Theoretical Concepts in Physics An Alternative View of Theoretical Reasoning in Physics
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: A highly original, and truly novel, approach to theoretical reasoning in physics. This book illuminates the subject from the perspective of real physics as practised by research scientists. It is intended to be a supplement to the final years of an undergraduate course in physics and assumes that the reader has some grasp of university physics. By means of a series of seven case studies, the author conveys the excitement of research and discovery, highlighting the intellectual struggles to attain understanding of some of the most difficult concepts in physics. Case studies include the origins of Newton's law of gravitation, Maxwell's equations, mechanics and dynamics, linear and non-linear, thermodynamics and statistical physics, the origins of the concepts of quanta, special relativity, general relativity and cosmology. The approach is the same as that in the highly acclaimed first edition, but the text has been completely revised and many new topics introduced.
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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.
List price: $116.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/4/2003
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" 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|