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

  • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 120

"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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • engrossing!

  • By Mars on 10-10-2015

Great, thought provoking set of lectures.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-2018

Wolfson provides a clear logical progression through classical physics and the discoveries that led to modern physics with a focus on relativity.
This is a great 30,000 foot look at relativity, it's implications on current physical models and the challenges currently facing physics.
Recommended for people, like me, with an interest in the discussions and thoughts behind relativity but don't have the time to explore all the math.
I listened to this lecture series in the car, to and from work, and found it easy to follow and interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Business Blockchain

  • Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology
  • By: William Mougayar, Vitalik Buterin
  • Narrated by: Christopher Grove
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency, making them dependable and attractive for running a new generation of decentralized services and software.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • promise, yes, practice, maybe, application, not.

  • By Anonymous User on 05-02-2018

promise, yes, practice, maybe, application, not.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-2018

I was looking for something a bit more inclusive of what and how of the block chain in business, but this had a lot of superlatives but not as much substance as I would have liked.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful