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Author Flicker, Felix, author.

Title The magick of physics : uncovering the fantastical phenomena in everyday life / Felix Flicker.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2023


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  530 FLICKER    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  530 FLICKER    DUE 05-08-24
 New Britain, Main Library - New Materials  530 FLI    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  530 FLICKER    DUE 04-30-24
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  530 FL    Check Shelf
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-305) and index.
Contents The physics of dirt -- The four elements -- The magic of crystals -- Reflections on the motive power of fire -- Beyond the fields we know -- Spells of division -- Spells of protection -- In search of the philosopher's stone -- The boundless vista.
Summary "If you were to present the feats of modern science to someone from the past, those feats would surely be considered magic. Theoretical physicist Felix Flicker proves that they are indeed magic--just familiar magic. The name for this magic is "condensed matter physics." Most people haven't heard of the field, yet more than a third of physicists identify as condensed matter researchers, making it the most active area in the subject--with good reason. Condensed matter is the solids, liquids, and gasses that surround us--and the more exotic matters--which dictate every aspect of our present existence, and hold the keys to a brighter future, from quantum computing to real-life invisibility cloaks"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Physics -- Popular works.
Condensed matter.
Genre/Form Informational works.
Added Title Uncovering the fantastical phenomena in everyday life
ISBN 9781982170608 (hardcover)
1982170603 (hardcover)
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