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The grip of gravity : the quest to understand the laws of motion and gravitation

Author: Prabhaker Gohdhalekar
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of how we have arrived at our current understanding of the laws of motion and gravitation.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Prabhaker Gohdhalekar
ISBN: 0521803160 9780521803168
OCLC Number: 224074913
Description: x, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Aristotle; 2. Kepler; 3. Galileo; 4. Newton; 5. Einstein; 6. Dicke; 7. Hubble and Eddington; 8. Planck; Chronology; Notes; Further reading; Index.
Responsibility: Prabhakar Gondhalekar.
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'Astrophysicist Prabhakar Gondhalekar guides us through gravity's maze. He begins with Aristotle, dwells on the insights of Galileo, Newton and Einstein, and finishes with 10-dimensional Read more...

 
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