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Paperback Fear of Physics : A Guide for the Perplexed Book

ISBN: 0465023673

ISBN13: 9780465023677

Fear of Physics : A Guide for the Perplexed

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"Assume the cow is a sphere." So begins this lively, irreverent, and informative look at everything from the physics of boiling water to cutting-edge research at the observable limits of the universe. Rich with anecdotes and accessible examples, Fear of Physics nimbly ranges over the tools and thought behind the world of modern physics, taking the mystery out of what is essentially a very human intellectual endeavour.

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Very engaging and entertaining

I totally loved the book. It's full of insightful points and connections that will put you in a state of awe. I got totally ecstatic while reading some of the chapters, made me remember why I loved physics in the first place. Even if you are very well trained in physics, I am sure you will find this book very enlightening and it will allow you to see things from a new and very beautiful perspective. Only one thing.. Non physicists might become lost after the first few chapters. I think the book is more suited for physics students than for the layman.

Misleading title

It was a pure joy to read this book. Many people that are serious about physics refuse to read a book named Fear of physics. Big mistake! I love this book. Physics ideas at their best. Thank you, Dr. Krauss.

For Feynman Fans

Dr. Krauss uses analogies like Feynman does to create lucid explanations for those who are interested in physics but don't have a degree in math or physics. It is aptly described as "A Guide for the Perplexed". Having an avid interest in physics I found it ideal. I have a degree in engineering science but am weak in the kind of math required for theoretical physics. If you want to know more about physics but can't seem to find a book that you can understand, you should read this book!

great insights even for a Phd theoretical physics student!!

I totally loved the book.Its full of insightful points and connections that will put you in a state of awe. I got totally exctatic while reading some of the chapters, made me remember why I loved physics in the first place. Even if you are very well trained in physics, I am sure you will find this book very enlightning and it will allow you to see things from a new and very beautiful perspective. Only one thing.. non physicists might become lost after the few fist chapters. I think the book is more suited for physics students than for laymen.

Brilliant

Krauss is always engaging, thoughtful, thorough, yet easy to understand. A great introduction to quantum mechanics and theoretical physics.
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