Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

by Carlo Rovelli


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ISBN-13: 9780399184413
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Edition description: Translatio
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 28,412
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist, is the head of the quantum gravity group at the Centre de Physique Théorique of Aix-Marseille Université. He is one of the founders of the loop quantum gravity theory. Rovelli lives in Marseille, France.

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book overall was well written. The low review was because of the content. This book glosses over such broad topics that any meaningful information is lost. This is a good book if someone is looking to dip their toe into understanding the universe and how it works, but if you're looking for in-depth explanations it's not here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AR 57 pages including footnotes and intro this was more like a long article than a book. I was expecting something similar to Stephen Hawking's book but this was not even close. The seven lessons will be informative to you only if you are already a physicist! The last chapter was pure babble. Don't waste your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I emjoyed this well-written collection of essays, but I never seem to learn to check the page count - 57 pages! I've read longer magazines. The content is good; I definitely improved my understanding of quantum physics, but it is far too brief and the translation is a bit garbled in places.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For someone who has a hard time understanding basic me...this is perfect.
Jefjiljuljenjon More than 1 year ago
What a gem! Short (very) read, but certainly worth it. Basically seven concise essays covering key aspects of modern physics. It sounds dry, but it isn't. Part science, part history, part philosophy. Great writing and the final chapter, by itself, is worth the price of admission!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book! Beautifully written and concise, it's a great introduction to modern physics for those of us without an extensive background in science and mathematics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book for those who don't follow the state of physics and cosmology, but still want to gain a perspective on how one of today's leading scientists sees nature around us. Rovelli description spans from subatomic scales to the size of the universe, touching on the quantum phenomena and general relativity, hinting at how the two scales are linked but difficult to merge into a single theory. These theories are the foundations to everything that surrounds us, everything we can sense and observe. No physics knowledge is required. The book is short enough to finish in an hour or two.