Thinking Physics is Gedanken Physics


Author: Lewis C. Epstein
Publisher: Insight Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780935218084
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 561
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"In this book, as in real life, the hook comes first. When the explanation follows, it goes to the central point fast. There is an easy way to explain anything -- it's just hard to find it. That is Epstein's Law, and this book demonstrates it" --Cover, p. 4.

Thinking Like a Physicist

Physics Problems for Undergraduates
Author: Norman Thompson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780852745137
Category: Physics
Page: 145
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This unique collection of problems and solutions, selected from examination and tutorial questions used in the University of Bristol, is the first book of its kind to address the art of problem solving in a truly constructive manner. The reader is encouraged to apply basic physical principles, judicious assumptions and approximations, and simplified models of complex situations, and to consider the limitations of the resulting solutions-in short, to 'think like a physicist'. The problems are taken from all branches of the subject, but many deal with topics that are essentially elementary, and should therefore be within the competence of undergraduates at all stages.

Thinking in Physics


Author: Vincent Coletta
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780133938890
Category: Science
Page: 240
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A fundamental approach to teaching scientific reasoning skills In Thinking in Physics, Vincent Coletta creates a new curriculum that helps instructors reach students who have the greatest difficulty learning physics. The book presents evidence that students' reasoning ability is strongly related to their learning and describes ways for students to improve their reasoning to achieve a better understanding of basic physics principles.

Discovering Mathematics

The Art of Investigation
Author: A. Gardiner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486452999
Category: Mathematics
Page: 206
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The term "mathematics" usually suggests an array of familiar problems with solutions derived from well-known techniques. Discovering Mathematics: The Art of Investigation takes a different approach, exploring how new ideas and chance observations can be pursued, and focusing on how the process invariably leads to interesting questions that would never have otherwise arisen. With puzzles involving coins, postage stamps, and other commonplace items, students are challenged to account for the simple explanations behind perplexing mathematical phenomena. Elementary methods and solutions allow readers to concentrate on the way in which the material is explored, as well as on strategies for answers that aren't immediately obvious. The problems don't require the kind of sophistication that would put them out of reach of ordinary students, but they're sufficiently complex to capture the essential features of mathematical discovery. Complete solutions appear at the end.

Drawing Physics

2,600 Years of Discovery From Thales to Higgs
Author: Don S. Lemons
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262338750
Category: Science
Page: 264
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Humans have been trying to understand the physical universe since antiquity. Aristotle had one vision (the realm of the celestial spheres is perfect), and Einstein another (all motion is relativistic). More often than not, these different understandings begin with a simple drawing, a pre-mathematical picture of reality. Such drawings are a humble but effective tool of the physicist's craft, part of the tradition of thinking, teaching, and learning passed down through the centuries. This book uses drawings to help explain fifty-one key ideas of physics accessibly and engagingly. Don Lemons, a professor of physics and author of several physics books, pairs short, elegantly written essays with simple drawings that together convey important concepts from the history of physical science.Lemons proceeds chronologically, beginning with Thales' discovery of triangulation, the Pythagorean monocord, and Archimedes' explanation of balance. He continues through Leonardo's description of "earthshine" (the ghostly glow between the horns of a crescent moon), Kepler's laws of planetary motion, and Newton's cradle (suspended steel balls demonstrating by their collisions that for every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction). Reaching the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Lemons explains the photoelectric effect, the hydrogen atom, general relativity, the global greenhouse effect, Higgs boson, and more. The essays place the science of the drawings in historical context -- describing, for example, Galileo's conflict with the Roman Catholic Church over his teaching that the sun is the center of the universe, the link between the discovery of electrical phenomena and the romanticism of William Wordsworth, and the shadow cast by the Great War over Einstein's discovery of relativity. Readers of Drawing Physics with little background in mathematics or physics will say, "Now I see, and now I understand."

