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For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time: A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics

For the Love of Physics From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE is a common refrain in the emails Walter Lewin receives daily from fans who have been enthralled by his world famous video lectures about the wonders of physics I walk with a

  • Title: For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time: A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics
  • Author: Walter Lewin Warren Goldstein
  • ISBN: 9781439108277
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Hardcover
  • YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE is a common refrain in the emails Walter Lewin receives daily from fans who have been enthralled by his world famous video lectures about the wonders of physics I walk with a new spring in my step and I look at life through physics colored eyes, wrote one such fan When Lewin s lectures were made available online, he became an instant YouTube YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE is a common refrain in the emails Walter Lewin receives daily from fans who have been enthralled by his world famous video lectures about the wonders of physics I walk with a new spring in my step and I look at life through physics colored eyes, wrote one such fan When Lewin s lectures were made available online, he became an instant YouTube celebrity, and The New York Times declared, Walter Lewin delivers his lectures with the panache of Julia Child bringing French cooking to amateurs and the zany theatricality of YouTube s greatest hits For than thirty years as a beloved professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lewin honed his singular craft of making physics not only accessible but truly fun, whether putting his head in the path of a wrecking ball, supercharging himself with three hundred thousand volts of electricity, or demonstrating why the sky is blue and why clouds are white Now, as Carl Sagan did for astronomy and Brian Green did for cosmology, Lewin takes readers on a marvelous journey in For the Love of Physics, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power with which physics can reveal the hidden workings of the world all around us I introduce people to their own world, writes Lewin, the world they live in and are familiar with but don t approach like a physicist yet Could it be true that we are shorter standing up than lying down Why can we snorkel no deeper than about one foot below the surface Why are the colors of a rainbow always in the same order, and would it be possible to put our hand out and touch one Whether introducing why the air smells so fresh after a lightning storm, why we briefly lose and gain weight when we ride in an elevator, or what the big bang would have sounded like had anyone existed to hear it, Lewin never ceases to surprise and delight with the extraordinary ability of physics to answer even the most elusive questions Recounting his own exciting discoveries as a pioneer in the field of X ray astronomy arriving at MIT right at the start of an astonishing revolution in astronomy he also brings to life the power of physics to reach into the vastness of space and unveil exotic uncharted territories, from the marvels of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud to the unseeable depths of black holes For me, Lewin writes, physics is a way of seeing the spectacular and the mundane, the immense and the minute as a beautiful, thrillingly interwoven whole His wonderfully inventive and vivid ways of introducing us to the revelations of physics impart to us a new appreciation of the remarkable beauty and intricate harmonies of the forces that govern our lives.

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    1. This man proves that teachers make a difference. That a good teacher can make anyone care about his topic. I loved math in school, but when I got to calculus, for some reason, I just couldn't understand it. And so I decided to skip physics altogether. However, I really wanted to read the book Einstein: His Life and Universe, because I think its author, Walter Isaacson, is a genius. It seemed like the perfect marriage of author and subject! But I have never liked science, as it was taught in scho [...]

    2. পনের কেজি ভরের একটি লোহার গোলক ছুটে আসছে বিপজ্জনক গতিতে মুখ বরাবর। চোখ মুখ ভয়ে খিঁচ আছে। যদি এটি ঠিক আঘাত হানতে পারে তবে স্কাল ফ্রাকচার হয়ে নির্ঘাৎ মৃত্যু। রক্তে বেড়ে গেছে অ্যাড্রেনালিন হর [...]

    3. Walter Lewin was a professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until his retirement in 2009 and was well known for his popular lectures on physics which appeared on the MIT OpenCourseWare website - that is until MIT indefinitely suspended access to Lewin's courses on OpenCourseWare in late 2014 "after its investigation of a serious matter" (to quote the message that now appears on the OpenCourseWare website when you click on some of the links in Lewin's book). As I do [...]

    4. This is the great WALTER LEWIN, my best teacher ever of physics, he makes you love physics and see the world in another way forever, in a way full of wonders and appreciations.For more pleasure it's better to see also the video:youtube/watch?v=4a0Fb. his book:"I learned that art is not only, or even mostly, about beauty; it is about discovery, and this is where art and physics come together for me.""When I began lecturing at MIT in the 1970s, it was part of my personality to put more emphasis on [...]

