For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time – A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics

By | June 21, 2017
For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics Author Walter Lewin
ISBN-10 145160713X
ISBN-13 9781451607130
Year 2012-02-07
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Free Press
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In For the Love of Physics beloved MIT professor Walter Lewin whose riveting physics lectures made him a YouTube super star takes readers on a remarkably fun inventive and often wacky journey that brings the joys of physics to life For the Love of Physics captures Walter Lewins extraordinary intellect passion for physics and brilliance as a teacherBill Gates For more than thirty years as a renowned professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lewins lectures made physics not only accessible but 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 clouds are white In For the Love of Physics Lewin takes readers on a marvelous journey opening our eyes as never before to the wonders of physics and its amazing ability to reveal the beauty and power embedded in our world 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 can we stretch a hand out and touch one Using superbly clear and simple explanations of phenomena weve always wondered about such as what the big bang would have sounded like had anyone existed to hear it Lewin surprises and delights with physics based answers to even the most elusive questions Whether showing us that a flea is strong enough to pull a heavy book across a table or describing the coolest weirdest facts about the tiniest bits of matter Lewin always entertains as he edifies For me Lewin writes physics is a way of seeingthe spectacular and the mundane the immense and the minuteas a beautiful thrillingly interwoven whole For the Love of Physics is a rare gem that will change the way readers see the world

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