Breakfast With Einstein: The Exotic Physics Of Everyday Objects

December 11, 2018|
Breakfast With Einstein: The Exotic Physics Of Everyday Objects by Chad Orzel
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Your alarm goes off, and you head to the kitchen to make yourself some toast and a cup of coffee. Little do you know, as you savor the aroma of the steam rising from your cup, that your ordinary morning routine depends on some of the weirdest phenomena ever discovered. 

The world of quantum physics is generally thought of as hopelessly esoteric. While classical physics gives us the laws governing why a ball rolls downhill, how a plane is able to fly, and so on, its quantum cousin gives us particles that are actually waves, “spooky action at a distance, and Schrodinger's unlucky cat. But, believe it or not, even the most mundane of everyday activities is profoundly influenced by the abstract and exotic world of the quantum. 

InBreakfast with Einstein, Chad Orzel illuminates the strange phenomena lurking just beneath the surface of our ordinary lives by digging into the surprisingly complicated physics involved in his (and anyone's) morning routine. Orzel, author ofHow to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog, explores how quantum connects with everyday reality, and offers engaging, layperson-level explanations of the mind-bending ideas central to modern physics. 

From the sun, alarm clocks, and the red glow of a toaster's hot filaments  (the glow that launched quantum mechanics) to the chemistry of food aroma, a typical day is rich with examples of quantum weirdness.Breakfast with Einsteinreveals the hidden physics all around us, and after reading this book, your ordinary mornings will never seem quite asordinaryagain.

Chad Orzelis a physicist, professor, and blogger, and the author of three previous booksHow to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog,How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog, and Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Union College in Schenectady, NY, where he has bee...
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Title:Breakfast With Einstein: The Exotic Physics Of Everyday ObjectsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:December 11, 2018Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1946885355

ISBN - 13:9781946885357

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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