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: 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.

For the Love of Physics

For the Love of Physics
Author: Walter Lewin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1439123543
Available:
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.

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.

Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life

Storm in a Teacup  The Physics of Everyday Life
Author: Helen Czerski
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780393248975
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Release: 2017-01-10
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“[Czerski’s] quest to enhance humanity’s everyday scientific literacy is timely and imperative.”—Science Storm in a Teacup is Helen Czerski’s lively, entertaining, and richly informed introduction to the world of physics. Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative medical testing. She provides answers to vexing questions: How do ducks keep their feet warm when walking on ice? Why does it take so long for ketchup to come out of a bottle? Why does milk, when added to tea, look like billowing storm clouds? In an engaging voice at once warm and witty, Czerski shares her stunning breadth of knowledge to lift the veil of familiarity from the ordinary.

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 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 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

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.

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton
Author: James Gleick
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781400032952
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Release: 2004
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this original, sweeping, and intimate biography, Gleick moves between a comprehensive historical portrait and a dramatic focus on Newton's significant letters and unpublished notebooks to illuminate the real importance of his work.

Love Is a Matter of Chemistry Sex Is a Matter of Physics

Love Is a Matter of Chemistry Sex Is a Matter of Physics
Author: Reader's Press
Pages: 122
ISBN: 1099290317
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Release: 2019-05-19
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This lined journal is perfect for your daily scribbles, deep thoughts, and notes to yourself! Features: 6x9 Lined Journal 120 Cream Pages Soft Matte Cover Makes a Perfect Gift For: Yourself Birthday Christmas Life's Milestones

Instant Physics

Instant Physics
Author: Tony Rothman
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781596877566
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Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: ibooks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For all of you who break out in a sweat at the thought of thermodynamics, or freeze up at the mention of quantum mechanics, like a bolt from the blue, INSTANT PHYSICS will zap you through the fascinating history of our most basic, yet baffling, science. From the thousand-year search for proof of the existence of the ever-elusive atom to the varied and heated arguments behind the big bang theory, INSTANT PHYSICS answers all the heavy questions with a light touch. You'll learn:* How the Greek philosophers used the sledgehammer of mathematics to break apart the mysteries of the physical universe.* Why gravity is a "romantic" force.* How to tell the difference between a gluon, a meson, and a quark, even if you can't see them.INSTANT PHYSICS is crammed with special features, including chapter summaries, who's who lists, biographical and historical tidbits, and a host of illustrations, photos, equations, diagrams, and drawings.

Music Physics and Engineering

Music  Physics and Engineering
Author: Harry F. Olson
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780486317021
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Release: 2013-04-22
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This extraordinarily comprehensive text, requiring no special background, discusses the nature of sound waves, musical instruments, musical notation, acoustic materials, elements of sound reproduction systems, and electronic music. Includes 376 figures.

Theory of Physics Volume 1

Theory of Physics  Volume 1
Author: Noah M MacKay
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9798653060588
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Release: 2020-06-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thousands of years ago, ancient civilizations once called natural phenomena divine intervention. But the philosophical thinkers approached myth with logic, and from this scientific discovery was born. From Archimedes to Galileo to Newton, nature was described by classical mechanics: a branch of physics involving linear and rotational motion, force, energy and momentum. This book, intended for physics students and science enthusiasts alike, delves into the realm of classical mechanics; touching topics such as gravitation, calculus of variations, oscillations and waves. The book also assumes readers are familiar with introductory calculus (derivatives and integrals).

The Everything Answer Book

The Everything Answer Book
Author: Amit Goswami
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781612833743
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Release: 2017-04-01
Editor: Hampton Roads Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Goswami’s basic premise is that quantum physics is not only the future of science, but is also the key to understanding consciousness, life, death, God, psychology, and the meaning of life. Quantum physics is an antidote to the moral sterility and mechanistic approach of scientific materialism and is the best and clearest approach to understanding our universe. In short, quantum physics is indeed the theory of everything. Here in 17 chapters, Dr. Goswami and his friends and colleagues discuss, among other things, how quantum physics affects our understanding of: Zen Thoughts, feelings, and intuitions Dreams Karma, death, and reincarnation God’s will, evolution, and purpose The meaning of dreams The spiritualization of economics and business, politics and education, and society itself This fascinating new book will appeal to a wide array of readers, ranging from those interested in the new physics to those captivated by the spiritual implications of the latest scientific breakthroughs.

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.

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 Flying Circus Of Physics With Answers

The Flying Circus Of Physics With Answers
Author: Jearl Walker
Pages: 312
ISBN: 8126517824
Available:
Release: 2008-07-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new version now contains answers to all the over 600 stimulating questions. Walker covers the entirety of naked-eye physics by exploring problems of the everyday world. He focuses on the flight of Frisbees, sounds of thunder, rainbows, sand dunes, soap bubbles, etc., and uses such familiar objects as rubber bands, eggs, tea pots, and Coke bottles. Many references to outside sources guide the way through the problems. Now the inclusion of answers provides immediate feedback, making this an extraordinary approach in applying all of physics to problems of the real world.· Hiding Under the Covers, Listening for the Monsters· The Walrus Speaks of Classical Mechanics· Heat Fantasies and Other Cheap Thrills of the Night· The Madness of Stirring Tea· She Comes in Colors Everywhere· The Electrician's Evil and the Ring's Magic· The Walrus Has His Last Say and Leaves Us Assorted Goodies

The Physics Book

The Physics Book
Author: DK
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780744022254
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Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphics-led approach, The Physics Book sets out more than 80 of the key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpacking the thought behind each theory-as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about-five themed chapters examine the history and developments in specific areas such as Light, Sound, and Electricity. Eureka moments abound: from Archimedes' bathtub discoveries about displacement and density, and Galileo's experiments with spheres falling from the Tower of Pisa, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's revelations about relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of the universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated-and proved-their abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you. Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.