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Understanding physics

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 1993, ©1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Volume one traces the theoretical exploration of these concepts from an essentially Newtonian viewpoint. Newton's great achievement was in synthesizing the laws of motion and energy and in developing a unifying theory of universal gravitation. Concepts now considered common knowledge were at the time seen as so far fetched that even Newton himself felt that, although they must obey the natural laws he discovered,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0880292512 9780880292511
OCLC Number: 28808587
Description: 3 volumes in 1 : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Motion, sound, and heat. The search for knowledge --
Falling bodies --
The laws of motion --
Gravitation --
Weight --
Momentum --
Work and energy --
Vibration --
Liquids --
Gases --
Sound --
Pitch --
Temperature --
Heat --
Thermodynamics --
Volume 2. Light, magnetism, and electricity. Mechanism --
Light --
Lenses --
Color --
Light waves --
The ether --
Relativity --
Quanta --
Magnetism --
Electrostatics --
Electric currents --
Electromagnetism --
Alternating current --
Electromagnetic radiation --
Volume 3. The electron, proton, and neutron. The atom --
Ions and radiation --
The electron --
Electrons within atoms --
Electrons and quanta --
Electron energy levels --
Radioactivity --
Isotopes --
Nuclear chemistry --
Artificial radioactivity --
Nuclear structure --
Nuclear reactors --
Anti-particles --
Other particles.
Other Titles: Motion, sound, and heat.
Light, magnetism, and electricity.
Electron, proton, and neutron.
Responsibility: Isaac Asimov.

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Dr Isaac Asimov, famed science fiction writer and science popularizer, presents an introduction to the complexities of modern physics.  Read more...

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