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Book 147: Einstein's Cosmos by Michio Kaku

Einstein’s Cosmos by Michio Kaku

Finished reading on July 21st, 2014

Rating: 9/10

Kaku’s “Einstein’s Cosmos” fits Albert Einstein’s life and work into less than 200 pages of highly readable story that gives insight into Special and General Relativity and also his try to find a Unified Field Theory without going into too much detail about the physics nor about Einstein’s private life… although you can read about Einstein not wearing socks. 102 more words

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Wave property of electrons implies that they will show diffraction effects. Davisson and Germer demonstrated this by diffracting electrons from crystals. The law governing the diffraction from a crystal is obtained by requiring that electron waves reflected from the planes of atoms in a crystal interfere constructively (see in figure). 160 more words

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Photon of frequency ν has a momentum associated with it. If c is the velocity of light, the momentum is

(1) ν/c (2) hνc  (3) hν/c2 (4) hν/c

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. In gamma ray emission from a nucleus

(1) both the neutron number and the proton number change

(2) there is no change in the proton number & the neutron number. 10 more words

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The ‘rad’ is the correct unit used to report the measurement of

(A) the rate of decay of radioactive source

(B) the ability of a beam of gamma ray photons to produce ions in a target… 15 more words

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The (Brout-Englert) Higgs boson and the Stability of the Universe

So last night social media went mad with a story about the higgs boson destroying the universe, which I slowly realised was about my own work which my (very good) student Robert Hogan… 878 more words

Down the Quantum Hole reblogged this on Down the Quantum Hole and commented:

Insightful comments shedding light on the recent social media buzz about the Higgs, BICEP 2 and the possibility of the universe collapsing, from the co-author of the original paper, Dr. Malcolm Fairbairn.

The Principle of Galilean Relativity

When watching your dog run through the field after a tennis ball you are watching an event happen. You would see the event differently if you were standing than if you were running next to your dog. 247 more words