New Release Books by Don Hainesworth

Don Hainesworth is the author of Einstein's Revolution (2020), Human Origins (2014), From the Quantum to the Multiverse (2013) and Understanding the Properties and Behavior of the Cosmos (2012).

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Einstein's Revolution

release date: Jul 29, 2020
Einstein's Revolution
Einstein''s Theory of Relativity. In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum was independent of the motion of all observers. This was the theory of Special relativity.And what is General relativity? Essentially, it''s a theory of gravity. The basic idea is that instead of being an invisible force that attracts objects to one another, gravity is a curving or warping of space. The more massive an object, the more it warps the space around it, thus attracting surrounding objects like planets and other astronomical objects in space. This theory also applies to everyday objects here on Earth.So, Special relativity says that motion is always relative and that space and time exist in relation to each other. General relativity states that planets bend space and time the way a bowling ball bends a trampoline.Embedded in his theory of relativity, is the famous equation, E = mc2Einstein''s greatest equation, E = mc2, is a triumph of the power and simplicity of fundamental physics. Matter has an inherent amount of energy to it, mass can be converted (under the right conditions) to pure energy, and energy can be used to create massive objects that did not exist previously.So, in summary, the theory of Relativity has become the catalyst to our understanding of the properties and dynamics of our universe.

Human Origins

release date: Jan 14, 2014
Human Origins
So we know DNA is that “prime-mover” inside nearly every cell in your body. Built from a long string of nucleotides called T, G, C, A. And it’s the order of these nucleotides that helps determine who you are and tells us about our ancient family history. But the long sought after answer to the riddle was how it all gives rise to becoming who we are. The unveiled mystery lies in how your DNA is packaged inside your cells. When we look at a section of DNA with its particular order of As, Cs, Gs and Ts. It’s a little bit like looking from a page in a book. Each page is lined-up alongside a lot of other pages, one right after the other in a row. Together this long string of pages composes a chapter in the story of who you are. This chapter is what is referred to as a chromosome. A chromosome is a package of DNA that gives you a set of traits that make you who you are. Inside your cells, there are exactly 23 pairs of these chromosomes.

From the Quantum to the Multiverse

release date: Jan 16, 2013
From the Quantum to the Multiverse
Quantum Mechanics is among the great intellectual achievements of the 20th century, and how this came about is interesting in itself. Quantum theory was once widely held to resist any realist interpretation and to mark the advent of a postmodern science characterized by paradox, uncertainty, and the limits of precise measurement. It seems that there is a realm of reality in the subatomic or micro-physical domain. The success of the Aspect Experiment in Paris in 1982 marked the end of the contemplation period, with the first direct experimental proof that even the most unusual aspects of QM are a literal description of the way things really are in the real world. Further analyses of QM have led scientists to ponder the possibility of multiple dimensions. Extra dimensions have changed the way physicists think about the Universe. And because the connections of extra dimensions in the Cosmos could connect to many more well-established physics ideas; extra dimensions are a way to approach older, already verified facts about the Universe. As a consequence of this, physicists have postulated the real possibility of parallel universes. This book contains no advanced scientific concepts, and no complicated formulas are written down for analysis. However, the text does present some simple mathematical related concepts in various chapters; some of which overlap into subsequent chapters. This is stressed in order to reinforce a particular idea and maintain historical continuity. It is not assumed that the reader has an understanding of Quantum Physics. Therefore, the text provides the reader with enough historical and scientific information to secure his or her confidence in understanding the makeup and behavior of the Quantum and of the Multiverse.

Understanding the Properties and Behavior of the Cosmos

release date: Sep 27, 2012
Understanding the Properties and Behavior of the Cosmos
This book gives a comprehensive treatment on the historical discoveries and scientific developments concerning the physical Universe. Discussions begin with ancient philosophies on the behavior of the Cosmos and ends with exciting modernD discoveries that are leading us to unlocking the hidden mysteries of reality. The topics covered in this fascinating book discuss disciplines such as Astronomy, Newtonian Mechanics, Electro-magnetism, Einstein''s Special and General Theories of Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Particle Physics, and String Theory all in a historical context. There are virtually no mathematical equations for the reader to be concerned with. This book is written for the general reader that has a curiosity about the makeup and dynamics of the Universe. It is a refreshing alternative to some of the rigorous physics books on the market. Astronomy is the study of the celestial which is the displacement and orbital movements of stars, planets, comets, etc. Newtonian Mechanics, developed by Sir Isaac Newton, concerns itself with the mechanical motion of moving bodies like planets and other astronomical objects to terrestrial objects here on Earth through the force of gravity. Relativity, developed by Albert Einstein, postulates the concepts of space and time from the connections on why the speed of light is the speed of time, how curved space creates gravity and other implications of space and time from the Big Bang to Black Holes. "Quantum mechanics describes the behavior of very small objects - the size of atoms or smaller - and it provides the only understanding of the world of the very small. In the world of quantum mechanics, the laws of physics that are familiar from the everyday world no longer work. Instead, events are governed by probabilities. During the time of Newton, it was thought that the Universe ran like clockwork, wound up and set in motion by the Creator, down some utterly predictable path. Newton''s classical mechanics provided plenty of support for this deterministic view of the Universe, a picture that left little place for human free will or chance. Could it really be that we are all puppets following our own preset tracks through life, with no real choice at all? Most scientists were content to let the philosophers debate that question. But it returned, with full force, at the heart of the new physics of the twentieth century." In Search Of Schrodinger''s Cat - John Gribbin Particle Physics is the study of fundamental particles and their properties. Also called high-energy physics, this branch of physics deals with subatomic particles such as photons, electrons, protons, etc. String Theory is an alternative approach to the concept of point particles in particle physics theory. It suggests that the most fundamental constituent of matter is the vibrating string. The most fascinating consequence of this theory is the mathematical discovery of higher dimensional hyperspace.
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