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An inch-long equation that can explain all physical phenomena. Failed to read the “mind of GOD”. Michio Kaku. Famed Futurist- Theoretical. Author: Michio Kaku Pages: Publication Date Release Date Group:Book Read Free Book Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert . Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time (Great Discoveries Great Discoveries) Michio Kaku pdf.
Somehow, they got left out. So, don't buy the Kindle edition. That's it. Sigh, and I really, really wanted to read this book. If you have any interest whatsoever in physics or Einstein, you should stop reading this review and buy this book immediately. I learned so much from reading this book, that I ended up buying more books on physics, as well as Richard Feynman's lectures Six Easy Pieces and then even starting taking online physics courses.
From reading this book, I discovered that I have a true affinity for physics and science that I never even realized. Michio Kaku writes this book with the same easy style as he's written his other books.
He dumbs it down for you, but he never talks down to you. The information is delivered in a manner where the reader can actually absorb what's being said.
Otherwise, you'd have a bunch of mumbo-jumbo about quanta, atoms and neutrons that would bore you tears by the time you reached the third page. This book is written like an really smart, laid-back guy is sitting across from you at a coffee shop just chatting away to you about what he knows of Einstein and physics. This no text book!
Kaku doesn't bombard you with the terminology. Instead, when he introduces the terminology, theories or explanations to you he first explains the theory and then gives you a real-world comparison, enabling the reader to actually envision what's being explained. The explanation of the bending of space and time in a text book would warp some brain cells, right? Instant migraine. Not here! Kaku delivers the basic premise in such a manner with a real-world explanation, enabling the reader to not only "get it," but also to encourage and provoke the reader to want to know more.
I could sit here all day and write about what I've learned about the Theory of Relativity and the Theory of Special Relativity and String Theory or M Theory , but why not buy the book and read about it for yourself? You're going to love Schroedinger's Cat!
Trust me here, folks. This book is great for adults and teenagers alike. Paperback Verified Purchase. Einstein's Cosmos is an engaging, quick read. It is a nice blend of biography and science, and it is written in Kaku's customary clear style.
Kaku does a great job explaining some of Einstein's insights to nonspecialist readers, although in later chapters his explanations become less clear. Perhaps it is simply the case that explaining relativity theory is simpler than explaining attempts at unifying relativity and quantum mechanics.
Overall, though, Einstein's Cosmos is a highly enjoyable read for the non-physicist. One person found this helpful. Even tho Einstein's theories are now over a hundred years old, they are still the grail of physics. Just a few days ago, gravity waves were confirmed observing two black holes orbiting one another.
I don't much understand relativity, but I understand quantum theory even less. What I enjoyed most in the book is the story of Einstein's personal struggles and cognitive supersedence over his dogmatic teachers, dissenting fellow academics and arrogant ignorant Nazis.
All the while, maintaining his sense of humor. Humanity owes a great debt to this man. Without his moral guidance, we might not have survived 20th Century malevolence. Thank you, Albert.
Hope you're riding your bicycle thru some wormhole. Since some years ago I've been trying to find a Michio Kaku's book, I saw him in some tv and dvd documetaries and I was curious about his work. I bought this book and Parallel Worlds but I begun with this one. To the followers of Aristotle, objects in motion eventually slowed down because they got "tired.
The man who would introduce order into this chaotic world of spirits was in a sense the opposite of Einstein in temperament and personality. While Einstein was always generous with his time and quick with a one-liner to delight the press, Newton was notoriously reclusive, with a tendency toward paranoia.
Deeply suspicious of others, he had bitter, long-standing feuds with other scientists over priority. His reticence was legendary: According to biographer Richard S. Westfall, Newton was a "tortured man, an extremely neurotic personality who teetered always, at least through middle age, on the verge of breakdown. Both could obsessively spend weeks and months in intense concentration to the point of physical exhaustion and collapse. And both had the ability to visualize in a simple picture the secrets of the universe.
In , when Newton was twenty-three years old, he banished the spirits that haunted the Aristotelian world by introducing a new mechanics based on forces. Newton proposed three laws of motion in which objects moved because they were being pushed or pulled by forces that could be accurately measured and expressed by simple equations.
Instead of speculating on the desires of objects as they moved, Newton could compute the trajectory of everything from falling leaves, soaring rockets, cannonballs, and clouds by adding up the forces acting on them. This was not merely an academic question, because it helped to lay the foundation for the Industrial Revolution, where the power of steam engines driving huge locomotives and ships created new empires.
Bridges, dams, and towering skyscrapers could now be built with great confidence, since the stresses on every brick or beam could be computed. So great was the victory of Newton's theory of forces that he was justly lionized during his lifetime, prompting Alexander Pope to acclaim: Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night, God said, Let Newton be!
Newton applied his theory of forces to the universe itself by proposing a new theory of gravity. He liked to tell the story of how he returned to the family estate in Woolsthorpe in Lincolnshire after the black plague forced the closing of Cambridge University.
One day, as he saw an apple fall off a tree on his estate, he asked himself the fateful question: Can the gravitational force acting on an apple on Earth be the same force that guides the motion of heavenly bodies?
This was heresy, since the planets were supposed to lie on fixed spheres that obeyed perfect, celestial laws, in contrast to the laws of sin and redemption that governed the wicked ways of humanity. In a flash of insight, Newton realized he could unify both earthly and heavenly physics into one picture. The force that pulled an apple to the ground must be the same force that reached out to the moon and guided its path.
He stumbled upon a new vision of gravity. He imagined himself sitting on a mountaintop throwing a rock. By throwing the rock faster and faster, he realized that he could throw it farther and farther.
But then he made the fateful leap: He realized that a rock, falling continually under gravity, would not hit the earth but would circle around it, eventually returning to its owner and hitting him on the back of his head.
In this new view, he replaced the rock with the moon, which was constantly falling but never hit the ground because, like the rock, it moved completely around the earth in a circular orbit.
The moon was not resting on a celestial sphere, as the church thought, but was continually in free fall like a rock or apple, guided by the force of gravity. This was the first explanation of the motion of the solar system. Two decades later, in , all of London was terrified and amazed by a brilliant comet that was lighting up the night sky.
Newton carefully tracked the motion of the comet with a reflecting telescope one of his inventions and found that its motion fit his equations perfectly if it was assumed to be in free fall and acted on by gravity.
With the amateur astronomer Edmund Halley, he could predict precisely when the comet later known as Halley's comet would return, the first prediction made on the motion of comets. The laws of gravity that Newton used to calculate the motion of Halley's comet and the moon are the same ones NASA uses today to guide its space probes with breathtaking accuracy past Uranus and Neptune.
According to Newton, these forces act instantaneously. For example, if the sun were to suddenly disappear, Newton believed the earth would be instantly thrown out of its orbit and would freeze in deep space. Everyone in the universe would know that the sun had just disappeared at that precise instant of time. Thus, it's possible to synchronize all watches so they beat uniformly anywhere in the universe.
A second on Earth has the same length as a second on Mars and Jupiter. Like time, space is also absolute. Meter sticks on Earth have the same length as meter sticks on Mars and Jupiter. Meter sticks do not change in length anywhere in the universe. Seconds and meters are therefore the same no matter where we journey in space. Like this presentation?
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