For the Love of Physics

For the Love of Physics
Author: Walter Lewin
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9781451607130
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Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.

For the Love of Physics

For the Love of Physics
Author: Walter Lewin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1439123543
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Release: 2011-05-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE” is a common refrain in the emails Walter Lewin receives daily from fans who have been enthralled by his world-famous video lectures about the wonders of physics. “I walk with a new spring in my step and I look at life through physics-colored eyes,” wrote one such fan. When Lewin’s lectures were made available online, he became an instant YouTube celebrity, and The New York Times declared, “Walter Lewin delivers his lectures with the panache of Julia Child bringing French cooking to amateurs and the zany theatricality of YouTube’s greatest hits.” For more than thirty years as a beloved professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lewin honed his singular craft of making physics not only accessible but truly fun, whether putting his head in the path of a wrecking ball, supercharging himself with three hundred thousand volts of electricity, or demonstrating why the sky is blue and why clouds are white. Now, as Carl Sagan did for astronomy and Brian Green did for cosmology, Lewin takes readers on a marvelous journey in For the Love of Physics, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power with which physics can reveal the hidden workings of the world all around us. “I introduce people to their own world,” writes Lewin, “the world they live in and are familiar with but don’t approach like a physicist—yet.” Could it be true that we are shorter standing up than lying down? Why can we snorkel no deeper than about one foot below the surface? Why are the colors of a rainbow always in the same order, and would it be possible to put our hand out and touch one? Whether introducing why the air smells so fresh after a lightning storm, why we briefly lose (and gain) weight when we ride in an elevator, or what the big bang would have sounded like had anyone existed to hear it, Lewin never ceases to surprise and delight with the extraordinary ability of physics to answer even the most elusive questions. Recounting his own exciting discoveries as a pioneer in the field of X-ray astronomy—arriving at MIT right at the start of an astonishing revolution in astronomy—he also brings to life the power of physics to reach into the vastness of space and unveil exotic uncharted territories, from the marvels of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud to the unseeable depths of black holes. “For me,” Lewin writes, “physics is a way of seeing—the spectacular and the mundane, the immense and the minute—as a beautiful, thrillingly interwoven whole.” His wonderfully inventive and vivid ways of introducing us to the revelations of physics impart to us a new appreciation of the remarkable beauty and intricate harmonies of the forces that govern our lives.

For the Love of Physics

For the Love of Physics
Author: Walter H. G. Lewin
Pages: 302
ISBN: OCLC:1149205074
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.

PHYSICS My love

PHYSICS My love
Author: Shuvadip Ganguli
Pages: 102
ISBN:
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Release: 2019-02-01
Editor: Shuvadip Ganguli
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is an elementary introduction to the fascinating world of Physics. The chief aim of this book is to increase the interest of school students and others about Physics. The subject matter is presented in a very simple way without mathematical calculations, so that, everyone can understand easily.

The Quantum Guide to Life

The Quantum Guide to Life
Author: Kunal K. Das
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781626363809
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Release: 2013-05-01
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Learn how quantum physics affects your daily life and discover practical ways to put that knowledge to good use! Ever wonder why you always seem to seek the easiest and shortest way to accomplish something? And why is it

Get a Grip on Physics

Get a Grip on Physics
Author: John Gribbin
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780486289700
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Release: 2013-05-13
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Popular physics primer by an acclaimed author offers accessible, imaginative explanations of string theory, the Schrödinger's Cat paradox, quantum uncertainty, black holes, and other cosmic oddities. Numerous playful illustrations.

