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Made into a major motion picture, this moving memoir written by Stephen Hawking’s first wife covers the turbulent years of her marriage to the astrophysics genius, her traumatic divorce, and their recent reconciliation
Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous and remarkable scientists of our age and the author of the scientific bestseller A Brief History of Time, which has sold more than 25 million copies. In this compelling memoir, his first wife, Jane Hawking, relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. As Stephen's academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of a motor neuron disease. Jane's candid account of trying to balance his 24-hour care with the needs of their growing family reveals the inner strength of the author, while the self-evident character and achievements of her husband make for an incredible tale presented with unflinching honesty.
Jane's candor is no less apparent when the marriage finally ends in a high-profile meltdown, with Stephen leaving Jane for one of his nurses and Jane marrying an old family friend. In this exceptionally open, moving, and often funny memoir, Jane Hawking confronts not only the acutely complicated and painful dilemmas of her first marriage, but also the relationship's fault lines exposed by the pervasive effects of fame and wealth.
The result is a book about optimism, love, and change that will resonate with readers everywhere. readers everywhere.
IB Prepared resources are developed directly with the IB to provide the most up-to-date, authentic and authoritative guidance on DP assessment. IB Prepared: Physics combines a concise review of course content with strategic guidance, past paper material and exam-style practice opportunities, allowing learners to consolidate the knowledge and skills that are essential to success.
Quantum physics is not mystifying. Its implications may be mind-bending, and not yet fully understood, but the theory is illuminating. It is the best explanation of reality we have. And no, God does not play dice with the universe. Spanning the history of quantum discoveries, from Einstein and Bohr to the present day, this is the essential guide to the most intriguing subject in science. Carroll debunks the myths that have grown up around quantum physics, resurrects and reinstates the Many-Worlds Interpretation, and presents a new path to solving the apparent conflict between quantum mechanics and gravity. A magisterial tour, Something Deeply Hidden encompasses the cosmological and everyday implications of quantum reality. And, finally, it all makes sense.
A Sunday Times Book of the Year From the author of the international bestseller How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog Exciting physics doesn't just show up in billion-dollar experiments like the Large Hadron Collider or in extreme astrophysical environments like black holes. It's to be found all around us, just beneath the surface of our normal everyday lives. An ordinary morning routine depends on some of the weirdest phenomena ever discovered. Did you know for instance that even the humble alarm clock holds secrets about quantum mechanics or that classical physics couldn't explain why your toaster's heating element glows orange? Or that the sensor your phone uses to take pictures of your kids or cats is, at a fundamental level, quantum mechanical, relying as it does on the particle nature of light? In Breakfast with Einstein, Chad Orzel elevates the everyday by showing the wonder and amazement that can be found in even the simplest activities. Quantum physics is one of the great intellectual triumphs of human civilisation, and it's all around us, everyday - if you just know where to look.
The only DP Physics resource developed with the IB to accurately
match the new 2014 syllabus for both SL and HL, this new Online
Course Book gives you unrivalled support for the new concept-based
approach to learning, the Nature of science. Understanding,
applications and skills are integrated in every topic, alongside
TOK links and real-world connections to truly drive independent
inquiry. Assessment support straight from the IB includes practice
questions and worked examples in each topic, alongside support for
the Internal Assessment and Extended Essay. Truly aligned with the
IB philosophy, this Course Book gives unparalleled insight and
support at every stage.
Achieve success in your physics course by making the most of what PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS Ninth Edition Technology Edition has to offer. From a host of in-text features to a range of outstanding technology resources, you'll have everything you need to understand the natural forces and principles of physics. Throughout every chapter, the authors have built in a wide range of examples, exercises, and illustrations that will help you to understand the laws of physics AND succeed in your course!
THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time 'We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by the traces of memory inside the connections between our neurons. We are memory. We are nostalgia. We are longing for a future that will not come' Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe. With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing together science, philosophy and art, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery. Enlightening and consoling, The Order of Time shows that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time -- and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves. Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre
For CXC students who want to prepare fully for their exams, CXC Study Guides are a series of titles that provide students with additional support to pass the exam. CXC Study Guides are a unique product that have been written by experienced examiners at CXC and carry the board's exclusive branding.
These Study Guides have been developed exclusively with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC(r)) to be used as an additional resource by candidates who are following the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC(r)) programme. They provide candidates with extra support to help them maximise their performance in their examinations.
Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: AQA Level: A Level Subject: Physics First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Fully revised and updated for the linear qualification, this Student Book supports and extends students through the course whilst delivering the maths, practical and synoptic skills needed to succeed at A Level and beyond. The book uses clear straightforward explanations to develop real subject knowledge and allow students to link ideas together while developing essential exam skills. N.B.Covers all optional AQA Physics topics with introduction and summary sections; full course notes for each option are provided under the Resources tab on AQA A Level Physics Kerboodle.
* The new edition of the best-selling, calculus-based introductory Physics text. * Robust online homework system includes ALL end of chapter problems in the book plus more online * Chapters were restructured into modules based on a primary concept. * Based on his active teaching, Jearl Walker has identified material that students have been particularly challenged by (eg Gauss law and electric potential) and has rewritten this information so that the presentations are now smoother and more direct to the key points
The only textbook that completely covers the OxfordAQA International AS & A Level Physics specification (9630), for first teaching in September 2016. Written by experienced authors, the engaging, international approach ensures a thorough understanding of complex concepts and provides exam-focused practice to build assessment confidence. Help students develop the scientific, mathematical and practical skills and knowledge needed for Oxford AQA assessment success and the step up to university. Ensure students understand the bigger picture, supporting their progression to further study, with synoptic links and a focus on how scientists and engineers apply their knowledge in real life. This pack includes one print textbook and one online textbook. The online textbook can be accessed on a wide range of devices and the licence is valid until 31st December 2026, for use by one student or teacher. Your first login will be sent to you in the mail on a printed access card.
A modern, graduate-level introduction to many body physics in condensed matter, this textbook explains the tools and concepts needed for a research-level understanding of the correlated behavior of quantum fluids. Starting with an operator-based introduction to the quantum field theory of many body physics, this textbook presents the Feynman diagram approach, Green's functions and finite-temperature many body physics before developing the path integral approach to interacting systems. Special chapters are devoted to the concepts of Fermi liquid theory, broken symmetry, conduction in disordered systems, superconductivity and the physics of local-moment metals. A strong emphasis on concepts and numerous exercises make this an invaluable course book for graduate students in condensed matter physics. It will also interest students in nuclear, atomic and particle physics.
Physics for the IB Diploma, Sixth edition, covers in full the requirements of the IB syllabus for Physics for first examination in 2016. The Sixth edition of this well-known Coursebook is fully updated for the IB Physics syllabus for first examination in 2016, comprehensively covering all requirements. Get the complete coverage of the syllabus with clear assessment statements, and links to Theory of Knowledge, International-mindedness and Nature of Science themes. Exam preparation is supported with extensive sample exam questions, online test questions and exam tips. Chapters covering the Options and Nature of Science, assessment guidance and answers to questions are included in the free additional online material available with the book.
Exam Board: Edexcel Level: A level Subject: Physics First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 An ActiveBook is included with every Student Book, giving your students easy online access to the content in the Student Book. They can make it their own with notes, highlights and links to their wider reading. Perfect for supporting work and revision activities. Student Book 1 supports a standalone AS course and provides the first year of a two-year A level course; Student Books 1 and 2 together support the full A level course. A cumulative approach to learning constantly builds on what has previously been taught. The chapter openers highlight prior learning requirements and link to future learning. The required maths skills are highlighted at the start of each chapter providing opportunities for students to check understanding and remedy gaps. Bigger spreads require students to read real-life material that's relevant to the course and use knowledge in new contexts. Accompanying questions require students to analyse how scientists write, think critically and consider issues. Preparing for your exams sections highlight the key differences between preparing for an AS and full A level exam. Practice question spreads provide opportunities for students to regularly check their understanding using questions written in the style of the new exams from day one.
While physics can seem challenging, its true quality is the sheer simplicity of fundamental physical theories--theories and concepts that can enrich your view of the world around you. COLLEGE PHYSICS, Tenth Edition, provides a clear strategy for connecting those theories to a consistent problem-solving approach, carefully reinforcing this methodology throughout the text and connecting it to real-world examples. For students planning to take the MCAT exam, the text includes exclusive test prep and review tools to help you prepare.
Calculus with Vectors grew out of a strong need for a beginning calculus textbook for undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in STEM fields. The approach introduces vector-valued functions from the start, emphasizing the connections between one-variable and multi-variable calculus. The text includes early vectors and early transcendentals and includes a rigorous but informal approach to vectors. Examples and focused applications are well presented along with an abundance of motivating exercises. The approaches taken to topics such as the derivation of the derivatives of sine and cosine, the approach to limits and the use of "tables" of integration have been modified from the standards seen in other textbooks in order to maximize the ease with which students may comprehend the material. Additionally, the material presented is intentionally non-specific to any software or hardware platform in order to accommodate the wide variety and rapid evolution of tools used. Technology is referenced in the text and is required for a good number of problems.
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