History and Evolution of Concepts in Physics

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200 pages

Book Description

Our understanding of nature, and in particular of and the laws governing it, has changed radically since the days of the ancient Greek natural philosophers. This book explains how and why these changes occurred, through landmark experiments as well as theories that - for their time - were revolutionary. The presentation covers Mechanics, Optics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Relativity Theory, Atomic and Physics. The book places emphasis on ideas and on a qualitative presentation, rather than on and equations. Thus, although primarily addressed to those who are studying or have studied science, it can also be read by non-specialists. The author concludes with a discussion of the evolution and of universities, from ancient times until today, and of the and dissemination of knowledge through publications and conferences.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Sciences and Physics
Chapter 2 The Ideas of Greeks About Nature
Chapter 3 From Classical Era to the Renaissance
Chapter Part IIFrom the Renaissance to the Present Era
Chapter 4 The Major Branches of Physics
Chapter 5 Physics of the 20th Century
Chapter 6 Lessons From Three Centuries of Physics
Chapter 7 Organization of Teaching and Research

Book Details

  • Title: History and Evolution of Concepts in Physics
  • Author:
  • Length: 200 pages
  • Edition: 2014
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-02-11
  • ISBN-10: 3319042912
  • ISBN-13: 9783319042916