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.
Hardcover ISBN: 0393051544
A layperson's introduction to the theory of relativity and its significance discusses such topics as time travel, curved space, black holes, the big bang, gravity, and twenty-first-century physics. 17,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 0071382011
Offers a way to learn the fundamentals and general concepts of physics. This guide offers questions at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the book. It is meant for a as well as an advanced student.
Understanding and Interpreting Contemporary Science
Paperback ISBN: 0691095515
Taking us from the academies of ancient Greece to the laboratories of modern science, this book seeks to rebuild the foundations of the philosophy of knowledge. It reviews the history and development of mathematics and physical sciences to show that work in quantum theory offers answers to questions that have puzzled philosophers for centuries.
A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
Paperback ISBN: 0425181642
A behind-the-scenes study of the one of the world's greatest scientific discoveries examines the science and scientists who provided the backdrop to Einstein's seminal 1905 discovery and offers a definitive explanation of the equation from a mathematical, historical, and scientific perspective. Reprint.
The Elegant Universe
Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Paperback ISBN: 0375708111
An accomplished professor of physics and mathematics unravels the complexities of superstring theory for the average reader in a lucid and entertaining account, using analogies from everyday life to explain the elegant underlying principles of the universe. Reissue. (A NOVA mini-series, airing on PBS in January/February 2003, hosted by Brian Greene) (Science & Mathematics)