Tag: Physics Posts

Einstein: His Life And Universe Review

Book Reviews

Probably the best book I read last year was Steve Job’s biography by Walter Isaacson. I thought it was a fascinating book that showed just what a polarizing figure Steve Jobs actually was. Recently I found myself looking for a new book, and Amazon recommended Walter Isaacson’s biography of Albert Einstein, Einstein: His Life And Universe. I recently finished reading it and I wanted to share my review of it here. As someone with a physics background, I was impressed with how Isaacson dealt with some of the technical achievements of Einstein, such as the photoelectric effect (which Einstein won the Nobel Prize for) and of course relativity. I assumed beforehand that these would be glossed over, and was happy that most of them were not. Presenting these topics to the average layperson without dumbing them down too far is a big achievement, and Isaacson did it surprisingly well. I […]

Engineering Books For Sale


It seems that after eight years of university I’ve acquired a fairy large array of engineering books. Since I haven’t read any of them in years, I figure I might as well sell a few of them off. Here’s a list of some of them. If you’re interested, drop me a comment. Also, please feel free to forward this list on to any physics or electrical engineering students. Materials Science and Engineering, William D. Callister Digital Signal Processing, Emmanuel C. Ifeachor Introduction to Electrodymanics, Griffiths Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Griffiths Microprocessor Systems Design, Clements Computer Networks, Andrew Tanenbaum Modern Control Systems, Dorf & Bishop Digital Image Processing, Gonzalez & woods Fluid Mechanics, White – SOLD Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, Boyce and DiPrima Optics, Hecht Microelectronic Circuits, Sedra and Smith Contemporary Logic Design, Katz Micro-Optics, Elements, Systems and Applications, Herzig ADSL/VDSL Priciples, Rauschmayer Calculus of Several Variables, Robert […]