Superstrings and Other Things

Superstrings and Other Things

by Carlos I. Calle
     
 
Superstrings and Other Things: A Guide to Physics takes readers on a fascinating journey through physics. Written in an accessible style, this comprehensive guide explains the basic concepts of motion, energy, and gravity, through to the latest theories about the structure of matter, the origin of the universe, and the beginning of time. Fully illustrated

Overview

Superstrings and Other Things: A Guide to Physics takes readers on a fascinating journey through physics. Written in an accessible style, this comprehensive guide explains the basic concepts of motion, energy, and gravity, through to the latest theories about the structure of matter, the origin of the universe, and the beginning of time. Fully illustrated throughout, the book explores major discoveries and the scientists behind them, from Galileo and Newton, Einstein and Bohr to Feynman and Hawking. Numerous examples of physics in everyday situations are provided and explained in an easy-to-understand way.

Intended for the general reader with an inquiring mind, this guide will also be indispensable to students and scientists in other disciplines, and professionals in non-scientific fields who would like to understand the basic concepts of physics.

Editorial Reviews

Calle, a NASA Kennedy Space Center research scientist, shares the joy of physics with those who want to learn more about superstring theory, quantum teleportation, and other cosmic ideas. He introduces basic concepts, the laws of mechanics, the structure of matter, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, waves, and modern physics. Includes illustrations, a list of Nobel Prize winners in physics, a physics timeline, and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750307079
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
647
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

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