Instant Physics: From Aristotle To Einstein, And Beyond by Tony RothmanInstant Physics: From Aristotle To Einstein, And Beyond by Tony Rothman

Instant Physics: From Aristotle To Einstein, And Beyond

byTony Rothman

Paperback | February 21, 1995

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For all of you who break out in a sweat at the thought of thermodynamics, or freeze up at the mention of quantum mechanics, like a bolt from the blue, INSTANT PHYSICS will zap you through the fascinating history of our most basic, yet baffling, science.
From the thousand-year search for proof of the existence of the ever-elusive atom to the varied and heated arguments behind the big bang theory, INSTANT PHYSICS answers all the heavy questions with a light touch. You'll learn:
* How the Greek philosophers used the sledgehammer of mathematics to break apart the mysteries of the physical universe.
* Why gravity is a "romantic" force.
* How to tell the difference between a gluon, a meson, and a quark, even if you can't see them.
INSTANT PHYSICS is crammed with special features, including chapter summaries, who's who lists, biographical and historical tidbits, and a host of illustrations, photos, equations, diagrams, and drawings.
Title:Instant Physics: From Aristotle To Einstein, And BeyondFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.95 × 5.09 × 0.57 inPublished:February 21, 1995Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0449906973

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Instant Physics: a beginer's best bet. Upon reading Instant Physics: From Aristotle to Einstein, & Beyond I was absolutely delighted. It proved to me, someone who had an itch to learn physics, how much fun physics can be. Furthermore, it gave me a sound basic understanding of simple physics, just what I had craved! I would have to give this book four stars because it introduces the reader to a broad variety of fascinating topics, all in a fun and humorous manner. I was overjoyed to find a book that did all this in fewer than three hundred pages. I did have one complaint about the book however. Although it gave some of the best explications of all sorts of things like thermodynamics, gravity and special relativity, I found it left out one explication that I desired: that of sound. So, despite its one minute flaw (no explication of sound) Instant Physics is, in my opinion, a remarkable book, and the best bet for anyone who want to know why the world works.
Date published: 2001-05-22

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For everyone who breaks out in a sweat at the thought of thermodynamics or quantum mechanics, now there's a concise and comprehensive text that's the ideal remedial remedy--guaranteed to produce advanced results. Filled with features such as chapter summaries, a who's who list, and biographical and historical tidbits, plus illustrations, photos, equations, and diagrams