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Einstein's fridge : how the difference between hot and cold explains the universe / Paul Sen.

Sen, Paul, (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 536.7 Sen (Text) 32604070211512 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Checked out 04/24/2021
Shelby Co PL - Morristown Branch 536.7 SEN (Text) 78731000522252 New books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501181306
  • Physical Description: xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A tour of Britain -- The motive power of fire -- The creator's Fiat -- The valley of the Clyde -- The principal problem of physics -- The flow of heat and the end of time -- Entropy -- The motion we call heat -- Collisions -- Counting the Ways -- "The Terroristic Nimbus" -- Boltzmann brains -- Quanta -- Sugar and Pollen -- Symmetry -- Information is physical -- Demons -- The mathematics of life -- Event horizon.
Summary, etc.:
"Einstein's Fridge tells the incredible epic story of the scientists who, over two centuries, harnessed the power of heat and ice and formulated a theory essential to comprehending our universe. Thermodynamics-the branch of physics that deals with energyand entropy-is the least known and yet most consequential of all the sciences. It governs everything from the behavior of living cells to the black hole at the center of our galaxy. Not only that, but thermodynamics explains why we must eat and breathe, how lights turn on, the limits of computing, and how the universe will end. The brilliant people who decoded its laws came from every branch of the sciences; they were engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, cosmologists, and mathematicians. From French military engineer and physicist Sadi Carnot to Lord Kelvin, James Joule, Albert Einstein, Emmy Noether, Alan Turing, and Stephen Hawking, author Paul Sen introduces us to all of the players who passed the baton of scientific progress through time and across nations. Incredibly driven and idealistic, these brave pioneers performed groundbreaking work often in the face of torment and tragedy. Their discoveries helped create the modern world and transformed every branch of science, from biology to cosmology. Einstein's Fridge brings to life one of the most important scientific revolutions of all time and captures the thrill of discovery and the power of scientific progress to shape the course of history"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Thermodynamics.

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