For the Love of Physics

A 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

ISBN: 145160713X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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

For the Love of Physics

At one point in my own heart surgery last year, when I went into cardiac arrest, the doctors used defibrillators to get my heart beating again—and it worked! Without defibrillators, For the Love of Physics would never have seen the ...

Author: Walter Lewin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439123546

Category: Science

Page: 320

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“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.

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.

Author: Walter H. G. Lewin

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Category: College teachers

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

Philosophy of Physics

DEDICATION To those who have undertaken to study physics for the love of it and who, despite course drillings, demands for fast results, and market pressures, still love their science, have not given up the hope of understanding it ...

Author: M. Bunge

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401025223

Category: Science

Page: 251

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This book deals with some of the current issues in the philosophy, methodology and foundations of physics. Some such problems are: - Do mathematical formalisms interpret themselves or is it necessary to adjoin them interpretation assumptions, and if so how are these as sumptions to be framed? - What are physical theories about: physical systems or laboratory operations or both or neither? - How are the basic concepts of a theory to be introduced: by ref erence to measurements or by explicit definition or axiomatically? - What is the use ofaxiomatics in physics? - How are the various physical theories inter-related: like Chinese boxes or in more complex ways? - What is the role of analogy in the construction and in the inter pretation of physical theories? In particular, are classical analogues like those of particle and wave indispensable in quantum theories? - What is the role of the apparatus in quantum phenomena and what is the place of measurement theory in quantum mechanics? - How does a theory face experiment: single-handed or with the help of further theories? These and several other questions of the kind are met with by the research physicist, the physics teacher and the physics student in their everyday work. If dodged they will recur. And a wrong answer to them may obscure the understanding of what has been achieved and may even hamper further advancement. Philosophy, methodology and foundations, like rose bushes, are enjoyable when cultivated but become ugly and thorny when neglected.

For the Love of It

As in the rest of life , playing hours do not move chronologically from bad to good , even if one claims to be getting ... MID - WINTER , 1968 OR '69 [ MEMORY ] -A professor of physics at my university is a passionate amateur violist .

Author: Wayne C. Booth

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226065854

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 237

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Why pursue any skill or hobby? For the fun of it, for the love of it, and for the quality of the life lived while doing it, according to amateur cellist Wayne Booth.

High Energy Physics

Feynman, Richard P.; Leighton, Robert B.; Sands, Matthew: The Feynman lectures on physics: the definitive and extended ... Lewin, Walter; Warren Goldstein: For the love of physics: from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time— a ...

Author: Glenn Cunningham

Publisher: Scientific e-Resources

ISBN: 1839473851

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Particle physics (also high energy physics) is the branch of physics that studies the nature of the particles that constitute matter and radiation. Although the word "e;particle"e; can refer to various types of very small objects "e;particle physics"e; usually investigates the irreducibly smallest detectable particles and the fundamental interactions necessary to explain their behaviour. By our current understanding, these elementary particles are excitations of the quantum fields that also govern their interactions. The currently dominant theory explaining these fundamental particles and fields, along with their dynamics, is called the Standard Model. Thus, modern particle physics generally investigates the Standard Model and its various possible extensions, e.g. to the newest "e;known"e; particle, the Higgs boson, or even to the oldest known force field, gravity. Written in a clear pedagogic style by active researchers, this book will prepare a beginner to work in the field and at the same time will also provide useful reference material for active researchers.

Jingshin Theoretical Physics Symposium in Honor of Professor Ta You Wu

Wu's lectures were very attractive because of his love for physics, his clear explanations, his interesting news of recent discoveries, and his openness towards questions from students, leading to enthusiastic discussions.11 More than ...

Author: Jong-Ping Hsu

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814496480

Category: Science

Page: 480

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Prof T-Y Wu is not only an eminent physicist with an encyclopedic knowledge, but also a motivational teacher and an influential policy maker in science and technology. The young Wu was inspired by Prof Y-T Yao, whose course on modern physics sparked an interest that burned during a long and productive career. Among Wu's achievements are 14 books and more than 120 papers covering subjects from atomic and molecular physics to plasmas and gases to atmospheric physics to relativity theory. Even at the age of 90 he remains active, publishing papers and lecturing on physics. Prof Wu feels grateful that he had the opportunity to educate a group of extremely talented students and, in particular, to discover T D Lee's remarkable talent. Although creative talent is no doubt a product of nature, it must also be nurtured. Prof Wu has played a crucial role for an entire generation of physicists in China and has won great respect from former students such as C N Yang, T D Lee, K Huang, and countless others. Prof Wu's love of physics and his dedication in teaching and research will always be remembered. Contents:The Scientific Research and Teaching of Ta-You Wu (J P Hsu)Scientific Publications of Ta-You Wu (Selected)Reminiscences of My Ann Arbor Days (Ta-You Wu)Comments After Professor Wu's Talk (C N Yang)Einstein's Impact on Theoretical Physics (C N Yang)Vibration of the Carbon-60 Molecule (T-T Chou & C N Yang)Effects of Heavy and Light Hole Mixing in Quantum Well Physics (K Huang)Knot Theory and Statistical Mechanics (F-Y Wu)Leptonic Photon and Light Element Abundances (L B Okun)Covariant Model of Relativistic Extended Particles Based on the Oscillator Representation of the Poincaré Group (Y S Kim)Limiting Symmetry Principle, Universal Constants and Generalized Lorentz Transformations for Non-inertial Frames (J P Hsu & L Hsu) Readership: Graduate and post-graduate students in theoretical physics. Keywords:

Elements of Quantum Optics

Lewin, Walter; Warren Goldstein: For the love of physics: from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time— a journey through the wonders of physics. New York: Free Press, 2012. M. Belloni, M. A. Doncheski, and R. W. Robinett, ...

