Physics From The Edge

Author: Michael Edward McCulloch
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814596272
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Physics From The Edge from the Author: Michael Edward McCulloch. The fundamental and very important property of inertia has never been well understood. This book shows how inertia has puzzled many scientists such as Galileo and Mach, and then presents a new theory that explains inertia for the first time, and also predicts galaxy rotation without dark matter, cosmic acceleration and some other anomalies. Further evidence for, and tests of, the theory are presented and exciting applications such as new inertial launch methods and the theoretical possibility of faster than light travel will be discussed. To allow readers to use the theory themselves, some simple maths is included, and to help explain the points made, there are numerous cartoons by the author. Contents:A History of InertiaModern PhysicsProblems at Low AccelerationA Solution from the Edge: MiHsCEvidence for MiHsCFuture Experimental Tests of MiHsCMiHsC and Faster Than Light Travel Readership: Students and researchers in physics. Key Features:It outlines the start of an entirely new formulation of physics that may solve present problems. One that has been published in journals but not as a bookIt covers most of (astro)physics simply and succinctly so it should be of interest to the scientifically-minded general publicIt is written accessibly for the public, with some cartoons by the author, but also includes some equations to allow interested researchers to make calculationsKeywords:Inertia;Physics;Cosmology;MiHsC;Hubble-Scale;Casimir Effect;Unruh Radiation

For The Love Of Physics

Author: Walter Lewin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145160713X
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For The Love Of Physics from the Author: Walter Lewin. Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.

Life On The Edge

Author: Johnjoe McFadden
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307986837
Size: 24.70 MB
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Life On The Edge from the Author: Johnjoe McFadden. New York Times Bestseller and an Amazon Best Science Book of 2015 Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how did it come to be? Even in an age of cloning and artificial biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we still missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, which provided a new perspective on how evolution works, Life on the Edge alters our understanding of our world's fundamental dynamics. Bringing together first-hand experience at the cutting edge of science with unparalleled gifts of explanation, Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal that missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics; the phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences. Drawing on recent ground-breaking experiments around the world, each chapter in Life on the Edge engages by illustrating one of life's puzzles: How do migrating birds know where to go? How do we really smell the scent of a rose? How do our genes copy themselves with such precision? Life on the Edge accessibly reveals how quantum mechanics can answer these probing questions of the universe. Guiding the reader through the rapidly unfolding discoveries of the last few years, Al-Khalili and McFadden communicate the excitement of the explosive new field of quantum biology and its potentially revolutionary applications, while offering insights into the biggest puzzle of all: what is life? As they brilliantly demonstrate in these groundbreaking pages, life exists on the quantum edge. – Winner, Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication

The Edge Of Physics

Author: Anil Ananthaswamy
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth
ISBN: 9780715640722
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The Edge Of Physics from the Author: Anil Ananthaswamy. Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-297) and index.

Seven Brief Lessons On Physics

Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399184430
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Seven Brief Lessons On Physics from the Author: Carlo Rovelli. Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems. Instant New York Times Bestseller “One of the year’s most entrancing books about science.”—The Wall Street Journal “Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics.”—The New York Times Book Review This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. Carlo Rovelli, a renowned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The book celebrates the joy of discovery. “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it’s breathtaking.”

A Different Universe

Author: Robert B. Laughlin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786722185
Size: 61.18 MB
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A Different Universe from the Author: Robert B. Laughlin. In this age of superstring theories and Big Bang cosmology, we're used to thinking of the unknown as impossibly distant from our everyday lives. But in A Different Universe, Nobel Laureate Robert Laughlin argues that the scientific frontier is right under our fingers. Instead of looking for ultimate theories, Laughlin considers the world of emergent properties-meaning the properties, such as the hardness and shape of a crystal, that result from the organization of large numbers of atoms. Laughlin shows us how the most fundamental laws of physics are in fact emergent. A Different Universe is a truly mind-bending book that shows us why everything we think about fundamental physical laws needs to change.

Quantum Mind

Author: Arnold Mindell
Publisher: Not Applicable
ISBN: 9781887078641
Size: 54.71 MB
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Quantum Mind from the Author: Arnold Mindell. By exploring principles found in psychology, math, physics, and shamanism, it becomes possible to link a cosmic perspective with ordinary life. This comprehensive work ventures into that challenging junction, journeying through the universe on paths of reason and magic, math and myth, bringing together humanity's traditional wisdom and shamanism with contemporary science.

Icarus At The Edge Of Time

Author: Brian Greene
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0307268888
Size: 46.91 MB
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Icarus At The Edge Of Time from the Author: Brian Greene. A futuristic reimaging of the classic Greek myth, as a boy ventures through deep space and challenges the awesome power of black holes. The beauty of the book lies in the images, provided by NASA and the Hubble Space telescope, and printed on board rather than paper. On board pages.

At The Edge Of The Universe

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481449680
Size: 39.11 MB
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At The Edge Of The Universe from the Author: Shaun David Hutchinson. From the author of We Are the Ants and The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes the heartbreaking story of a boy who believes the universe is slowly shrinking as things he remembers are being erased from others’ memories. Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished. More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie. Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without Tommy, and soon he suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking. When Ozzie is paired up with new student Calvin on a physics project, he begins to wonder if Calvin could somehow be involved. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is for him to deny the feelings developing between them, even if he still loves Tommy. But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy—that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to keep it open as long as it takes to get his boyfriend back.

First Light

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307817423
Size: 56.56 MB
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First Light from the Author: Richard Preston. Seven years before Richard Preston wrote about horrifying viruses in The Hot Zone, he turned his attention to the cosmos. In First Light, he demonstrates his gift for creating an exciting and absorbing narrative around a complex scientific subject--in this case the efforts by astronomers at the Palomar Observatory in the San Gabriel Mountains of California to peer to the farthest edges of space through the Hale Telescope, attempting to solve the riddle of the creation of the universe. Richard Preston's name became a household word with The Hot Zone, which sold nearly 800,000 copies in hardcover, was on The New York Times's bestseller list for 42 weeks, and was the subject of countless magazine and newspaper articles. Preston has become a sought-after commentator on popular science subjects. For this hardcover reprint of what has been called "the best popular account of astronomy in action," (Kirkus Reviews) he has revised the text and written a new introduction.