Seven Measures of the World
ISBN: PB: 9780300280111, ISBN: HB: 9780300266276, Yale University Press, November 2024
224 pp., 21,6x13,8 cm, 65 black&white illus.
The fascinating stories behind the essential seven units of measurement that allow us to understand the physical world. From the beginning of history, measurement has been interwoven into the human experience, shaping our understanding of nature, p...
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Einstein in Oxford
ISBN: HB: 9781851246380, Bodleian Library Publishing, September 2024
96 pp., 19,8x12,9 cm, 18 black&white illus.
An intimate account of Albert Einstein's visit to Oxford in the 1930's, casting new light on why he continues to be the world's most famous scientist. In 1931, Albert Einstein visited Oxford to receive an honorary degree and lecture on relativity an...
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Invisibility The History and Science of How Not to Be Seen
ISBN: HB: 9780300250428, Yale University Press, May 2023
288 pp., 21,6x13,8 cm, 50 black&white illus.
A lively exploration of how invisibility has gone from science fiction to fact. Is it possible for something or someone to be made invisible? This question, which has intrigued authors of science fiction for over a century, has become a headline-gr...
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Reimagining Time A Light-Speed Tour of Einstein's Theory of Relativity
ISBN: HB: 9780300250121, Yale University Press, June 2021
192 pp., 20,3x12,7 cm, 66 black&white illus.
It was a link to his 1905 paper – an early attempt at explaining his revolutionary ideas on space, time, and matter – that drew Tanya Bub into Albert Einstein's imaginative vision of the world. What particularly struck her was how Einstein interwove...
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Fundamentals of Physics Volume II: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Quantum Mechanics (New Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780300243789, Yale University Press, June 2020
680 pp., 23,5x15,6 cm, 166 black&white illus.
R. Shankar, a well-known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, was among the first to offer a course through the innovative Open Yale Course program. His popular online video lectures on introductory physics have been viewed over a millio...
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How to Find a Higgs Boson and Other Big Mysteries in the World of the Very Small
ISBN: HB: 9780300244182, Yale University Press, April 2020
272 pp., 20,9x13,9 cm, 18 black&white illus.
How did physicists combine talent and technology to discover the Higgs boson, the last piece in our inventory of the subatomic world? How did the Higgs change our understanding of the universe? And now, nearly a decade after its detection, what comes...
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Physics and Dance
ISBN: PB: 9780300248371, Yale University Press, November 2019
192 pp., 23,5x15,6 cm, 62 black&white illus.
From stepping out of our beds each morning to admiring the stars at night, we live in a world of motion, energy, space, and time. How do we understand the phenomena that shape our experience? How do we make sense of our physical realities? Two guides...
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Fundamentals of Physics Volume I: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics (Expanded Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780300243772, Yale University Press, October 2019
528 pp., 23,5x15,6 cm, 123 black&white illus.
In this concise book, R. Shankar, a well‑known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, explains the essential concepts of Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, waves, fluids, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. Now in an expanded...
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Einstein His Space and Times
ISBN: PB: 9780300244373, Yale University Press, May 2019
208 pp., 21,0x14,6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
The commonly held view of Albert Einstein is of an eccentric genius for whom the pursuit of science was everything. But in actuality, the brilliant innovator whose Theory of Relativity forever reshaped our understanding of time was a man of his times...
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Three Laws of Nature A Little Book on Thermodynamics
ISBN: HB: 9780300238785, Yale University Press, May 2019
184 pp., 21,0x14,0 cm, 22 black&white illus.
A romantic description of the second law of thermodynamics is that the universe becomes increasingly disordered. But what does that actually mean? Starting with an overview of the three laws of thermodynamics, MacArthur "genius grant" winner R. Steph...
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