Relativity Made Relatively Easy

Relativity Made Relatively Easy

In addition to the more basic ideas such as Doppler effect and collisions, the text introduces more advanced material such as radiation from accelerating charges, Lagrangian methods, the stress-energy tensor, and introductory General ...

Author: Andrew M. Steane

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191650420

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Relativity Made Relatively Easy presents an extensive study of Special Relativity and a gentle (but exact) introduction to General Relativity for undergraduate students of physics. Assuming almost no prior knowledge, it allows the student to handle all the Relativity needed for a university course, with explanations as simple, thorough, and engaging as possible. The aim is to make manageable what would otherwise be regarded as hard; to make derivations as simple as possible and physical ideas as transparent as possible. Lorentz invariants and four-vectors are introduced early on, but tensor notation is postponed until needed. In addition to the more basic ideas such as Doppler effect and collisions, the text introduces more advanced material such as radiation from accelerating charges, Lagrangian methods, the stress-energy tensor, and introductory General Relativity, including Gaussian curvature, the Schwarzschild solution, gravitational lensing, and black holes. A second volume will extend the treatment of General Relativity somewhat more thoroughly, and also introduce Cosmology, spinors, and some field theory.
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Einstein s Brainchild

Einstein s Brainchild

Given the fervent renewed appreciation for the contributions Albert Einstein has bestowed on humanity, Parker thinks it only right to dedicate a book to explaining in the clearest possible terms the meaning and beauty of Einstein's theories ...

Author: Barry R. Parker

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781615923687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Students and others looking for fascinating and painless introductions to this particular, well-traveled, but still-startling corner of the sciences will be happy with Parker as their guide. The latest book to tackle Einstein's insights and their consequences is also one of the clearest and shortest yet. - Publishers WeeklyIn clever, easy-to-follow prose, with plenty of cartoon help, Parker fleshes out Einstein's major contribution to science and mankind, while adding a bit of biography and some fun speculation about the possibilities of time travel. -San Diego TribuneIn his long-awaited new book, physicist and popular science writer Barry Parker speaks to the broadest possible audience in bringing Einstein's theories to life. Given the fervent renewed appreciation for the contributions Albert Einstein has bestowed on humanity, Parker thinks it only right to dedicate a book to explaining in the clearest possible terms the meaning and beauty of Einstein's theories.While tracing the story of Einstein's life, Parker seizes on the crucial groundbreaking theories that Einstein envisioned. Not since Isaac Newton had anyone conceived the universe in such a revolutionary, startling new way. Through Parker's eloquence, eye for detail, and clever use of Einsteinian cartoons and vivid illustrations, he enables the reader to see and appreciate for perhaps the first time the full meaning and scope of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and General Theory of Relativity.Parker then guides the reader to the next step in Einstein's revelations: the possibility of time travel. In exploring the fascinating implications of Einstein's thought, Parker treats us to the experience of discovering a black hole, traversing curved spacetime, and greeting our much younger twin who has just returned from a long and arduous spaceflight.Parker's incomparable gift for language captures Einstein's uniqueness, singular brilliance, and stunning theories. The clarity of the writing coupled with the many illustrations will drive home the point why so many consider Einstein to be the greatest scientist who ever lived and Time magazine named Albert Einstein Person of the Century.Barry Parker, Ph.D. (Boise, ID), a professor of physics at Idaho State University from 1967 to 1997, is an award-winning science writer and the author of thirteen highly acclaimed books in popular science, including Search for a Supertheory, Alien Life: The Search for Extraterrestrials and Beyond, Einstein: The Passions of a Scientist, Albert Einstein's Vision and Quantum Legacy: The Discovery That Changed Our Universe.
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Einstein Relatively Simple

Einstein Relatively Simple

So “whether or not a field is electric or magnetic depends on your motion relative
to it.” Source: Parker, Barry. Einstein's Brainchild: Relativity Made Relatively Easy
(Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2000), p. 64. In more technical ...

