📒 Author : Walter Lewin
📒 Publisher : Simon and Schuster
📒 Release Date : 2012-02-07
📒 Pages : 302
📒 ISBN : 9781451607130
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.


📒 Author : Walter Lewin
📒 Publisher : Simon and Schuster
📒 Release Date : 2011-05-03
📒 Pages : 320
📒 ISBN : 1439123543
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : “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.


📒 Author : Walter Lewin
📒 Publisher : Free Press
📒 Release Date : 2011-05-03
📒 Pages : 320
📒 ISBN : 1439108277
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : Largely autobiographical account of the author’s life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.


📒 Author : Kunal K. Das
📒 Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
📒 Release Date : 2013-05-01
📒 Pages : 320
📒 ISBN : 9781626363809
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : With humor and intelligence, this New York Times–bestselling guide takes you through the fascinating intersections of quantum physics and everyday life. Physics might explain why the Earth orbits the Sun, but can it really explain our tendency to put off doing chores? In The Quantum Guide to Life, physics professor and bestselling author Kunal K. Das illustrates how the laws of physics define every aspect of our lives and society, from personal relationships to geopolitics, financial markets, globalization, and immigration. With engaging stories and illuminating examples, Das explains the important laws at the heart of physics, in a way never done before—by showing how the defining patterns of our lives, our behavior, and our society already follow similar rules. Das makes complex concepts—from the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle to Schrödinger’s Cat—relatable and easy to understand, while offering provocative new perspectives on the established principles of physics. The Quantum Guide to Life provides illuminating and practical life lessons while bringing humor and humanity to what is too often considered a painfully dry subject.


📒 Author : Stephon Alexander
📒 Publisher : Basic Books
📒 Release Date : 2016-04-26
📒 Pages : 272
📒 ISBN : 9780465098507
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : 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.


📒 Author : Jeremy Bernstein
📒 Publisher : Oxford University Press
📒 Release Date : 1996
📒 Pages : 189
📒 ISBN : 9780195092752
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : Examines the personality as well as the thought process which led this physicist to his discoveries which have helped shape our understanding of the natural world.


📒 Author : Rebecca Goldstein
📒 Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
📒 Release Date : 2000-08-29
📒 Pages : 256
📒 ISBN : 0547561628
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : A grand gothic novel of the outer reaches of passion -- of the body and of the mind -- PROPERTIES OF LIGHT is a mesmerizing tale of consuming love and murderous professional envy that carries the reader into the very heart of a physics problem so huge and perplexing it thwarted even Einstein: the nature of light. Caught in the entanglements of erotic and intellectual passion are three physicists: Samuel Mallach is a brilliant theoretician unhinged by the professional glory he feels has been stolen from him; Dana is his intriguing and gifted daughter, whose desperate devotion to her father contributes to the tragic undoing of Justin Childs, her lover and her father's protege. All three are working together to solve some of the deepest and most controversial problems in quantum mechanics, problems that challenge our understanding of the "real world" and of the nature of time. The book grapples with these elusive mysteries, but at its heart is a fiery love story of startling urgency. Insights into quantum mechanics and relativity theory are attached to the nerve fibers of human emotions, and these connections are alive with poignancy and pathos. For these characters, the passion to know and understand, like the desire for love, is full of terrible risk, holding out possibilities for heartbreak as well as for ecstasy. The true subject of Properties of Light is the ecstatic response to reality, perhaps the only response that can embrace the erotic and the poetic, the scientific and the spiritual. Written with, and about, a rare form of passion, this incandescent novel is fiction at its most daring and utterly original.


📒 Author : Jearl Walker
📒 Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
📒 Release Date : 2008-07-30
📒 Pages : 295
📒 ISBN : 8126517824
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Physics

SYNOPSIS : 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


📒 Author : Lawrence Krauss
📒 Publisher : Basic Books
📒 Release Date : 2007-07-30
📒 Pages : 288
📒 ISBN : 0465007139
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : 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.


📒 Author : Helen Czerski
📒 Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
📒 Release Date : 2017-01-10
📒 Pages : 336
📒 ISBN : 9780393248975
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : “[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.