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Physicists' View of Nature From Newton to Einstein

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ISBN-10: 0306464500

ISBN-13: 9780306464508

Edition: 2000

Authors: Amit Goswami

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This book is designed as a textbook for students who need to fulfil their science requirements. Part I explores classical physics from its beginnings with Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, to the relativity theories of Einstein. Special emphasis is given to the development of the objective, materialist, and deterministic worldview of classical physics. The influence of Newtonian physics on other fields of science and on society is emphasized. Finally, some of the problems with the worldview of classical physics are discussed and a preview of quantum physics is given.
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Book details

List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 12/31/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.01" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

Introduction: The Importance of the Physicists' View of Nature for Everyone
The Development of Classical Physics
The Beginnings of Classical Physics
The Foundations of the Newtonian Paradigm: the Laws of Motion
The Denouement: the Universal Gravity Law
Matter, Energy, Conservation Laws, and the Rise of Materialism
From Being to Becoming
Thermodynamics and Its Laws
Progressivity and Energy Consumption
Energy and Environment
From Being to Becoming: Entropy, Life, and Chaos Theory
Heat Death, Hangups, and the Question of Design
Waves, Fields, and Einstein's Universe
The Motion of Waves
Wave Interactions
Sound and Music and Light and Color
Electricity, Magnetism, Fields, and Waves
The Relativity of Time
The Relativity of Space and Einstein's Theory of Gravitation
The Universe
The World View of Classical Physics: Where Do We Go From Here?