By Mark P. Silverman
The essays during this publication are according to researches the writer has undertaken on a variety of subject matters, a few utilizing apparatus not more problematic than what you will discover in a standard kitchen, others making dependent use of subtle experimental equipment. proposing a private odyssey in physics, Silverman investigates tactics for which no visualizable mechanism could be given, or that appear to violate primary actual legislation (but do not), or that seem to be good understood yet grow to be subtly devious. Written in an engagingly own sort, the essays might be of curiosity to scholars of physics and comparable disciplines in addition to specialist physicists. notwithstanding they care for sophisticated innovations, the discussions use little arithmetic, and an individual with a bit university physics can be capable of learn the publication with pleasure.Silverman's researches care for in quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, electromagnetism and optics, gravity, thermodynamics, and the physics of fluids, and those essays handle .such questions as: How does one recognize that atomic electrons flow? might an "anti-atom" fall upward? How is it attainable for randomly emitted debris to reach at a detector preferentially in pairs? Can one impact electrons in London by means of no longer gazing them in ny? Can a particle be stimulated via a magnetic box by which it doesn't cross? A basketball isn't replaced by way of turning it as soon as round its axis, yet what approximately an electron? Can extra mild replicate from a floor than is incident upon it? "A Universe of Atoms" is the second one version of Silverman's "And but It Moves"; each one essay within the past assortment has been revised and up-to-date, and a few new essays at the unusual physics of universal items were further"