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A short history of physics in the American century

Autor: David C Cassidy
Editora: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Séries: New histories of science, technology, and medicine.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Biografia : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Tipo de Material: Biografia
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: David C Cassidy
ISBN: 9780674049369 0674049365
Número OCLC: 703870833
Descrição: 211 pages ; 25 cm.
Conteúdos: Entering the new century --
American physics comes of age --
Surviving the depression --
The physicists war --
Taming the endless frontier --
The new physics --
Sputnik : action and reaction --
Revising the partnership.
Título da Série: New histories of science, technology, and medicine.
Responsabilidade: David C. Cassidy.

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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.

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