The Flying Circus of Physics

With Answers
Author: Jearl Walker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9788126517824
Category: Physics
Page: 295
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This new version now contains answers to all the over 600 stimulating questions. Walker covers the entirety of naked-eye physics by exploring problems of the everyday world. He focuses on the flight of Frisbees, sounds of thunder, rainbows, sand dunes, soap bubbles, etc., and uses such familiar objects as rubber bands, eggs, tea pots, and Coke bottles. Many references to outside sources guide the way through the problems. Now the inclusion of answers provides immediate feedback, making this an extraordinary approach in applying all of physics to problems of the real world.· Hiding Under the Covers, Listening for the Monsters· The Walrus Speaks of Classical Mechanics· Heat Fantasies and Other Cheap Thrills of the Night· The Madness of Stirring Tea· She Comes in Colors Everywhere· The Electrician's Evil and the Ring's Magic· The Walrus Has His Last Say and Leaves Us Assorted Goodies

Handbook of Investigation and Effective CAPA Systems, Second Edition


Author: José Rodríguez-Pérez
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873899261
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 234
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Understanding and improving the CAPA system as a whole is the focal point of this book, the only of its kind dealing exclusively with this critical system within highly regulated industries. Features include: Information about the importance of the CAPA system within the quality system for the medical products regulated industry. Fully updated with current versions of regulations (U.S. FDA, EU, ISO 13485, and so on), and a new section covers the regulatory expectation of customer complaint investigations. Investigation and CAPA elements of the 2015 revision of the ISO 9001 standard. New coverage on the investigation plan and the new U.S. FDA quality metric guidance, as well as a section discussing the tight relationship between CAPAs and FMEA. A new chapter fully devoted to human errors and human factors, and their impact in the investigation and CAPA system. Discussion of a dozen of the most common pitfalls commonly encountered in the investigation and CAPA world of regulated companies. An example of an investigation and CAPA expert certification program being used for many companies. Forms and examples of the different elements (investigation report, root causes checklist, human error investigation, CAPA plan, and so on) covered in the book. Fully usable forms are also included in the companion CD in Microsoft Word format. While the first edition of this book was aimed solely at the FDA-regulated industry, the title of this second edition reflects the importance of the investigation/root cause analysis stage as the necessary preceding step of any effective corrective and preventive action system. Investigation and CAPA are concepts used in many sectors besides the FDA-regulated industry, such as: automotive, electronics, aerospace, telecommunications, process industry, and many more. This book will become an essential reference for those in these other industries.

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life


Author: Helen Czerski
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248976
Category: Science
Page: 336
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“[Czerski’s] quest to enhance humanity’s everyday scientific literacy is timely and imperative.”—Science Storm in a Teacup is Helen Czerski’s lively, entertaining, and richly informed introduction to the world of physics. Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative medical testing. She provides answers to vexing questions: How do ducks keep their feet warm when walking on ice? Why does it take so long for ketchup to come out of a bottle? Why does milk, when added to tea, look like billowing storm clouds? In an engaging voice at once warm and witty, Czerski shares her stunning breadth of knowledge to lift the veil of familiarity from the ordinary.

Our Mathematical Universe

My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
Author: Max Tegmark
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 038535049X
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last—this is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians.

Advanced Problems in Mathematics

Preparing for University
Author: Stephen Siklos
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1783741449
Category: Mathematics
Page: 186
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This book is intended to help students prepare for entrance examinations in mathematics and scientific subjects, including STEP (Sixth Term Examination Papers). STEP examinations are used by Cambridge colleges as the basis for conditional offers in mathematics and sometimes in other mathematics-related subjects. They are also used by Warwick University, and many other mathematics departments recommend that their applicants practice on past papers to become accustomed to university-style mathematics. Advanced Problems in Mathematics is recommended as preparation for any undergraduate mathematics course, even for students who do not plan to take the Sixth Term Examination Paper. The questions analysed in this book are all based on recent STEP questions selected to address the syllabus for Papers I and II, which is the A-level core (i.e. C1 to C4) with a few additions. Each question is followed by a comment and a full solution. The comments direct the reader’s attention to key points and put the question in its true mathematical context. The solutions point students to the methodology required to address advanced mathematical problems critically and independently. This book is a must read for any student wishing to apply to scientific subjects at university level and for anybody interested in advanced mathematics.

The Spanish Verb Search Manual


Author: Sharlise Shulterbrandt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781548978617
Category:
Page: 114
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Developing fluency in Spanish relies heavily on the ability to master the conjugations of verbs; this is quite a hurdle, however, since Spanish is rich in verbs with spelling irregularities to varying degrees. The Spanish Verb Search Manual is a fun, color-coded system of 96 verb searches. It is designed to give you not just practice, but an easier way to discover the spelling patterns that emerge as you conjugate the same verbs across all simple tenses and moods. These verb searches will test your ability to conjugate and recall the meanings of the verbs as well. Once you begin you'll want to see how far you can go, and how much you can recall... It works!

