Author(s): Carlos I. Calle
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2020
Continuing to take readers on a uniquely accessible journey through physics, Superstrings and Other Things: A Guide to Physics, Third Edition, explains the basic concepts of motion, energy, and gravity, right up to the latest theories about the structure of matter, the origin and structure of the universe, and the beginning of time. Fully updated throughout, this book explores major historical discoveries and the scientists behind them. In addition, this comprehensive text details the breathtaking frontiers of physics being explored today. Offering nonscience students access to the highest peaks of physics, Dr. Calle translates concepts so they can be appreciated by those with willing curiosity and imagination.
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Provides up-to-date coverage of modern physics,
Offers nonscience students and laymen access to the highest peaks of physics,
Showcases modern applications of physics in our everyday world.
Dr. Carlos I. Calle is a NASA senior research scientist and the founder and director of NASA’s Electrostatics and Surface Physics Laboratory at the Kennedy Space Center. He holds a doctorate in theoretical nuclear physics from Ohio University. Dr. Calle has been working on the physical properties of the lunar and Martian soil and is currently designing and building instrumentation for future planetary exploration missions. As one of the world experts on the electrostatic properties of the lunar and Martian dust, he has been working on methods to keep dust from the spacesuits and equipment being planned for the lunar exploration missions. He is also involved in applying physics solutions to increase the safety of spaceflight. He is the recipient of numerous NASA awards, including the NASA Exceptional Technological Achievement Medal in 2010 and the Spaceflight Awareness Award in 2003 for exceptional contributions to the space program. He has more than 170 scientific publications, 5 books, and several patents.