William Sloane Coffin Jr

William Sloane Coffin Jr
Author: Warren Goldstein
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780300135053
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Release: 2008-10-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A magnet for controversy, the media, and followers, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr. was the premier voice of northern religious liberalism for more than a quarter-century, and a worthy heir to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. From his pulpits at Yale University and, later, New York City’s Riverside Church, Coffin focused national attention on civil rights, the anti-Vietnam War movement, disarmament, and gay rights. This revealing biography—based on unparalleled access to family papers and candid interviews with Coffin, his colleagues, family, friends, lovers, and wives—tells for the first time the remarkable story of Coffin’s life. An army and CIA veteran before assuming the post of Yale University chaplain at the youthful age of 33, Coffin gained notoriety as a leader of a dangerous civil rights Freedom Ride in 1961, as a defendant in the “Boston Five” trial of draft resisters in 1969, and as the preeminent voice of liberal religious dissent into the 1980s. This book encompasses Coffin’s turbulent private life as well as his flamboyant, joyful public career, while dramatically illuminating the larger social movements that consumed his days and defined his times.

The Jazz of Physics

The Jazz of Physics
Author: Stephon Alexander
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780465098507
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More than fifty years ago, John Coltrane drew the twelve musical notes in a circle and connected them by straight lines, forming a five-pointed star. Inspired by Einstein, Coltrane put physics and geometry at the core of his music. Physicist and jazz musician Stephon Alexander follows suit, using jazz to answer physics' most vexing questions about the past and future of the universe. Following the great minds that first drew the links between music and physics-a list including Pythagoras, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, and Rakim-The Jazz of Physics reveals that the ancient poetic idea of the Music of the Spheres," taken seriously, clarifies confounding issues in physics. The Jazz of Physics will fascinate and inspire anyone interested in the mysteries of our universe, music, and life itself.

Fear of Physics

Fear of Physics
Author: Lawrence Krauss
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0465007139
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Release: 2007-07-30
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fear of Physics is a lively, irreverent, and informative look at everything from the physics of boiling water to cutting-edge research at the observable limits of the universe. Rich with anecdotes and accessible examples, it nimbly ranges over the tools and thought behind the world of modern physics, taking the mystery out of what is essentially a very human intellectual endeavor.

Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps
Author: Warren Jay Goldstein
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780801471469
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Release: 2014-03-26
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the late 1850s organized baseball was a club-based fraternal sport thriving in the cultures of respectable artisans, clerks and shopkeepers, and middle-class sportsmen. Two decades later it had become an entertainment business run by owners and managers, depending on gate receipts and the increasingly disciplined labor of skilled player-employees. Playing for Keeps is an insightful, in-depth account of the game that became America's premier spectator sport for nearly a century. Reconstructing the culture and experience of early baseball through a careful reading of the sporting press, baseball guides, and the correspondence of the player-manager Harry Wright, Warren Goldstein discovers the origins of many modern controversies during the game's earliest decades. The 20th Anniversary Edition of Goldstein's classic includes information about the changes that have occurred in the history of the sport since the 1980s and an account of his experience as a scholarly consultant during the production of Ken Burns's Baseball.

Is God a Mathematician

Is God a Mathematician
Author: Mario Livio
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781416594437
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Release: 2011-02-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author and astrophysicist Mario Livio examines the lives and theories of history’s greatest mathematicians to ask how—if mathematics is an abstract construction of the human mind—it can so perfectly explain the physical world. Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner once wondered about “the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics” in the formulation of the laws of nature. Is God a Mathematician? investigates why mathematics is as powerful as it is. From ancient times to the present, scientists and philosophers have marveled at how such a seemingly abstract discipline could so perfectly explain the natural world. More than that—mathematics has often made predictions, for example, about subatomic particles or cosmic phenomena that were unknown at the time, but later were proven to be true. Is mathematics ultimately invented or discovered? If, as Einstein insisted, mathematics is “a product of human thought that is independent of experience,” how can it so accurately describe and even predict the world around us? Physicist and author Mario Livio brilliantly explores mathematical ideas from Pythagoras to the present day as he shows us how intriguing questions and ingenious answers have led to ever deeper insights into our world. This fascinating book will interest anyone curious about the human mind, the scientific world, and the relationship between them.

