The Physics of Baseball
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0060084367
Combining sports trivia and science, a physicist discusses the scientific principles involved in pitching and hitting a baseball, looks at the properties of bats, describes the flight of a baseball, and features new sections on the neurophysiology of batting, ball constancy and elasticity over time, bat vibration, and the "sweet spot." Original.
Mathematics and the Physical World
Paperback ISBN: 0486241041
Stimulating account of development of mathematics from arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry, to calculus, differential equations and non-Euclidean geometries. Also describes how math is used in optics, astronomy, other phenomena.
Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps
Empires of Time
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0393020010
Traces the birth of modern twentieth-century science through the work of German theoretical physicist Albert Einstein and Henri Poincarâe, a mathematician responsible for mapping time coordinates across continents.
Warmth Disperses and Time Passes
The History of Heat
Paperback ISBN: 0375753729
Focusing on the life of James Clerk Maxwell, a pioneer in the field of thermodynamics, an award-winning science writer shows how the physics of heat can explain the behavior of energy, time, and the physical world. Originally published as Maxwell's Demon. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Time Travel in Einstein's Universe
The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time
Paperback ISBN: 0618257357
A leading astrophysicist takes time travel science fiction to science fact, speculating on the real possibility that temporal navigation might be within the grasp of humanity. Reprint.