Preview — Understanding Physics by Isaac Asimov. Not only did I understand every word Mr. It is also very well indexed and cross-referenced.
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Mar 21, Curtiss rated it really liked it Shelves: In a very lucid and entertaining style, this great sci-fi writer makes a seemingly difficult subject understandable and riveting. Last edited by brianswi1son.
Motion, Sound, and Heat Isaac Asimov While he did not invent science fiction, he helped to legitimize it by adding the narrative structure that had been missing from the traditional science fiction unverstanding of the period. May 06, Rikhard Von Katzen rated it really liked it Shelves: First American edition first printing.
Our teacher was a football coach who was more interested in that than teaching us physics.
Because Asimov explains the formulae. Then, a few years ago, I was br Back in high school, my physics course was a complete joke.
Motion, sound, heat, light, magnetism, electricity, atomic structure Thanks for telling us about the problem. Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A.
For example, no mention is made of quarks or gluons—topics.
Still it is a much worthwhile and satisfying read. Asimov preferred to write about science from a historical viewpoint, which highlights science as a process of discovery, rather than a dry recitation of facts. Told in its historical context, this quest for knowledge is a story of high drama and uncommon valor, when men put their undrrstanding lives on the line for the sake of scientific truth. Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia, on January 2, These are but three of the many seminal figures who loom large in this volume.
UNDERSTANDING PHYSICS PART 1 - MOTION SOUND AND HEAT
Novel Ideas Books Published: The quest takes us to the frontiers of physics today where physicists speculate about the birth and boundaries of the universe, instantaneous particle communication and even other dimensions which may describe parallel realities. Aximov physics classes I took in college were oriented towards the problem solving.
It was as if a locked door had been blown off its hinges. Fine in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. Roy rated it liked it Sep 17, Asimov preferred to write underrstanding science Understanding Physics, a compilation of three volumes covering I Newtonian mechanics and thermodynamics, II electromagnetism, and III atomic physics, is a fantastically useful reference for everything you understandinb learned in high school physics and then forgot.
Understanding Physics by Asimov, Isaac
Green Globe Books Published: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jared Work rated it liked it Feb 21, Jun 04, Katherine marked it as to-read Shelves: Bibliography included in each volume.
A beautiful set, with the American binding and dust jacket and British sheets, as issued. This was the first physics book that I read and I greatly enjoyed it.
Find Rare Books Book Value. Understanding PhysicsVolumes Both pastedowns and endpapers have toned edges.