Over 1380 pages lead through the whole of physics, from
mechanics to relativity, electrodynamics, thermodynamics,
quantum theory, nuclear physics and unification. Many
explanations across the text have been improved, often
triggered by the input of readers across the internet.
Thank you to all of them.
The twentieth edition now contains a dozen animations
and films: generation and motion of electromagnetic waves,
leap-frogging vortex rings, jumping snakes, the propagation
of solitons and dromions, growing ice crystals,
rotating atomic orbitals, the actin-myosin system
in muscles in action, and Dirac's belt trick.
The twentieth edition also introduces robots that walk on
water, explains how to observe the polarization of light with
the unaided human eye (in the same way as honey bees do),
includes a clearer explanation of the curl of a function,
introduces dromions and the challenge to observe them in
everyday life, shows how to produce floating plasma clouds
similar to ball lighting, improves the explanation of quantum
mechanics, tells more about the Galilean satellites, tells
how to compare the density of the Moon and the Sun by looking
at the sea, mentions the world records for running backwards
and the attempts to break the speed sailing record, tells in
more detail how to learn from books with as little effort as
possible, includes thermographic images, shows a photograph
of each element, explains more clearly the generation of
electromagnetic radiation, presents the polarized car
headlight problem, and includes many new puzzles.
Enjoy the reading!
No picture, but an honourable mention on page 683:
| "However, a 'good' lie is always well prepared and told
| on purpose; accidental lies are frowned upon by experts.
| Examples of good lies in science are 'aether', 'UFOs',
| 'creation science', or 'cold fusion'. Sometimes it took
| many decades to detect the lies in these domains."
The forbidder of static levitation for charges, Earnshaw's thèorem and
the like, is rather circular. The gist: Levitation has no net forces;
net charges take and make forces; therefore, charges cannot be
levitated. But the proof is masked in a drouht of qualifiers. Dia-
solutions are spatially-variant fields; contact forces are one. Thus,
make a new, invisibil surface that is sufficiently "neutral" to float
the UFO. Ion winds wray to depolarise its medium.
I laid some problems that raise doubts about the existence of black
What the heavier collapsars become is a relativistic [lepto]quark
i see you contributed, which pages, maybe i you are not even wrong
i don knoe, but the books seems crap
he use tens of pages on nonesese, then consequently jump over
stuff that needs explanation
You can stop bowing now.
> i see you contributed, which pages, maybe i you are not even wrong
By not providing pictures of ufos, I effectively contributed
to all pages.
> "Manuel" <iyt...@execs.com> wrote in message news:1168465476.0...@77g2000hsv.googlegroups.com...
> > Dirk Van de moortel wrote:
> >> "Manuel" <iyt...@execs.com> wrote in message news:1168294889.1...@v33g2000cwv.googlegroups.com...
> >> > are there pictures with ufos?
> >> No picture, but an honourable mention on page 683:
> >> | "However, a 'good' lie is always well prepared and told
> >> | on purpose; accidental lies are frowned upon by experts.
> >> | Examples of good lies in science are 'aether', 'UFOs',
> >> | 'creation science', or 'cold fusion'. Sometimes it took
> >> | many decades to detect the lies in these domains."
> >> Dirk Vdm
> > dear sire
> You can stop bowing now.
> > i see you contributed, which pages, maybe i you are not even wrong
> By not providing pictures of ufos, I effectively contributed
> to all pages.
> Dirk Vdm
ufos are real
what, you never seen an ufo?
wrong, you did saw blinking airplains when dark,
they were ufos in disguise
disguising as blinking airplains is piece of cake for ufos
| "Unfortunately I got stuck on the Earth for rather longer than
| I intended," said Ford. "I came for a week and got stuck for
| for fifteen years."
| "But how did you get there in the first place then?"
| "Easy, I got a lift with a teaser."
| "A teaser?"
| "Er, what is..."
| "A teaser? Teasers are usually rich kids with nothing to do.
| They cruise around looking for planets which haven't made
| interstellar contact yet and buzz them."
| "Buzz them?" Arthur began to feel that Ford was enjoying
| making life difficult for him.
| "Yeah", said Ford, "they buzz them. They find some isolated
| spot with very few people around, then land right by some
| poor soul whom no one's ever going to believe and then strut
| up and down in front of him wearing silly antennae on their
| heads and making beep beep noises. Rather childish really."
| Ford leant back on the mattress with his hands behind his
| head and looked infuriatingly pleased with himself.
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I'm must inform you, iyt...@execs.com, that because of the polluting
nature of your posts, into my plonker you go......
i guess when your mommy tells you to vacum your
room, you plonk her too
the pollution in that book seems to be real, fool
> the pollution in that book seems to be real, fool
Is it worth your while to give the author some examples and an
indication how he can clean them up, or is it not worth the effort?