For the love of physics : from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time-- a journey through the wonders of physics (Book, 2011) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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For the love of physics : from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time-- a journey through the wonders of physics

Author: Walter H G Lewin; Warren Goldstein
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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This book is a largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students. "You have changed my life" is a common refrain in the emails the author receives daily from fans who have been enthralled by his video lectures about the wonders of physics. "I walk with a new spring in my step and I look at life through physics colored eyes,"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biografie
Einführung
Biography
Named Person: Walter H G Lewin; LewinWalter H. G.; Walter H G Lewin; Walter H G Lewin; Physik
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter H G Lewin; Warren Goldstein
ISBN: 9781439108277 1439108277 9781451607130 145160713X
OCLC Number: 555641746
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 302 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: From the nucleus to deep space --
Measurements, uncertainties, and the stars --
Bodies in motion --
The magic of drinking with a straw --
Over and under --
outside and inside --
the rainbow --
The harmonies of strings and winds --
The wonders of electricity --
The mysteries of magnetism --
Energy conservation --
plus ça change ... --
X-rays from outer space! --
X-ray ballooning, the early days --
Cosmic catastrophes, neutron stars, and black holes --
Celestial ballet --
X-ray bursters! --
Ways of seeing.
Responsibility: Walter Lewin with Warren Goldstein.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_430962
991001075149705351

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A largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.  Read more...
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