My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

Limit search to items available for borrowing or consultation
Result Page: Previous Next
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks

Author Spielberg, Nathan.

Title Seven ideas that shook the universe / Nathan Spielberg, Bryon D. Anderson.

Published New York : John Wiley & Sons, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  530 SPIE {Bund89 20200519}    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xi, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Copernican Astronomy -- Ch. 3. Newtonian Mechanics and Causality -- Ch. 4. The Energy Concept -- Ch. 5. Entropy and Probability -- Ch. 6. Electromagnetism and Reality -- Ch. 7. Quantum Theory and the End of Causality -- Ch. 8. Conservation Principles and Symmetries -- Ch. 9. Epilogue.
Summary A fascinating look at seven of the most important and revolutionary ideas of physics. The authors have updated the material in view of recent developments and expanded their discussion of the impact of developments in physics on philosophy, literature and the arts. Mathematical explanations of concepts are provided as well as the addition of more questions and several algebra-based problems.
Other author Anderson, Bryon D.
Subject Physics.
ISBN 0471306061 (alk. paper)