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

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

For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time – A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics by Walter Lewin & Warren Goldstein

  1. From the Nucleus to Deep Space
  2. Measurements, Uncertainties, and the Stars
  3. Bodies in Motion
  4. The Magic of Drinking with a Straw
  5. Over and Under—Outside and Inside—the Rainbow
  6. The Harmonies of Strings and Winds
  7. The Wonders of Electricity
  8. The Mysteries of Magnetism
  9. Energy Conservation—Plus ça change…
  10. X-rays from Outer Space!
  11. X-ray Ballooning, the Early Days
  12. Cosmic Catastrophes, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
  13. Celestial Ballet
  14. X-ray Bursters!
  15. Ways of Seeing

“For the Love of Physics” is the wonderful, educational book that enlightens the layperson to physics. Professor Lewin’s passion for physics shines throughout the book as he takes readers on a journey from the tiniest particles to the utter vastness of our universe. Acclaimed MIT professor Walter Lewin helps us see the world through the eyes of physics. This book is in essence a two-part book, in the first part Lewin focuses on the basics of physics. The second part has to do with his area of expertise, X-Ray Astronomy. An enjoyable, instructive read that is perfect for the layperson who wants to learn about physics through a practical lens versus a mathematical one. This 320-page book is composed of the following fifteen chapters: 1. From the Nucleus to Deep Space, 2. Measurements, Uncertainties, and the Stars, 3. Bodies in Motion, 4. The Magic of Drinking, 5. Over and Under, Outside and Inside, the Rainbow, 6. The Harmonies of Strings and Winds, 7. The Wonders of Electricity, 8. The Mysteries of Magnetism, 9. Energy Conservation – Plus ca change…, 10. X-rays from Outer Space!, 11. X-ray Ballooning, the Early Days, 12. Cosmic Catastrophes, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes, 13. Celestial Ballet, 14. X-ray Bursters! And. 15. Ways of Seeing.

For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time – A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics by Walter Lewin & Warren Goldstein book

Positives:

  1. A well-written book about physics that focuses on the beauty of it rather than the details.
  2. Well-researched book that is accessible to the masses.
  3. Professor Lewin’s goal are to educate and to exude excitement over his topics…mission accomplished. As a reader and reviewer, I appreciate the passion
  4. An inside look at the world of a physicist. The love for astronomy…Interesting.
  5. One of the great strengths of this book is how Lewin educates his students on physics. By using everyday experiences, he is able to convey complex topics in an understandable and hands on way.
  6. There are some heart-warming and tragedy behind Professor Lewin’s fascinating life and he is kind and brave enough to share them with the readers.
  7. The wonderful world of optics. One of the most fascinating optical phenomena…glories.
  8. Newton’s three laws of motion.
  9. The gravity of the situation. Mass vs. weight.
  10. Does a wonderful job of properly attributing discoveries to their discoverers.
  11. Answers a lot of everyday questions through physics: why is the sky blue, what causes rainbows, how do planes fly, etc….
  12. The basics of sound waves. Myths debunked along the way.
  13. Electricity in a whole new light. Magnetism. The physics of lightning. The great Maxwell.
  14. How energy works. The various types and applications.
  15. The second part of the book, the author concentrates in his area of expertise X-ray astronomy. A tour deluxe of the x-ray universe. The author goes in more depth and takes you out of the classroom. It feels like a memoir of sorts.
  16. A lot of amusing tales regarding his days in the field.
  17. Neutron stars, supernovae, black holes, neutrinos, pulsars..oh my!
  18. Some of the most amazing facts you will ever read, “A teaspoon of neutron star matter would weigh 100 million tons on Earth”.
  19. X-ray bursts!
  20. Stellar spectroscopy…the most powerful tool in astrophysics.
  21. The golden age of cosmology.
  22. Find out about Professor Lewin’s “other” love.
  23. Links, very helpful links that add depth to the topics discussed.

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