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Rothman, Tony

Overview
Works: 34 works in 114 publications in 7 languages and 4,665 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Popular works  Trivia and miscellanea  Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Examinations  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Scribe
Classifications: QA27.J3, 501
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Most widely held works by Tony Rothman
Science à la mode : physical fashions and fictions by Tony Rothman( )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A physicist on Madison Avenue by Tony Rothman( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether discussing theories of cosmology, the physics of making a violin, or the impact of magazine covers on potential buyers, physicist and writer Tony Rothman brings the worlds of the scientist and nonscientist closer together, with amusing and enlightening results. These essays, which bear the mark of Rothman's outspoken humor and dislike for pretense, convey essential ideas to general readers on such topics as the future of the universe, the design of particle accelerators, the intelligent use of statistics, and the making of quality musical instruments. At the same time they provide insight into how the mind of a scientist works, not only in research but also in the "real" world of three-piece suits and mass media. The outlook of physicists, according to the author, often puts them at odds with nonscientists--but Rothman never hides his points of disagreement. In his title essay on being a major magazine editor, he recalls using bell curves and elementary statistics in an attempt to convince the circulation department that fluctuations in sales are unavoidable (despite what they thought). Although Rothman claims that scientists do enjoy playing the role of Faust, the scholar in eternal pursuit of Truth, his essays attest to a scientific interest fully in tune with human concerns. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Sacred mathematics : Japanese temple geometry by Hidetoshi Fukagawa( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries Japan was totally isolated from the West by imperial decree. During that time, a unique brand of homegrown mathematics flourished, one that was completely uninfluenced by developments in Western mathematics. People from all walks of life - samurai, farmers, and merchants - inscribed a wide variety of geometry problems on wooden tablets called sangaku and hung them in Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines throughout Japan. Sacred Mathematics is the first book published in the West to fully examine this tantalizing - and beautiful - mathematical tradition."--Jacket
Everything's relative : and other fables from science and technology by Tony Rothman( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a discipline so firmly rooted in empirical data, it's surprising to discover how the history of science can be so riddled by apocrypha, inaccuracies, and blatant falsehoods. In Everything's Relative, writer and physicist Tony Rothman sets the record straight once and for all, giving credit where credit is due by debunking centuries of commonly held beliefs embedded throughout science and technology's illustrious, albeit distorted, history." "Each anecdote clearly reveals how unique discoveries are the exception, rather than the rule. Discoveries almost always take place simultaneously or are built upon a predecessor's breakthrough ... usually without acknowledgment."--Jacket
Doubt and certainty : the celebrated academy : debates on science, mysticism, reality, in general on the knowable and unknowable, with particular forays into such esoteric matters as the mind fluid, the behavior of the stock market, and the disposition of a quantum mechanical sphinx, to name a few by Tony Rothman( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When physicists and others construct models to explain the phenomena and laws of nature, do those models actually simulate what's really out there in the world, or do they only synthesize the way we think the world is? And how does our cultural upbringing affect the way we think about the world? In this far-reaching and penetrating book, two world-class physicists, one born and raised in the West, the other in the Far East, examine these and many other intriguing questions not yet resolved by modern scientists."--
Instant physics : from Aristotle to Einstein, and beyond by Tony Rothman( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Frontiers of modern physics : new perspectives on cosmology, relativity, black holes, and extraterrestrial intelligence by Tony Rothman( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world is round by Tony Rothman( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Censored tales by Tony Rothman( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mai di xun da jie de wu li xue jia by Luo si man( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seinaru sūgaku, sangaku : sekai ga chūmokusuru Edo bunka to shite no wasan by Hidetoshi Fukagawa( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princeton Legacy Library : a Physicist on Madison Avenue by Tony Rothman( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Welt ist rund Science-fiction-Roman by Tony Rothman( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fizyka by Tony Rothman( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firebird by Tony Rothman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world is moving towards alternative energy. Two giant laboratories, one in France, one in Texas, are engaged in a contest to give mankind a limitless source of energy-fusion, the energy source of stars. In France, the European Union is constructing the colossal ITER project. At CFRC, the Controlled Fusion Research Center near Austin, a scientists have constructed a machine they call Prometheus to challenge ITER. When the director of the Austin lab attempts to achieve fusion on the day of Prometheus' dedication, a near-fatal accident ensues, and in an instant the rivalry between ITER and CFRC becomes a race to change the future of the world. But was it an accident, or sabotage?"--Publisher
Geometria en los templos del Japon by Tony Rothman( )

2 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garoa no shinwa( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short life of Evariste Galois by Tony Rothman( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics mastery for advanced high school students : complete physics review with 400 SAT and AP physics questions by Tony Rothman( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sacred mathematics : Japanese temple geometry
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Sacred mathematics : Japanese temple geometryEverything's relative : and other fables from science and technologyDoubt and certainty : the celebrated academy : debates on science, mysticism, reality, in general on the knowable and unknowable, with particular forays into such esoteric matters as the mind fluid, the behavior of the stock market, and the disposition of a quantum mechanical sphinx, to name a fewInstant physics : from Aristotle to Einstein, and beyond
Alternative Names
Rothman, Tony

Tony Rothman American writer

Tony Rothman Amerikaans natuurkundige

Tony Rothman amerikansk fysikar

Tony Rothman amerikansk fysiker

Tony Rothman écrivain américain

Tony Rothman escritor estadounidense

Tony Rothman US-amerikanischer Physiker und Schriftsteller

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ロスマン, トニイ

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