Author: Ira Mark Egdall

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814525619

Category: Science

Page: 400

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"Outstanding Academic Title for 2014" by CHOICE Einstein Relatively Simple brings together for the first time an exceptionally clear explanation of both special and general relativity. It is for people who always wanted to understand Einstein's ideas but never thought they could. Told with humor, enthusiasm, and rare clarity, this entertaining book reveals how a former high school drop-out revolutionized our understanding of space and time. From E=mc2 and everyday time travel to black holes and the big bang, Einstein Relatively Simple takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on a mind-boggling journey through the depths of Einstein's universe. Along the way, we track Einstein through the perils and triumphs of his life — follow his thinking, his logic, and his insights — and chronicle the audacity, imagination, and sheer genius of the man recognized as the greatest scientist of the modern era. In Part I on special relativity we learn how time slows and space shrinks with motion, and how mass and energy are equivalent. Part II on general relativity reveals a cosmos where black holes trap light and stop time, where wormholes form gravitational time machines, where space itself is continually expanding, and where some 13.7 billion years ago our universe was born in the ultimate cosmic event — the Big Bang. Contents:Einstein Discovered: Special Relativity, E = mc2,and Spacetime:From Unknown to RevolutionaryThe Great ConflictThe Two PostulatesA New RealityThe Shrinking of TimeSimultaneity and the Squeezing of SpaceThe World's Most Famous EquationSpacetimeEinstein Revealed: General Relativity, Gravity, and the Cosmos:Einstein's Dream“The Happiest Thought of My Life”The Warping of Space and TimeStitching SpacetimeWhat is Spacetime Curvature?Einstein's MasterpieceThe Universe RevealedIn the Beginning Readership: Adults and young people all over the world who are curious about Einstein and how the universe works. Keywords:Einstein;Relativity;Special Relativity;General Relativity;Spacetime;Big Bang;Black Holes;Expansion of Space;Time Travel;E=mc2;Universe;Cosmos;Time Dilation;Length Contraction;Wormholes;Light Postulate;Length Contraction;Gravitational Time Dilation;Time Warp;Space Warp;Relativity Postulate;Lorentz Transformation;Light Clock;Relativity of Simultaneity;Twins Paradox;Equivalence Principle;Gravity;Spacetime Curvature;Spacetime Interval;Gaussian Co-Ordinates;Geodesic;Momenergy;The Einstein Equation;Schwarzschild Geometry;Bending of Starlight;Frame Dragging;Cosmic Microwave Background;Geometry of Universe;Flat Universe;Critical Density;Dark Matter;Dark Energy;Future of UniverseKey Features:Einstein Relatively Simple is the definitive book on Einstein's theories for the lay reader — one that is fun to read, comprehensive, and most important, understandableEinstein's ideas are explained in everyday languageThe book devotes eight chapters to special and a full eight chapters to general relativity. Most popular science books give general relativity only a brief mention or ignore it altogetherReviews: “This general relativity theory changed our views on the origin and on the ending (if any) of the universe … all topics that tickle the imagination of a general public and Egdall, bringing the reader to the point beyond general relativity, does not miss the opportunity to end his guided tour with a sparkling firework of these issues … it is an entertaining introduction for the layman, that brings the reader a very long way.” The European Mathematical Society “He covers the main topics of special and general relativity in a refreshing, personal way. This is a well-crafted, well-documented text with extensive endnotes, in which a bibliography is embedded. He introduces readers to his own unique entry into this very populous genre. Valuable for inquisitive nonscientists.” CHOICE “I'm crazy about it. It's the best presentation of relativity for non-scientists that I've seen.” Art Hobson Professor Emeritus of Physics University of Arkansas "The writing is jovial and energetic and holds the reader's attention. This book is a nice introduction to modern physics, with a great biography of Einstein included. This book is recommended for a lay reader with basic algebra skills; high school and beginning college physics students would find it easily accessible." Zentralblatt MATH
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Faithful to Science

Faithful to Science

This book describes this combination from the perspective of one who finds that they link together productively and creatively. The situation is not one of conflict or uneasy tension, or even a respectful dialogue.

Author: Andrew Steane

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198716044

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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Science and religious faith are two of the most important and influential forces in human life, yet there is widespread confusion about how, or indeed whether, they link together. This book describes this combination from the perspective of one who finds that they link together productively and creatively. The situation is not one of conflict or uneasy tension, or even a respectful dialogue. Rather, a lively and well-founded faith in God embraces and includes science, and scientific ways of thinking, in their proper role. Science is an activity right in the bloodstream of a reasonable faith. The book interprets theism broadly, and engages carefully with atheism, while coming from a Christian perspective. The aim is to show what science is, and what it is not, and at the same time give some pointers to what theism is or can be. Philosophy, evolution and the nature of science and human life are discussed in the first part of the book, questions of origins in the second. It is the very mind-set of scientific thinking that is widely supposed to be antagonistic to religious faith. But such suspicions are too sweeping. They misunderstand both faith and science. Faith can be creative and intellectually courageous; science is not the all-embracing story that it is sometimes made out to be. It is not that science fails to explain some things, but rather, it does not explain anything at all, on its own. It is part of a larger explanation. And even explanation has to take a humble place; it is not the purpose of life.
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Discovering Relativity

Discovering Relativity

How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2012. Overbye,
Dennis. “Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang's Smoking Gun.” New York Times,
March 17, 2014. Parker, Barry. Einstein's Brainchild: Relativity Made Relatively ...

