PHYS190 Cuyamaca College Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Book Analysis

Book Analysis Guidelines


❏12-point Times New Roman font

❏Title page with just the title of your paper in 16-point font bold with your name below in

12-point font italics centered in the middle of your page.


❏Minimum 1,000 words.

Key Elements: All of these elements should be easily found in your analysis.

❏Who is the author and what is his/her general background? Why might they have written

this book?

❏An explanation of the author’s thesis: What is the focus of this book? What was he trying

to say?

❏What struck you or stood out in this book and why? Be as reflective and thoughtful as

you can. This is the soul of the paper.

❏How does this book change/challenge the way you look at or think about some previously

held belief about the world? If it did not change or challenge anything for you, then

carefully explain why.

Final note:

After reading 2,000 book reviews over the years, I have a well-honed B.S. detector.

Your grade on this assignment will, more than anything else, be based on the depth with which

you read the book and the sincerity with which you reflect upon it.

You can pick any popular physics book in the world,

but here are a few good ones to choose from.

1.A Brief History of Time

by Stephen Hawking (or anything else by this guy)

2.The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav

3.The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra

4.The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene

5.Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman

6. Genius by James Gleick

7. Parallel Worlds by Micchio Kaku (or anything else by this guy)

8. Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time and

What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything

by GeorgeMusser.

9.The Trouble with Physics by Leo Smolin

10. Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life by Helen Czerski.

I have choice

Cover art

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli

here is a link to the book…

please focused on the key elemnt number 3 and 4.

this project is %30 out of my total grade and can put me down if its down wrong. no plagiarism please.

thank you

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