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Physics, the human adventure : from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond

Author: Gerald James Holton; Stephen G Brush
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [3rd ed.]View all editions and formats
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Of Some Trigonometric Relations -- Vector Algebra.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holton, Gerald James.
Physics, the human adventure.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606593751
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald James Holton; Stephen G Brush
ISBN: 0813529077 9780813529073 0813529085 9780813529080
OCLC Number: 44777310
Notes: Revised edition of: Introduction to concepts and theories in physical science. 1952.
Description: xv, 582 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: ch. 1. The astronomy of ancient Greece --
ch. 2. Copernicus' heliocentric theory --
ch. 3 On the nature of scientific theory --
ch. 4. Kepler's laws --
ch. 5. Galileo and the new astronomy --
ch. 6. Mathematics and the description of motion --
ch. 7. Galileo and the kinematics of free fall --
ch. 8. Projectile motion --
ch. 9. Newton's laws of motion --
ch. 10. Rotational motion --
ch. 11. Newton's law of universal gravitation --
ch. 12. On the nature of concepts --
ch. 13. On the duality and growth of science --
ch. 14. On the discovery of laws --
ch. 15. The law of conservation of mass --
ch. 16. The law of conservation of momentum --
ch. 17. The law of conservation of energy --
ch. 18. The law of dissipation of energy --
ch. 19. The physics of gases --
20. The atomic theory of chemistry --
ch. 21. The periodic table of elements --
ch. 22. The kinetic-molecular theory of gases --
ch. 23. The wave theory of light --
ch. 24. Electrostatics --
ch. 25. Electromagnetism, x-rays, and electrons --
ch. 26. The quantum theory of light --
ch. 27. Radioactivity and the nuclear atom --
ch. 28. Bohr's model of the atom --
ch. 29 Quantum mehcanics --
ch. 30. Einstein's theory of relativity --
ch. 31. The origin of the solar system and the expanding universe --
ch. 32. Construction of the elements and the universe --
ch. 33. Thematic elements and styles in science.
Responsibility: Gerald Holton and Stephen G. Brush.
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