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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 Lewin; Warren Goldstein
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Free Press, 2014.
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"YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE" is a common refrain in the emails Walter Lewin receives daily from fans who have been enthralled by his world-famous 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," wrote one such fan. When Lewin's lectures were made available online, he became an instant YouTube celebrity, and The New York Times declared,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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All Authors / Contributors: Walter Lewin; Warren Goldstein
ISBN: 9781439123546 1439123543
OCLC Number: 893121223
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 13, 2014).
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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 and Warren Goldstein.

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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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"As the hundreds of thousands of studentswho have witnessed [Lewin's] lectures in person or online can attest, thisclassroom wizard transforms textbook formulas into magic...Lewin's rarecreativity Read more...

 
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