Description 
1 online resource (xxxv, 329 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics, 21924791 

Undergraduate lecture notes in physics. 21924791

Contents 
Introduction  Fundamentals of Xray diffraction and Xray interferometry  Linear elasticity and anisotropy  Propagation of thermal energy  Antivibration mounting system  Splines and Data Interpolation  Appendix  Bibliography 
Summary 
This book is intended for undergraduates and young researchers who wish to understand the role that different branches of physics and mathematics play in the execution of actual experiments. The unique feature of the book is that all the subjects addressed are strictly interconnected within the context of the execution of a single experiment with very high accuracy, namely the redetermination of the Avogadro constant NA, one of the fundamental physical constants. The authors illustrate how the basic laws of physics are applied to describe the behavior of the quantities involved in the measurement of NA and explain the mathematical reasoning and computational tools that have been exploited. It is emphasized that all these quantities, although pertaining to a specific experiment, are of wide and general interest. The book is organized into chapters covering the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with single crystals, linear elasticity and anisotropy, propagation of thermal energy, antivibration mounting systems, and data analysis and Bspline interpolation. An essential feature is the focus on the role of Mathematica, an invaluable, fully integrated software environment for handling diverse scientific and technical computations 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 25, 2013) 
Subject 
Mathematical physics.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Barbero, NicolĂ˛, author

ISBN 
9788847052208 (electronic bk.) 

8847052203 (electronic bk.) 

884705219X (print) 

9788847052192 (print) 
