RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 703870833 LA English T1 A short history of physics in the American century A1 Cassidy, David C.,, PB Harvard University Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2011 SN 9780674049369 0674049365 AB As the twentieth century drew to a close, computers, the Internet, and nanotechnology were central to modern American life. Yet the advances in physics underlying these applications are poorly understood and widely underappreciated by U.S. citizens today. In this concise overview, David C. Cassidy sharpens our perspective on modern physics by viewing this foundational science through the lens of America's engagement with the political events of a tumultuous century. --from publisher description.