Einstein`s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 11:58:44 | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B00DTNWGP2 | 2013 | 329 MB
Genre: Science, Physics“"It doesn`t take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these twenty-four lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics. After that, you`ll follow along as Professor Wolfson outlines the logic that led to Einstein`s profound theory of special relativity and the simple yet far-reaching insight on which it rests. With that insight in mind, you`ll move on to consider Einstein`s theory of general relativity and its interpretation of gravitation in terms of the curvature of space and time.”
From there, you`ll embark on a dazzling exploration of how inquiry into matter at the atomic and subatomic scales led to quandaries that are resolved-or at least clarified-by quantum mechanics, a vision of physical reality so profound and so at odds with our experience that it nearly defies language.
By bringing relativity and quantum mechanics into the same picture, you`ll chart the development of fascinating hypotheses about the origin, development, and possible futures of the entire universe, as well as the possibility that physics can produce a "theory of everything" to account for all aspects of the physical world. But the goal throughout these lectures remains the same: to present the key ideas of modern physics in a way that makes them clear to the interested layperson.
Professor Richard Wolfson (Narrator)