There is no getting around it, physics is everywhere. Whether it's swinging at the playground, sipping iced tea though a straw, or staring in wonder at the double rainbow after the storm has cleared, physics is everywhere you look.
And with the school year fast approaching it's a good time to start getting excited about just those things, its time to fall in love with physics.
Which is why we think this book is absolutely wonderful. For the Love of Physics, by MIT professor Walter Lewin is a fun, passionate , and engaging introduction to the science. As the first chapter indicates this book covers the broad spectrum of physics from "the Nucleus to Deep Space." Rainbows, measurements, electricity and energy, and so much more. Each described in wonderful detail, and with the same enthusiasm and creativity that Mr. Lewin brings to his classroom.
Although it may be a bit heady for the younger reader, For the Love of Physics is great for reading with kiddos, for sparking ideas, experiments and an understanding of how this amazing world we live in really works.
So in honor of our love of physics, and this book, we are giving away one free copy!
For a chance to win a copy of this lovely book, simply leave a comment on this post by 8 AM MST Thursday August 16th. The winner will be chosen by random number and announced later that day.
And the winner is Melissa who said:
"Thank you for this opportunity! My family would LOVE this book."
Thank you to everyone who participated!
P.S. want to get an MIT physics education for free? Learn from Mr. Lewin himself through MIT's Open Course Ware here!
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