Understanding Physics has ratings and 16 reviews. Gary said: Back in high school, my physics course was a complete joke. Our teacher was a football c. 11 Mar MOTION SOUND AND HEAT, POPULAR SCIENCE, ASIMOV. UNDERSTANDING PHYSICS PART 1 – MOTION SOUND AND HEAT. by ISAAC ASIMOV. Topics POPULAR SCIENCE, ASIMOV. Collection opensource. Volume one traces the theoretical exploration of these concepts from an essentially Newtonian viewpoint. Newton’s great achievement was in synthesizing the.

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He also does a wonderful job of mixing the history of the su This is the first physics book I read, and I have gone on to read very many since then.

Want to add to the discussion? Check the bargain bins. Asimov wrote, I found that it all made perfect sense.


But as a sort of primer on applied physics this is one of the best general audience books out there. Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American isaaf, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Lawal rated it it was amazing Oct 14, Hardcoverpages.

Feb 11, Abdullah marked it as to-read. This subreddit is a subsidiary of AskScience and the same rules of civility apply. This was originally my dad’s book, a long time ago, and I couldn’t keep my hands off it when I was a kid.


I thought I was a hopeless case. This particular copy seems to have been produced in Want to Read saving….

And this is to say nothing of the lack of good, modern science of quantum mechanics, quantum fields, and the like. Linda rated it really liked it Sep 28, He also provides numerous concrete examples so that you are able to visualize the concept more concretely.

Back in high school, my understsnding course was a complete joke. InAsimov accepted a position as an instructor of biochemistry at Boston University’s School of Medicine even though he had no practical experience in the field.

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Each of these gets thoroughly covered in a clear fashion in the course of this volume. I understood it all. Eternity and Eternal Life: Physivs penned numerous short stories, among them “Nightfall”, which in was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor.

Very weak ending, though.

Understanding Physics by Isaac Asimov

Originally published in By the way, what i particularly like from Asimov is not its divulgation efforts but it’s novels. Be ready to take notes and to work through some math, which is carefully presented without Calculus. Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of undersanding time, having written or edited underetanding than books and an estimated 90, letters and postcards.


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Great summary of basic physics, another great job Asimov! Each book can be enjoyed independently.

Thinking well of Asimov’s penchant for clear writing, I feel as though this book could be beneficial, toward such an end as I might flush out what strange understandings my ignorance harbours, to plug up assumptions and blind spots with new, coherent reasons for understanding.

It happens that physics is a topic frequently covered by Asimov in his writings, but Understanding Physics stands out for a number of reasons. Concepts now considered common knowledge were at the time seen as so far fetched that even Newton himself felt that, although they must obey the natural laws he discovered, “angels” were required to move everything.

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