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Instant egghead guide. Physics

Author: Brian Clegg; Scientific American, inc.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009.
Series: 60-second science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tackles the biggest topics in science by breaking them up into quick and easy to-to-four page spreads. It explores quantum physics, relativity and light.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Clegg; Scientific American, inc.
ISBN: 9780312592103 0312592108
OCLC Number: 317929231
Description: xi, 218 p. ; 18 cm.
Contents: Matter. Stuff ; Brownian motion ; Atomic structure ; Isotopes and neutrons ; Forget the planets ; Antimatter ; Quarks ; Solids ; Liquids ; Gases ; Plasma ; The particle zoo ; String theory ; Expanding universe ; Dark matter ; Dark energy ; The Big Bang ; Multiverses and bouncing branes --
Quantum theory. Quanta ; The ultraviolet catastrophe ; Einstein and the photoelectric effect ; Wave/particle duality ; Problems with probability ; The uncertainty principle ; Tunneling ; Superposition and quantum cats ; The Copenhagen Interpretation ; Many worlds ; Electronics ; Entanglement ; QED ; Quantum reality ; Black holes --
Light. the mechanics of sight ; Early ideas of light ; The electromagnetic spectrum ; Color ; Light waves ; Photons ; Reflection ; Refraction ; Lenses ; Principle of least action ; The speed of light ; The first telescopes ; Telescopes come of age ; Telescopes reaching father ; Microscopes ; Quantum lenses ; Polarization ; Redshift ; Lasers ; Holograms ; Stopping light ; Faster than light --
Relativity. Galileo's relativity ; Special relativity ; The Twins Paradox ; Simultaneity ; Time travel ; Where are the time travelers? ; E=mc² ; Equivalence ; General relativity --
Forces Force ; Fields or particles? ; Action at a distance ; Gravity ; Orbits and centrifugal force ; Electromagnetism ; Static electricity ; Electrical currents ; Magnets ; Strong nuclear force ; Weak nuclear force ; Nuclear fission ; Nuclear fusion --
Energy. Work and energy ; Power ; Kinetic energy ; Potential energy ; Going places : movement, speed, and velocity ; Momentum ; Acceleration ; A throw of a ball ; Friction ; Levers ; Springs and swings ; Temperature ; Heat ; The greenhouse effect ; Thermal expansion ; Changing phase ; Thermodynamics ; Heat engines ; Entropy ; Sound ; Energy density ; Solar energy.
Series Title: 60-second science.
Other Titles: Physics
Responsibility: Brian Clegg and Scientific American.

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Tackles one of the biggest topics in science. This title explores quantum physics, relativity, and light. It breaks down complex ideas to explore why Einstein made some big blunders, how the iPod  Read more...

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CITATION: Clegg, B and Scientific American (2009). Instant egghead guide: physics (60 second series). New York: St Martin’s Griffin.

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