A Brief History of Germany (Brief History Of... (Checkmark Books))

By Jason Philip Coy

The tale of Germany, a key participant in worldwide diplomatic and fiscal affairs, is important to our figuring out of world background and the modern international. masking greater than 2,000 years of heritage, a short historical past of Germany presents a concise account of the occasions, humans, and targeted customs and traditions that experience formed Germany from precedent days to the current. easy proof, a chronology, a bibliography, and an inventory of steered readings around out this insightful and complete source.

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Austerlitz (Modern Library Paperbacks)

This 10th anniversary variation of W. G. Sebald’s celebrated masterpiece contains a new advent through acclaimed critic James wooden. Austerlitz is the tale of a man’s look for the reply to his life’s primary riddle. A small baby while he involves England on a Kindertransport in the summertime of 1939, Jacques Austerlitz is informed not anything of his genuine family members through the Welsh Methodist minister and his spouse who increase him. while he's a far older guy, fleeting stories go back to him, and obeying an intuition he purely dimly is aware, Austerlitz follows their path again to the area he left at the back of a part century sooner than. There, confronted with the void on the middle of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his historical past from oblivion.

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The Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture (Routledge Handbooks)

The Routledge instruction manual of German Politics and Culture deals a wide-ranging and authoritative account of Germany within the twenty first century. It gathers the services of the world over best students of German tradition, politics, and society to discover and explain

  • historical pathways to modern Germany
  • the present ‘Berlin Republic’
  • society and diversity
  • Germany and Europe
  • Germany and the world.

This is a vital source for college students, researchers, and all these seeking to comprehend modern German politics and culture.

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Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

By Michael H. Kater

Historian Michael H. Kater chronicles the increase and fall of 1 of Germany’s such a lot iconic towns during this interesting and strangely provocative background of Weimar. Weimar used to be a middle of the humanities through the Enlightenment and therefore the cradle of German tradition nowa days. Goethe and Schiller made their reputations right here, as did Franz Liszt and the younger Richard Strauss. within the early 20th century, the Bauhaus institution was once based in Weimar. yet from the Eighteen Eighties on, town additionally nurtured a robust right-wing reactionary move, and fifty years later, a repressive nationwide Socialist regime dimmed Weimar’s inventive lighting, remodeling the onetime artists’ utopia into the capital of its first Nazified province and developing the Buchenwald dying camp on its doorstep.
Kater’s richly distinctive quantity bargains the 1st whole heritage of Weimar in any language, from its meteoric eighteenth-century stand up from obscurity via its glory days of unbridled artistic expression to its darkish descent again into creative insignificance lower than Nazi rule and, later, Soviet career and beyond.

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Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World: With a New Preface

By Jeffrey Herf

Jeffrey Herf, a number one student within the box, bargains the main wide exam up to now of Nazi propaganda actions focusing on Arabs and Muslims within the center East in the course of global conflict II and the Holocaust. He attracts widely on formerly unused and little-known archival assets, together with the surprising transcriptions of the “Axis pronounces in Arabic” radio courses, which show a strongly anti-Semitic message.

Herf explores the highbrow, political, and cultural context within which German and eu radical anti-Semitism was once came upon to resonate with comparable perspectives rooted in a selective appropriation of the traditions of Islam. Pro-Nazi Arab exiles in wartime Berlin, together with Haj el-Husseini and Rashid el-Kilani, collaborated with the Nazis in developing their heart East propaganda crusade. by way of integrating the political and army historical past of the battle within the center East with the highbrow and cultural dimensions of the propagandistic diffusion of Nazi ideology, Herf bargains the main thorough exam thus far of this crucial bankruptcy within the heritage of global battle II. Importantly, he additionally exhibits how the anti-Semitism promoted via the Nazi propaganda attempt contributed to the anti-Semitism exhibited by means of adherents of radical different types of Islam within the heart East today.

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The Search for Normality: National Identity and Historical Consciousness in Germany Since 1800

By Stefan Berger

The Historikerstreit of the Eighties has ended inconclusively amidst heated debates at the nature and process German nationwide historical past. the writer follows the debates past the unforeseen reunification of the rustic in 1990 and analyzes the latest traits in German historiography. Reunification, he observes, has introduced in its wake an pressing look for the "normality" of the kingdom country. For someone drawn to the improvement of the nationwide grasp narrative in additional contemporary German historiography, this publication will supply a vital advisor in the course of the multitude of historic debates surrounding the country state.

