During a sequence of meals, the author relates the principal features of physics in easy-to-understand conversations with his wife Beth. Beginning with the studies of motion by Galileo and Newton through to the revolutionary theories of relativity and quantum mechanics in the 20th century, all important aspects of electricity, energy, magnetism, gravity and the structure of matter and atoms are explained and illustrated.
The second edition similarly recounts the more recent application of these theories to nanoparticles, Bose–Einstein condensates, quantum entanglement and quantum computers. By including accurate measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background and supernovae in near and distant galaxies, an understanding of how the universe was formed in an Inflationary Big Bang is now possible. We've also gained a much better picture of the life of stars and how they may turn into red giants, white dwarfs, black holes, neutron stars or pulsars.
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Contents:What Keeps Us Going? Breakfast of Hard-Boiled Eggs with Inertia Breakfast of Eggs Bene-BrickedBreakfast of Apple-Gravity PancakesBreakfast of Cereal and Calories Breakfast of Hot Cakes with Energy Breakfast of French ToastBreakfast of Cold CutsBreakfast of Blueberry Muffins Breakfast of Apple Fritters and Love Breakfast of Eggs and Crisp BaconBreakfast of Oat Meal with Light CreamBreakfast of Lox and Bagels Breakfast of Farina Breakfast of Danish PastryBreakfast of WafflesBreakfast of O. J., Donuts, and Coffee Breakfast of Rice Krispies Breakfast of Corn FrittersDinner at HomeLunch at the Beach Lunch at Venetian Bay Breakfast at the BeachDinner Under the StarsAfter Dinner at Home
Readership: General readers curious about science.