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Revolutions in physics

Author: Barry M Casper; Richard J Noer
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry M Casper; Richard J Noer
ISBN: 039309992X 9780393099928
OCLC Number: 217051
Description: x, 479 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. The "scientific method"? --
The problem of celestial motion. The heavens around man ; Stars that wander ; The earth becomes a planet --
The problem of terrestrial motion. A language of motion ; The fall of Aristotle ; Free fall on a moving earth --
The Newtonian synthesis. The creation of force ; A matter of some gravity ; Newton's legacy ; It all depends on your frame of reference --
The theory of relativity. The elusive ether ; The overthrow of absolute time ; The logic of a relativistic world ; Does the earth really move? --
Epilogue. Elementary particles: a revolution in progress?
Responsibility: Barry M. Casper and Richard J. Noer.

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