In Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics, Teller returns to the fundamentals of physics to share with readers his unbridled enthusiasm for the world of physical realityfrom the nature of molecules to quantum mechanics and superconductors, from the elementary laws of thermodynamics to how planets, asteroids, and comets develop their orbits. By simplifying the math and forgoing the often-confusing technical jargon, Teller helps the reader break through physic's bewildering formulas and equations and get to the wonders of our physical universe. A timeless and personal explanation of the importance of physics in our life, Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics is certain to become a classic.
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About the Author
Edward Teller is one of the most celebrated and controversial physicists alive today. Through his work at Los Alamos and his development of the hydrogen bomb, he helped usher in the atomic age. He is currently Director Emeritus of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and continues as a Senior Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
Wendy Teller is a computer scientist, specializing in software for telecommunications.
Wilson Talley is currently a professor in the Department of Applied Sciences, University of California Davis/ Livermore, and is president of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.
Table of Contents
Prologue—A Warning.- 1. Relativity: Space and Time of the Physicist.- 2. Statics: The Science of No Motion.- 3. A Revolution Ignored, A Revolution Repressed.- 4. Newton.- 5. “Hypotheses Non Fingo”.- 6. Statistical Mechanics: Disorder Is also a Law.- 7. Electricity and Magnetism or The Structure of Vacuum.- 8. The Existence of Atoms.- 9. The Correspondence Principle: A New Science Based on a Contradiction.- 10. Wave-Particle Dualism.- 11. The Uncertainty Principle.- 12. Uses of New Knowledge.- Epilogue: After the Revolution.- Answers.