Author: Corona Brezina

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477780060

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Scientists throughout history have made amazing discoveries, but few findings have rocked our world and our view of our place in the universe like the theory of relativity. Albert Einstein's observations and studies leading up to this game-changing discovery are recounted here, as are modern-day applications and current findings. This book also includes the contributions of other instrumental scientists and their studies, such as Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, and James Clerk Maxwell. This engrossing story of the scientists and studies that lead to the theory of relativity will fascinate and educate history and science fans alike.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics

Presents thermodynamics as self-contained and elegant set of ideas and methods. Introduces the necessary mathematical methods assuming no prior knowledge. Explains concepts like entropy and free energy with many examples.

Author: Andrew M. Steane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198788560

Category: Science

Page: 464

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The role of thermodynamics in modern physics is not just to provide an approximate treatment of large thermal systems, but, more importantly, to provide an organising set of ideas. Thermodynamics: A complete undergraduate course presents thermodynamics as a self-contained and elegant set of ideas and methods. It unfolds thermodynamics for undergraduate students of physics, chemistry or engineering, beginning at first year level. The book introduces the necessary mathematical methods, assuming almost no prior knowledge, and explains concepts such as entropy and free energy at length, with many examples. This book aims to convey the style and power of thermodynamic reasoning, along with applications such as Joule-Kelvin expansion, the gas turbine, magnetic cooling, solids at high pressure, chemical equilibrium, radiative heat exchange and global warming, to name a few. It mentions but does not pursue statistical mechanics, in order to keep the logic clear.
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Library Journal

Library Journal

JULI JOHN FAIRLEY W SIMON WELFAREV Foreword by Arthur C . Clarke
Einstein ' s Brainchild Relativity Made Relatively Easy ! EINSTEIN ' S
BRAINCHILD Relativity Made Relatively Easy ! Barry Parker , Ph . D . The New
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The Library Journal

The Library Journal

TIDORES aneten EINSTEIN ' S BRAINCHILD Relativity Made Relatively Easy !
BARRY PARKER Einstein ' s Brainchild The New York Times praised Relativity
Made Relatively Easy ! Barry Parker ' s earlier work as “ physics for poets ” !

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ISBN: UOM:39015082971303

Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Choice

Choice

This is the familiar picture of the atom having a nuclear "sun" with electron "
planets" orbiting it, made famous in the Atomic ... Two other books currently on
the market include Barry Parker's Einstein's Brainchild: Relativity Made Relatively
Easy'.

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Albert Einstein s Vision

Albert Einstein s Vision

Acclaimed science writer Parker completes his trilogy on Einstein with this new work which introduces a wealth of new material and shows the incredibly wide-ranging influence of Einstein's many discoveries.

Author: Barry R. Parker

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781615925643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Acclaimed science writer Barry Parker completes his trilogy on Einstein with this new work showing the incredibly wide-ranging influence of Einstein's many discoveries. In the first volume, Einstein's Brainchild, Parker focused on relativity, the most famous and important of the great genius's ideas. In the second volume, Einstein's Passions, his human side and diverse interests beyond science were Parker's main topic.Now the author turns once again to Einstein as creative scientist, concentrating on his prolific output of far-reaching contributions that complement and broaden his discovery of relativity. Moreover, Parker provides an indelible portrait of the man behind the theories. Parker, in clear and eloquent language, helps us appreciate the breadth and richness of Einstein's vision: from Einstein's theories supporting time travel, to his research on curved space, the cosmological constant, black holes, worm holes, gravity waves, cosmic lenses, to quantum theory, and beyond. Parker also discusses Einstein's reluctant connection with atomic weapons, his pacifist philosophy, his quest for the elusive unified field theory, and the relationship of his work to the recent hot area of superstrings.Even readers already familiar with Einstein's work will discover a wealth of new material in this singular contribution to the Einstein corpus. Parker's gift for turning complex physics into lucid prose has produced the most complete and accessible volume to elucidate for everyone the magnificent contributions of this most brilliant of scientists.Barry Parker (Pocatello, ID) is an award-winning science writer and the author of thirteen highly acclaimed popular science books, including Einstein: The Passions of a Scientist, Einstein's Brainchild: Relativity Made Relatively Easy! and Quantum Legacy: The Discovery That Changed Our Universe. He served as a professor of physics at Idaho State University from 1967 to 1997.
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What are the Odds

What are the Odds

-BARRY PARKER , author of EINSTEIN'S BRAINCHILD : RELATIVITY MADE
RELATIVELY EASY ! very day we are barraged with statistics about the chances
of success and health risks , but to most of us all these numbers and percentages
 ...

Author: Jefferson Hane Weaver

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924088754449

Category: Mathematics

Page: 264

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The Physics of War

The Physics of War

Barry Parker highlights famous battles of the past as well as renowned scientists and inventors such as Leonardo, Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein whose work had an impact on the technology of combat.

Author: Barry Parker

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781616148041

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This fascinating blend of popular science and military history examines the science of war, demonstrating the close connection between the discovery of basic physical principles and the development of weaponry over the ages. Physics has played a critical role in warfare since the earliest times. Barry Parker highlights famous battles of the past as well as renowned scientists and inventors such as Leonardo, Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein whose work had an impact on the technology of combat. Mechanics and the laws of motion led to improved shell trajectories; gas dynamics proved important to the interior ballistics of rifles and cannons; and space exploration resulted in intercontinental missiles, spy satellites, and drone aircraft. Parker emphasizes the special discoveries that had revolutionary effects on the art of warfare: the Chinese invention of gunpowder, the development of firearms, the impact of the Industrial Revolution, the deployment of the airplane in the First World War, and in our era the unleashing of the enormous power inherent in nuclear fission and fusion.
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Einstein

Einstein

In this book well-known physicist and writer Barry Parker does a splendid job of presenting well-known physicist and humanitarian, Albert Einstein.

Author: Barry R. Parker

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781615926558

Category: Science

Page: 297

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...a well-constructed biography that shows us how the great scientist's various passionsùfor music, learning, peace, womenùexisted side by side with, and occasionally affected, his work. ...Parker does a superb job of explaining Einstein's groundbreaking early scientific papers...readers looking for a good introduction to the 20th century's leading physicist will enjoy this. -Publishers WeeklyAt last we can learn about Albert the man, rather than Einstein the myth. - Sheldon Lee Glashow, Nobel laureate, Boston UniversityEnjoyable! There are lots of books about Einstein's relativity but this is a book about Einstein's humanity. He was a quietly passionate man - passionate about the physical universe, passionate about his loves and friendships and passionate about world peace and harmony. In this book well-known physicist and writer Barry Parker does a splendid job of presenting well-known physicist and humanitarian, Albert Einstein. - Dr. Paul Hodge, Professor of Astronomy, University of WashingtonEinstein continues to captivate, not only for his revolutionary scientific insights but also for his complex personality and personal pursuits. In this unique contribution to the Einstein literature, physicist and acclaimed science writer Barry Parker draws on the great scientist's letters and personal papers to explore the intellectual and emotional passions that motivated both his work and his life.Parker focuses on five aspects of Einstein's emotional nature that had a profound influence on his life and career. First and foremost was his lifelong passion for learning, not only in the fields of physics but also in mathematics and philosophy. This was manifested early on when he excelled at algebra, and later when he became absorbed with philosophy. Of course in his thinking about time and the nature of light, it was this passion to understand that led to his monumental papers on relativity.Einstein's second great love was classical music, especially the music of Mozart. Parker shows that listening to and playing music (he was an accomplished violinist) were not only recreations for Einstein but also provided stimulation for his scientific creativity.His relationships with women also greatly influenced him. Parker examines his two marriages, his liaisons with other women, and his distant relationship with his two sons from his first marriage.Another lifelong passion was his strong antiwar feelings and advocacy for peace. Einstein considered world government the only means to achieve worldwide peace. A chapter is devoted to his efforts to promote the idea of world government.Finally, Parker considers Einstein's obsession with finding a unified theory of physics to explain all the forces of the universe, and his reluctance to accept the indeterminacy of quantum theory. In the opinion of some colleagues, this was a tragedy, for Einstein isolated himself from the rest of the scientific community during the latter part of his life to pursue a lone quest that remained unfulfilled at his death.This is an original, insightful look at one of the greatest geniuses of all time who did so much to shape our vision of the world.Barry Parker, Ph.D. (Boise, ID), a professor of physics at Idaho State University from 1967 to 1997, is an award-winning science writer and the author of thirteen highly acclaimed books in popular science, including Search for a Supertheory, Alien Life: The Search for Extraterrestrials and Beyond, Einstein: The Passions of a Scientist, Albert Einstein's Vision and Quantum Legacy: The Discovery That Changed Our Universe.
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The Weekly Review

The Weekly Review

One bet of $ 500 at even that on one day Harding finds himself money was made
that Harding would carry Brief ... frankly stated that he has no Relativity Made
Relatively Easy 384 paign — some of whom , at least , must definite programme .