Columbus and Other Cannibals

The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism
Author: Jack D. Forbes
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1583229825
Category: Political Science
Page: 152
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Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack D. Forbes’s Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anticivilization movement when it was first published in 1978. His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired America’s most influential activists for decades. Frighteningly, his radical critique of the modern "civilized" lifestyle is more relevant now than ever before. Identifying the Western compulsion to consume the earth as a sickness, Forbes writes: "Brutality knows no boundaries. Greed knows no limits. Perversion knows no borders. . . . These characteristics all push towards an extreme, always moving forward once the initial infection sets in. . . . This is the disease of the consuming of other creatures’ lives and possessions. I call it cannibalism." This updated edition includes a new chapter by the author.

My Big Toe

Awakening, Discovery, Inner Workings: A Trilogy Unifying Philosophy, Physics, and Metaphysics
Author: Thomas Campbell
Publisher: Lightning Strike Books
ISBN: 097250947X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 820
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My Big TOE, written by a nuclear physicist in the language of contemporary Western culture, unifies science and philosophy, physics and metaphysics, mind and matter, purpose and meaning, the normal and the paranormal. The entirety of human experience (mind, body, and spirit) including both our objective and subjective worlds, are brought together under one seamless scientific understanding. If you have a logical, open, and inquisitive mind - an attitude of scientific pragmatism that appreciates the elegance of fundamental truth and the thrill of breakthrough - you will enjoy this journey of personal and scientific discovery. Based upon careful scientific research and logical deduction, this is a book for all who have an interest in the nature of the reality in which they exist. My Big TOE is not only about scientific theory, function, process, and discovery - but also speaks to each individual reader about their innate capabilities. Readers will learn to appreciate that their human potential stretches far beyond the limitations of the physical universe. This trilogy delivers the next major scientific conceptual breakthrough since relativity and quantum mechanics raised scientific eyebrows in the first half of the twentieth century. No catch, no megalomania, no hypothetical wackiness, no goofy beliefs, no unusual assumptions - just straightforward science that better describes the totality of our experience and provides a wealth of practical results and new understanding that can be applied personally and professionally by scientists and nonscientists alike. This is the real thing. My Big TOE is about life, purpose, personal significance, physics, evolution, and the reason why. The acronym "TOE" is a standard term in the physics community that stands for "Theory Of Everything." Such a theory has been the "Holy Grail" of physicists for more than fifty years. My Big TOE delivers the solution to that scientific quest at the layman's level with precision and clarity. This book is an adventure into the overlapping worlds of science, philosophy, and metaphysics. It is tightly analytical and logical as all good works of science and philosophy should be, while at the same time down to earth, easily understandable, and full of good humor. No leaps of faith or beliefs of any sort are required to get to where these books will take you. Campbell did not put the "My" in My Big TOE to flaunt pride of authorship. Nor does the "My" indicate any lack of generality or applicability to others. The "My" was added to be a constant reminder to you that this reality model cannot serve as your personal Big TOE until it is based upon your personal experience. On the other hand, personal or subjective experience is only one piece of the reality puzzle. In the objective physical world of traditional science, My Big TOE delivers a comprehensive model of reality that subsumes modern science, describes our objective material reality, and is universally applicable. Contemporary physics is shown to be a special case of a more general set of basic principles.Physics is in the business of modeling reality. General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and currently String Theory have all unsuccessfully tried to produce an overarching model of our objective reality. In the physics community, these one-theory-explains-all reality models are called TOEs. This particular TOE is Big because it successfully integrates metaphysics and physics into a single unified big-picture view of our larger reality. The My Big TOE trilogy provides a rational, logically consistent Theory Of Everything, develops the required new paradigms to support that theory, constructs a solid scientific foundation for future explorations to be built upon, and explains the interfaces and connections between newly derived knowledge and the existing database of scientific and personal experience. It subsumes physics, redeems philosophy, and explains many objective as well as subjective phenomena. Within My Big TOE, the physical universe and consciousness are fully integrated into a single scientific, tightly logical exposition that encompasses the subjective as well as the objective, the normal as well as the paranormal, the whole of your experience body, mind, and spirit. The My Big TOE reality model will help you understand your life, your purpose, all of the reality you experience, how that reality works, and how you might interact most profitably with it.The author, in addition to his ongoing career in a traditional hard science, spent almost thirty years carefully researching altered states of consciousness both in and out of formal laboratory settings. With one foot in the world of physics and the other firmly planted in the scientific exploration of consciousness, Campbell is in a unique position to accomplish the synthesis required to bring all the disparate pieces of science together into a coherent scientific whole. My Big TOE is the result of this unusual dual career in both physics and parapsychology. Most readers find these books to be non-technical, lively, full of humor and good fun, as well as personally challenging and enlightening. The My Big TOE trilogy is hard hitting, personal, controversial, and full of new ways of viewing familiar things. It will make you laugh, wince, and reconsider what you thought you knew about almost everything. This book is guaranteed to annoy, anger, and offend some, as well as illuminate and emancipate others. It will turn your personal reality upside down and inside out as it unites mind, body, and spirit in one overarching scientific model. Our objective physical reality is shown to be just one piece of the larger puzzle of existence. This reality model provides a sound theoretical basis for understanding many of the scientific, technical, and philosophical enigmas that have been nagging at the minds of scientists and scholars for decades. Even more importantly, My Big TOE provides the scientific basis for finally answering many of the most unfathomable and pressing personal questions that have challenged human understanding since time immemorial since men and women first stared into a starlit sky and wondered who and why they were. After reading My Big TOE, one will understand both the universal and the personal (subjective) nature of consciousness, reality, and Big TOEs. One will learn to appreciate the fact that the larger reality extends beyond objective causality, beyond the reach of purely intellectual effort, into the personal subjective mind of each individual. The concepts in this book will initiate, and be the catalyst for, serious scientific and philosophical discussions in the fields of psychology, physics, philosophy, mathematics, evolution, and biology, as well as religion, theology, metaphysics, ontology, epistemology, and cosmology. The author chooses to first publish these ground breaking concepts in a trade publication rather than a technical journal because of their potential importance to every individual, and because the nature of the material (like Darwins theory of evolution, for example) requires broad explanations spanning multiple academic disciplines. Because this material must develop entirely new scientific and reality paradigms, it requires a substantial intellectual and logical presentation to shed light upon the limitations of normal culturally habituated patterns of thought a goal that cannot be reached both quickly and effectively. This journey will take you to the beginning of time. It will dive deeply into the human heart as well as probe the limits of the human mind. My Big TOE will redefine the significance of you, and provide new meaning to your existence. It will help you realize and optimize your potential as well as provide you with a wholly new, fully integrated, scientific understanding of both your inside and outside world. My Big TOE, written by a scientist from a Western technological viewp

