Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: I need your help alpha NT's!!!!!

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    199
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default I need your help alpha NT's!!!!!

    Alpha NT's, can any of you suggest any physics book to me? I know that if any of my fellow alpha NT's find a book understandable, I would. Thanks. I love you all.

  2. #2
    machintruc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    3,252
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: I need your help alpha NT's!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by posablethumb
    Alpha NT's, can any of you suggest any physics book to me? I know that if any of my fellow alpha NT's find a book understandable, I would. Thanks. I love you all.
    It'd be better to ask a Gamma NT or a Delta ST for that, they can be pretty good in physics.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    199
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    ---------

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    199
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    btw, totally off topic, but you know that scene from cast away where the tom hanks tries to open the coconut, and he grabs a stone and starts beating it, then the stone breaks and forms a shard, what type of stone is that?

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    8,578
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    try C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    199
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    oh, that isn't a physics book, but probably applied in it :-P, but I'll give it a try. thanks for the suggestion.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    8,578
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    you should also try the odyssey.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    199
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    oh, i gotcha.

  9. #9
    reyn_til_runa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    new jersey
    Posts
    1,009
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I can't recommend straight physics books (textbooks would be best i suppose), but..

    The Fabric of Reality by David Deutsch

    Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene

    The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene

    are all fairly readable and informative for the non-science major interested in physics concepts.

    For an excellent manic attempt at a theory of everything, try Guy Murchie's The Seven Mysteries of Life.

    I suppose I might recommend Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, too, although this one would be slightly less readable than the others.

    And I was elated to find the following:
    David Deutsch video lectures

    Ah, I thought of another good one:

    Art and Physics by Leonard Schlain. this one is interesting because he tries to show how art and physics concepts are inextricably linked.
    whenever the dog and i see each other we both stop where we are. we regard each other with a mixture of sadness and suspicion and then we feign indifference.

    Jerry, The Zoo Story by Edward Albee

  10. #10
    Let's fly now Gilly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    TIM
    3w4 sx/so
    Posts
    24,757
    Mentioned
    91 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Well, Reyn covered the ones I was going to recommend David Deutch is a funny guy.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    199
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    tell me about it. he called walls "chemical scum"

  12. #12
    reyn_til_runa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    new jersey
    Posts
    1,009
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    his theory on parenting is quite the trip, too.
    whenever the dog and i see each other we both stop where we are. we regard each other with a mixture of sadness and suspicion and then we feign indifference.

    Jerry, The Zoo Story by Edward Albee

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    199
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    haha, does he explain that in his book? i'm gonna have to find this theory :-D

  14. #14
    reyn_til_runa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    new jersey
    Posts
    1,009
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by posablethumb
    haha, does he explain that in his book? i'm gonna have to find this theory :-D
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taking_Children_Seriously
    whenever the dog and i see each other we both stop where we are. we regard each other with a mixture of sadness and suspicion and then we feign indifference.

    Jerry, The Zoo Story by Edward Albee

  15. #15
    Let's fly now Gilly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    TIM
    3w4 sx/so
    Posts
    24,757
    Mentioned
    91 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by reyn_til_runa
    Quote Originally Posted by posablethumb
    haha, does he explain that in his book? i'm gonna have to find this theory :-D
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taking_Children_Seriously
    Only feasible if their access to resources (ie money) was limited severely.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

  16. #16
    Quirk Satellite Div.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Out of range. Please call your service provider.
    Posts
    424
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default



    Is this the type of Physics book you're looking for in an Alpha forum? :wink:


    But what type of Physics book are you looking for anyway? Physics can be considered a broad subject. Are you interested in Astrophysics? Quantum Physics? Applied Physics in Engineering? Physics Experiment Design? Optics? Mechanics? How much detail do you want to go into? Do you want to crunch through data and numbers, look at justification and evidence for physics theories, or just get a general conceptual idea?
    PoLR
    Suggestive Function

    Regular Double-shot Espresso Subtype

    Just because I'm a thinking type doesn't mean I'm not an idiot.

  17. #17
    Éminence grise mikemex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Third Planet
    TIM
    IEE-Ne
    Posts
    1,631
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I like women's physics.
    [] | NP | 3[6w5]8 so/sp | Type thread | My typing of forum members | Johari (Strengths) | Nohari (Weaknesses)

    You know what? You're an individual, and that makes people nervous. And it's gonna keep making people nervous for the rest of your life.
    - Ole Golly from Harriet, the spy.

  18. #18

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    199
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemex
    I like women's physics.
    me too, but not when they are really fat.

    Thanks div, and the rest of you. I was thinking just the general conceptual idea of physics. But those are interesting too, but I think I'll start with the basic before I move onto those. Thank you kindly!

  19. #19
    Don't forget the the thehotelambush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    TIM
    LII
    Posts
    6,626
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: I need your help alpha NT's!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by posablethumb
    Alpha NT's, can any of you suggest any physics book to me? I know that if any of my fellow alpha NT's find a book understandable, I would. Thanks. I love you all.
    My favorite is The End of Time. Also A Brief History of Time, or probably anything else by Stephen Hawking.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •