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For the love of physics

"YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE" is a common refrain in the emails Walter Lewin receives daily from fans who have been enthralled by his world-famous video lectures about the wonders of physics. "I walk with a new spring in my step and I look at life through physics-colored eyes," wrote one such fan. When Lewin's lectures were made available online, he became an instant YouTube celebrity, and The New York Times declared, "Walter Lewin delivers his lectures with the panache of Julia Child bringing French cooking to amateurs and the zany theatricality of YouTube's greatest hits." For more than thirty years as a beloved professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lewin honed his singular craft of making physics not only accessible but truly fun, whether putting his head in the path of a wrecking ball, supercharging himself with three hundred thousand volts of electricity, or demonstrating why the sky is blue and why clouds are white. Now, as Carl Sagan did for astronomy and Brian Green did for cosmology, Lewin takes readers on a marvelous journey in For the Love of Physics, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power with which physics can reveal the hidden workings of the world all around us. "I introduce people to their own world," writes Lewin, "the world they live in and are familiar with but don't approach like a physicist'yet." Could it be true that we are shorter standing up than lying down' Why can we snorkel no deeper than about one foot below the surface' Why are the colors of a rainbow always in the same order, and would it be possible to put our hand out and touch one' Whether introducing why the air smells so fresh after a lightning storm, why we briefly lose (and gain) weight when we ride in an elevator, or what the big bang would have sounded like had anyone existed to hear it, Lewin never ceases to surprise and delight with the extraordinary ability of physics to answer even the most elusive questions. Recounting his own exciting discoveries as a pioneer in the field of X-ray astronomy'arriving at MIT right at the start of an astonishing revolution in astronomy'he also brings to life the power of physics to reach into the vastness of space and unveil exotic uncharted territories, from the marvels of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud to the unseeable depths of black holes. "For me," Lewin writes, "physics is a way of seeing'the spectacular and the mundane, the immense and the minute'as a beautiful, thrillingly interwoven whole." His wonderfully inventive and vivid ways of introducing us to the revelations of physics impart to us a new appreciation of the remarkable beauty and intricate harmonies of the forces that govern our lives.

