A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Paperback ISBN: 0140280553
Presents a biography of the scientist through the surviving letters of his illegitimate daughter Maria Celeste, who wrote him from the Florence convent where she lived from the age of thirteen.
Great Ideas in Physics
The Conservation of Energy, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Theory of Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0071357386
What does it mean to say that time and space are relative? How can an electron be in two places at once? Dealing with these questions, this book provides an understanding of the physical processes that define the universe. It also brings in relevant passages from philosophy to demonstrate how these ideas have impacted the world of thought.
A Buddhist View of Physics and the Mind
Paperback ISBN: 1559391995
For centuries scientists and philosophers have pondered the relationship between scientific theory and reality. Analyzing two major positions, the author points out the many assumptions required to adopt the realist view, and nihilism implicit in the instrumentalist position.
The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe
Paperback ISBN: 0385477813
A revised and updated edition of an introduction to the most cutting-edge field in physics, superstring theory, explains how scientists have been able to join the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics to approach a theory of the universe. Reprint.
Light Scattering by Small Particles
Paperback ISBN: 0486642283
Comprehensive treatment of light-scattering properties of small, independent particles, including a full range of useful approximation methods for researchers in chemistry, meteorology, and astronomy. 46 tables. 59 graphs. 44 illustrations.