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The physicist's world : the story of motion and the limits to knowledge

Author: Thomas Grissom
Publisher: Baltimore [Md.] : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A concise survey of the field of physics, Grissom's book offers students and professionals alike a unique perspective on what physicists do, how physics is done, and how physicists view the world.

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Grissom
ISBN: 9781421400839 1421400839 9781421400846 1421400847
OCLC Number: 692084742
Description: xii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The ancient quarrel --
Motion --
To be or not-to-be --
Atoms and the void --
Motion constrained --
How versus why --
Enter Newton --
The laws of motion --
Action at a distance --
Matter and light --
Heat and the arrow of time --
Who's really moving and what's the correct time? --
Curved space and the new gravity --
What you see is what you get --
A footnote on quantum gravity --
Equations that go berserk --
The physicist's world.
Responsibility: Thomas Grissom.

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