Author: Brice Scott

Publisher: Scientific e-Resources

ISBN: 1839473843

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Page: 320

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The book gives a broad coverage of the basic elements necessary to understand and carry out research in quantum optics. It presents a variety of theoretical tools and important results for two-level and semiconductor media, many of which could only be found in the original literature of in specialized monographs up to now. The text reveals the close connection between many seemingly unrelated topics. The book "e;Quantum Optics"e; has been written to meet the requirement of the degree and post graduate students. The subject matter has been discussed in such a simple way that the students will find no difficult to understand it. Most of the examples given in the book have been selected from various university examination papers and the book cover the syllabus of almost all the universities.

Philobiblon A treatise on the love of books First American edition with the literal English translation of John B Inglis Collated and corrected with notes by Samuel Hand Lat Eng

... sometimes with explanatory investigation of arguments , at others with recitations of treatises on the progress of physics , and of the Catholic doctors , as it were with multiplied and successive dishes of learning .

Author: Ricardus d' AUNGERVILLE (Bishop of Durham.)

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From the Love of Wisdom a New View of Being Human

Why is there such order in the universe and where did it come from? These questions lead beyond the scope of physics and math to the first science, philosophy. “Since reason is an adequate instrument of true knowledge in the discovery ...

Author: The Pioneers of Kinlein

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457507064

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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The simplest truth, when observed in our daily lives, has an amazing effect. That truth? What is focused on GROWS. It is typical in our society today to use labels or groupings or diagnoses as the lens through which we focus on ourselves and others. From this perspective our view of ourselves, of others, can be cut short, distorted and fragmented. Suppose instead we could view ourselves and others through the lens that each person has an inborn, inviolable power to take action in living life. Then suppose that this POWER becomes our focus. Suddenly, we have a whole new view of ourselves and of being human. With this perspective, we accept one another as being responsible, as being in control of the actions we take, as having an integral place in our homes and communities. This is the power of the ultimate yes or no, it is profound and it can change the world. A New View of Being Human offers in plain language, a description of the complex, intangible processes that comprise this power of the human being. Any word spoken, any action taken, any feeling experienced by any person is the result of these processes. The processes are universal to every person, yet are unique in each one of us. This book provides the reader with a platform for considering what it means to grow in understanding the power of being human and the value of each one's contribution to this world in which we live.

The Elements of Physics

pitch , though differing in some other respects from any of the single notes . 135. ... according to Dr. Young , on a love of order and a predilection for a regular recurrence of sensations , primitively implanted in the human mind .

Author: Thomas Webster

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Category: Physics

Page: 490

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The Quantum Rules

A New York Times Best Seller! Here is a book to lead you through the fascinating intersections of life and physics with humor and intelligence.

Author: Kunal K. Das

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510703187

Category: Science

Page: 320

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A New York Times Best Seller! Here is a book to lead you through the fascinating intersections of life and physics with humor and intelligence. Find out how the laws of physics define every aspect of our lives and society, from human nature and relationships to geopolitical issues like financial markets, globalization and immigration. The Quantum Rules is a different kind of physics book, as easy to read as a novel and directly relevant for everyday life issues that affect us all. It is not meant to dazzle you with unproven speculations that have no bearing on your life. Rather, The Quantum Rules will familiarize you with the important and established 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. Never took an interest in science before? No problem! you will still understand everything and find plenty to relate to. A scientist or a science junkie? You will find a different perspective on things you may already know. Best of all, you will discover how to have meaningful conversations about physics in a way that won’t make eyes glaze over, and in which all can gladly participate. The Quantum Rules also does something you would never expect from a book on physics – it makes you laugh, often. Its new and original take on established natural laws injects plenty of dry humor into this serious subject, by using life to explain physics and in turn using physics to understand life.

A Love of Discovery

This book tries to capture the essence of his life and work and presents selections of his published articles in a helpful context.

Author: Robert Karplus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306466878

Category: Education

Page: 337

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Robert Karplus, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, became a leader in the movement to reform elementary school science in the 1960s. This book selects the enduring aspects of his work and presents them for the scientists and science educators of today. In an era when `science education for ALL students' has become the clarion call, the insights and works of Robert Karplus are as relevant now as they were in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. This book tries to capture the essence of his life and work and presents selections of his published articles in a helpful context.

