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Seven Ideas That Shook the Universe
by Nathan Spielberg and Spielberg


Overview - A layman's history of the seven most important themes in physics: Copernican astronomy; Newtonian mechanics; the concepts of energy and entropy; relativity; quantum theory; conservation principles; and symmetries. The authors explain each concept in a simple, straightforward style, considering each in the context of its time and as it developed over time, and assessing its impact on the way we think about time, space, matter, even existence itself.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A layman's history of the seven most important themes in physics: Copernican astronomy; Newtonian mechanics; the concepts of energy and entropy; relativity; quantum theory; conservation principles; and symmetries. The authors explain each concept in a simple, straightforward style, considering each in the context of its time and as it developed over time, and assessing its impact on the way we think about time, space, matter, even existence itself. Vividly brings to life the drama of scientific discovery.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780471848165
  • ISBN-10: 0471848166
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Publish Date: January 1987
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds

Series: Wiley Science Editions

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