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50 Ideas You Really Need to Know – Physics

Joanne Baker

We encounter physics before we've even left the house in the morning; an alarm clock tracks time, a mirror reflects light waves and our mobile phones rely on satellites held in their orbit by gravity.

Where would we be without the Bernoulli equation to explain how planes fly, electromagnetic waves enabling us to communicate around the world or the discovery of X-rays? In 50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know Joanne Baker uncovers the physics all around us, from basic concepts like gravity, light and energy through to the complexities of quantum theory, relativity and dark energy.

Featuring short biographies of iconic physicists, explanatory diagrams and timelines showing discoveries within their historical context, this app is the perfect guide to the fundamental concepts of physics, making even the most challenging theories easy to understand.

Contents include: Newton's laws of motion and gravitation, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, Thermodynamics, Chaos theory, The Doppler effect, Maxwell’s equations of electromagnetism, Planck's law, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Schrodinger's cat, The EPR paradox, Antimatter, Superconductivity, Rutherford's atom, Nuclear fission and fusion, The standard model, Feynman diagrams, The Higgs boson, String theory, Special and general relativity, Black holes, The Big Bang, Cosmic Inflation, Dark matter, the Fermi paradox, and many more.

Text © Joanne Baker 2007




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