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 The Story Of Physics For Everyone Second Edition

Physics My Love The Story Of Physics For Everyone Second Edition

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 : Shuvadip Ganguli
Publisher : Clever Fox Publishing
Release : 2021-12-14
Total Pages : 100 Pages
ISBN : 9789393229236


From A Life Of Physics

From A Life Of Physics

A compilation of previously unpublished lectures delivered at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics by the pioneers and creators of modern physics --Bethe, Dirac, Heisenberg, Wigner, Klein and Landau (the sixth delivered by E Lifshitz). By sharing with us their own lives of physics, these outstanding physicists convey the sense of total dedication, the pleasure and elegance of scientific creation at its peak. Readers would acquire a deeper sense of the scope and nature of physics, and the insights of its fascinating diverse disciplines as the developments of modern physics are being unfolded through history. Contents:Foreword: Twenty-One Years After (Abdus Salam)Energy on Earth and in the Stars (H A Bethe)Methods in Theoretical Physics (P A M Dirac)Theory, Criticism and a Philosophy (W Heisenberg)The Scientist and Society (E P Wigner)From My Life of Physics (O Klein)Landau-Great Scientist and Teacher (tribute by E M Lifshitz) Readership: Physicists.

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Author : A Salam
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 1989-05-01
Total Pages : 104 Pages
ISBN : 9789814513883


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


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


From Quanta To Quarks More Anecdotal History Of Physics

From Quanta To Quarks More Anecdotal History Of Physics

This enlightening book, a sequel to QUIPS, QUOTES, AND QUANTA, helps readers to understand how physicists think about and look at the world. Starting with the discovery and investigation of cosmic rays, the book proceeds to cover some major areas of modern physics in laymen's terms. Unlike other books that deal with the history of physics, this volume concentrates on anecdotes about the physicists who created the new ideas, with a heavy emphasis on personal incidents and quotes. At the same time it presents, in every day language, the ideas created by these physicists. Both thematic and biographical in nature, readers will be entertained with humorous events in the lives of some famous scientists. Readers will also learn quite a lot about modern physics without the mathematical details, but with the important concepts intact.

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Genre : Science
Author : Capri Anton Z
Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
Release : 2007-09-28
Total Pages : 168 Pages
ISBN : 9789813101517


The Disordered Cosmos

The Disordered Cosmos

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.

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Genre : Science
Author : Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Publisher : Bold Type Books
Release : 2021-03-09
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781541724693


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