Theories and Theorems (Common Theories and Laws of Physics Explained)


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Mita Thakur

DOI: 10.2174/97816080596451140101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-964-5, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-60805-998-0



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How do things work? What makes up matter? How large is the universe? The answer to these questions lies in understanding physical phenomena: m...[view complete introduction]

Table of Contents

Foreword

- Pp. i

N. Jha

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Preface

- Pp. ii-iii (2)

Mita Thakur

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Acknowledgments

- Pp. iv

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Introduction

- Pp. v-vi (2)

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Terminology

- Pp. 3-4 (2)

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Laws, Theories and Theorems

- Pp. 5-52 (48)

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Hypotheses

- Pp. 53-56 (4)

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Physics: What We Do and We Don’t Know

- Pp. 57-76 (20)

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About Physics

- Pp. 77-88 (12)

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Bibliography

- Pp. 89-94 (6)

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Index

- Pp. 95-118 (24)

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Foreword

I am very pleased to have the privilege of writing a foreword for this eBook. Her eBook is explicitly not aimed at students but at everyone who is interested in physics and who wants to expand his toolkit and start speaking the language of physicists.

The eBook covers important laws, theories and theorems which are very important to know: what is the world, where and how we live, what was the past and what will be future? The content is very similar to the book “Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics” by Richard Phillips Feynman, and Steven Weinberg, It might also remind us of our knowledge of physics. However, what's special about this eBook is that she introduces along the way all the concepts that are needed for general readers with interest in physics. The eBook is really an interesting addition to the vast collection of knowledge and because of its approach towards the general reader; this eBook is quite an achievement.

It can be useful for teenagers, and those who have many questions; because there is a gap in the physics books between high school level and the graduate level Physics students - this eBook can bridge the gap.

However, if you think that this eBook will bring them up to the level of a person having a physics degree, you got it wrong. It's a long way to a deep knowledge of important theories and there are no shortcuts for it. Thakur’s eBook, and the ones that will probably follow, however might be the shortest route, to understand the reality of physics.

I recommend the teenagers, students and the curious readers to enjoy this eBook and use this as a lighter to fire their quest for the knowledge of physics.

N. Jha
B.R.A. Bihar university
India


Preface

Science book writers often explain and justify their purposes to the readers through the prefaces of their book. Here only once does the author speak to the reader with an individual voice. After that he or she vanishes from the work. In prefaces, we have the opportunity to gain direct insight into the ideas of science writers.

Waves crashing on the beach, the fluorescent jellyfish, the crystals, the sunlight, earthquake and a sneeze… many questions Snap a photo, and you are done – static electricity at work! This eBook focuses on how physics and its properties are used to make our everyday lives easy. The eBook originated as an attempt to collect the most interesting facts and theories of physics in such a way so as to give the reader a general picture of the basic view of phenomena; as it presents itself to the scientists. Some chapters of the eBook are simple enough to be understood by a teenager whereas others will require more concentration and further study to be completely understood, however, a layman reader will not find any difficulty in reading this eBook.

This eBook is intended for the general reader who has an interest in questioning; it aims to develop an understanding of the important concepts of physics and their applications.

The thought that I should write this eBook has been with me since the moment I started to paint: the question arises.

Why is the sky blue? (p. 85).

My father was a physicist and he told me simply why the sky is blue? And what makes the sunset red? That was quite interesting for me and I decided to study physics. I realized how beautiful and elegant physics is! How small acts have a big concept and a large things have a small theory! I think this eBook will provide an interest about Physics to the readers, which challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and string theory, and it leads to great discoveries, like computers and lasers, that lead to technologies which change our lives—from healing joints, to curing cancer and to developing sustainable energy solutions.

I hope that this eBook will help a new generation of scientists and users of new technology to solve complicated problems with greater understanding; and belief that the publication of this eBook will enhance the spread of ideas that tickle the mind.

I want to express my special thanks to my teachers, my tutors and my guide for their extensive help and support.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The author confirms that this eBook contents have no conflict of interest.

Mita Thakur
British Science Association
Derby
UK
E-mail: Mita.thakur@gmail.com

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