For the Love of Physics

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

For the Love of Physics

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

For the Love of Physics

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

The Physics Book

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

Fear of Physics

Fear of Physics
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Release: 2007-07-30
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780465007134
Language: en
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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.

Physics My Love The Story of Physics for Everyone Second Edition

Physics My Love  The Story of Physics for Everyone  Second Edition
Author: Shuvadip Ganguli
Release: 2021-12-14
Editor: Clever Fox Publishing
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9789393229236
Language: en
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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.

The Disordered Cosmos

The Disordered Cosmos
Author: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: Bold Type Books
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781541724693
Language: en
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From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos—and a call for a more liberatory practice of science. Winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & Technology A Finalist for the 2022 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award A Smithsonian Magazine Best Science Book of 2021 A Symmetry Magazine Top 10 Physics Book of 2021 An Entropy Magazine Best Nonfiction Book of 2020-2021 A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2021 A Booklist Top 10 Sci-Tech Book of the Year In The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter—along with a perspective informed by history, politics, and the wisdom of Star Trek. One of the leading physicists of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is also one of fewer than one hundred Black American women to earn a PhD from a department of physics. Her vision of the cosmos is vibrant, buoyantly nontraditional, and grounded in Black and queer feminist lineages. Dr. Prescod-Weinstein urges us to recognize how science, like most fields, is rife with racism, misogyny, and other forms of oppression. She lays out a bold new approach to science and society, beginning with the belief that we all have a fundamental right to know and love the night sky. The Disordered Cosmos dreams into existence a world that allows everyone to experience and understand the wonders of the universe.

Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life

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

The Consolations of Physics

The Consolations of Physics
Author: Tim Radford
Release: 2018-08-23
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781473658189
Language: en
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'A beautifully crafted love letter to physics.' Nature 'A book more about life and passion than physics. People who have never cared a jot about physics (like me) must read this book.' SUZANNE O'SULLIVAN The Consolations of Physics is an eloquent manifesto for physics. In an age where uncertainty and division is rife, Tim Radford, science editor of the Guardian for twenty-five years, turns to the wonders of the universe for consolation. 'A beautiful, inspiring reflection on science, humanity, space, and matter.' SARAH BAKEWELL From the launch of the Voyager spacecraft and how it furthered our understanding of planets, stars and galaxies to the planet composed entirely of diamond and graphite and the sound of a blacksmith's anvil; from the hole NASA drilled in the heavens to the discovery of the Higgs Boson and the endeavours to prove the Big Bang, The Consolations of Physics will guide you from a tiny particle to the marvels of outer space.

Nuclear Physics for Babies

Nuclear Physics for Babies
Author: Chris Ferrie,Cara Florance
Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781492673798
Language: en
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Help your future genius become the smartest baby in the room! If you're looking for toddler homeschooling books similar to Baby Loves Quantum Physics then you'll love Nuclear Physics for Babies, the next installment of the Baby University board book series by Chris Ferrie! Written by industry experts, Nuclear Physics for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to what goes on in the center of atoms. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about the nucleus and the amazing process of nuclear decay. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this physics for babies installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a nuclear physicist! Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind. Other Baby University titles include: Quantum Physics for Babies Quantum Computing for Babies Neural Networks for Babies Organic Chemistry for Babies

The Privilege of Being a Physicist

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

The World According to Physics

The World According to Physics
Author: Jim Al-Khalili
Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780691201672
Language: en
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Quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili offers a fascinating and illuminating look at what physics reveals about the world Shining a light on the most profound insights revealed by modern physics, Jim Al-Khalili invites us all to understand what this crucially important science tells us about the universe and the nature of reality itself. Al-Khalili begins by introducing the fundamental concepts of space, time, energy, and matter, and then describes the three pillars of modern physics—quantum theory, relativity, and thermodynamics—showing how all three must come together if we are ever to have a full understanding of reality. Using wonderful examples and thought-provoking analogies, Al-Khalili illuminates the physics of the extreme cosmic and quantum scales, the speculative frontiers of the field, and the physics that underpins our everyday experiences and technologies, bringing the reader up to speed with the biggest ideas in physics in just a few sittings. Physics is revealed as an intrepid human quest for ever more foundational principles that accurately explain the natural world we see around us, an undertaking guided by core values such as honesty and doubt. The knowledge discovered by physics both empowers and humbles us, and still, physics continues to delve valiantly into the unknown. Making even the most enigmatic scientific ideas accessible and captivating, this deeply insightful book illuminates why physics matters to everyone and calls one and all to share in the profound adventure of seeking truth in the world around us.

Physics for Beginners

Physics for Beginners
Author: Darran Stobbart,Rachel Firth,Minna Lacey
Release: 2021-03-07
Editor: For Beginners
Pages: 0
ISBN: 1474986390
Language: en
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Part of the best-selling '...for Beginners' series that brings to life the wide world of physics. Rather than explaining details about how to do physics, this book focusses on explaining what different branches of physics are about, how we know about them, and what mysteries remain for budding physicists to uncover. It doesn't shy away from the hard stuff, tackling Black Holes, quantum mechanics and even Einstein's theory of relativity.

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
Author: Baby Professor
Release: 2017-05-15
Editor: Speedy Publishing LLC
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781541939431
Language: en
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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!

The Jazz of Physics

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

Get a Grip on Physics

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

Queen of Physics

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

ABCs of Physics

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

The Evolution of Physics

The Evolution of Physics
Author: Einstein
Release: 1971-11-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0521083710
Language: en
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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