The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics

The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics
Author: James Kakalios
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101565513
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Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in. Watch a Video

The Privilege of Being a Physicist

The Privilege of Being a Physicist
Author: Victor F. Weisskopf
Pages: 235
ISBN: 0716721066
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Release: 1989
Editor: W.H. Freeman
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These sixteen essays, written with the clarity and candor for which Weisskopf is well known, give us a glimpse into his life work-both as a theoretical physicist and as a spokesman for all of humanity.

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780399184437
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestseller from the author of The Order of Time and Reality Is Not What It Seems and Helgoland “One of the year’s most entrancing books about science.”—The Wall Street Journal “Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics.”—The New York Times Book Review This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. Carlo Rovelli, a renowned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The book celebrates the joy of discovery. “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it’s breathtaking.”

The Love Proof

The Love Proof
Author: Madeleine Henry
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781982142964
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Atria Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Henry has done a masterful job…This book is academic and heartfelt and tender and loving. It is worth every minute spent reading it.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A brilliant physicist studying the nature of time embarks on a journey to prove that those we love are always connected to us, leading to surprising revelations in this fresh and unique love story. Sophie Jones is a physics prodigy on track to unlock the secrets of the universe. But when she meets Jake Kristopher during their first week at Yale they instantly feel a deep connection, as if they’ve known each other before. Quickly, they become a couple. Slowly, their love lures Sophie away from school. When a shocking development forces Sophie into a new reality, she returns to physics to make sense of her world. She grapples with life’s big questions, including how to cope with unexpected change and loss. Inspired by her connection with Jake, Sophie throws herself into her studies, determined to prove that true loves belong together in all realities. Spanning decades, The Love Proof is an unusual love story about lasting connection, time, and intuition. It explores the course that perfect love can take between imperfect people, and urges us to listen to our hearts rather than our heads.

A Short History of Physics in the American Century

A Short History of Physics in the American Century
Author: David C. Cassidy
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780674062740
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Release: 2011-10-24
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As the twentieth century ended, computers, the Internet, and nanotechnology were central to modern American life. Yet the physical advances underlying these applications are poorly understood and underappreciated by U.S. citizens. In this overview, Cassidy views physics through America’s engagement with the political events of a tumultuous century.

Queen of Physics

Queen of Physics
Author: Teresa Robeson
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1454932201
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Release: 2019
Editor: People Who Shaped Our World
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"When Wu Chien Shiung was born in China 100 years ago, girls did not attend school. But her parents named their daughter "Courageous Hero" and encouraged her love of science. This biography follows Wu as she battles sexism at home and racism in the United States of America to become what Newsweek magazine called the "Queen of Physics" for her work on how atoms split"--

ABC of Physics

ABC of Physics
Author: Lev Okun
Pages: 169
ISBN: 9789814397285
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Release: 2012
Editor: World Scientific
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This little book concentrates on the foundations of modern physics (its OC ABC''sOCO) and its most fundamental constants: c OCo the velocity of light and ? OCo the quantum of action. First of all, the book is addressed to professional physicists, but in order to achieve maximal concentration and clarity it uses the simplest (high school) mathematics. As a result many pages of the book will be useful to college students and may appeal to a more general audience."

ABCs of Physics

ABCs of Physics
Author: Chris Ferrie
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9781492670193
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Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest physicists! A is for Atom B is for Black Hole C is for Charge From atom to zero-point energy, The ABCs of Physics is a colorfully simple introduction for babies—and grownups—to a new physics concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this physics primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little scientist. Also in the Baby University Series: ABCs of Science ABCs of Mathematics Rocket Science for Babies Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

Theoretical Physics

Theoretical Physics
Author: Georg Joos,Ira M. Freeman
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9780486318530
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Release: 2013-04-22
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Classic treatise covers mathematical topics needed by theoretical and experimental physicists (vector analysis, calculus of variations, etc.), followed by coverage of mechanics, electromagnetic theory, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics.