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Book Title: For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics|
The author of the book: Walter Lewin
ISBN 13: 9781451607130
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.12 MB
Edition: Taxmann Publications Private Limited
Date of issue: February 7th 2012
Read full description of the books For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics:Professor Walter Lewin was known for his unorthodox methods of teaching physics in the classroom at MIT. His video tutorials on YouTube are hugely popular.In For the Love of Physics, he brings that informal and entertaining approach to teaching physics in text format. Beginning with the simple question of why the sky is blue, he explains the principle of scattering of light. He then goes on to other physics concepts that take the reader on a journey. As the first chapter aptly puts it, from the nucleus to deep space.With this book, the reader can actually begin to understand the rules that govern the world we live in. The author explains in a simple, engaging style, the laws of physics behind everything we see around us - electricity, magnetism, the laws of motion, gravity, measurements, and other interesting topics like rainbows and black holes.So, did anyone know that the statement that one is taller lying down than standing up is actually true? The author proves this by measuring a student standing up, and then lying down. He explains that gravity compresses the soft tissues between the vertebrae in our spines when standing. Lying down, the tissues expand, so the difference in length. This truth, which the author's grandmother knew, was not so obvious to scientists. Earlier, astronauts complained that their suits did not fit them in outer space. The reduced gravity made them taller.Peppered with a lot of such interesting facts, this book will persuade even the most reluctant of readers to tread the waters, and then plunge deep into the world of physics. Through this book, readers may emerge with a love for the subject or develop a new perspective to the world around them.About Walter LewinWalter Lewin is an astrophysicist who taught three core physics courses at MIT for more than three decades. His teaching style was always hands-on as he firmly believes that physics is fundamentally an experimental science.Another book by the author is Compact Stellar
Read information about the authorWalter H. G. Lewin, Ph.D. is a Dutch astrophysicist and professor emeritus of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Born in the Hague Netherlands, professor Lewin achieved his PhD in nuclear physics in 1965 at the Delft University of Technology and came to MIT in 1966.
Lewin's major contributions in astrophysics include the discovery of the first slowly rotating neutron star through all-sky balloon surveys, research in X-ray detection in investigations through satellites and observatories worldwide. Lewin is well known for his popular lectures on physics and massive online courses taught on edX and MIT OpenCourseWare.
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