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Breakfast with Einstein : the exotic physics of everyday objects

Orzel, Chad2018
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Exciting physics does not just show up in billion-dollar experiments like the Large Hadron Collider or in extreme astrophysical environments like black holes. It is to be found all around us, just beneath the surface of our normal everyday lives. ... Chad Orzel elevates the everyday by showing the wonder and amazement that can be found in even the simplest activities. Quantum physics is one of the great intellectual triumphs of human civilisation, and it's all around us, everyday - if you just know where to look.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Oneworld Publications, 2018.
Collation:
280 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Notes:
"A Oneworld Book"
Contents:
Introduction -- 1. Sunrise: the fundamental interactions -- 2. The heating element: Planck's desperate trick -- 3. Digital photon: the patent clerk's heuristic -- 4. The alarm clock: the football player's atom -- 5. The Internet: a solution in search of a problem -- 6. The sense of smell: chemistry by exclusion -- 7. Solid objects: the energy of uncertainty -- 8. Computer chips: the Internet is for SchroŐądinger's cats -- 9. Magnets: how the h*ck do they work? -- 10. Smoke detector: Mr. Gamow's escape -- 11. Encryptioon: a final, brilliant mistake -- Conclusion.
ISBN:
9781786074041
Dewey class:
530530.12
Language:
English
BRN:
353297
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