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

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-05-03
  • Publisher: Free Press
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Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
From the Nucleus to Deep Spacep. 1
Measurements, Uncertainties, and the Starsp. 21
Bodies in Motionp. 37
The Magic of Drinking with a Strawp. 59
Over and Under-Outside and Inside-the Rainbowp. 78
The Harmonies of Strings and Windsp. 103
The Wonders of Electricityp. 125
The Mysteries of Magnetismp. 149
Energy Conservation-Plus ša change …p. 168
X-rays from Outer Space!p. 189
X-ray Ballooning, the Early Daysp. 200
Cosmic Catastrophes, Neutron Stars, and Black Holesp. 217
Celestial Balletp. 235
X-ray Bursters!p. 248
Ways of Seeingp. 261
Acknowledgmentsp. 273
p. 277
p. 279
Indexp. 285
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