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Forgotten Fatherland: The Search for Elisabeth Nietzsche

By Ben Macintyre, Cara Shores

In 1886 Elisabeth Nietzsche, Friedrich's bigoted, imperious sister, based a 'racially pure' colony in Paraguay including a band of blond-haired fellow Germans. Over a century later, Ben Macintyre sought out the survivors of Nueva Germania to find the is still of this weird and wonderful colony. Forgotten Fatherland vividly recounts his hard experience finding the survivors, whereas additionally tracing the vibrant historical past of Elisabeth's go back to Europe, the place she encouraged the legendary cult of her brother's philosophy and later grew to become a mentor to Hitler. Brilliantly researched and mordantly humorous, this is often an illuminating portrait of a forgotten humans and of a girl whose deep effect at the 20th century can merely now be absolutely understood.

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Quantenmechanik (Zweite Auflage)

By David J. Griffiths

Neben der Elektrodynamik ist die Quantenmechanik der wichtigste Pfeiler in der Physik. Viele grundlegende Bücher versuchen sich an diesem Thema, werden aber in der Beschreibung und Zugangsweise demselben aber nicht immer gerecht. Es geht um die Fragen, wie wendet guy die Quantenmechanik an und wie geht guy mit den Problemematiken der Quantenmechanik um. Dieses in der internationalen Lehre fest etablierte Buch bietet Studenten genau diese moderne und nachvollziehbare Einführung in die modernen quantenmechanischen Konzepte und deren Verwendung für das 21. Jahrhundert. Neben der Elektrodynamik vom gleichen Autor schließt dieses Buch die große thematische Lücke in der Quantenmechanik im deutschen Lehrbuchbereich.

Das moderne Leben wäre ohne Quantenmechanik nicht mehr vorstellbar - auf ihren Gesetzen beruhen Transistoren, Computerchips, Mobiltelefone, Flachbildschirme und zahllose andere Gegenstände des Alltags. Zugleich ist die Quantenmechanik Grundlage unseres gegenwärtigen Naturverständnisses und die wohl am besten experimentell überprüfte wissenschaftliche Theorie überhaupt. Ein Verständnis dieser Theorie ist unerlässlich, um sich mit Fragestellungen zeitgenössischer Physik auseinandersetzen zu können. Dabei gilt es, eine völlig neue, zunächst unintuitive Vorstellung von physikalischen Abläufen zu entwickeln und den mathematischen Apparat der Quantenmechanik zu meistern. Griffiths' "Einführung in die Quantenmechanik" stellt die grundlegenden Gesetze der Quantenmechanik vor, legt sorgfältig die mathematischen Grundlagen der Theorie, und stellt wesentliche Anwendungen der Quantenmechanik vom Wasserstoffatom bis zur Schrödinger-Katze vor.

Das Buch richtet sich an Studierende der Naturwissenschaften, insbesondere der Physik. Es ist für Studierende von Bachelorstudiengängen an Universitäten und Fachhochschulen konzipiert und schlägt die Brücke zwischen dem konzeptionellen Kern der Quantenmechanik und der mathematisch oft aufwendigen Anwendung auf reale Probleme. Dazu werden zahlreiche, pädagogisch ausgewählte Probleme vollständig ausgearbeitet, um den Stoff mit Leben zu erfüllen. Abgerundet werden alle Kapitel durch eine Vielzahl von Aufgaben aller Schwierigkeitsgrade, die den Studierenden erlauben, ihr Wissen zu vertiefen und unmittelbar anzuwenden. Neben einer Vorlesungsbegleitung eignet sich die "Einführung in die Quantenmechanik" daher auch hervorragend zum Selbststudium. Die Lösungen zu den Aufgaben stehen nach einer kurzen Anmeldung auf der Webseite zum Buch dem Studenten zur Verfügung.


- Schrödinger-Gleichung und statistische Interpretation
- Theorie des Hilbertraumes und der linearen Operatoren
- Dirac's braket-Formalismus
- harmonischer Oszillator
- Wasserstoffatom
- Drehimpuls und Spin
- Quantenmechanik identischer Teilchen: Quantenstatistik
- zeitunabhängige und zeitabhängige Störungsrechnung
- Variationsverfahren und WKB-Näherung
- Strahlung: Absorption und Emission
- Streutheorie
- Adiabatizität in der Quantenmechanik
- konzeptionelle Grundlagen: von der Bellschen Ungleichung bis zum no-cloning Theorem

Vita Autor

David J. Griffiths ist Physiker und lehrt seit 1978 am Reed collage, wo er die Howard-Vollum-Professur für Naturwissenschaften innehat. Neben der Einführung in die Quantenmechanik gibt es vom gleichen Autor eine Einführung in die Elektrodynamik (ISBN 978-3-86894-057-2). Griffiths erhielt 1997 den Robert A. Millikan-Preis für seine herausragenden Beiträge zur Physikausbildung.

Vita Fachlektor

Der Fachlektor des Buches, Ulrich Schollwöck, ist Physiker und Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Theoretische Nanophysik an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

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