Energy, the Subtle Concept

The Discovery of Feynman's Blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Author: Jennifer Coopersmith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198716745

Category: Science

Page: 422

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Energy is at the heart of physics and yet no book exists specifically to explain it, and in simple terms. Tracking the history of energy has the thrill of the chase, the mystery of smoke and mirrors and presents a fascinating human-interest story. Moreover, following the history provides a crucial aid to understanding: this book explains the intellectual revolutions required to comprehend energy, revolutions as profound as those stemming from Relativity andQuantum Theory.

Germ-line of the Gods - God Gametes 3 and The Entanglement and Decay of Planet Earth

Author: Robert Jameson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326217968

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 4767


The God Gametes theory challenges the Darwinian notion that natural selection could drive evolution of complex life forms. It holds that advanced civilisations inhabited earth prior to the rise of our own. That life on earth is part of the reproductive system of an external parent species and our human soul is the germ cell of a Father Being. The theory claims physical life on earth is the “soma”, suggesting it is designed to crash and burn. As a gamete, however, our consciousness has the potential to live on after the death of our bodies and the extinction of our species. We are part of a selective process and our objective should be to develop the qualities of character that will be useful and which will be retained by the “germ-line” of our parent species.

Block by Block: The Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Thermodynamics

Author: Robert T. Hanlon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192592319

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 4373


At the heart of many fields - physics, chemistry, engineering - lays thermodynamics. While this science plays a critical role in determining the boundary between what is and is not possible in the natural world, it occurs to many as an indecipherable black box, thus making the subject a challenge to learn. Two obstacles contribute to this situation, the first being the disconnect between the fundamental theories and the underlying physics and the second being the confusing concepts and terminologies involved with the theories. While one needn't confront either of these two obstacles to successfully use thermodynamics to solve real problems, overcoming both provides access to a greater intuitive sense of the problems and more confidence, more strength, and more creativity in solving them. This book offers an original perspective on thermodynamic science and history based on the three approaches of a practicing engineer, academician, and historian. The book synthesises and gathers into one accessible volume a strategic range of foundational topics involving the atomic theory, energy, entropy, and the laws of thermodynamics.