Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995 by Robert Gardiner

By Robert Gardiner

Ten years have handed because the two-volume "Conway's all of the World's struggling with Ships 1947-1982" was once released and in that point, profound alterations have happened within the makeup of the world's navies, and the aftermath of the get a divorce of the Warsaw Pact represents an opportune time to revise the paintings and produce it brand new. relatively suitable to the updating of this quantity has been the discharge of recent info which has take place because of: the break-up of the Warsaw Pact; the unification of Germany and the take-over of ex-East German ships; and over all navies there now hangs the query mark over their position within the post-Cold warfare period and the sceptre of defence cuts. a complete diversity of contemporary technical advancements are chronicled together with: the commissioning within the USSR of the 1st large-deck companies; the arriving in Britain, Holland, Sweden and Japan of a brand new iteration of high-tech traditional submarines; the revival of curiosity in close-in air and missile defences, and the adoption of stealth expertise at sea. It covers the Gulf conflict which concerned the most important naval deployment on the grounds that 1945. these kind of advancements, and all linked launchings and commissionings are coated, and so convey this identify modern to make it a middle reference ebook for all those that stick to naval affairs.

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Close to an electron, however, there is a lot more happening. The electron envelops itself in a tiny cloud of emitted and reabsorbed virtual particles (Figure 2-2-1)—not only photons, but even the heavy particles studied at high-energy accelerators (similarly, the elementary constituents of the nucleus, the quarks, are surrounded by even more complicated clouds). ” Furthermore, the clouds will contain all virtual particles, even those too heavy to be produced by accelerators, so new physics beyond the current Standard Model might well show up irst in atomic experiments.

These uses of ultracold atoms as quantum simulators are among the most exciting recent developments in AMo science. they have a considerable impact on precision measurements, as discussed in chapter 2, and on quantum information science, as discussed in chapter 7. Also, these applications occur at the intersection of AMo physics and condensed matter and indeed AMo physics and other ields of physics. these strengthening links between AMo and other parts of physics promise exciting new discoveries in AMo science in particular and in physics more broadly.

Figure 2-2 shows the ranges of some of the current predictions for eDMs arising from various dynamical models that extend the Standard Model of particle physics. Since the energy of an atom with an eDM will depend upon the direction of the spin axis relative to an applied electric ield, eDM experiments look for a tiny shift in the nuclear or electron spin resonance of an atom or molecule placed in a large electric ield. Such spin resonance frequency measurements may provide our best opportunity to detect these tiniest effects of new fundamental forces that cannot yet be seen in experiments at high-energy accelerators.

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