Free Electrons
3.1: Variations on 'the only mystery'
3.2: Electron interference in a space with holes
3.3: The two-electron quantum interference disappearing act
3.4: Heretical correlations
Chapter 4: Quantum Beats and Giant Atoms
4.1: The light from atomic 'pulsars'
4.2: Anomalous reversals
4.3: Quantum implications of travelling in circles
4.4: Long-distance beats
Chapter 5: And Yet It Moves: Exotic Atoms and the Invariance of Charge
5.1: A commotion about motion
5.2: The electric charge of a moving electron
5.3: The exotic atom
5.4: The Planetary atom
Chapter 6: Reflections on Light
6.1: Exorcising a Maxwell demon
6.2: Enhanced reflection: how light gets brighter when it is up against a wall
6.3: Left- and right-handed reflection
Chapter 7: Two Worlds, Large and Small: Earth and Atom
Chapter 8: Computers, Coins, and Quanta: Unexpected Outcomes of Random Events
8.1: The suggestive power of fun
8.2: To switch or not to switch: that is the question
8.3: On the run: How random is random?
8.4: Random acts of measurement
8.5: Do radioactive nuclei decay randomly?
8.6: Mark off time with Markov
8.7: Exponential decay, correlation, and randomness: the quantum perspective
Chapter 9: A Universe of Atoms: Symmetry, Unity, Gravity, and the Problem of 'Missing Mass'
9.1: Keep it together! Keep it together! Keep it together!
9.2: Symmetries for the mind's eye
9.3: Spontaneous symmetry breaking
9.4: What is the matter with gravity?
9.5: Shedding light on dark matter
9.6: A galactic superfluid?
9.7: And so...