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The Physics of Baseball
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.
Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy
A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0192100246
An introduction to philosophy explores basic themes and the work of major philosophers
Mathematics and the Physical World
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
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 PoincarĂ¢e, a mathematician responsible for mapping time coordinates across continents.
Encounters With Einstein: And Other Essays on People, Places and Particles
Encounters With Einstein
And Other Essays on People, Places and Particles
Paperback      ISBN: 0691024332
Essays discuss the philosophy of science, quantum mechanics, cosmic radiation, elementary particles, and closed theories
Cartoon Guide to Physics
Cartoon Guide to Physics
Paperback      ISBN: 0062731009
Humorous cartoons illustrate basic concepts in physics.
Warmth Disperses and Time Passes: The History of Heat
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.
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat
Quantum Physics and Reality
Paperback      ISBN: 0553342533
An astrophysicist offers an introduction to the theoretical principles, practical applications, and far-reaching implications of quantum physics and quantum mechanics
Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time
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.
The Birth of a New Physics
The Birth of a New Physics
Paperback      ISBN: 0393300455
Relates man's search from the sixteenth century to the present for a physics to describe the dynamics of a universe in motion