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Seven brief lessons on physics /

by Rovelli, Carlo; Carnell, Simon; Segre, Erica.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: UK : Penguin Books, 2016Description: viii, 83 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780141981727.Uniform titles: Sette brevi lezioni di fisica. English.Subject(s): Physics -- Popular works | Physics -- History -- 20th century
Contents:
The most beautiful of theories -- Quanta -- The architecture of the cosmos -- Particles -- Grains of space -- Probability, time and the heat of black holes -- Ourselves
Summary: 'Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world. And it's breathtaking.' In this short, playful, entertaining and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, Rovelli explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind. Readers will understand the most transformative scientific revolution that shook physics in the twentieth century, and still continues to shake us today -- Based on Publisher's Website description List(s) this item appears in: Study Hall 3 form recommendations
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Translated from the Italian

Includes index

The most beautiful of theories -- Quanta -- The architecture of the cosmos -- Particles -- Grains of space -- Probability, time and the heat of black holes -- Ourselves

'Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world. And it's breathtaking.' In this short, playful, entertaining and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, Rovelli explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind. Readers will understand the most transformative scientific revolution that shook physics in the twentieth century, and still continues to shake us today -- Based on Publisher's Website description

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