    5. I would love to have taken one of Walter Lewin's classes. His teaching style is fun and energetic, and he seems to love to get his students involved in his experiments. The first part of the book is a series of 20 to 30 minute segments on various topics about the physics of everyday things. The topics range from how airplanes fly to the maximum depth a snorkler can handle and why to how we measure the distances of stars. The second half of the books discusses his own career in research using x-r [...]

    6. When I saw the Dutch ratings on this book (hardly 1 star) I was utterly shocked. I had heard so many great stories about Walter Lewin, appearing in a very well-known Dutch TV-show and captivating thousands of ears of interest. I, unfortunately, haven't yet had the opportunity to experience one of his lectures, but I certainly will do some research soon. I heard that this man did a magnificent job on making serious physics understandable for less-but-still-genius-human-beings like you and me (I g [...]

    7. I might be too excited about this book; read with a grain of salt. If there’s an Oscar for hilariously explaining the world through physics to the layperson, ًWalter Lewin should get two. Not that I grasped everything, several things went over my head no doubt, but I enjoyed reading about them because he doesn’t take himself too seriously (I hate people who do). Added bonus: there’s the littlest amount of math here, which is great because I’m allergic. It’s called dyscalculia. That ba [...]

    8. This book was brought accidentally to me by my brother. For the Love of Physics is one of my most favorite and loving science books of all time. It tells about the lives of both the Physics & Proff.Lewin. Dr.Lewin has taught theworld to look through the equations which many teachers and professors failed to do (If they at least knew it could be done, like my Physics teachers), and Proff.Lewin had made them a bunch of criminals (for teaching bad). It has a great and astonishing explanation fr [...]

    9. Interesting tidbits from this book:Lewin believes that Newton is the greatest physicist of all time (Einstein is next) because “his discoveries were so fundamental and so diverse.”Though the universe’s age is estimated to be “about” 13.7 billion years old, Lewin writes that “the edge of the observable universe is about 47 billion light-years away from us in every direction.” This is because space has “expanded enormously since the big bang,” noting Hubble’s law (“the veloci [...]

    10. "That’s why I always try to show my students the forests, rather than take them up and down every single tree. That is also what I have tried to do in this book for you. I hope you have enjoyed the journey."When I finished reading For the Love of Physics, the realization of that I, unfortunately, had the worst Physics teachers a can student have, was fully assured. Walter Lewin is by far the most outstanding Physics teacher out there. He deserves the honorable title of a Teacher. A teacher tha [...]

    11. This book was on Bill Gates' top book in 2011. Prof. Lewin's method of teaching should be adopted by all professors. He teaches physics by holding experiments in class, and backs them up with formulas. He teaches not to cover the details in physics, but to uncover the beauty of the world thru physics. Check out his experiments on YouTube, they are actually cool. The last quarter of the book went into too much technical details on his area of expertise: X-Ray - that was really torturous to get th [...]

    12. This book is not intended to teach physics to those who have studied physics and to those who pursue that subject professionally. To those who have forgotten their physics lessons, this will be a great recaller. It brings back all the pleasures that got lost in all the years after the college days.To those who still view the world and the life there in, in a way learned to look in their old physics classes, though not living by physics, this book will help clear any fog they collected on the way [...]

    13. Magistral. La física no es aburrida, todo lo contrario. Un poco lento, pero no se puede pedir mas de un libro de divulgación. Recomendado al 100% para quienes empiezan en este mundillo.

    14. Walter Lewin is a professor of physics at MIT, where he teaches several of the introductory physics courses. These courses, which are available on the web at ocw.mit/indexm, are apparently very popular. I can't vouch for them, as I haven't looked at any of them yet. I can say that the book is a nice blend of popular science and memoir. The book was written with a co-author, Warren Goldstein, who is a professor of history at the University of Hartford. The book begins by explaining how Lewin, who [...]

    15. A lovely perspective of looking at the daily world. Walter Lewin simply spoke my mind. My ideology of teaching: Teach not what to think, but how to think.

