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The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics Summary ã 5 Following the hugely successful The Science Book and The Math Book comes a richly illustrated chronology of physics containing 250 short entertaining and thought provoking entries In addition to exploring su. This sumptuously produced and rather hefty tome covers 250 milestones regarding Physics and related ideas andor applications These are presented in a kind of double page layout with a one page description on the left accompanied by mostly rather wonderful associated illustrations on the right hand page Its intention is to entertain in the first instance and secondly hopefully to stimulate further interest by curious readers with lots of cross references made available From this perspective congratulations are due to the compiler Clifford Pickover and the publishersThat being said there are in my opinion a number of problems associated with this book For starters the relatively small amount of space allocated to some uite complex ideas cannot be accommodated adeuately on half a single page The result tends to mystify than elucidate for certain entries Pickover himself provides a number of caveats in his Introduction which should be read and kept in mind by the reader So we have been warned For example Pickover explains that the choices for inclusion in this work are his and his alone that they do not cover every single aspect of Physics that his summaries of some milestones are necessarily brief and possibly inadeuate by themselves to satisfy adept Physicists and that some entries seem to relate to fantasy and speculation what some might call Science Fiction with the emphasis on fiction than to Physics proper An extraordinary example of the latter occurs at page 17 just before the actual main text begins Here we are regaled with a rather gorgeous pictureillustration of something one might imagine to be an explodingevolving universe Below this there is a uotation from popular Vampire novelist Anne Rice s Tale of the Body Thief which reads I ll tell you what the Big Bang was It was when the cells of God began to divide What on earth is this doing in a Book on PhysicsThe main text covers a rather wide period of time from 137 billion BC sic all the way until 100 trillion AD I wonder what a modern day fundamentalist Christian would make of that first date Part of the problem lies in the use of BC Before Christ and AD Anno Domini Year of the Lord In Science at least but also because of a contemporary need to accommodate a common global dating system the terms BCE Before the Common Era and CE Common Era tend to be used instead Not in this bookAnother uestion regarding terminology and spelling lies in the acceptance of the terms developed by the International System of Units or SI to which incidentally the United States is a signatory in which its metric unit is spelled metre not meter Pickover acknowledges this SI spelling see p 264 but this is the only instance the SI spelling is used every other reference in the book and there are many uses the US spelling meter For some reason the combination of the use of the Imperial System of units footmileetc together with the US spelling of meter instead of the SI spelling for the metric euivalent became increasingly irksome for meOther than my pernickety grumblings above the book is definitely a handsome production which I feel sure many will find attractive and desirable and the sections dealing with the real andor possible applications of some of the astonishing areas of study may stimulate the imaginations of creative types everywhere Just remember however that personal creative interpretations and speculations do not necessarily translate to Physics False Pretences you what the Big Bang was It was when the cells of God began to divide What on earth is this doing in a Book on PhysicsThe main text covers a rather wide period of time from 137 billion BC sic all the way until 100 trillion AD I wonder what a modern day fundamentalist Christian would make of that first date Part of the problem lies in the use of BC Before Christ and AD Anno Domini Year of the Lord In Science at least but also because of a contemporary need to accommodate a common global dating system the terms BCE Before the Common Era and CE Common Era tend to be used instead Not in this bookAnother uestion regarding terminology and spelling lies in the acceptance of the terms developed by the International System of Units or SI to which incidentally the United States is a signatory in which its metric unit is spelled metre not meter Pickover acknowledges this SI spelling see p 264 but this is the only instance the SI spelling is used every other reference in the book and there are many uses the US spelling meter For some reason the combination of the use of the Imperial System of units footmileetc together with the US spelling of meter instead of the SI spelling for the metric euivalent became increasingly irksome for meOther than my pernickety grumblings above the book is definitely a handsome production which I feel sure many will find attractive and desirable and the sections dealing with the real andor possible applications of some of the astonishing areas of study may stimulate the imaginations of creative types everywhere Just remember however that personal creative interpretations and speculations do not necessarily translate to Physics