Jean D Espagnet s The Summary of Physics Restored

For the Empyrean heaven, and the quire of the intelligible Beings, ... This is the manner and union of the threefold nature of the Universe, the knot and Herculean bond of this union is the love of God. So in a ternarie is compleated ...

Author: Jean D'Espagnet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429575556

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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Published in 1999: This book is about Alchemy, Philosophy and Science during the 17th century written by the author originally published in 1650.

The Science of Physics

AND THAT'S HOW I KNOW that God is filled with LOVE for all life forms everywhere, yet favors no individual, nor does he or she conspire against any of one of us. Only a loving Creator of the universe of this grand and sweeping scale ...

Author: Michael Mathiesen

Publisher: Michael Mathiesen

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Category: Science

Page: 145

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Finally - The Proof that Humanity has been waiting for centuries is here. The Science of Physics is the first explanation of all the recent scientific discoveries that prove the existence of a master planner of the universe, a Maestro of the magnificent symphony of all the smallest and largest events that give us our world. The ideas in this book should challenge everyone in the Scientific Community to actually dig into Human DNA to find the Gene that codes for God. The author has shown us all the pathway through our evolution in the universe that starts with the God Particle and ends with the tiniest of particles in our heads. The possibility that this new theory is correct and that someone in a genetics lab somewhere will prove the theory is one of the most interesting and exciting books that you will read. In the Scientific World every once in a while someone comes along who will describe events slightly differently than most would. These types of eccentric people are often found to be correct at a later date when more information is known, newer evidence gathered. The author of this book considers himself to be such a person, someone ahead of his time. The Science Of Physics is written for the lay person, but it takes in all of the most recent discoveries in Science that have proven to the satisfaction of the author that God exists and it even details exactly where God resides. It's a fresh look at an age-old problem for Humanity. Is there such a thing as right and wrong and why should I care? Is there something outside of us that is guiding us in any way? And do we even have the ability to find the answers to these questions? The author believes that yes, we do have the ability to answer these questions and more than that we may have discovered why we want to get some answers right now, at this point in our Evolution because any more Evolution may be dependent on our finding and accepting the answers in this book in the next few years. All of us have the ability to know why we're here and we have the scientific evidence right in front of our noses hiding in plain sight for centuries. If you want to be part of something much larger than yourself - you must read this book. The Science in this book is a one-of-a-kind and completely original way to discover yourself and the world you live in, how it was created and what will keep it going in the right direction.

Time Will Tell

... I joined the chemistry and physics study groups, we had people from years 3, 4 and even 5 in the groups, all with varying ... and the physics class because of my fascination for the subject, I was renowned for my love of physics, ...

Author: Yemi Elegunde

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783061944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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From the bright lights of London’s Holland Park into the power cuts and very rural life of Lagos state in Nigeria, all in the blink of an eye. This is the true story of a family torn apart by International Parental Child Abduction. In September 1973, Yemi was just seven years old when he and his younger sister were taken away from England by their dad without their mum’s knowledge or consent. They lived and grew up in Nigeria for over fourteen years, where the only communication they had with their mum was by letters. Without social media, computers or mobile phones, how does a mother track down her missing children? How do the children adapt to the sudden change of lifestyle? This is the story of the events through the eyes of that seven-year-old child, from the moment he realised he was in a different country. Yemi relates the stark change of culture, the new family and the voyage of self-discovery. The book covers his roller-coaster young life of apprehensions and ecstasy, his rebellions, and his loves. It follows his anger as he grew from boy to teenager and his eventual reconciliation with himself and his parents. What kind of man would that boy grow up to be? Time Will Tell. Featured in The Bookseller

The Shaggy Steed of Physics

Preface The universe embraces with sensual presence. ... As a young man, I was drawn by love of the physical world and the things one could make from it through knowledge of its interior, mechanical behavior. I followed my fascination ...

Author: David Oliver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475743475

Category: Science

Page: 298

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The Shaggy Steed is an unassuming figure from Irish folklore who reveals himself as an inspiring teacher of the forces hidden in the universe. This book celebrates an unassuming bit of physics that also turns out to be an inspiring teacher. The two-body problem - the motion of two bodies bound by the inverse-square force of gravity and electricity - is the Shaggy Steed of physics, guiding the reader to an understanding of both the forces and the mathematical beauty hidden in the physical world.

Elements of the Economy of Nature or the principles of Physics Chemistry and Physiology founded on the recentl discovered phenomena of light electro magnetism and atomic chemistry

... which they are able to fill with blossoms , though the spirit were left to derive all its happiness from its own resources . This , then , is the sum of the whole matter , and the climax of the mind's action . The love of God who is ...

Author: John Gibson MACVICAR

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Soviet Physics uspekhi

Personalia VITALIŤ LAZAREVICH GINZBURG ( On his fiftieth birthday ) E. L. FEÍNBERG Usp . Fiz . ... for a broad survey of physics - all of physics ; for the love of the paradox ; for search for an interesting but significant twist in ...

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Walther Nernst

... love of the country, the farming, and his only passionate sport activity, namely the hunting of small game. Since this youth period until the end of his life the open nature outside the cities played an important role for NERNST.

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