    16. Walter Lewin is al meer dan veertig jaar docent aan het prestigieuze Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Hij is bij het brede publiek met name bekend geworden door zijn unieke college’s, die op Youtube vele kijkers trekken. Binnen Nederland is hij met name bekend door zijn optredens in De Wereld Draait Door.In zijn boek “Gek Op Natuurkunde” wil hij zijn lezer een weg wijzen naar de opmerkelijke rol die de natuurkunde in ons alledaagse leven speelt. Dit combineert hij met persoonli [...]

    17. In this book, Dr. Lewin deciphers many confusing aspects of natural phenomenon which surround us. The mysteries of rainbows and sound, electricity and magnetism, etc are brought within our grasp of understanding after listening to Lewin's discussions. He uses layman's terms, for the most part, and gives simple yet practical examples to make his point. He seems genuinely interested in opening a new sense of understanding of the many seemingly complex things which surround us. However, I suspect D [...]

    18. You have to understand before reading this, that Lewin has a genuine love of both physics and education. His love is shown plainly in the pages, and while he leaves much to doubt, it's clear the reader should explore to learn more. There is an abundant amount of resources out there for the pop-physicist to read, but most books gloss over the smaller things that are deemed "uninteresting" and go for really big physics stuff. Lewin's book, on the other hand does something incredible. Lewin takes t [...]

    19. Great book written by what sounds to be a great teacher. He tries to condense the material from several of his MIT introductory physics classes into book format. I've learned that his class lectures have become quite popular on Youtube and that this book is an attempt to expand on that popularity and reach an even wider audience. I say bravo! I loved his simple explanations and obvious love of the topics. Because of the format, he was forced to describe several of his more famous physics demonst [...]

    20. Being a fan of Dr. Lewin, I picked up this one to clear my head of all the literary stuff that I've been reading. And turned out, it was quite a delightful read. While it wouldn't be fair to criticize the book on terms of prose, so if you're picking this book up, you better be interested in science! While most of the concepts revolved around basic physics, and could be boring to a science major, but the real beauty is the way Walter explains them in the most basic sense. I particularly liked his [...]

    21. Lewin's personal narrative is likely to grab most readers right away. His life, from a childhood spent hiding from Nazis to a grown man who became a world renowned physicist, is inspiring to say the least. Lewin's love of physics oozes out of him on every page, in every lecture, and seemingly in his every day life. It is easy to see why his lectures are so popular. In this book, Lewin brought key ideas from his lecture series to the reader. After relating basic concepts of physics, Lewin detaile [...]

    22. 5 stars for the sheer joy the author takes in teaching his readers. As popular physics treatments go, there's not much here an interested reader isn't likely to have encountered elsewhere -- other than the author's account of his own very interesting scientific autobiography. But there's great pleasure to be had in seeing the whole history and enterprise of physics through the eyes of this boyishly enthusiastic guide. It's no wonder Lewin's classes are as widely admired as they are. I plan to wa [...]

    23. Reading this book is almost like being at one of Prof. Lewin's lectures! (For those who haven't had the opportunity, he provides links to some of them on MIT's OpenCourseWare site.) The only difference between this and the actual lectures is that he requires less math background on the reader's part than is expected from MIT freshmen- there's very little in the way of math or equations. If you're even a little interested in physics, check it out!

    24. ONe of the best science books I've read in a while. The author transmits his love of science and the wonders that we can discover through physics. He has lectures online and I need to watch them. It takes me back to my undergraduate days, when everything was new and exciting. The book just oozes with the joy of discovery that is the mark of a true scientist.

    25. In Walter Lewin, I have discovered a physics teacher that I did not have the fortune of experiencing live. I loved every bit of the book. Physics is the story of the forces that created our world, that sustain it and will one day destroy it and Walter Lewin breathes life into this story. Every chapter is a gem and this book is a masterpiece.

    26. Walter Lewin predicted that it would change the way I look at the world after I finish the book. Well, he is indeed true. I liked the book so much that even after I lost my first book on train (Did this statement contradict what I just said?) I ordered another copy and finished it.

    27. Крута книга від крутого професора і викладача MIT. Легко і цікаво про фізику.

    28. Basi cok iyi, ozellikle gokkusagi ile ilgili olan yerler harika. Sonrasi benim gibi fizigi bilemeyenler icin biraz zor. Uzay ve karadelik kismi her zamanki gibi muhtesem.

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