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Great Stuff For Now And The Future-Every Science Student Should Have One

  • Feb 14, 2012
Dreams That Stuff Is Made Of edited by Stephen Hawking describes
classic phenomena in physics utilizing simple language
and complex multi-dimensional mathematical formulas.
The work includes a collection of papers by famous
scientists, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman,
and many others.

Hawking explains the work of noted scientists utilizing
higher mathematics to depict the concepts. In addition,
he provides valuable insights into the significance of
these scientific concepts utilizing layperson's terms.
There is an intense discussion on how the spectrum of
black-body radiation changes with temperature variability.

For instance, Ludwig Boltzmann discusses how the entropy
of a system is a function of the probability of its state.
The definition of entropy encompasses a measure of the
disorder existing in a system; a measure of the energy
in a system or process that is unavailable to perform work
and a measure of the random errors in noise occurring from
the transmission of signals and the efficiency of
transmission systems.

The effective utilization of energy unavailable to perform
work or entropy is  important to reduce fuel costs. These
costs are reduced by using energy byproducts that would
otherwise turn to waste and pollute the air.  Resolving this
research question definitively could yield 200 or more miles
per gallon of gas.

Resolution of random errors in noise problems will advance
the state of art in telecommunications systems, as well as
cloud computing. These research questions are outgrowths of
the intensive interdisciplinary discussion of entropy in
this work. Ultimately, overcoming the limits of entropy
will help us to reduce fuel costs drastically and make
progress toward cleaning the environment.

Statistical probability is adequate for treatment of
thermal phenomena. New quantum mechanics gives us a better
understanding of the Helium atomic structure, half quantum
numbers in band spectra, continuous spatial distributions
of photoelectrons and the phenomena of radioactive

The existence of stationery states and photon theory
explains quantitatively the interaction of atoms and
radiation. The classic wave functions represent the
probability that an event will occur; however, this
probability relates to a computation of the probability
that a system ends in a definitive final state.

Hawking also highlights that a particle cannot penetrate
a potential barrier with a height greater than the particle
kinetic energy. For a moving particle, the kinetic energy
is defined as the total work from start to finish; or
conversely, its kinetic energy is the total amount of work
needed to attain its velocity starting from point zero.

Dreams That Stuff Is Made Of is a wonderful book which
summarizes many of the classic open research questions
in practical and theoretical physics. Stephen Hawking
explains the phenomena both in simple language, as well
as the language of higher mathematics utilizing the
integral calculus, ordinary differential equations,
probability and linear algebra.

The presentation makes for good reading by the public, as
well as the scientific community. In addition, the work enhances
the public knowledge and appreciation for physics and its
numerous practical applications in the consumer sector.

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February 18, 2012
It is always cool to see a book that can easily be grasped by the general public. thanks!
February 18, 2012
Thanks for the comment.
February 14, 2012
Great review!
February 15, 2012
Thank you for the compliment. 5475 people have viewed this article and your comment is the only one.
February 16, 2012
Maybe I'm just the first :)
February 16, 2012
Surprisingly, 5590 people have looked at this review. We need more people to become knowledgeable in science. Otherwise, as a people, we will not have the power to even know what needs changing let alone changing things for the better.
February 16, 2012
This is true. Well, at least you've helped educate 5590 people (and growing)!
February 17, 2012
I certainly hope that is the case.
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