For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - a Journey Through the Wonders of Physics

For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - a Journey Through the Wonders of Physics


By (author) Walter H.G. Lewin

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  • Publisher: The Free Press
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 220mm x 24mm | 120g
  • Publication date: 2 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 145160713X
  • ISBN 13: 9781451607130
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour plates
  • Sales rank: 14,501

Product description

Beloved MIT professor Walter Lewin, whose riveting physics lectures have made him a YouTube super-star, offers a mind-opening and delightful journey through the most intriguing discoveries in physics. A wonderful raconteur, Lewin takes readers on a marvellous journey with him in For the Love of Physics, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power of all that physics can reveal to us. He describes the coolest, weirdest facets of the tiniest bits of matter, the wonders of our everyday lives-such as the mysteries of why lighting strikes and what makes musical harmony happen-and the most awesome features of the outer reaches of the universe. Whether explaining why the air smells so fresh after a lightning storm or showing us that a flea is strong enough to pull a heavy book across a table, Lewin always entertains as he edifies. For the Love of Physics is a rare gem that will change the way readers see the world.

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Author information

Walter Lewin has taught at MIT for more than thirty years. His wildly popular lectures have been the subject of great acclaim, including a "60 Minutes" feature, stories in "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," " The Boston Globe," and "O, The Oprah Magazine, "and have been huge hits on YouTube and iTunes University. Warren Goldstein is a professor of history and chair of the department at the University of Hartford.

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"In this fun, engaging and accessible book, Walter Lewin, a superhero of the classroom, uses his powers for Good - ours! The authors' share the joy of learning that the world is a knowable place."--James Kakalios, Professor and author of The Physics of Superheroes and The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics