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The physics book, foreword by Jim Al-Khalili

Label
The physics book
Title
The physics book
Statement of responsibility
foreword by Jim Al-Khalili
Title variation
Physics book
Title variation remainder
big ideas simply explained
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as Energy and Matter, and Electricity and Magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics. Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's revelations about relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - their abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you
Member of
Cataloging source
CNWPU
Dewey number
530
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QC24.5
  • QC24.5
LC item number
  • .P593 2020
  • .P59 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Al-Khalili, Jim
  • Dorling Kindersley, Inc
Series statement
Big ideas simply explained
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Physics
Target audience
adult
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Label
The physics book, foreword by Jim Al-Khalili
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Measurement and motion: physics and the everyday world -- Energy and matter: materials and heat -- Electricity and magnetism: two forces unite -- Sound and light: the properties of waves -- The quantum world: our uncertain universe -- Nuclear and particle physics: inside the atom -- Relativity and the universe: our place in the cosmos
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781465491022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • on1134760276
  • (OCoLC)1134760276
Label
The physics book, foreword by Jim Al-Khalili
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Measurement and motion: physics and the everyday world -- Energy and matter: materials and heat -- Electricity and magnetism: two forces unite -- Sound and light: the properties of waves -- The quantum world: our uncertain universe -- Nuclear and particle physics: inside the atom -- Relativity and the universe: our place in the cosmos
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781465491022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • on1134760276
  • (OCoLC)1134760276

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