An alternative to the conventional go-to-college method, The Theoretical Minimum provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace. In this unconventional introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur.
The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics #ad - . Unlike most popular physics books—which give readers a taste of what physicists know but shy away from equations or math—Susskind and Hrabovsky actually teach the skills you need to do physics, beginning with classical mechanics, yourself.
Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: The Theoretical MinimumBasic Books #ad - Using their typical brand of real math, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, enlightening drawings, and humor, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory.
It's a must-read for both devotees of the series and any armchair physicist who wants to improve their knowledge of physics' deepest truths. The third volume in the bestselling physics series cracks open Einstein's special relativity and field theoryPhysicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back.
Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical MinimumBasic Books #ad - Now, physicist leonard susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics. In this follow-up to the new york times best-selling The Theoretical Minimum, Susskind and Friedman provide a lively introduction to this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the behavior of sub-atomic objects through mathematical abstractions.
The authors offer crystal-clear explanations of the principles of quantum states, uncertainty and time dependence, and particle and wave states, among other topics, entanglement, and each chapter includes exercises to ensure mastery of each area. Unlike other popularizations that shy away from quantum mechanics' weirdness, Quantum Mechanics embraces the utter strangeness of quantum logic.
Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum #ad - First he taught you classical mechanics. Like the theoretical minimum, this volume runs parallel to Susskind's eponymous Stanford University-hosted continuing education course. An approachable yet rigorous introduction to a famously difficult topic, Quantum Mechanics provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.
Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical MinimumBasic Books #ad - The authors offer crystal-clear explanations of the principles of quantum states, uncertainty and time dependence, entanglement, and particle and wave states, among other topics, and each chapter includes exercises to ensure mastery of each area. From the bestselling author of The Theoretical Minimum, a DIY introduction to the math and science of quantum mechanics.
First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist leonard susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics. In this follow-up to the new york times best-selling The Theoretical Minimum, Susskind and Friedman provide a lively introduction to this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the behavior of sub-atomic objects through mathematical abstractions.
Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum #ad - Basic Books AZ. Like the theoretical minimum, this volume runs parallel to Susskind's eponymous Stanford University-hosted continuing education course. An approachable yet rigorous introduction to a famously difficult topic, Quantum Mechanics provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.
Unlike other popularizations that shy away from quantum mechanics' weirdness, Quantum Mechanics embraces the utter strangeness of quantum logic.
Classical mechanics: the theoretical minimumPenguin #ad - Brand new, exactly same isbn as listed, Please double check ISBN carefully before ordering. Basic Books AZ. Penguin group.
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of SpacetimeDutton #ad - Academics discourage students from working on the "dead end" of quantum foundations. Science popularizers keep telling us how weird it is, how impossible it is to understand. Sean carroll, theoretical physicist and one of this world’s most celebrated writers on science, rewrites the history of 20th century physics.
The many worlds theory of quantum behavior says that every time there is a quantum event, a world splits off with everything in it the same, except in that other world the quantum event didn't happen. Rarely does a book so fully reorganize how we think about our place in the universe. Basic Books AZ. There are many, many Sean Carrolls.
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime #ad - Step-by-step in carroll's uniquely lucid way, he tackles the major objections to this otherworldly revelation until his case is inescapably established. Instant new york times bestsellera science news favorite science book of 2019As you read these words, copies of you are being created. Most physicists haven’t even recognized the uncomfortable truth: physics has been in crisis since 1927.
Many of every one of us. We are on the threshold of a new understanding—of where we are in the cosmos, and what we are made of. Quantum mechanics has always had obvious gaps—which have come to be simply ignored.
An Introduction to Black Holes, Information And The String Theory Revolution: The Holographic UniverseWorld Scientific Publishing Company #ad - Leonard susskind, one of the co-inventors of the Holographic Principle as well as one of the founders of String theory, develops and explains these concepts. Over the last decade the physics of black holes has been revolutionized by developments that grew out of Jacob Bekenstein's realization that black holes have entropy.
. Penguin group. Basic Books AZ. Stephen hawking raised profound issues concerning the loss of information in black hole evaporation and the consistency of quantum mechanics in a world with gravity. For two decades these questions puzzled theoretical physicists and eventually led to a revolution in the way we think about space, time, matter and information.
An Introduction to Black Holes, Information And The String Theory Revolution: The Holographic Universe #ad - This revolution has culminated in a remarkable principle called "The Holographic Principle", which is now a major focus of attention in gravitational research, quantum field theory and elementary particle physics.
The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent DesignLittle, Brown and Company #ad - 50, 000 first printing. Penguin group. A foremost pioneer in theoretical physics and string theory urges readers and the scientific community to accept a broader concept of the universe as a gigantic cosmic landscape of virtually unlimited possibilities. Basic Books AZ.
Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics AstrayBasic Books #ad - Only by embracing reality as it is can science discover the truth. A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones.
The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria. To escape, physicists must rethink their methods. Worse, these "too good to not be true" theories are actually untestable and they have left the field in a cul-de-sac.
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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the QuantumPenguin Press #ad - If we are to have any hope of completing the revolution that Einstein began nearly a century ago, we must go beyond quantum mechanics to find a theory that will give us a complete description of nature. A daring new vision of quantum theory from one of the leading minds of contemporary physicsQuantum physics is the golden child of modern science.
Basic Books AZ. In this vibrant and accessible book, introducing the stories of the experiments and figures that have transformed our understanding of the universe, Smolin takes us on a journey through the basics of quantum physics, before wrestling with the puzzles and conundrums that the quantum world presents.
Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum #ad - Whether it's schrödinger's cat--a creature that is simultaneously dead and alive--or a belief that the world does not exist independently of our observations of it, quantum theory challenges our fundamental assumptions about reality. But for a century it has also been the problem child of science: it has been plagued by intense disagreements between its inventors, strange paradoxes, and implications that seem like the stuff of fantasy.
There is more to quantum physics, waiting to be discovered. Along the way, he illuminates the existing theories that might solve these problems, guiding us towards a vision of the quantum that embraces common sense realism. In einstein's unfinished revolution, Lee Smolin brings us a step closer to resolving one of the greatest scientific controversies of our age.
It is the basis of our understanding of atoms, and so much else, radiation, from elementary particles and basic forces to the behavior of materials.
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the UniverseHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - An array of witty and astonishing stories. Strogatz reveals how this form of math rose to the challenges of each age: how to determine the area of a circle with only sand and a stick; how to explain why Mars goes “backwards” sometimes; how to make electricity with magnets; how to ensure your rocket doesn’t miss the moon; how to turn the tide in the fight against AIDS.
As strogatz proves, calculus is truly the language of the universe. New york times bestseller“marvelous. By unveiling the principles of that language, Infinite Powers makes us marvel at the world anew. Basic Books AZ. To illuminate how calculus has helped bring into being our contemporary world. The washington postfrom preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus – how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better.
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe #ad - Without calculus, gps, tV, we wouldn’t have cell phones, or ultrasound. We wouldn’t have unraveled dna or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5, 000 songs in your pocket. Though many of us were scared away from this essential, Steven Strogatz’s brilliantly creative, engrossing subject in high school and college, down‑to‑earth history shows that calculus is not about complexity; it’s about simplicity.
It harnesses an unreal number—infinity—to tackle real‑world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel miraculous. Infinite powers recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves a phenomenon predicted by calculus.