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Discovering Superconductivity: An Investigative Approach

Editat de Gren Ireson
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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 31 Aug 2012
Superconductivity is a quantum phenomenon that manifests itself in materials showing zero electrical resistance below a characteristic temperature resulting in the potential for an electric current to run continually through such a material without the need for a power source. Such materials are used extensively in medical and power applications, e.g. MRI and NMR machines.

Discovering Superconductivity uses a series of practical and investigative activities, which can be used as tutor demonstrations or as student lab exercises.

This highly illustrated text features the following sections:

  • Introduction - including a brief history of superconductivity
  • Superconductivity - an explanation of the phenomenon and its effects
  • Superconducting materials - including High & Low temperature superconductors
  • Applications - how superconductivity is used in medical imaging, at CERN and in the Maglev trains

This text will serve as an excellent introduction for students, with or without a physics background, to superconductivity. With a strong practical, experimental emphasis, it provides readers with an overview of the topic preparing them for more advanced texts used in advanced undergraduate and post-graduate courses.

PowerPoint files of the figures presented within this text are available at: booksupport.wiley.com

A word from the author: "The intention of this text is to introduce the reader to the study of superconductivity via a minds-on approach .... The minds-on approach takes this a stage further by requiring the learner to engage with the process to a greater extent."

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781119991403
ISBN-10: 1119991404
Pagini: 182
Dimensiuni: 154 x 228 x 11 mm
Greutate: 0.32 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Chichester, United Kingdom

Public țintă

Students meeting superconductivity for the first time within their physics course at undergraduate level. In addition a growing number of universities offer a science and engineering foundation year or similar, for which this text would, due to its strength in pedagogy, be an ideal starting point.
In addition, it will be relevant to students from disciplines other than physics or graduate physics students needing a quick refresher to the topic. Readers here will be looking for either a quick route into the subject, e.g. engineers, where their main focus will be on applications where superconductivity is an existing or potential solution. For graduate physics students, for example medical or particle physicists, superconductivity may be a peripheral topic to their main focus but none the less is need to widen their understanding.