The Lazy Universe:
an introduction to the Principle of Least Action
The Principle of Least Actihttp://on is the ‘Harrison’s Chronometer’ of physics: whatever the scenario and whatever the reference frame (a bit like wind direction or choppy seas), the Principle is the beacon that illuminates what’s really going on.
Oxford University Press 2017
“a beautiful exposition” Gerald Jay Sussman, Panasonic Professor of Electronic Engineering MIT
Energy, the Subtle Concept:
paperback edition, Oxford University Press, 2015
How energy came into physics, and an explanation of what energy is.
Malcolm Shute, Requirements Management Engineer at ITER Organization
Marseille Area, France
3) C.G. Gray American Journal of Physics 86, 395 (2018)
Jennifer Coopersmith has written a most welcome
book, the first historically and philosophically motivated full
study since two classics written nearly a half-century ago
[by C. Lanczos; and W. Yourgrau and S. Mandelstam]. This follows her earlier acclaimed book Energy, the Subtle Concept, revised edition, 2015, and is written in the same style, a pleasing combination of qualitative and quantitative arguments…[In The Lazy Universe, she] has attempted and succeeded admirably…a fine book.