For the Love of Physics

For the Love of Physics
Author: Walter Lewin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-05-03
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1439123543

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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 Lewin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2012-02-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781451607130

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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 H. G. Lewin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2011
Genre: College teachers
ISBN: OCLC:1149205074

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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
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-03-10
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780744022254

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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.

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
Publsiher: Clever Fox Publishing
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2021-12-14
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789393229236

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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 Privilege of Being a Physicist

The Privilege of Being a Physicist
Author: Victor F. Weisskopf
Publsiher: W.H. Freeman
Total Pages: 235
Release: 1989
Genre: Physics.
ISBN: 0716721066

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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 Jazz of Physics

The Jazz of Physics
Author: Stephon Alexander
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-04-26
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780465098507

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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 Evolution of Physics

The Evolution of Physics
Author: Einstein
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1971-11-30
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0521083710

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Theoretical Physics

Theoretical Physics
Author: Georg Joos,Ira M. Freeman
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2013-04-22
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780486318530

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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.

Exploring the World of Physics

Exploring the World of Physics
Author: John Hudson Tiner
Publsiher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2006-05-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781614581567

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Physics is a branch of science that many people consider to be too complicated to understand. In this exciting addition to the ?Exploring? series, John Hudson Tiner puts this myth to rest as he explains the fascinating world of physics in a way that students from elementary to high school can comprehend. Did you know that a feather and a lump of lead will fall at the same rate in a vacuum? Learn about the history of physics from Aristotle to Galileo to Isaac Newton to the latest advances. Discover how the laws of motion and gravity affect everything from the normal activities of everyday life to launching rockets into space. Learn about the effects of inertia firsthand during fun and informative experiments. Exploring the World of Physicsis a great tool for students of all ages who want to have a deeper understanding of the important and interesting ways that physics affects our lives and is complete with illustrations, chapter questions, and an index.

The Consolations of Physics

The Consolations of Physics
Author: Tim Radford
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-08-23
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781473658189

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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.

The Flying Circus Of Physics With Answers

The Flying Circus Of Physics With Answers
Author: Jearl Walker
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008-07-30
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 8126517824

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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

Queen of Physics

Queen of Physics
Author: Teresa Robeson
Publsiher: People Who Shaped Our World
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1454932201

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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"--

Six Easy Pieces

Six Easy Pieces
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publsiher: Basic Books (AZ)
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2005-03
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0465023924

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The six easiest chapters from Feynman's celebrated lectures on physics, which the Nobel Prize-winning scientist delivered from 1961 to 1963 at the California Institute of Technology, have been reprinted in this volume.

Naturally Composed

Naturally Composed
Author: Marty Straub
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2016-08-12
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1537135546

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A look at why we are interested in what we see in art. Are we born with aesthetic preferences that are shaped by cultural influences? Is our natural attraction to Beauty another weapon in our arsenal of species' survival? This book examines many so-called rules of composition in the visual arts to find natural reasons for their existence. It is designed to aide the visual artist and those who appreciate their work by bringing attention to subtle cues of attraction cultivated by our ancient and immediate ancestors. It calls upon recent work in neuroaesthetics and other scientific disciplines to back up its speculative claims, and asks the reader to contribute opinions of their own on the books' website at naturallycomposed.com. There are many examples of photos in the book, and the reader is again asked to insert their own examples to enforce or refute the claims.