Author, Physics Squared
If you’re wondering about the title, the idea was that the book would have 10 themed sections on different aspects of physics, each containing 10 topics, with a glossary of terms at the end. If you browse through the book you’ll get a broad overview of physics as a subject. Hopefully it’s an accessible read for anyone who’s studied some science at school, and first-year university students might find it a handy reference guide.
Writing it was an interesting experience. I’d graduated with a degree in physics over 20 years earlier, and I thought the research would be fairly easy. However, not only had fields like particle physics advanced significantly, thanks to discoveries like the Higgs boson, but I was amazed just how much I’d forgetten in two decades of doing other things. At least I’m now a little better at answering questions on University Challenge.
I was really happy with the way it turned out. The paper quality is really nice, the illustrations are lovely and overall it’s a nice little book — what you might call pocket-sized (if you have large pockets) at 14cm x 16cm.
Here’s a list of the 10 sections and an Amazon link below:
- Mechanics and movement
- Electromagnetic radiation
- Structure of matter
- Electricity and magnetism
- Nuclear physics
- Quantum reality
- Particle physics
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