Non-Fiction Books:

Let There Be Light: The Story Of Light From Atoms To Galaxies

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Let There Be Light: The Story Of Light From Atoms To Galaxies

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Let There Be Light: The Story Of Light From Atoms To Galaxies by Alex Montwill
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

This book is the first of its kind to devote itself at this level to the key role played by light and electromagnetic radiation in the universe. Readers are introduced to philosophical hypotheses such as the economy, symmetry, and universality of natural laws, and are then guided to practical consequences such as the rules of geometrical optics and even Einstein's well-known but mysterious relationship, E = mc2. Most chapters feature a pen picture of the life and character of a relevant scientific figure. These "Historical Interludes" include, among others, Galileo's conflicts with the Inquisition, Fourier's taunting of the guillotine, Neils Bohr and World War II, and the unique character of Richard Feynman.Going one step beyond the popular level, this easy-to-read book gives an overall view to undergraduate and postgraduate physics students that is often missing when trying to assimilate the technical details of their courses. Through its original treatment of topics and enjoyable style of writing, it will also stimulate keen interest in general readers who are interested in science and have a basic mathematics background as well as teachers looking for basic and accurate background information.
Release date Australia
February 28th, 2008
Contributor
Edited by Jean-Pierre Galaup
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Imperial College Press
Pages
632
Dimensions
157x229x30
ISBN-13
9781860948503
Product ID
3706106

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...