For The Love Of Physics

For The Love Of Physics

For The Love Of Physics

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 : Walter Lewin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-02-07
Total Pages : 302 Pages
ISBN : 9781451607130


For The Love Of Physics

For The Love Of Physics

“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 : Walter Lewin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-05-03
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 1439123543


For The Love Of Physics

For The Love Of Physics

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 : Walter H. G. Lewin
Publisher :
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 302 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:1149205074


Physics My Love

Physics My Love

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.

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Genre : Science
Author : Shuvadip Ganguli
Publisher : Shuvadip Ganguli
Release : 2019-02-01
Total Pages : 102 Pages
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The Jazz Of Physics

The Jazz Of Physics

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.

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Genre : Science
Author : Stephon Alexander
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2016-04-26
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780465098507


The Physics Book

The Physics 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.

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


Fear Of Physics

Fear Of Physics

Fear of Physics is a 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, it 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 endeavor.

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Genre : Science
Author : Lawrence Krauss
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2007-07-30
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 0465007139


Get A Grip On Physics

Get A Grip On Physics

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.

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Genre : Science
Author : John Gribbin
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2013-05-13
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780486289700


Concepts Of Force

Concepts Of Force

This work by a noted physicist traces conceptual development from ancient to modern times. Kepler's initiation, Newton's definition, subsequent reinterpretation — contrasting concepts of Leibniz, Boscovich, Kant with those of Mach, Kirchhoff, Hertz. "An excellent presentation." — Science.

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Genre : Science
Author : Max Jammer
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-07-31
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780486150567


Storm In A Teacup The Physics Of Everyday Life

Storm In A Teacup The Physics Of Everyday Life

“[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.

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Genre : Science
Author : Helen Czerski
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2017-01-10
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780393248975