By: Tarek Musslimani
The canonical ensemble in statistical mechanics is characteristic of thermodynamic systems under constant temperature in which there is an accompanying change in the energy of the system. The system in canonical ensemble is in thermal equilibrium state with a heat reservoir, so that there can...
By: John Louie Ramos
Known for his important contributions in the field of electromagnetism, thermodynamics and optics, James Clerk Maxwell was a Scottish physicists who is considered by his fellow physicists and inventors as the most influential 19th century innovator. Some experts and scientists also consider his work and...
The scoop on the uncertainty principle
By: Lydia Epstein
Classic physics in the 18th Century was revolutionized by Isaac Newton's laws of motion where the mass, position, and the motion of celestial bodies were elements of a mechanistic worldview from which all outcomes could be determined. Furthermore, cause and effect defined a scientific reasoning...
By: Tarek Musslimani
The theory of relativity was formulated by Albert Einestein in the beginning of the 19th century. It applies to systems travelling at speeds close to the speed of light. It is a four dimensional theory that includes, in addition to the three cartesian coordinates x...
By: Kenneth Andrews
On October 5th, 2010, it was announced that two UK-based scientists had been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for their work on graphene, which has been described as a 'wonder material'. But what is graphene? Graphene is a complex carbon material which the University...
Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim win the Nobel prize for physics for their work with graphene
By: Kenneth Andrews
On October 5th 2010, Professor Andre Geim and Dr Konstantin Novoselov, both working at the University of Manchester, were announced as the winners of the Nobel Prize for physics for their work in discovering and further researching the wonder material graphene. The prize has been...
By: Tarek Musslimani
The black body radiation is a key concept of the physics of the 19th century. Its importance stems from the fact that it led to the development of the current quantum theory of light. The black body is so important in physics as an available...
By: Tarek Musslimani
In this article, I will discuss the phenomenon of superconductivity, and in particular superfluid helium. This area of physics belongs historically to the branch of physics which is called low temperature physics. This is so because it was first discovered during research that was conducted...
By: Tarek Musslimani
In this article I will discuss two radioactive decays from radioactive atoms such as Uranium238. In addition I will discuss two important nuclear reactions that are mediated by the nuclear weak force. The nucleus of atoms is usually a stable entity that is able to...
By: Tarek Musslimani
Light is a very unique phenomenon that is spread all over our universe. Its source in the universe is the electromagnetic radiation that is emitted by the gaseous stars known to us as black body radiation. Light speed is a reference value for our life...

 

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