Beyond The Mechanical Universe: From Electricity To Modern Physics

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Beyond the Mechanical Universe: From Electricity to Modern Physics

This second volume of the Mechanical Universe studies electricity and magnetism, their relation to each other and light, and shows how the problem of light led to the special theory of relativity. Then, it moves on to modern physics, where particles may behave like waves and where some of the great verities of Newtonian physics appear less certain. Along with the first volume, this book is based on, though independent of, a public television series broadcast in the United States. Physics is presented as a human endeavor, with historical development forming a thread throughout the text. The prerequisites are minimal, only basic algebra and trigonometry since the necessary calculus is developed in the text, with physics providing the motivation. New concepts are introduced at the natural, logical point with many historical references to place physics in a social perspective. Many topics from twentieth-century physics are included. The book is attractively illustrated and will be a stimulating alternative to other, less-thorough treatments.

Specifications of Beyond the Mechanical Universe: From Electricity to Modern Physics

GENERAL
AuthorRichard P. Olenick, Tom M. Apostol, David L. Goodstein
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st , 1st Pri
ISBN-10052130430X
ISBN-139780521304306
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number Of Pages592
Publication Date1986-12-26
DIMENSIONS
Height9.21 inch.
Length7.99 inch.
Width1.3 inch.
Weight2.85 pounds.

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