[PDF] Download For the Love of Physics From the End of the Rainbow to…An engaging book for the Physics aficionado. We all go through physics exams and study its concepts, but have you ever wondered what these concepts actually mean to our race, to our planet and their importance for our existence? This takes you on a journey and explains you the physics behind every natural concept from Rainbows to the concept of time. This book is an engaging and entertaining attempt at explaining the different and difficult concepts of physics to a layman. Physics is indeed a beautiful subject with a great amount of concepts involved and complex theories that never cease to amaze us. Through this book, author tries to portray the simplicity and the beauty of the subject in a lucid manner.
Lewin Walter. For the Love of Physics
Walter Lewin is a professor of physics at MIT, where he teaches several of the introductory physics courses. I can't vouch for them, as I haven't looked at any of them yet. I can say that the book is a nice blend of popular science and memoir. The book was written with a co-author, Warren Goldstein, who is a professor of history at the University of Hartford. The book begins by explaining how Lewin, who was born in the Netherlands a few years before the beginning of the Second World War, came to work at MIT.
Now, as Carl Sagan did for astronomy and Brian Green did for cosmology, Lewin takes readers on a marvelous journey in For the Love of Physics, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power with which physics can reveal the hidden workings of the world all around us. Why can we snorkel no deeper than about one foot below the surface? Why are the colors of a rainbow always in the same order, and would it be possible to put our hand out and touch one? Whether introducing why the air smells so fresh after a lightning storm, why we briefly lose and gain weight when we ride in an elevator, or what the big bang would have sounded like had anyone existed to hear it, Lewin never ceases to surprise and delight with the extraordinary ability of physics to answer even the most elusive questions. Recounting his own exciting discoveries as a pioneer in the field of X-ray astronomy—arriving at MIT right at the start of an astonishing revolution in astronomy—he also brings to life the power of physics to reach into the vastness of space and unveil exotic uncharted territories, from the marvels of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud to the unseeable depths of black holes.