For the Love of Physics

For the Love of Physics
Author: Walter Lewin,Warren Goldstein
Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9781451607130
Language: en
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A 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.

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: 93
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 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.

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 Physics of Fun

The Physics of Fun
Author: Carla Mooney
Release: 2021-09-15
Editor: Inquire & Investigate
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1647410347
Language: en
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What do physics have to do with having fun? Everything! In The Physics of Fun, kids ages 12 to 15 explore the science behind skateboarding, snowboarding, trampolining, singing in a band, and playing video games. From Newton's laws of motion to the behavior of electrons, the science of physics is an integral part of any back yard, video arcade, or home gaming center. Projects include using a skateboard to demonstrate inertia, investigating the transfer and conservation of energy on a trampoline, and building a guitar to explore sound waves. Discussion questions, career connections, and links to online media offer middle schoolers the chance to do some real, hands-on science around fun activities they already love!

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.

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 Quantum Guide to Life

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

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 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.

The Flying Circus Of Physics With Answers

The Flying Circus Of Physics With Answers
Author: Jearl Walker
Release: 2008-07-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 316
ISBN: 8126517824
Language: en
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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 New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy

The New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy
Author: Cornelia Dean,Neil de Grasse Tyson
Release: 2013
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Pages: 557
ISBN: 1402793200
Language: en
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A treasury of 125 archival articles covers more than a century of scientific breakthroughs, setbacks and mysteries and includes pieces by Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, includes Malcolm W. Browne on antimatter, James Glanz on string theory and George Johnson on quantum physics.

Solid State Physics

Solid State Physics
Author: Mohammad Abdul Wahab
Release: 2005
Editor: Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.
Pages: 628
ISBN: 1842652184
Language: en
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Solid State Physics, a comprehensive study for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of pure and applied sciences, and engineering disciplines is divided into eighteen chapters. The First seven chapters deal with structure related aspects such as lattice and crystal structures, bonding, packing and diffusion of atoms followed by imperfections and lattice vibrations. Chapter eight deals mainly with experimental methods of determining structures of given materials. While the next nine chapters cover various physical properties of crystalline solids, the last chapter deals with the anisotropic properties of materials. This chapter has been added for benefit of readers to understand the crystal properties (anisotropic) in terms of some simple mathematical formulations such as tensor and matrix. New to the Second Edition: Chapter on: *Anisotropic Properties of Materials

The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics

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

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"--

The Order of Time

The Order of Time
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780735216129
Language: en
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One of TIME’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Reality Is Not What It Seems, and Helgoland, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.

The Physics Book

The Physics Book
Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Release: 2011
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Pages: 527
ISBN: 1402778619
Language: en
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Containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries, this book explores such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon. The timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of quantum resurrection.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Author: Sean Carroll
Release: 2016-05-10
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780698409767
Language: en
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The instant New York Times bestseller about humanity's place in the universe—and how we understand it. “Vivid...impressive....Splendidly informative.”—The New York Times “Succeeds spectacularly.”—Science “A tour de force.”—Salon Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions: Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Do human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview? In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level—and then how each connects to the other. Carroll's presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique. Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us. Our lives are dwarfed like never before by the immensity of space and time, but they are redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning. The Big Picture is an unprecedented scientific worldview, a tour de force that will sit on shelves alongside the works of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Daniel Dennett, and E. O. Wilson for years to come.