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    • Why Does Spacetime Curve?

    • By: Richard Wolfson
    • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    What causes spacetime to curve? Einstein's theory of relativity offers an answer, but for decades after he published it, there were only a few, very subtle tests of its validity. How has modern astrophysics changed all that?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No WHY really

    • By Ivan B. Ahlert on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    • By: The Great Courses, Richard Wolfson
    • Narrated by: Professor Richard Wolfson Ph.D. Dartmouth College
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,777
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,403

    "It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great primer for hard SF fans and physics laymen

    • By David on 01-05-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Time Travel, Tunneling, Tennis, and Tea

    • By: Richard Wolfson
    • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 2

    What are the two big ideas of modern physics? How can nonscientists gain a handle on these ideas and the radical changes they bring to our philosophical thinking about the physical world?

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Earth's Changing Climate

    • By: The Great Courses, Richard Wolfson
    • Narrated by: Professor Richard Wolfson Ph.D. Dartmouth College
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    Whatever your views on climate change, it's important to understand how the current scientific consensus on global warming evolved out of basic physical principles and a broad range of observations. This lucid series of 12 lectures is designed to do exactly that-reviewing the most up-to-date research and explaining the concepts, tools, data, and analysis that have led an overwhelming number of climate scientists to conclude that Earth is indeed warming and that we humans are in great part responsible.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Needs Reference material

    • By Richard on 03-08-14

    Regular price: $14.95