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The story of physics

Author: Lloyd Motz; Jefferson Hane Weaver
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1989.
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Traces the development of physics from 2000 years ago to the experimental theories of the 20th century.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lloyd Motz; Jefferson Hane Weaver
ISBN: 0306430762 9780306430763
OCLC Number: 18834957
Description: xiii, 412 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Greek physics --
Greek astronomy --
Pre-Galilean science --
The physics of Galileo --
Newton and his physics: The nature of theory --
Newton's law of gravity and his contemporaries --
The post-Newtonian era: Dynamic conservation principles --
The post-Newtonian era: minimal principles and Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics --
The growth of optics, electricity, and magnetism --
The Faraday-Maxwell era --
The broadest laws of physics: Thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and statistical mechanics --
Origin of the quantum theory --
Planck's black-body radiation formula and Einstein's photon --
Experimental physics at the close of the nineteenth century --
Albert Einstein and the theory of relativity --
Atomic theory: The Bohr atom --
Quantum mechanics --
Nuclear physics --
Particle physics --
Cosmology.
Responsibility: Lloyd Motz and Jefferson Hane Weaver.
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