Physics, the Human Adventure: From Copernicus to Einstein and Beyond

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Rutgers University Press, 2001 - Всего страниц: 582

Physics, the Human Adventure is the third edition of the classic text Introduction to Concepts and Theories in Physical Science. Authored by Gerald Holton, the text was a landmark in science education. It was the first modern textbook in physics (or in any other science) to make full and effective use of the history and philosophy of science in presenting for both the general and the science-oriented student an account of the nature of physical science. A second edition, prepared by Stephen G. Brush, brought the book up to date by increasing the coverage of topics in modern physics and by taking account of recent scholarly research in the history of science.

In the new book Physics, The Human Adventure, each of the chapters has been reworked to further clarify the physics concepts and to incorporate recent physical advances and research. The book shows the unifying power of science by bringing in connections to chemistry, astronomy, and geoscience. In short, the aid of the new edition is to teach good physics while presenting physical science as a human adventure that has become a major force in our civilization.

New chapters discuss theories of the origin of the solar system and the expanding universe; fission, fusion, and the Big Bang-Steady State Controversy; and thematic elements and styles in scientific thought. New topics include:

* Theories of vision: does the eye send out rays or receive them?

* Distances in the solar system

* The prediction of the return of Halley's comet and analysis of deviations from Kepler's laws

* Angular momentum conservation and Laplace's nebular hypothesis

* Relation between symmetries and conservation laws: Emmy Noether's theorem

* First estimates of atomic sizes

* Consequences of the indistinguishability of elementary particles of the same kind

* Applications of quantum mechanics to many-particle systems

* Dirac's prediction of anti-matter

* The anthropic principle and other controversial issues on the frontiers of research

 

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CHAPTER
3
CHAPTER 2
17
CHAPTER 3
27
CHAPTER
28
CHAPTER
33
CHAPTER 4
39
Law
47
PARTB
61
Conservation
242
CHAPTER 18
251
PARTF
263
The Atomic Theory of Chemistry
275
CHAPTER 21
296
CHAPTER 22
308
PARTG
339
CHAPTER 24
352

CHAPTER 7
77
Projectile Motion
88
PARTC
101
CHAPTER 10
123
PARTD
155
CHAPTER 13
156
On the Duality and Growth
170
CHAPTER 14
187
PARTE
201
CHAPTER 16
209
Law
229
Discussion
363
CHAPTER 25
369
PARTH
407
CHAPTER 28
426
CHAPTER 30
462
CHAPTER 31
487
CHAPTER 32
499
in Science
517
APPENDIX V
540
General Bibliography
555
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