EBOOK or EPUB (How Big Is Big and How Small Is Small) Ý Timothy Paul Smith

EBOOK or EPUB (How Big Is Big and How Small Is Small) Ý Timothy Paul Smith

This book explores the cosmos at all scales down through cells molecules atoms nuclei and uarks and up through planets stars nebulae galaxies and on to the edge of the observable universe Although much of the material will be familiar to anyone interested in science app. This book is about how big is the universe and how small are uarks and what are the sizes of dozens of things between these two extremes It describes the sizes of atoms and planets uarks and galaxies cells and seuoias It is a omp through forty five orders of magnitude from the smallest sub nuclear particles we have measured to the edge of the observed universe It also looks at time from the epic age of the cosmos to the fleeting lifetimes of ethereal particles It is

Roaching it along this axis is fruitful and interesting For instance it leads to observations on how the surface to volume atio limits both the size of animals and the size of individual cells and picks out the odd gap on the number line between the size of the atom and. Narrative that trips its way from stellar magnitudes to the clocks on GPS satellites from the nearly logarithmic scales of a piano keyboard through a system of numbers invented by Archimedes and on to the measurement of the size of an atom Why do some things happen at certain scales Why are cells a hundred thousandths of a meter across Why are stars never smaller than about 100 million meters in diameter Why are trees limited to about 120 meters in height Why are plan.

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That of the nucleus a scale at which nature has produced no objects at allThe book s structure was Includes a nice discussion of how the fundamental forces of nature determine the size of objects Fun journey from the planck length to the size of the observable universe. Ets spherical but asteroids not Often the size of an object is determined by something simple but uite unexpected The size of a cell and a star depend in part on the atio of surface area to volume The divide between the size of a spherical planet and an irregular asteroid is the balance point between the gravitational forces and the chemical forces in nature Most importantly with a very few basic principles it all makes sense The world Liar, Liar really is a mosteasonable plac.