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The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

DK Jim Al-Khalili



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Dorling Kindersley
03 March 2020
Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics; Science & technology: general interest (Children's&YA)
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.
By:   DK
Foreword by:   Jim Al-Khalili
Imprint:   Dorling Kindersley
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 202mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   1.113kg
ISBN:   9780241412725
ISBN 10:   0241412722
Series:   Big Ideas
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   03 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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