Theoretical Concepts in Physics An Alternative View of Theoretical Reasoning in Physics for Final-Year Undergraduates
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Description: In this highly individual, and truly novel, approach to theoretical reasoning in physics, the author has provided a course that illuminates the subject from the standpoint of real physics as practised by research scientists. Professor Longair gives the basic insights, attitudes, and techniques that are the tools of the professional physicist, in a manner that conveys the intellectual excitement and beauty of the subject. The book is intended to be a supplement to more traditional courses for physics undergraduates, and the author assumes that his readers already have some knowledge of the main branches of physics. As the story unfolds, much of the core material of an undergraduate course in physics is reviewed from a more mature point of view. This is not, in fact, a substitute for existing texts. Rather it goes beyond them by improving the student's appreciation of the subject.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/26/1984
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.79" tall
|Tycho Brahe, Kepler and Newton - the origin of Newton's law of gravitation|
|The origin of Maxwell's equations|
|How to rewrite the history of electromagnetism|
|Approaches to mechanics and dynamics|
|The kinetic theory of gases and the origin of statistical mechanics|
|Black body radiation up to 1895|
|1895-1900: Planck and the spectrum of black body radiation|
|Planck's theory of black body radiation|
|Einstein and the quantisation of light|
|The story concluded - a further classical paper by Einstein|
|Special relativity - a study in invariance|
|An introduction to general relativity|
|References and further reading|