Black Bodies and Quantum Cats

Author: Jennifer Ouellette
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143036036
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Traces key advances in physics, explaining its basics using examples from films and literature such as "Back to the Future," which demonstrates special relativity, and Poe's "The Purloined Letter," which illustrates neutrinos.

The Physics of the Buffyverse

Author: Jennifer Ouellette
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143038627
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An entertaining and informative introduction to the world of the physical sciences draws on examples based on the TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel to explain complex concepts and theories of biology, chemistry, and theoretical physics--from demons and interdimensional portals to black holes and string theory. Original. 50,000 first printing.

The Calculus Diaries

Author: Jennifer Ouellette
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101459034
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Kiss My Math meets A Tour of the Calculus Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her for years. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her math phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, from the rides at Disneyland to shooting craps in Vegas-proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.

A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo

Author: Cindy Schwarz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781563966170
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An introduction to particle physics covers such topics as the parts of an atom, antimatter, quarks, and particle accelerators.

Einstein s Cosmos

Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393051650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A physicist demonstrates how Albert Einstein used simple, picture-based imagery to convey his theories about relativity and subsequently changed the way people thought about the world.

Me Myself and Why

Author: Jennifer Ouellette
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101613645
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As diverse as people appear to be, all of our genes and brains are nearly identical. In Me, Myself, and Why, Jennifer Ouellette dives into the miniscule ranges of variation to understand just what sets us apart. She draws on cutting-edge research in genetics, neuroscience, and psychology-enlivened as always with her signature sense of humor-to explore the mysteries of human identity and behavior. Readers follow her own surprising journey of self-discovery as she has her genome sequenced, her brain mapped, her personality typed, and even samples a popular hallucinogen. Bringing together everything from Mendel's famous pea plant experiments and mutations in The X-Men to our taste for cilantro and our relationships with virtual avatars, Ouellette takes us on an endlessly thrilling and illuminating trip into the science of ourselves

Uhlig s Corrosion Handbook

Author: R. Winston Revie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470080329
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This book serves as a reference for engineers, scientists, and students concerned with the use of materials in applications where reliability and resistance to corrosion are important. It updates the coverage of its predecessor, including coverage of: corrosion rates of steel in major river systems and atmospheric corrosion rates, the corrosion behavior of materials such as weathering steels and newer stainless alloys, and the corrosion behavior and engineering approaches to corrosion control for nonmetallic materials. New chapters include: high-temperature oxidation of metals and alloys, nanomaterials, and dental materials, anodic protection. Also featured are chapters dealing with standards for corrosion testing, microbiological corrosion, and electrochemical noise.

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Author: David Auburn
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822217824
Format: PDF, Kindle
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THE STORY: On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the