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Instant Physics: From Aristotle to Einstein, and Beyond

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For all of you who break out in a sweat at the thought of thermodynamics, or freeze up at the mention of quantum mechanics, like a bolt from the blue, INSTANT PHYSICS will zap you through the fascinating history of our most basic, yet baffling, science.

From the thousand-year search for proof of the existence of the ever-elusive atom to the varied and heated arguments behind the big bang theory, INSTANT PHYSICS answers all the heavy questions with a light touch. You'll learn:

* How the Greek philosophers used the sledgehammer of mathematics to break apart the mysteries of the physical universe.

* Why gravity is a "romantic" force.

* How to tell the difference between a gluon, a meson, and a quark, even if you can't see them.

INSTANT PHYSICS is crammed with special features, including chapter summaries, who's who lists, biographical and historical tidbits, and a host of illustrations, photos, equations, diagrams, and drawings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449906972
Author:
Rothman, Tony
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Miscellanea
Subject:
Personal & Practical Guides
Subject:
Physics -- Miscellanea.
Subject:
Physics -- Popular works.
Subject:
Reference - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
103-797
Publication Date:
19950231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.65 in 0.45 lb

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