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Foundations of physics

Author: Robert Bruce Lindsay; Henry Margenau
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1957.
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A bridge between semipopular works for the general reader and technical treatises written for specialists, this excellent work discusses the foundational ideas and background of modern physics. It is not a text on theoretical physics, but a discussion of the methods of physic description and construction of theory. As such, it is especially valuable for the physicist with a background in elementary calculus who is  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lindsay, Robert Bruce, 1900-
Foundations of physics.
New York, Dover Publications [1957]
(OCoLC)756463527
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bruce Lindsay; Henry Margenau
OCLC Number: 530976
Notes: "An unabridged republication of the first edition with corrections and a new reading list prepared by the authors."
Description: xi, 542 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The meaning of a physical theory --
Space and time in physics --
The foundations of mechanics --
Probability and some of its applications --
The statistical point of view --
The physics of continua --
The electron theory and special relativity --
Quantum mechanics --
The problem of causality.
Responsibility: Robert Bruce Lindsay, Henry Margenau.

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A bridge between semipopular works for the general reader and technical treatises written for specialists, this excellent work discusses the foundational ideas and background of modern physics. It is not a text on theoretical physics, but a discussion of the methods of physic description and construction of theory. As such, it is especially valuable for the physicist with a background in elementary calculus who is interested in the ideas which give meaning to the data and tools of modern physics.

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