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Title: The Expanding World of Physics at Manitoba: A Hundred Years of Progress, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba
Description: Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 2004. Paper bound, illustrated throughout, Pp233. Includes end notes and bibliography. Moderate staining to side edges of last 6-7 leaves else a tight and clean, very good copy. 420 grams. From the blurb on the rear cover: The century covered by this book has seen scientific developments unprecedented in human history, so an endeavour has been made to describe something of the careers in physics of our departmental members past and present. The prologue tells of the lack of decisions, academic and governmental, which delayed until 1904 the arrival of the first university professors, who even then could be appointed only through a private benefaction. Chapters I-IV give the general development from 1904 to the present while Chapter V describes the work of the major groups in the department. A review of each group is followed by a brief selection of the work of the individual members. Few, if any, can hope to keep up with all the many facets of the subject today, so a glimpse at what is going on at the cutting edge of the whole field may reveal something of the state of physics at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The final chapter (VI) tells of the department's service and outreach beyond the classroom and the honours and awards gained by the individual members. It is hoped that photographs of people and places will bring back memories to those who studied with, or even touched base, however transiently, with the department in years gone by. We welcome all reasonable offers on our books.

Keywords: Physics History Manitoba 1895035104

Price: US$ 8.00 Seller: Books on the Web/Booksinternationale.com
- Book number: 29139

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