Por amor a la física
I loved math in school, but when I got to calculus, for some reason, I just couldn't understand it. And so I decided to skip physics altogether. However, I really wanted to read the book Einstein: His Life and Universe, because I think its author, Walter Isaacson, is a genius. It seemed like the perfect marriage of author and subject! But I have never liked science, as it was taught in scho ...more
The second half of the books discusses his own career in research using x-r ...more
When I finished reading For the Love of Physics, the realization of that I, unfortunately, had the worst Physics teachers a can student have, was fully assured. Walter Lewin is by far the most outstanding Physics teacher out there. He deserves the honorable title of a Teacher. A teacher that ...more
In zijn boek “Gek Op Natuurkunde” wil hij zijn lezer een weg wijzen naar de opmerkelijke rol die de natuurkunde in ons alledaagse leven speelt. Dit combineert hij met persoonlijke ve ...more
Walter Lewin is a professor of physics at MIT, where he teaches several of the introductory physics courses. These courses, which are available on the web at http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm, are apparently very popular. I can't vouch for them, as I haven't looked at any of them yet. I can say that the book is a nice blend of popular science and memoir. The book was written with a co-author, Warren Goldstein, who is a professor of history at the University of Hartford.
The book begins by explaini...more
Lewin's book, on the other hand does something incredible. Lewin takes t ...more
While it wouldn't be fair to criticize the book on terms of prose, so if you're picking this book up, you better be interested in science! While most of the concepts revolved around basic physics, and could be boring to a science major, but the real beauty is the way Walter explains them in the most basic sense.
I particularly liked his ...more
A pioneer in the field of X-ray astronomy, the author has been teaching three core physics courses at MIT since 1966, when he first came to the United States from Holland. Lewin writers that physics is "fundamentally an experimental science." A skeptic about the claims of string-theory proponent ...more
Por amor a la física recoge algunas lecciones de física explicadas de una forma bastante sencilla, además de jalonar el texto de docenas de anécdotas sobre su vida como investigador y docente. Respondiendo preguntas curiosas, sí, pero también ofreciéndonos más que la simple y llana respuesta a fenómenos cotidianos de los cuales muchas veces hemos olvidarnos ...more
The book starts off with a lot of relevant information for any layman from gravity to colours and rainbows, then scours into the connection with astrology. Regardless of the near to none understanding of the formulas that have been scattered through out ...more
The first 3/4ths of the book serve as a review of basic physics: waves, light, mass, elections, etc. Lewin fills the book with examples from his classes at MIT, and his approach to physics is appealing. For example, to teach how light behaves, he teaches how rainbows work- ...more
Lamentablemente, si no tienes un Kindle Fire, no puedes probar el Immersion Reading así que comencé a escucharlo en un viaje largo por carretera.
Aunque lo termine ya de vuelta en la vida Godínez.
Aún voy a iniciar de nuevo el libro en el kindle ...more
#1 - read the book. A great way to go. Very much like the coolest science class you ever took, with that one professor that actually tried to be a good teacher. Learn awesome stuff about rainbows, black holes, binary stars, etc.
#2 - watch the free video lectures put on iTunesU by M.I.T. Get the same material, as seen by a student.
I'm glad that teachers this good get platforms like books to spread their content more broadly than just a class of a couple hundre ...more
For people highly interested in physics (with equations and all) this might not be very fulfilling( it was almost primitive so to speak). But eventually I found this to be a great reminder, away from all the rigor and mathe ...more
"For the Love of Physics" is the wonderful, educational book that enlightens the layperson to physics. Professor Lewin's passion for physics shines throughout the book as he takes readers on a journey from the tiniest particles to the utter vastness of our universe. Acclaimed MIT professor Walter Lewin, helps us see the world through the eyes of physics. This book is ...more
I have to say that after a while it became a little bit heavier to read; but in the end it was worth the effort. Long life to Mr. Lewin; I shall say :-)
07-14-2011: I really like and admire the intimate way this author has to describe his true feelings for the science of Physics. He tells the stori ...more
Lewin's major contributions in astrophysics include the discovery of the first slowly rotating neutron star through ...more