Jacket blurbs

"This profound, subversive, and inspiring book teaches a style of thinking and problem-solving that leads to the kind of intuition that is often sorely missing in the traditional path through the physics curriculum. Those who know Zee's other creative and insightful works will be delighted to find that, simply put, Zee has done it again."―Rob Phillips, California Institute of Technology

"From the self-deprecating wit that sparkles on almost every page, to the breadth of topics, to the polished avoidance of rigor mortis, this book will bring you joy. Every physicist and advanced student of physics will find seams of gold here."―Sanjoy Mahajan, author of Street-Fighting Mathematics: The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving

"A terrifically witty and well-written book that belongs on every physicist's shelf. A course based on fly by night physics should be offered in the curriculum of every physics department, and this book is an excellent textbook for such a course."―Grzegorz M. Madejski, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University

"The book is stated to be intended for advanced undergraduates, but an audience just as appropriate would be physics instructors―anyone teaching electromagnetism, quantum and statistical mechanics, or particle physics who wants to convey the power and joy of exercising one's physical intuition."―Eugene Chiang, University of California, Berkeley

"Fly by Night Physics is a delightful romp through a remarkable range of fascinating physics topics, using straightforward tools and intuition to understand problems without deriving or relying on complicated equations."―Lawrence Weinstein, author of Guesstimation 2.0: Solving Today's Problems on the Back of a Napkin

"Fly by Night Physics contains a lot of wisdom, and lots of examples."―Francis Nimmo, University of California, Santa Cruz