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

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



Category: College teachers

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.

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, ...

Author: M. Bunge

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027702531

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

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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.

The Elements of Physics

The pleasure of these harmonious sounds depends , according to Dr. Young , on a love of order and a predilection for a regular recurrence of sensations ...

Author: Thomas Webster



Category: Physics

Page: 490

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From the Love of Wisdom a New View of Being Human

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 ...

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.

For the Love of Singing

... but her enthusiasm and obvious love of opera were very contagious . ... now Professor of Physics at UCT , and Danny Ulster ( tympani ) .

Author: Désirée Talbot



Category: Opera

Page: 176

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Jean D Espagnet s The Summary of Physics Restored

... yea, that Love, which hath no weapons but flerie rayes, strook my soul into a flame, to enter into the most secret and sacred rooms of Nature.

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 Wonders of Physics

These remarks praise wine and are the manifestation of the love of land and for one of its most valuable fruits, transformed by labor and skill into a ...

Author: L G Aslamazov

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813106433

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The book in your hands develops the best traditions of the Russian scientific popular literature. Written in a clear and captivating manner by working theoretical physicists, who are, at the same time, dedicated popularizers of scientific knowledge, it brings to the reader the latest achievements in quantum solid-state physics, but along the way it also shows how the laws of physics reveal themselves even in seemingly trivial episodes concerning the natural phenomena around us. And most importantly, it shows that we live in the world, where scientists are capable of “proving harmony with algebra”. — A A Abrikosov, 2003 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

The Social Relations of Physics Mysticism and Mathematics

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION The parallels between modern physics and Eastern mysticism are in ... Baha u' Hah : religion is the " science of the love of God " .

Author: S. Restivo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027720849

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

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Sal Restivo's book is a major achievement in the sociology of science and mathematics. It is exciting to read and constitutes a creative, wide-ranging exploration of the connections between physics and mysticism, between the natural science and the humanities. Of particular interest is his attempt to show the emergence of abstraction and of formal disciplines in science by relating them to the structure of social interests in society. All told, this book challenges the separation of C.P. Snow's two cultures' and is an original attempt to overcome the chasms between the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. The implications of the book's content certainly go far beyond its title.' Prof. W. Heydebrand, New York University

The Shaggy Steed of Physics

Physics, a reveler in dualities, has never escaped its primal duality in the ... a dreamy smile and said, “Didn't you just love to hear that man whistle!

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.

A Cultural History of Physics

The founder of the Franciscans, Saint Francis of Assisi, was a man of poetic spirit, with no thought ofscience. However, the love of ...

Author: Károly Simonyi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1568813295

Category: Mathematics

Page: 636

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While the physical sciences are a continuously evolving source of technology and of understanding about our world, they have become so specialized and rely on so much prerequisite knowledge that for many people today the divide between the sciences and the humanities seems even greater than it was when C. P. Snow delivered his famous 1959 lecture, "The Two Cultures." In A Cultural History of Physics, Hungarian scientist and educator Károly Simonyi succeeds in bridging this chasm by describing the experimental methods and theoretical interpretations that created scientific knowledge, from ancient times to the present day, within the cultural environment in which it was formed. Unlike any other work of its kind, Simonyi’s seminal opus explores the interplay of science and the humanities to convey the wonder and excitement of scientific development throughout the ages. These pages contain an abundance of excerpts from original resources, a wide array of clear and straightforward explanations, and an astonishing wealth of insight, revealing the historical progress of science and inviting readers into a dialogue with the great scientific minds that shaped our current understanding of physics. Beautifully illustrated, accurate in its scientific content and broad in its historical and cultural perspective, this book will be a valuable reference for scholars and an inspiration to aspiring scientists and humanists who believe that science is an integral part of our culture.

High Energy Physics

Frank, P.: Foundations of Physics, 7 of International Encyclopedia of ... Lewin, Walter; Warren Goldstein: For the love of physics: from the end of the ...

Author: Glenn Cunningham

Publisher: Scientific e-Resources

ISBN: 1839473851


Page: 316

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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.


This is an elementary introduction to the fascinating world of Physics. The chief aim of this book is to increase the interest of school students and others about Physics.

Author: Shuvadip Ganguli

Publisher: Shuvadip Ganguli


Category: Science

Page: 102

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This is an elementary introduction to the fascinating world of Physics. The chief aim of this book is to increase the interest of school students and others about Physics. The subject matter is presented in a very simple way without mathematical calculations, so that, everyone can understand easily.

Carl Friedrich von Weizs cker Pioneer of Physics Philosophy Religion Politics and Peace Research

Philo-sophia means in Greek, the love of knowing. Love here does not mean possession of the object of desire but the inclination and longing for it.

Author: Ulrich Bartosch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319134469

Category: Science

Page: 166

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This book offers a collection of texts by Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker (1912-2007), a major German universal scientist who was a pioneer in physics, philosophy, religion, politics and peace research. He started as an assistant to the physicist, Werner Heisenberg, held professorships in theoretical physics (Strasbourg), physics (Goettingen) and philosophy (Hamburg) and was a co-director (with Juergen Habermas) of a Max Planck Institute for Research into living conditions in a world of science and technology in Starnberg. This unique anthology spans the wide scope of his innovative thinking including his philosophical self-reflections, on peace, nuclear strategy, security and defensive defense, on nuclear energy, on the conditions of freedom, on his experience of religion, including poetry from his early youth. Most texts appear in English for the first time and are selected for use in seminars on physics, philosophy, religion, politics and peace research.

Walther Nernst

accept and will return to pure physics.” [Zott (1996): 208]. ... Here we notice NERNST's lifelong love of life in the country and in free nature, ...



ISBN: 9814479055



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Barkla initially studied Mathematics but later specialised in Physics under ... After a year and a half at Trinity College, Cambridge, his love of music led ...

Author: Sushanta Gupta

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1643246941

Category: Education

Page: 518

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Are you unable to remember the definitions and rules/laws of physics? Don’t worry. Dictionary of Physics shall come to your rescue. Do you want to know about the Nobel laureates of physics? This is also available in the dictionary.