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  • ISBN: 9781465491022
  • ISBN: 1465491023
  • Physical Description: regular print
    335 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "Using a bold, graphics-led approach, [this book] sets out more than 80 of the key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject [of physics] and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus ... on unpacking 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 specific areas such as light, sound, and electricity"--
Subject: Physics -- Popular works

Introduction 10(8)
MEASUREMENT AND MOTION PHYSICS AND THE EVERYDAY WORLD
Man is the measure of all things
18(2)
Measuring distance
A prudent question is one half of wisdom
20(4)
The scientific method
All is number
24(8)
The language of physics
Bodies suffer no resistance but from the air
32(4)
Free falling
A new machine for multiplying forces
36(1)
Pressure
Motion will persist
37(1)
Momentum
The most wonderful productions of the mechanical arts
38(2)
Measuring time
All action has a reaction
40(6)
Laws of motion
The frame of the system of the world
46(6)
Laws of gravity
Oscillation is everywhere
52(2)
Harmonic motion
There is no destruction of force
54(1)
Kinetic energy and potential energy
Energy can be neither created nor destroyed
55(1)
The conservation of energy
A new treatise on mechanics
56(2)
Energy and motion
We must look to the heavens for the measure of the Earth
58(10)
SI units and physical constants
ENERGY AND MATTER MATERIALS AND HEAT
The first principles of the universe
68(4)
Models of matter
As the extension, so the force
72(4)
Stretching and squeezing
The minute parts of matter are in rapid motion
76(4)
Fluids
Searching out the fire-secret
80(2)
Heat and transfers
Elastical power in the air
82(4)
The gas laws
The energy of the universe is constant
86(4)
Internal energy and the first law of thermodynamics
Heat can be a cause of motion
90(4)
Heat engines
The entropy of the universe tends to a maximum
94(6)
Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics
The fluid and its vapor become one
100(4)
Changes of state and making bonds
Colliding billiard balls in a box
104(8)
The development of statistical mechanics
Fetching some gold from the sun
112(10)
Thermal radiation
ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM TWO FORGES UNITE
Wondrous forces
122(2)
Magnetism
The attraction of electricity
124(4)
Electric charge
Potential energy becomes palpable motion
128(2)
Electric potential
A tax on electrical energy
130(4)
Electric current and resistance
Each metal has a certain power
134(2)
Making magnets
Electricity in motion
136(2)
The motor effect
The dominion of magnetic forces
138(4)
Induction and the generator effect
Light itself is an electromagnetic disturbance
142(6)
Force fields and Maxwell's equations
Man will imprison the power of the sun
148(4)
Generating electricity
A small step in the control of nature
152(4)
Electronics
Animal electricity
156(1)
Bioelectricity
A totally unexpected scientific discovery
157(1)
Storing data
An encyclopedia on the head of a pin
158(1)
Nanoelectronics
A single pole, either north or south
159(5)
Magnetic monopoles
SOUND AND LIGHT THE PROPERTIES OF WAVES
There is geometry in the humming of the strings
164(4)
Music
Light follows the path of least time
168(2)
Reflection and refraction
A new visible world
170(6)
Focusing light
Light is a wave
176(4)
Lumpy and wavelike light
Light is never known to bend into the shadow
180(4)
Diffraction and interference
The north and south sides of the ray
184(4)
Polarization
The trumpeters and the wave train
188(4)
The Doppler effect and redshift
These mysterious waves we cannot see
192(4)
Electromagnetic waves
The language of spectra is a true music of the spheres
196(4)
Light from the atom
Seeing with sound
200(2)
Piezoelectricity and ultrasound
A large fluctuating echo
202(6)
Seeing beyond light
THE QUANTUM WORLD OUR UNCERTAIN UNIVERSE
The energy of light is distributed discontinuously in space
208(4)
Energy quanta
They do not behave like anything that you have ever seen
212(4)
Particles and waves
A new idea of reality
216(2)
Quantum numbers
All is waves
218(2)
Matrices and waves
The cat is both alive and dead
220(2)
Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
Spooky action at a distance
222(2)
Quantum entanglement
The jewel of physics
224(2)
Quantum field theory
Collaboration between parallel universes
226(10)
Quantum applications
NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS INSIDE THE ATOM
Matter is not infinitely divisible
236(2)
Atomic theory
A veritable transformation of matter
238(2)
Nuclear rays
The constitution of matter
240(2)
The nucleus
The bricks of which atoms are built up
242(2)
Subatomic particles
Little wisps of cloud
244(2)
Particles in the cloud chamber
Opposites can explode
246(1)
Antimatter
In search of atomic glue
247(1)
The strong force
Dreadful amounts of energy
248(4)
Nuclear bombs and power
A window on creation
252(4)
Particle accelerators
The hunt for the quark
256(2)
The particle zoo and quarks
Identical nuclear particles do not always act alike
258(2)
Force carriers
Nature is absurd
260(1)
Quantum electrodynamics
The mystery of the missing neutrinos
261(1)
Massive neutrinos
I think we have it
262(2)
The Higgs boson
Where has all the antimatter gone?
264(1)
Matter-antimatter asymmetry
Stars get born and die
265(5)
Nuclear fusion in stars
RELATIVITY AND THE UNIVERSE OUR PLACE IN THE COSMOS
The windings of the heavenly bodies
270(2)
The heavens
Earth is not the center of the universe
272(2)
Models of the universe
No true times or true lengths
274(1)
From classical to special relativity
The sun as it was about eight minutes ago
275(1)
The speed of light
Does Oxford stop at this train?
276(4)
Special relativity
A union of space and time
280(1)
Curving spacetime
Gravity is equivalent to acceleration
281(1)
The equivalence principle
Why is the traveling twin younger?
282(2)
Paradoxes of special relativity
Evolution of the stars and life
284(2)
Mass and energy
Where spacetime simply ends
286(4)
Black holes and wormholes
The frontier of the known universe
290(4)
Discovering other galaxies
The future of the universe
294(2)
The static or expanding universe
The cosmic egg, exploding at the moment of creation
296(6)
The Big Bang
Visible matter alone is not enough
302(4)
Dark matter
An unknown ingredient dominates the universe
306(2)
Dark energy
Threads in a tapestry
308(4)
String theory
Ripples in spacetime
312(4)
Gravitational waves
Directory 316(8)
Glossary 324(4)
Index 328(7)
Quotations 335(1)
Acknowledgments 336


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