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A cultural history of physics

Author: Károly Simonyi; David Kramer
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, ©2012.
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While the physical sciences are a continuously evolving source of technology and of understanding about our world, they have become so specialized and rely on so much prerequisite knowledge that for many people today the divide between the sciences and the humanities seems even greater than it was when C.P. Snow delivered his famous 1959 lecture, "The Two Cultures." In this work, the author, a Hungarian scientist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Károly Simonyi; David Kramer
ISBN: 9781568813295 1568813295
OCLC Number: 606051425
Notes: "An A K Peters book."
Translated from the German and Hungarian.
Description: xiv, 622 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The classical heritage --
The stewards of the heritage --
Demolition and the construction of a new foundation --
The completion of classical physics --
The physics of the twentieth century.
Other Titles: Fizika kultúrtörténete.
Responsibility: Károly Simonyi ; translated by David Kramer.
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Presents a comprehensive history of physics. This book combines a wide-ranging account of the science of physics with an insightful interpretation of the cultural context in which these experimental  Read more...

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