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Extreme Physics- Scientific American
The title of the book I have chosen for the Physics in Print is "Extreme Physics". It has a number of articles from different authors. Most of the book is related with the quantum physics. I did have difficulties getting it all into my head as it's all a new concept to me. Most of the theories weren't even in effect yet such as human teleportation and other things. The book talks mostly about the things that is not visible to us on a regular basis. It is definitely a deep research, some from the past and some researches that are in motion. Not all questions have been answered yet but scientists are on the path and are looking for answers all the time.
After reading this book I realized how big the world of physics is. There is no limitations and ...view middle of the document...
It was hard to understand in the beginning though but it started getting clearer later on. I've heard a little about quantum physics earlier on but never got to get deep into it, until I read this book ofcourse. The book was non-fiction but consisted with a lot of examples that were in science fiction movies such as "Star wars" and movies in that category. Yes they were fictitious but some of the ideas were legit and also involve scientists researching on them such as warp drives and teleportation where humans can transport from one place to another in just one step into a machine. Although that isn't possible yet but there are works which show teleportation of objects that are tiny such as photons.
Most of the writings and theories in the book weren't familiar to me so I feel good knowing about what might be the future. Things like quantum teleportation and the more imaginable quantum computers. One of the articles scared m a little where it talks about parallel universes and how every person has a twin in a different universe. To be honest it didn't seem that convincing to me.
The book talked mostly about quantum theories. It talked about the wormholes and warp drives, negative energy , time travel, teleportation, parallel universes and also the basic building blocks of all mater- atoms. The book goes to a place where regular people usually don't think about looking. It gets you thinking once you've read the articles about the vast universe we live in and I would say also beyond. There has been a lot of relation between the book and Unit 5 in our course which is the Matter-Energy Interface. The book talked about Einstein's general theory of relativity which we did discuss in class too.
In conclusion I'd say this book has helped me widen my knowledge and appreciation about physics and definitely has gotten me more interested to know more and learn more about the universe.