Understanding Physics (3 Volumes in 1)

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While many of us understand complex theories of criticism or finance, we cannot explain why the lights go on when we flick a switch or how a radio works. In this reader-friendly, unabridged edition of three of his best-selling books, renowned science writer Isaac Asimov demystifies physics, teaching the fundamentals in a manner easily understood by lay people.

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Overview

While many of us understand complex theories of criticism or finance, we cannot explain why the lights go on when we flick a switch or how a radio works. In this reader-friendly, unabridged edition of three of his best-selling books, renowned science writer Isaac Asimov demystifies physics, teaching the fundamentals in a manner easily understood by lay people.

Including the complete text of Motion, Sound and Heat, Light, Magnetism and Electricity, and The Electron, Proton and Neutron, this volume will guide you through the evolution of physics from its early Greek beginnings up to the modern theories of the creation of time, space and matter.

Each volume relates the tale of the human quest through the ages for answers to the fundamental questions of how the universe works. Told in its historical context, this quest for knowledge is a story of high drama and uncommon valor, when men put their very lives on the line for the sake of scientific truth. 768pp. Originally published in 3 volumes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880292511
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/1988
  • Series: Understanding Physics Series
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
The godfather of science fiction, Isaac Asimov is the genre’s undisputed master and one of the most prolific authors of all time. From his famous Foundation trilogy to his later stories, Asimov took fiction to new, strange, and often wondrous places.

Biography

To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work.

Author biography courtesy of HarperCollins.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      January 20, 1920
    2. Place of Birth:
      Petrovichi, Russia
    1. Date of Death:
      April 6, 1992
    2. Place of Death:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2005

    makes the hard stuff easy

    I've read parts of this book and thought it was very enjoyable. The part about E=mc^2 was easy to follow and it seemed to me anyone with an understanding of basic algebra would understand the logic. Asimov was the man!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2002

    This book is great

    I recommend this book for any one who likes to browse scientific inquiries, snipits of detail in logic form .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2002

    this is more like, physics for dummies

    this is a good book for all you dumb dumbs out there that know nothing about physics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2001

    A must read for the inquisitive!

    This book is a classic science book from a classic science writer. Asmiov presents the basics of Physics that will give you the foundation you need to know about the physical world you live in. Many think Physics and complicated go hand in hand, but this book makes Physics easy to understand. Take it from me, a 16 year old Highschool Student. Even I understood it. If you do not know Physics, you are cheating yourself. Read this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2000

    A book for those who don't want to read complicated books

    This is a very intersting book. It tells us about physics more than any of the other books of the same kind. You don't need to read any other book before reading this. Even a 11 year old kid would read and understand it

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