Physics of the 20th century

history and outlook
  • 342 Pages
  • 3.22 MB
  • English

Mir Publishers , Moscow
Physics., Physics -- His
Other titlesPhysics of the twentieth century.
Statement[editorial board Ye.P. Velikhov ... et al. ; translated from the Russian by Alexander Repyev].
ContributionsVelikhov, E. P., Repyev, Alexander.
LC ClassificationsQC21.2 .F59413 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination342 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2143393M
LC Control Number88213620

Science writer Curt Suplee and his colleagues have produced a book that reveals the sensual side of physics. Suplee's text gives an overview of 20th-century physics; he balances chapters on atomic structure, quantum theory, and cosmology with ones on chaos, materials, and by: : Physics Of The 20th Century (): Pascual Jordan: Books.

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From fundamental theories to particle discoveries, to the growth and progress physics and other sciences have given our society, this book keeps our by:   The discoveries and inventions of physicists in this century have revolutionized modern life.

One hundred years ago, scientists questioned the very existence of atoms and knew almost nothing about the cosmos. Today, physicists can arrange individual atoms on a 4/5(22). Physics of the 20th century.

New York, Philosophical library [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Pascual Jordan; Eleanor Oshry. If Sally or anyone else you know has a penchant for subatomic particles and chaos (theory, that is), then Physics in the 20th Century is the gift of choice.

Author Curt Suplee, science writer for the Washington Post, explores the past, present, and future of physics, and readers will realize that matter well, matters. Physics for the Rest of Us brings to life for the curious nonphysicist reader ten key ideas of modern physics There is practically no area of contemporary life that has not been transformed by the breathtaking insights and everyday applications of twentieth-century physics—from the technologies many of us take for granted to our deepest /5.

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This 20th century in physics began with a rush of new insights and, happily, it is ending in much the same way. For example, our ability to understand, to probe, and to structure surfaces has opened up entirely new areas of catalysis and corrosion resistance, and an entirely new understanding of phenomena such as friction and adhesion.

There are several books dealing with the history of physics in the twentieth century. Some of them are popularization books, other contain technical details or equations or historical papers, etc. Here are some of these books. From X-rays to Quarks: Modern Physicists and Their Discoveries, by Emilio Segrè.

- Buy Physics in the 20th Century book online at best prices in India on Read Physics in the 20th Century book reviews & author details and /5(3). 20th Century Physics: A Liberal Arts Approach is the story of the transition from classical to modern physics. Because this new physics demands radical, and at first incomprehensible, changes in our worldview, it is also the story of a philosophical : Mike Corwin.

Physics of the 20th century. Moscow: Mir Publishers, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: E P Velikhov; Alexander Repyev; et al.

Description: Twentieth Century Physics, Second Edition is a major historical study of the scientific and cultural development of physics in the twentieth century. This unique three-volume work offers a scholarly but highly readable overview of the development of physics, addressing both the cultural and the scientific aspects of the discipline.

Physics at the Beginning of the 20th Century. Special Relativity and Early Quantum Theory. Physics at century's end. One possible response to the Michelson-Morley experiment, of course, was simply to discount it as flawed in some way that had not yet been detected.

That, however, seemed unlikely. The two greatest achievements of modern physics occurred in the beginning of the 20th century. The first was Einstein’s development of the Theory of Relativity; the Special Theory of Relativity in and the General Theory of Relativity in This was followed in.

Welcome to Physics for the 21st Century: an on-line course that explores the frontiers of 11 units, accompanied by videos, interactive simulations, and a comprehensive Facilitator’s Guide, work together to present an overview of key areas of rapidly-advancing knowledge in the field, arranged from the sub-atomic scale to the cosmological.

This is a very concise guide to the developments in physics in the 20th century. The author gives a quick tour of basic concepts and definitions before covering the last hundred years.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Documenting one of the most remarkable flowerings of knowledge in human history, Suplee explains experiments and achievements of scientific innovators.

illustrations, in full color. Explains and illustrates the flowering of physics in the 20th century, with spectacular color photos. Physics in the 20th Century Book. $5 00 $ made possible by the instruments of advanced physics. Also included are photographs of experimental equipment (massive particle colliders are beautiful in their own right) and pioneering inventions.

This item qualifies for free shipping. Nuclear physics as a distinct discipline made an emergence in the late 19th century and 20th century physicist Pierre Curie made pioneering contributions to the fields of crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize.

Tadeusz Lulek, Barbara Lulek, and A. Wal – the authors of a book – believed themselves to be at the beginning of a new "golden age of physics". [1] Paul Davies notes that whilst "many elderly scientists" may regard the first 30 years of the 20th century as a golden age of physics, historians may well, instead, regard it to be the.

In the 20th century physicists George Gamow and Sir James Jeans took up the challenge of explaining the exciting new development of relativity and.

The body of physics developed up to about the turn of the 20th century, known as classical physics, can largely account for the motions of macroscopic objects that move slowly with respect to the speed of light and for such phenomena as heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light.

Physics in the 20th Century Curt Suplee, Author, John S. Rigden, Editor, Judith R. Franz, Editor ABRAMS $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. Physics for the Rest of Us turns a century of exciting scientific discoveries into an exciting voyage of human discovery and possibility. Praise for Physics for the Rest of Us: “Straightforward and highly engaging.” —The Book Report From Physics for the Rest of Us/5(4).

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In the 20th century, physics also became closely allied with such fields as electrical, aerospace and materials engineering, and physicists began to work in government and industrial laboratories as much as in academic settings.

Following World War II, the population of physicists increased dramatically, and came to be centered on the United. By the mid 20th century, in principle, the integration of physics and chemistry was extensive, with chemical properties explained as the result of the electronic structure of the atom; Linus Pauling's book on The Nature of the Chemical Bond used the principles of quantum mechanics to deduce bond angles in ever-more complicated molecules.

Get this from a library. Physics in the 20th century. [Curt Suplee]. The Crisis That Hit Physics Years Ago. While researchers in the 19th century had thought they would soon describe all known physical processes using the equations of Isaac Newton and James.

Physics (from Ancient Greek: φυσική (ἐπιστήμη), romanized: physikḗ (epistḗmē), lit. 'knowledge of nature', from φύσις phýsis 'nature') is the natural science that studies matter, its motion and behavior through space and time, and the related entities of energy and force.

Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand.Browse ebooks from the world scientific series in 20th century physics series to read online or download in epub or PDF format. The best books of the 21st century Books of the century so far Composite: PR The turbulent waves of 20th-century history crash over Author: Guardian Staff.