2013-09-25 14:42:11 - “How I Got This Idea” by Patnaik tells the fascinating stories behind his ideas and experiments nurtured over a period of three decades
In this book interesting anecdotes about his insightful findings are presented in a very lucid style. The book is as absorbing as it is informative and is guaranteed to impel the science enthusiast to take a refreshing relook at the very foundations of science.
Many of the observations and ideas that the author has had from his younger days would become subjects of experiments and meditations during his later years.
A science enthusiast would be thrilled to read about the principle of transverse wave propulsion operating in fish and birds (also about one failed experiment on unpatriotic fish!). Ponder over derivation of laws of mechanics from the law of conservation of energy. Ponder over the speed of an observer relative to light.
And feast with Newton, Maxwell, Ludwig Lorenz, Hendrik Lorentz, Einstein, Cauchy, Riemann, Bacon, Russell, Feynman, Douglas Hofstadter on beauties of nature and science. Find ways to deal with global warming from Radiative Forcing: heat equivalent of four times an atom bomb raining from sky every second. Consider a law given for flow of work in an industrial organization. Recite poems with Walter de la Mare and read Kaons while brooding over a geometrical limitation of one-dimensionality of descriptive language.
And some more.
Come. Share a feast of ideas.
Book : How I got this idea
Author : Lingaraj Patnaik
ISBN : 978-93-82792-13-0
Price : Rs. 250.00
Publishing Date: August 2013
Publisher: Power Publishers