Author, Physics Squared

I wrote an introductory guide to physics
My book Physics Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know, co-written with my friend Giles Sparrow, was published in 2016 by Metro Books in the US and Apple Press (an imprint of Quarto Group) in the UK.
If you’re wondering about the title, the idea was that the book would have 10 themed sections on different aspects of physics, each containing 10 topics, with a glossary of terms at the end. If you browse through the book you’ll get a broad overview of physics as a subject.

I tried hard to make it an accessible read for anyone whos studied some science at school. First-year university students might also find it a handy reference guide.

Writing it was an interesting experience. Id graduated with a degree in physics over 20 years earlier, and I thought the research would be relatively easy. However, not only had fields like particle physics advanced significantly, thanks to discoveries like the Higgs boson, but I was amazed how much Id forgotten in two decades of doing other things. At least Im now a little better at answering questions on University Challenge!

I was really happy with the way it turned out. The paper quality is really nice, the illustrations are lovely and overall its a nice little book. You might call it pocket-sized if you have large pockets as it’s 14cm x 16cm.

Here’s a list of the 10 sections and an Amazon link below:

  1. Mechanics and movement
  2. Waves
  3. Thermodynamics
  4. Electromagnetic radiation
  5. Structure of matter
  6. Electricity and magnetism
  7. Nuclear physics
  8. Quantum reality
  9. Particle physics
  10. Relativity

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