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By Mark P. Silverman

The essays during this booklet are in keeping with researches the writer has undertaken on a variety of issues, a few utilizing apparatus not more intricate than what you can see in a normal kitchen, others making dependent use of refined experimental equipment. offering a private odyssey in physics, Silverman investigates strategies for which no visualizable mechanism could be given, or that appear to violate basic actual legislation (but do not), or that seem to be good understood yet become subtly devious. Written in an engagingly own variety, the essays can be of curiosity to scholars of physics and comparable disciplines in addition to expert physicists. although they care for sophisticated suggestions, the discussions use little arithmetic, and someone with a bit university physics can be capable of learn the e-book 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 comprehend that atomic electrons flow? may an "anti-atom" fall upward? How is it attainable for randomly emitted debris to reach at a detector preferentially in pairs? Can one impression electrons in London through no longer observing them in manhattan? Can a particle be prompted by way of a magnetic box in which it doesn't move? A basketball isn't really 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 gadgets were further"

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