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Mar 10, 2020
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Oct 06, 2020
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Apr 14, 2020
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How do magnets generate electricity? What is antimatter? Is time travel possible?Discover the answers to these and over 90 other big questions that explore the most important laws, theories, and breakthrough moments in our understanding of physics – from the earliest civilizations to the 21st century.Written in clear English, The Physics Book is packed with short, pithy explanations that cut through technical language, step-by-step diagrams that untangle knotty theories, memorable quotes, and witty illustrations that play with our understanding of physics.This diverse and inclusive account of physics includes Pythagoras’ observations on music, Galileo’s experiments with spheres, and Isaac Newton’s theories of gravity and the laws of motion, unlocking Albert Einstein’s insights into relativity, how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory, and the reasons most of the Universe is “missing”. Showing how each idea and breakthrough came about, entries examine the history and wider developments in areas such as energy and matter, electricity and magnetism, and quantum, nuclear, and particle physics.Continuing the “Big Ideas” series’ trademark combination of authoritative, clear text and bold graphics, The Physics Book uses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, whether you’re an avid student or just curious about maths. If you’ve ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated – and proved – these abstract concepts, this is the perfect book for you.Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.
Grandes ideas, explicaciones sencillasCon una prosa sencilla, El libro de la física presenta explicaciones claras y concisas que desbrozan la jerga especializada, diagramas que plasman complejas teorías, citas memorables e ingeniosas ilustraciones que juegan con nuestros conocimientos de la física. ¿Cómo generan electricidad los imanes? ¿Qué es la antimateria? ¿Es posible viajar en el tiempo? A partir de estas y otras muchas preguntas, los físicos han ampliado las fronteras del conocimiento humano y nos han ayudado a comprender las leyes físicas que rigen nuestro mundo y el universo. Tanto el estudiante deseoso de aprender como el simple lector curioso acerca del funcionamiento del mundo encontrarán en este libro muchas ideas estimulantes.
Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives.
Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory – as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about – seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as energy and matter, and electricity and magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics.
Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras’s observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo’s experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton’s apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You’ll also learn about Albert Einstein’s insights into relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing.
If you’ve ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated – and proved – these abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you.
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“Readers who want to know more about physics but are intimidated by the subject’s complexity will want to turn to The Physics Book” —Booklist
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