Six Not So Easy Pieces

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780465025282
Release Date: 2011-03-22
Genre: Science

Six lectures, all regarding the most revolutionary discovery in twentieth-century physics: Einstein's Theory of Relativity. No one--not even Einstein himself--explained these difficult, anti-intuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Feynman.

Six Not so easy Pieces

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN: IND:30000077039703
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Physics

These SIX NOT-SO-EASY PIECES are drawn from Feynman's celebrated introductory course of lectures on physics. They delve into the most revolutionary discovery of twentieth-century physics: Einstein's theory of relativity. 'In these lectures everything you've ever heard about Feynman's wit and genius comes true' -- John Horgan

Die Spezielle Relativit tstheorie

Author: Helmut Gunther
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658007133
Release Date: 2012-12-09
Genre: Science

Die Spezielle Relativitätstheorie steht und fällt mit der universellen Konstanz der Lichtgeschwindigkeit. Darauf gründet die Einstein-Minkowski-Axiomatik, die wegen ihrer grundsätzlichen Bedeutung in keinem Lehrbuch zur Theoretischen Physik fehlen darf. Hier soll außerdem auf eine zweite, unabhängige, aber vollkommen äquivalente axiomatische Darstellung aufmerksam gemacht werden, die weniger abstrakt und daher geeignet ist, auch demjenigen einen Einstieg in die relativistische Welt zu erschließen, der nicht unbedingt theoretischer Physiker werden will. Dabei geht es dann primär um den Gang von bewegten und ruhenden Uhren und die Längen von bewegten und ruhenden Maßstäben. Ganz wesentlich ist es, von Anfang an den definitorischen Charakter bei der Bestimmung des Begriffes der Gleichzeitigkeit zu verstehen. Der sorgfältige Umgang mit dieser Definition liefert den Schlüssel zur Auflösung der relativistischen Paradoxa, wie dies ausführlich beim Zwillingsparadoxon gezeigt wird. Die Unterscheidung von Korrelation und Wechselwirkung erlaubt eine Betrachtung von Tachyonen, ohne die Kausalität zu verletzen. Anhand eines Gittermodells der relativistischen Raum-Zeit kann am Ende sogar das Zustandekommen der Längenkontraktion, der Zeitdilatation und der relativistischen Massenformel veranschaulicht werden. Es werden die Schlüsselexperimente erklärt und 48 Übungsaufgaben vorgerechnet.

Sechs physikalische Finger bungen

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher:
ISBN: 3492046657
Release Date: 2004
Genre:

Einen besseren Lehrer als den Physiknobelpreisträger Richard P. Feynman kann man sich nicht wünschen. In seiner unnachahmlichen Art, locker und witzig, erklärt er hier große Themen wie Atome in Bewegung, Grundlagenphysik, die Gravitationstheorie und das Verhalten der Quanten.

Was soll das alles

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher:
ISBN: 3492044727
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Religion and science


Tipps zur Physik

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110396843
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Genre: Science

This supplemental volume contains lectures long thought lost, which Richard Feynman used to prepare his students for their examination.

112 Mercer Street

Author: Burton Feldman
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 1559707046
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Portrays four of science's top minds as reflected during the historic 1944 meetings between Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Wolfgang Pauli, and Kurt Gödel at Einstein's Princeton home, offering insight into their remarkable personalities as friends, colleagues, and rivals.

Creating Time

Author: Marney K. Makridakis
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608681112
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Self-Help

Aims to help readers find more time by shifting their very perception of time itself, in a book that includes real-life examples and unique art projects. Original.

Contagious Architecture

Author: Luciana Parisi
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262018630
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

A proposal that algorithms are not simply instructions to be performed but thinking entities that construct digital spatio-temporalities. In Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi offers a philosophical inquiry into the status of the algorithm in architectural and interaction design. Her thesis is that algorithmic computation is not simply an abstract mathematical tool but constitutes a mode of thought in its own right, in that its operation extends into forms of abstraction that lie beyond direct human cognition and control. These include modes of infinity, contingency, and indeterminacy, as well as incomputable quantities underlying the iterative process of algorithmic processing. The main philosophical source for the project is Alfred North Whitehead, whose process philosophy is specifically designed to provide a vocabulary for "modes of thought" exhibiting various degrees of autonomy from human agency even as they are mobilized by it. Because algorithmic processing lies at the heart of the design practices now reshaping our world--from the physical spaces of our built environment to the networked spaces of digital culture--the nature of algorithmic thought is a topic of pressing importance that reraises questions of control and, ultimately, power. Contagious Architecture revisits cybernetic theories of control and information theory's notion of the incomputable in light of this rethinking of the role of algorithmic thought. Informed by recent debates in political and cultural theory around the changing landscape of power, it links the nature of abstraction to a new theory of power adequate to the complexities of the digital world.

Raum Zeit Materie

Author: Hermann Weyl
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: UOM:39015078594721
Release Date: 1923
Genre: Science

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Quantenmechanik

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110398649
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Genre: Science

Band 5 der Millennium Edition vermittelt die Quantenmechanik.

Einstein

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781847395894
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

NOW A MAJOR SERIES 'GENIUS' ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PRODUCED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING GEOFFREY RUSH Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered. Einstein's success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals. All of which helped make Einstein into a rebel but with a reverence for the harmony of nature, one with just the right blend of imagination and wisdom to transform our understanding of the universe. This new biography, the first since all of Einstein's papers have become available, is the fullest picture yet of one of the key figures of the twentieth century. This is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available -- a fully realised portrait of this extraordinary human being, and great genius. Praise for EINSTEIN by Walter Isaacson:- 'YOU REALLY MUST READ THIS.' Sunday Times 'As pithy as Einstein himself.’ New Scientist ‘[A] brilliant biography, rich with newly available archival material.’ Literary Review ‘Beautifully written, it renders the physics understandable.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Isaacson is excellent at explaining the science. ' Daily Express

Religion and Doctor Who

Author: Andrew Crome
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781630874605
Release Date: 2013-11-14
Genre: Religion

Doctor Who has always contained a rich current of religious themes and ideas. In its very first episode it asked how humans rationalize the seemingly supernatural, as two snooping schoolteachers refused to accept that the TARDIS was real. More recently it has toyed with the mystery of Doctor's real name, perhaps an echo of ancient religions and rituals in which knowledge of the secret name of a god, angel or demon was thought to grant a mortal power over the entity. But why does Doctor Who intersect with religion so often, and what do such instances tell us about the society that produces the show and the viewers who engage with it? The writers of Religion and Doctor Who: Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith attempt to answer these questions through an in-depth analysis of the various treatments of religion throughout every era of the show's history. While the majority of chapters focus on the television show Doctor Who, the authors also look at audios, novels, and the response of fandom. Their analyses--all written in an accessible but academically thorough style--reveal that examining religion in a long-running series such as Doctor Who can contribute to a number of key debates within faith communities and religious history. Most importantly, it provides another way of looking at why Doctor Who continues to inspire, to engage, and to excite generations of passionate fans, whatever their position on faith. The contributors are drawn from the UK, the USA, and Australia, and their approaches are similarly diverse. Chapters have been written by film scholars and sociologists; theologians and historians; rhetoricians, philosophers and anthropologists. Some write from the perspective of a particular faith or belief; others write from the perspective of no religious belief. All, however, demonstrate a solid knowledge of and affection for the brilliance of Doctor Who.