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The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics Summary ã 5 Ch engaging topics as dark energy parallel universes the Doppler effect the God particle and Maxwell's demon the book's timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillio. This book was a bit of a disappointment and I don t really get it It s 250 physics milestones listed chronologically It s stuff like Hooke s Law of Elasticity in 1660 the discovery of the electron in 1897 and so on Well that s funThe problem is that each item is only given 1 small page of text and a picture That s it It s a glossy TimeLife magazine treatment of physics Or it s a physics coffee table book Or it s about 10% of the information that you d get from Wikipedia on any of these topicsAnyway here are a couple of the coolest items that I tabbed from Pickover s listSolar FurnaceI learned what a solar furnace is a curved mirror or an array of mirrors that acts as a parabolic reflector concentrating light Insolation onto a focal point enwikipediaorgwikiSolarfurnace And the biggest solar furnace is this wild building in France where the whole side is a directed mirrorPoiseuille s Law of Liuid FlowI learned about Poiseuille s Law of Liuid Flow librarythinkuestorgC003758Functi The euation determines the volume of flow of a liuid through a pipe The interesting part is that this volume depends on the radius of the pipe to the 4th degree r 4where liuid flow r radius of the pipeSo clogging your arteries by 50% will cut your blood flow through them by 16x YowBirth of the KilogramHow heavy is a kilogram That s an interesting history enwikipediaorgwikiKilogram There s an actual object stored a basement somewhere near France that is supposed to be the official kilogram Obviously that s screwy so you can see on that Wikipedia page that scientists are looking for a better naturalnumeric definition of a kilogramBose Einstein CondensateAt near absolute zero matter exhibits an exotic property in which atoms lose their identity and merge into a mysterious collective So at extremely cold temperatures atoms seem to lose their individual identities and merge into cloud or one giant superatomHere s the Wikipedia page enwikipediaorgwikiBose%E2%80%93Eithanks yow bill Letters to Chloe years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillio. This book was a bit of a disappointment and I don t really get it It s 250 physics milestones listed chronologically It s stuff like Hooke s Law of Elasticity in 1660 the discovery of the electron in 1897 and so on Well that s funThe problem is that each item is only given 1 small page of text and a picture That s it It s a glossy TimeLife magazine treatment of physics Or it s a physics coffee table book Or it s about 10% of the information that Ford County you d get from Wikipedia on any of these topicsAnyway here are a couple of the coolest items that I tabbed from Pickover s listSolar FurnaceI learned what a solar furnace is a curved mirror or an array of mirrors that acts as a parabolic reflector concentrating light Insolation onto a focal point enwikipediaorgwikiSolarfurnace And the biggest solar furnace is this wild building in France where the whole side is a directed mirrorPoiseuille s Law of Liuid FlowI learned about Poiseuille s Law of Liuid Flow librarythinkuestorgC003758Functi The euation determines the volume of flow of a liuid through a pipe The interesting part is that this volume depends on the radius of the pipe to the 4th degree r 4where liuid flow r radius of the pipeSo clogging Johannes Cabal the Necromancer your arteries by 50% will cut Academia Obscura your blood flow through them by 16x YowBirth of the KilogramHow heavy is a kilogram That s an interesting history enwikipediaorgwikiKilogram There s an actual object stored a basement somewhere near France that is supposed to be the official kilogram Obviously that s screwy so Wide eyed and Legless Inside the Tour De France A Sportspages Book you can see on that Wikipedia page that scientists are looking for a better naturalnumeric definition of a kilogramBose Einstein CondensateAt near absolute zero matter exhibits an exotic property in which atoms lose their identity and merge into a mysterious collective So at extremely cold temperatures atoms seem to lose their individual identities and merge into cloud or one giant superatomHere s the Wikipedia page enwikipediaorgwikiBose%E2%80%93Eithanks Il rogo di Berlino yow bill

Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Clifford A. Pickover

The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics Summary ã 5 Ns of years to a time of “uantum resurrection” Like the previous titles in this series The Physics Book helps readers gain an understanding of major concepts without getting bogged down in complex details. The physics Book is an illustration of a wide variety of topics from ancient native cultures making the boomerang to the modern twentieth century physicist theorizing the possibility of giant floating brains The book is very well organized as its pages reflect discoveries at a certain time period each page summarizes the overall topic so one will not have to ponder over detail Overall I thought the book was really interesting


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    Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Clifford A. Pickover Clifford A. Pickover ´ 5 Read & Download review The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics This sumptuously produced and rather hefty tome covers 250 “milestones” regarding Physics and related ideas andor applications These are presented in a kind of “double page” layout with a one page description on the left accompanied by mostly rather wonderful associated illustrations on the right hand page Its intention is to entertain in the first instance and secondly hopefully to stimulate further interest by curious readers w

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    review The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics Free E–pub Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Clifford A. Pickover This is a great coffee table book with lots of illustrations The author has picked over 250 milestones in the history of physics For each one he provides a one page essay and a beautiful full page photoI've never seen a book that m

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    The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics Free E–pub Clifford A. Pickover ´ 5 Read & Download Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Clifford A. Pickover Clifford A Pickover's simply yet aptly titled tome The Physics Book should be on everyone's coffee table regardless of educational level Written by an undeniably accomplished writer and scientist with than forty books a PhD from Yale's Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and over seventy US patents this hefty book not only teaches concepts that have influenced the way in which humans interact with the uni

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    Clifford A. Pickover ´ 5 Read & Download The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics Free E–pub This book was a bit of a disappointment and I don't really get it It's 250 physics milestones listed chronologically It's stuff like Hooke's Law of Elasticity in 1660 the discovery of the electron in 1897 and so on Well that's funThe problem is that each item is only given 1 small page of text and a picture That's it It's a gloss

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    The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics Free E–pub Clifford A. Pickover ´ 5 Read & Download The Physics Book is a phenomenal book Before I read this I hated physics I did not understand physics and did not

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    review The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics Free E–pub Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Clifford A. Pickover This is not a book designed for a person to just sit down and read There are 250 articles covering different eventstheoriesfindings in the history of Physics Some of the explanations are short ok too short In some cases near the end of the book we are given theories of the end of the universe and its impact on earth the problem being that oth

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    The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics Free E–pub The physics Book is an illustration of a wide variety of topics from ancient native cultures making the boomerang to the modern twentieth century physicist theorizing the possibility of giant floating brains The book is very well organized as its pages reflect discoveries at a certain time period each page summarizes the overall topic so one will not have to ponder over detail Overall I thought the book was really interesting

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    review The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics Free E–pub Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Clifford A. Pickover Awesome book full of fun facts fun to read recommended for every person interested in Science

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  • Hardcover
  • 528
  • The Physics Book From the Big Bang to uantum Resurrection 250 Milestones in the History of Physics
  • Clifford A. Pickover
  • English
  • 04 January 2020
  • 9781402778612