TitleFrom Aristotle to Schrodinger : the curiosity of physics
Author(s)Antonis Modinos
Description1 online resource
Abstract NoteFrom Aristotle to Schrdinger: The Curiosity of Physics offers a novel introduction to the topics commonly encountered in the first two years of an undergraduate physics course, including classical mechanics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, electromagnetism, relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular physics, and astrophysics. The book presents physics as it evolved historically; it covers in considerable depth the development of the subject from ancient Greece to the present day. Though the emphasis is on the observations, experiments, theories, and applications of physics, there are additionally short sections on the life and times of the main protagonists of physics. This book grew out of the author's long experience in giving undergraduate and graduate courses in classical physics and in quantum mechanics and its elementary applications. Although meant primarily for the student and teacher of physics, it will be of interest to other scientists and to historians of science, and to those who wish to know something about physics, how it started, and how it developed to its present day magnificence and sophistication
Contents NoteThe Language of Physics -- The Dawn of Science -- Astronomy Paves the Way -- Galileo: His Life and Work -- The 17th Century: The Bloom of Science -- Isaac Newton -- Classical Mechanics -- The Beginnings of Chemistry -- Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics -- Electromagnetism -- Cathode Rays and X-Rays -- Einsteins Theory of Relativity -- Quantum Mechanics -- Atoms, Molecules and Solids -- The Very Small and The Very Large -- Appendix A: Notes on Mathematics -- Appendix B: Physical Constants
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