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The Resource From clockwork to crapshoot : a history of physics, Roger G. Newton

From clockwork to crapshoot : a history of physics, Roger G. Newton

Label
From clockwork to crapshoot : a history of physics
Title
From clockwork to crapshoot
Title remainder
a history of physics
Statement of responsibility
Roger G. Newton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"SCIENCE is about 6,000 years old, while physics emerged as a distinct branch some 2,500 years ago. As scientists discovered virtually countless facts about the world during this great span of time, the manner in which they explained the underlying structure of that world underwent a philosophical evolution. From Clockwork to Crapshoot provides the perspective needed to understand contemporary developments in physics in relation to philosophical traditions as far back as ancient Greece."--BOOK JACKET
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265713
Cataloging source
DLC
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Newton, Roger G
Dewey number
530
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Physics
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a history of physics
Label
From clockwork to crapshoot : a history of physics, Roger G. Newton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. Beginnings -- 2. The Greek miracle -- 3. Science in the middle ages -- 4. The first revolution -- 5. Newton's legacy -- 6. New physics -- 7. Relativity -- 8. Statistical physics -- 9. Probability -- 10. The quantum revolution -- 11. Fields, nuclei, and stars -- 12. The properties of matter -- 13. The constituents of the universe
Control code
000040217930
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 340 p.
Isbn
9780674023376
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
From clockwork to crapshoot : a history of physics, Roger G. Newton
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. Beginnings -- 2. The Greek miracle -- 3. Science in the middle ages -- 4. The first revolution -- 5. Newton's legacy -- 6. New physics -- 7. Relativity -- 8. Statistical physics -- 9. Probability -- 10. The quantum revolution -- 11. Fields, nuclei, and stars -- 12. The properties of matter -- 13. The constituents of the universe
Control code
000040217930
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 340 p.
Isbn
9780674023376
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.

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