For the love of physics : from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time-- a journey through the wonders of physics
By: Lewin, Walter H. G.
Contributor(s): Goldstein, Warren.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Free Press, 2011Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.Description: xvi, 302 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781451607130.Subject(s): Lewin, Walter H. G | Physicists -- Massachusetts -- Biography | College teachers -- Massachusetts -- Biography | Physics -- Study and teaching -- Netherlands | Physics -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts
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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.