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Lewin, Walter H. G.

For the love of physics : from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time-- a journey through the wonders of physics Walter Lewin with Warren Goldstein. - 1st Free Press hardcover ed. - New York : Free Press, 2011. - xvi, 302 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

Includes index.

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.

Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.

9781451607130

2010047737


Lewin, Walter H. G.


Physicists--Massachusetts--Biography.
College teachers--Massachusetts--Biography.
Physics--Study and teaching--Netherlands.
Physics--Study and teaching--Massachusetts.

QC16.L485 / A3 2011

530 B / LEW-F

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