For The Love Of Physics

For The Love Of Physics

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“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.

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Genre : Science
Author by : Walter Lewin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-05-03
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1439123543


For The Love Of Physics

For The Love Of Physics

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

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Walter Lewin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-02-07
File : 302 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781451607130


For The Love Of Physics

For The Love Of Physics

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

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Genre : College teachers
Author by : Walter H. G. Lewin
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Release : 2011
File : 302 Pages
ISBN-13 : OCLC:1149205074


The Physics Book

The Physics Book

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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.

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Genre : Science
Author by : DK
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-03-10
File : 336 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780744022254


Physics My Love The Story Of Physics For Everyone Second Edition

Physics My Love The Story Of Physics For Everyone Second Edition

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This is an elementary introduction to the fascinating world of Physics. The primary purpose of this book is to increase students' interest in Physics. Through it, Shuvadip wants to emphasize what is truly interesting about Physics. The subject matter is presented in a very simple way without mathematical calculations, so that, everyone can understand it easily.

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Genre : Science
Author by : Shuvadip Ganguli
Publisher : Clever Fox Publishing
Release : 2021-12-14
File : 100 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9789393229236


Drawing Physics

Drawing Physics

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Drawings and short essays offer engaging and accessible explanations of key ideas in physics, from triangulation to relativity and beyond. Humans have been trying to understand the physical universe since antiquity. Aristotle had one vision (the realm of the celestial spheres is perfect), and Einstein another (all motion is relativistic). More often than not, these different understandings begin with a simple drawing, a pre-mathematical picture of reality. Such drawings are a humble but effective tool of the physicist's craft, part of the tradition of thinking, teaching, and learning passed down through the centuries. This book uses drawings to help explain fifty-one key ideas of physics accessibly and engagingly. Don Lemons, a professor of physics and author of several physics books, pairs short, elegantly written essays with simple drawings that together convey important concepts from the history of physical science. Lemons proceeds chronologically, beginning with Thales' discovery of triangulation, the Pythagorean monocord, and Archimedes' explanation of balance. He continues through Leonardo's description of “earthshine” (the ghostly glow between the horns of a crescent moon), Kepler's laws of planetary motion, and Newton's cradle (suspended steel balls demonstrating by their collisions that for every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction). Reaching the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Lemons explains the photoelectric effect, the hydrogen atom, general relativity, the global greenhouse effect, Higgs boson, and more. The essays place the science of the drawings in historical context—describing, for example, Galileo's conflict with the Roman Catholic Church over his teaching that the sun is the center of the universe, the link between the discovery of electrical phenomena and the romanticism of William Wordsworth, and the shadow cast by the Great War over Einstein's discovery of relativity. Readers of Drawing Physics with little background in mathematics or physics will say, “Now I see, and now I understand.”

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Genre : Science
Author by : Don S. Lemons
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2017-02-03
File : 264 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780262338752


The Everything Answer Book

The Everything Answer Book

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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.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author by : Amit Goswami
Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
Release : 2017-04-01
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781612833743


Fear Of Physics

Fear Of Physics

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"Assume the cow is a sphere." So begins this 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, Fear of Physics 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 endeavour.

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Genre : Science
Author by : Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2007-07-30
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780465007134


The Privilege Of Being A Physicist

The Privilege Of Being A Physicist

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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.

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Genre : Physics.
Author by : Victor F. Weisskopf
Publisher : W.H. Freeman
Release : 1989
File : 235 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0716721066


Simple Machines The Way They Work Physics Books For Kids Children S Physics Books

Simple Machines The Way They Work Physics Books For Kids Children S Physics Books

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What are simple machines and how do they work? In this book, we’ll take a look at some of the most commonly used simple machines with the intention of figuring out what makes them tick. You will soon realize that the mechanisms between each machine is guided by the laws of physics. Are you ready to learn? Then grab a copy today!

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Genre : Science
Author by : Baby Professor
Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
Release : 2017-05-15
File : 64 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781541939431