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Quantum Legacy

Quantum Legacy

Looks at the scientific breakthroughs in the field of quantum physics, discussing the scientists who made important discoveries, its philosophial implications, and the practical applications of quantum theory.

Author: Barry R. Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056443131

Category: Science

Page: 282

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Looks at the scientific breakthroughs in the field of quantum physics, discussing the scientists who made important discoveries, its philosophial implications, and the practical applications of quantum theory.
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The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Relativity Made Relatively Easy and stein: The Passions of a Scientist. I am
guessing there is some overlap tween the three. Here are the chapter titles for
Albert Einsteins ion, with my capsule summaries: Twists in the Fabric of Space (
special ...

Author: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

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ISBN: UCSD:31822036002368

Category: Astronomy

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"Library catalogue in 1911" (31 p.) appended to v. 4.
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Mercury

Mercury

Einstein's Brainchild : Relativity Made Relatively Easy — BARRY PARKER
Physicist and popular science writer Barry Parker Einstein's Brainchild brings
Einstein's theories to life through clear writRelativity Made Relatively Easy ' ing
and many ...

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The Isaac Newton School of Driving

The Isaac Newton School of Driving

Looks at every aspect of physics as it relates to automobiles, covering such topics as velocity, momentum, torque, aerodynamics, heat transfer, and magnetism.

Author: Barry Parker

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801874173

Category: Mathematics

Page: 250

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Looks at every aspect of physics as it relates to automobiles, covering such topics as velocity, momentum, torque, aerodynamics, heat transfer, and magnetism.
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Gems of Geometry

Gems of Geometry

Moreover, I had made a few models such as the minimal set of squares that fit
together to make a rectangle, some sets of ... We then with some trepidation look
at Relativity — special relativity can be appreciated relatively easily (groan —
sorry ...

Author: John Barnes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642050923

Category: Mathematics

Page: 311

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Based on a series of lectures for adult students, this lively and entertaining book proves that, far from being a dusty, dull subject, geometry is in fact full of beauty and fascination. The author's infectious enthusiasm is put to use in explaining many of the key concepts in the field, starting with the Golden Number and taking the reader on a geometrical journey via Shapes and Solids, through the Fourth Dimension, finishing up with Einstein's Theories of Relativity. Aimed at a general readership, the text makes accessible complex subjects such as Chaos and Fractals. It includes a wealth of the author's own illustrations and features appendices on related topics. Equally suitable as a gift for a youngster or as a nostalgic journey back into the world of mathematics for older readers, John Barnes' book is the perfect antidote for anyone whose maths lessons at school are a source of painful memories. Where once geometry was a source of confusion and frustration, Barnes brings enlightenment and entertainment.
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Quantum Generations

Quantum Generations

A fuller and more ambitious attempt to integrate quantum mechanics and general
relativity was made by the Russian physicist Matvei ... With the theory in this form,
it was relatively easy to apply the rules of quantization to gravitational fields.

Author: Helge Kragh

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691095523

Category: Science

Page: 494

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At the end of the nineteenth century, some physicists believed that the basic principles underlying their subject were already known, and that physics in the future would only consist of filling in the details. They could hardly have been more wrong. The past century has seen the rise of quantum mechanics, relativity, cosmology, particle physics, and solid-state physics, among other fields. These subjects have fundamentally changed our understanding of space, time, and matter. They have also transformed daily life, inspiring a technological revolution that has included the development of radio, television, lasers, nuclear power, and computers. In Quantum Generations, Helge Kragh, one of the world's leading historians of physics, presents a sweeping account of these extraordinary achievements of the past one hundred years. The first comprehensive one-volume history of twentieth-century physics, the book takes us from the discovery of X rays in the mid-1890s to superstring theory in the 1990s. Unlike most previous histories of physics, written either from a scientific perspective or from a social and institutional perspective, Quantum Generations combines both approaches. Kragh writes about pure science with the expertise of a trained physicist, while keeping the content accessible to nonspecialists and paying careful attention to practical uses of science, ranging from compact disks to bombs. As a historian, Kragh skillfully outlines the social and economic contexts that have shaped the field in the twentieth century. He writes, for example, about the impact of the two world wars, the fate of physics under Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin, the role of military research, the emerging leadership of the United States, and the backlash against science that began in the 1960s. He also shows how the revolutionary discoveries of scientists ranging from Einstein, Planck, and Bohr to Stephen Hawking have been built on the great traditions of earlier centuries. Combining a mastery of detail with a sure sense of the broad contours of historical change, Kragh has written a fitting tribute to the scientists who have played such a decisive role in the making of the modern world.
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