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Do Colors Exist? And Other Profound Physics Questions – eBook

Why do polished stones look wet? What if Jupiter were a star? How does the Twin Paradox work? How can we be sure that pi never repeats? How does a quantum computer break encryption? Discover the answers to these, and other profound physics questions!

Product details

  • Author: Seth Stannard Cottrell
  • File Size:10 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser; 1st edition (28th May, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3319643606
  • ISBN-13: 978-3319643601

This fascinating book “Do Colors Exist? And Other Profound Physics Questions” presents a collection of articles based on conversations and correspondences between the author and complete strangers about mathematics and physics. The author, Seth Stannard Cottrell, a researcher in mathematical physics, responds to dozens of questions posed by inquiring minds from all over the world, ranging from the everyday to the profound.

Rather than unnecessarily complex explanations mired in mysterious symbols and terminology, the reader is presented with the experiments, reasoning, and mathematics in a conversational, casual, and often comical style. Neither over-simplified nor over-technical, the lucid and entertaining writing will guide the reader from each innocent question to a better understanding of the beautiful and weird universe around us.

Advance praise for Do Colors Exist?

“Every high school science teacher should have a copy of this book. The individual articles offer enrichment to those high-school or younger students who wish to go beyond a typical ‘dry curriculum’. The articles are very fun. I probably laughed out loud every 2-3 minutes. This is not easy to do. In fact, my children are interested in the book because they heard me laughing so much.

– Ken Ono, Emory University

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