Thermodynamics tells us that when heat is added to something, its atoms gain energy, they become more excited, and they began to jiggle around more. When heat is added to me, however, I lose energy, become less excited, and move less. It’s summertime in Toronto, it’s hot, and I’ll be posting infrequently. If I see anything of interest around the web I’ll point it out, and another example and, at last, the wrap-up of the 2006 FRBR Challenge will come soon.
For more on heat and jiggling I highly recommend listening to (or reading) the first of
The Feynman Lectures on Physics, “Atoms in Motion,” which is one of the greatest lectures I’ve ever heard. All the lectures are incredible. FRBR comes into play with the lectures, of course. They were recorded, and the recordings were made available on cassette and CD. The were transcribed, and have been published in hardcover and paperback in multiple volumes, and this year The Feynman Lectures on Physics: The Definitive and Extended Edition was put out. Different groups of lectures have been collected in smaller books and audio sets. The lectures were given over two years. They are a work as a whole; each year is a course, and also a work; each lecture is a work, and it has different expressions (audio, written) which appear in many different manifestations. Mapping out all the relationships would take a while, even if one ignored the translations into other languages.