THE FLYING CIRCUS OF PHYSICS, 2ND EDITION


Author: Jearl Walker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788126531998
Category:
Page: 352
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Market_Desc: Students of introductory physics, those curious about the world around them Special Features: " Having sold over 100,000 copies in the past, this is a great reference for school and public libraries and of great interest to anyone with a curiosity about science and the world" The author became a science celebrity in the 70's and 80's. He is available to go back on tour to promote the cool and wiz bang world of physics About The Book: Welcome to Jearl Walker's Flying Circus of Physics, 2nd Edition, where death-defying stunts, high-flying acrobatics, strange curiosities, and mind-bending illusions are all part of everyday life. You don't need a ticket; you only need to look to the world around you to uncover these fascinating feats of physics.Completely updated and expanded, this Second Edition of Jearl Walker's best-selling text features more than 700 thoroughly intriguing questions about relevant, fun, and completely real physical phenomena. Detailed explanations and references to outside sources guide your way through the problems.

The Universe, Life and Everything

dialogues on our changing understanding of reality
Author: Sarah Durston,Ton Baggerman
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9048539056
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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he way we understand the world we live in is changing. Our traditional understanding is being challenged by developments in physics, including quantum mechanics, and our inability to explain certain complex phenomena such as consciousness. In this book, scholars from a variety of backgrounds discuss how our understanding of our world is expanding to include such phenomena.

Singing

The Mechanism and the Technic
Author: William Vennard
Publisher: Carl Fischer, L.L.C.
ISBN: 9780825800559
Category: Singing
Page: 275
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Genius

The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453210431
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 532
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New York Times Bestseller: This life story of the quirky physicist is “a thorough and masterful portrait of one of the great minds of the century” (The New York Review of Books). Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation’s greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started. In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman’s work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.