This is a collection of essays on physics topics. It is written as a textbook for non-physics science and arts students, at the undergraduate level. Topics covered include cellphone radiation, lasers, the twin paradox, and more.Contents:
- The Myth of Cell Phone Radiation
- What Einstein Meant When He Said "God Does Not Play Dice ..."
- Einstein as Armchair Detective — The Case of Stimulated Radiation
- Standards for Units
- The Twin Paradox in Relativity
- Robert Dicke and Atomic Physics
- The 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics — Laser Cooling and Trapping
- The 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics — Bose–Einstein Condensation
- The 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics — Laser Physics
- The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics — Achievements in Optics That Have Changed Modern Life
- The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics — Manipulation of Single Particles
Non-physics undergraduates in both the sciences and the arts.