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  • ""YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE" is a common refrain in the emails Walter Lewin receives daily from fans who have been enthralled by his world-famous video lectures about the wonders of physics. "I walk with a new spring in my step and I look at life through physics-colored eyes," wrote one such fan. When Lewin's lectures were made available online, he became an instant YouTube celebrity, and The New York Times declared, "Walter Lewin delivers his lectures with the panache of Julia Child bringing French cooking to amateurs and the zany theatricality of YouTube's greatest hits." For more than thirty years as a beloved professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lewin honed his singular craft of making physics not only accessible but truly fun, whether putting his head in the path of a wrecking ball, supercharging himself with three hundred thousand volts of electricity, or demonstrating why the sky is blue and why clouds are white. Now, as Carl Sagan did for astronomy and Brian Green did for cosmology, Lewin takes readers on a marvelous journey in For the Love of Physics, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power with which physics can reveal the hidden workings of the world all around us. "I introduce people to their own world," writes Lewin, "the world they live in and are familiar with but don't approach like a physicist'yet." Could it be true that we are shorter standing up than lying down' Why can we snorkel no deeper than about one foot below the surface' Why are the colors of a rainbow always in the same order, and would it be possible to put our hand out and touch one' Whether introducing why the air smells so fresh after a lightning storm, why we briefly lose (and gain) weight when we ride in an elevator, or what the big bang would have sounded like had anyone existed to hear it, Lewin never ceases to surprise and delight with the extraordinary ability of physics to answer even the most elusive questions. Recounting his own exciting discoveries as a pioneer in the field of X-ray astronomy'arriving at MIT right at the start of an astonishing revolution in astronomy'he also brings to life the power of physics to reach into the vastness of space and unveil exotic uncharted territories, from the marvels of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud to the unseeable depths of black holes. "For me," Lewin writes, "physics is a way of seeing'the spectacular and the mundane, the immense and the minute'as a beautiful, thrillingly interwoven whole." His wonderfully inventive and vivid ways of introducing us to the revelations of physics impart to us a new appreciation of the remarkable beauty and intricate harmonies of the forces that govern our lives."@en
  • "Durante más de treinta años como profesor en el Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT), Lewin perfeccionó su peculiar arte de enseñar y de hacer de la física algo accesible y divertido. En sus cursos, siempre prácticos, ha llegado a colocar su cabeza delante de un martillo demoledor o a aplicarse una sobrecarga de trescientos mil voltios para explicar conceptos básicos a sus estudiantes. En Por amor a la física, Lewin responde a preguntas curiosas: ¿Es posible que seamos más bajos estando de pie que estando tumbados? ¿Por qué los colores del arcoíris siempre están ordenados del mismo modo? ¿Sería posible tocar alguno con la mano? Lewin acompaña a los lectores en un viaje maravilloso abriendo nuestros ojos ante la increíble belleza y el poder con el que la física puede revelarnos los mecanismos ocultos del mundo que nos rodea."@es
  • "Natuurkunde inzichtelijk gemaakt aan de hand van proeven en demonstraties."
  • "This book is a largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students. "You have changed my life" is a common refrain in the emails the author receives daily from fans who have been enthralled by his video lectures about the wonders of physics. "I walk with a new spring in my step and I look at life through physics colored eyes," wrote one such fan. When the lectures were made available online, he became an instant YouTube celebrity, and The New York Times declared, "Walter Lewin delivers his lectures with the panache of Julia Child bringing French cooking to amateurs and the zany theatricality of YouTube's greatest hits." For more than thirty years as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he honed his singular craft of making physics not only accessible but truly fun, whether putting his head in the path of a wrecking ball, supercharging himself with three hundred thousand volts of electricity, or demonstrating why the sky is blue and why clouds are white. Now, as Carl Sagan did for astronomy and Brian Green did for cosmology, the author takes readers on a journey in this book, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power with which physics can reveal the hidden workings of the world all around us. "I introduce people to their own world," he writes, "the world they live in and are familiar with but don't approach like a physicist yet." Could it be true that we are shorter standing up than lying down? Why can we snorkel no deeper than about one foot below the surface? Why are the colors of a rainbow always in the same order, and would it be possible to put our hand out and touch one? Whether introducing why the air smells so fresh after a lightning storm, why we briefly lose (and gain) weight when we ride in an elevator, or what the big bang would have sounded like had anyone existed to hear it, he never ceases to surprise and delight with the extraordinary ability of physics to answer even the most elusive questions. Recounting his own exciting discoveries as a pioneer in the field of X-ray astronomy, arriving at MIT right at the start of an astonishing revolution in astronomy, he also brings to life the power of physics to reach into the vastness of space and unveil exotic uncharted territories, from the marvels of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud to the unseeable depths of black holes. "For me," he writes, "physics is a way of seeing the spectacular and the mundane, the immense and the minute, as a beautiful, thrillingly interwoven whole." His ways of introducing us to the revelations of physics impart to us a new appreciation of the remarkable beauty and intricate harmonies of the forces that govern our lives."
  • "Die besten Erklärungen des Kult-Professores. Physik verstehen und dabei auch noch Spaß haben? Unmöglich? Generationen begeisterter Zuhörer beweisen das Gegenteil. Mit Wissenschaftsstar Walter Lewin wird das, was jeder über Physik wissen sollte, zum rasanten Abenteuer. Wildly entertaining!Über 30 Jahre lang hält Walter Lewin am MIT eine Einführungsvorlesung für Physik, die unter Studenten Kultstatus hat. Hinter jeder Stunde Unterricht stecken 40 Stunden Vorbereitung. Sein Publikum soll Spaß haben an Fragen, die es sich ohne Physik nie gestellt hätte. Es soll die Schönheit der Naturgesetze entdecken - nicht einfach Formeln von der Tafel abschreiben. Vor einer Abrissbirne begibt sich der Kultprofessor in Lebensgefahr, und keiner vergisst jemals die Umwandlung von Lage- in Bewegungsenergie. Aus Liebe zur Physik wird bei Walter Lewin Begeisterung, und die ist hochansteckend!Über den Autor:Walter Lewin, geboren 1936 in Amsterdam, lehrt seit 1966 am Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Seine beliebten Einführungsvorlesungen für Physik wurden vom MIT komplett aufgezeichnet und führen bei YouTube und iTunes die Klickcharts an. Der vielfach ausgezeichnete Wissenschaftler (u.a. NASA Excepitonal Scientific Achievement, Alexander von Humboldt Award) wird ständig mit Richard Feynman verglichen und hat sich als Forscher auf dem Gebiet der Röntgenastronomie einen Namen gemacht. Sein Co-Autor Warren Goldstein ist Historiker und Wissenschaftsjournalist mit Schwerpunkt Physik."
  • "Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students."
  • "Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students."@en

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  • "Lehrbuch"
  • "Anecdotes"@en
  • "Popular works"
  • "Popular works"@en
  • "Populárně-naučné publikace"
  • "Biography"
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  • "Einführung"

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  • "Per amore della fisica : dall'arcobaleno ai confini del tempo"
  • "Per amore della fisica : dall'arcobaleno ai confini del tempo"@it
  • "Es funktioniert! : vom Vergnügen, endlich Physik zu verstehen"
  • "For the love of physics"@en
  • "For the love of physics : from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time - a journey through the wonders of physics"@en
  • "For the love of physics : from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time - a journey through the wonders of physics"
  • "Gek op natuurkunde : van het begin van de regenboog tot het einde van de tijd : een reis langs de wonderen van de wetenschap"
  • "Es funktioniert! Vom Vergnügen, endlich Physik zu verstehen"
  • "Por amor a la física : del final del arco iris a la frontera del tiempo. Un viaje a través de las maravillas de la física"
  • "Na ŭi haengbokhan mullihak t'ŭkkang"
  • "나의 행복한 물리학 특강"
  • "Z lásky k fyzice : od konce duhy až na okraj času - putování po divech fyziky"
  • "For the love of physics : from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time, a journey through the wonders of physics"
  • "For the love of physics : from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time-- a journey through the wonders of physics"
  • "For the love of physics : from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time-- a journey through the wonders of physics"@en
  • "Por amor a la física : del final del arco iris a la frontera del tiempo : un viaje a través de las maravillas de la física"@es
  • "Por amor a la física : del final del arco iris a la frontera del tiempo : un viaje a través de las maravillas de la física"
  • "Es funktioniert! : Vom Vergnügen, endlich Physik zu verstehen"
  • "For the love of physics from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time - a journey through the wonders of physics"@en
  • "From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics"@en
  • "Es funktioniert! vom Vergnügen, endlich Physik zu verstehen"