The Birth Of Physics

Author: Michel Serres
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1786606267
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Michel Serres is one of the most influential living theorists in European philosophy. This volume makes available a work which has a foundational place in the development of chaos theory, representing a tour de force application of the principles underlying Serres’ distinctive philosophy of science.

Anaxagoras And The Birth Of Physics

Author: Daniel E. Gershenson
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The Birth Of A New Physics

Author: I. Bernard Cohen
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393300451
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Relates man's search from the sixteenth century to the present for a physics to describe the dynamics of a universe in motion

The Birth Of Particle Physics

Author: Laurie M. Brown
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521338370
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A distinctive collection of essays, discussions, and personal descriptions of the evolution of particle physics.

Oxford Handbook Of Epicurus And Epicureanism

Author: Phillip Mitsis
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199744211
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The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus (341-270 BCE), though often despised for his materialism, hedonism, and denial of the immortality of the soul during many periods of history, has at the same time been a source of inspiration to figures as diverse as Vergil, Hobbes, Thomas Jefferson, and Bentham. This volume offers authoritative discussions of all aspects of Epicurus's philosophy and then traces out some of its most important subsequent influences throughout the Western intellectual tradition. Such a detailed and comprehensive study of Epicureanism is especially timely given the tremendous current revival of interest in Epicurus and his rivals, the Stoics. The thirty-one contributions in this volume offer an unmatched resource for all those wishing to deepen their knowledge of Epicurus' powerful arguments about happiness, death, and the nature of the material world and our place in it. At the same time, his arguments are carefully placed in the context of ancient and subsequent disputes, thus offering readers the opportunity of measuring Epicurean arguments against a wide range of opponents--from Platonists, Aristotelians and Stoics, to Hegel and Nietzsche, and finally on to such important contemporary philosophers as Thomas Nagel and Bernard Williams. The volume offers separate and detailed discussions of two fascinating and ongoing sources of Epicurean arguments, the Herculaneum papyri and the inscription of Diogenes of Oenoanda. Our understanding of Epicureanism is continually being enriched by these new sources of evidence and the contributors to this volume have been able to make use of them in presenting the most current understanding of Epicurus's own views. By the same token, the second half of the volume is devoted to the extraordinary influence of Epicurean doctrines, often either neglected or misunderstood, in literature, political thinking, scientific innovation, personal conceptions of freedom and happiness, and in philosophy generally. Taken together, the contributions in this volume offer the most comprehensive and detailed account of Epicurus and Epicureanism available in English.

The Pope Of Physics

Author: Gino Segrè
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627790063
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Enrico Fermi is unquestionably among the greats of the world's physicists, the most famous Italian scientist since Galileo. Called the Pope by his peers, he was regarded as infallible in his instincts and research. His discoveries changed our world; they led to weapons of mass destruction and conversely to life-saving medical interventions. This unassuming man struggled with issues relevant today, such as the threat of nuclear annihilation and the relationship of science to politics. Fleeing Fascism and anti-Semitism, Fermi became a leading figure in America's most secret project: building the atomic bomb. The last physicist who mastered all branches of the discipline, Fermi was a rare mixture of theorist and experimentalist. His rich legacy encompasses key advances in fields as diverse as comic rays, nuclear technology, and early computers. In their revealing book, The Pope of Physics, Gino Segré and Bettina Hoerlin bring this scientific visionary to life. An examination of the human dramas that touched Fermi’s life as well as a thrilling history of scientific innovation in the twentieth century, this is the comprehensive biography that Fermi deserves.

Philosophy Of Physics

Author: Tim Maudlin
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691165718
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This concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure of space and time, and is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory. Tim Maudlin's broad historical overview examines Aristotelian and Newtonian accounts of space and time, and traces how Galileo's conceptions of relativity and space-time led to Einstein's special and general theories of relativity. Maudlin explains special relativity with enough detail to solve concrete physical problems while presenting general relativity in more qualitative terms. Additional topics include the Twins Paradox, the physical aspects of the Lorentz-FitzGerald contraction, the constancy of the speed of light, time travel, the direction of time, and more. Introduces nonphysicists to the philosophical foundations of space-time theory Provides a broad historical overview, from Aristotle to Einstein Explains special relativity geometrically, emphasizing the intrinsic structure of space-time Covers the Twins Paradox, Galilean relativity, time travel, and more Requires only basic algebra and no formal knowledge of physics

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

The Birth Of Science

Author: Alex Ely Kossovsky
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030517446
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This book reveals the multi-generational process involved in humanity's first major scientific achievement, namely the discovery of modern physics, and examines the personal lives of six of the intellectual giants involved. It explores the profound revolution in the way of thinking, and in particular the successful refutation of the school of thought inherited from the Greeks, which focused on the perfection and immutability of the celestial world. In addition, the emergence of the scientific method and the adoption of mathematics as the central tool in scientific endeavors are discussed. The book then explores the delicate thread between pure philosophy, grand unifying theories, and verifiable real-life scientific facts. Lastly, it turns to Kepler’s crucial 3rd law and shows how it was derived from a mere six data points, corresponding to the six planets known at the time. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, the book will inform and fascinate all aficionados of science, history, philosophy, and, in particular, astronomy.

The Story Of Physics

Author: Anne Rooney
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1784040711
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Author Anne Rooney follows the story of physics from the earliest societies to the current day, discovering the entrancing appeal of the secrets that rule the universe. Writing in a straightforward way that is easy to understand, the author takes the reader on a journey of discovery from the birth of physics and early astronomy, to where we are now as we endeavour to make sense of dark matter and dark energy, black holes and whatever may lie beyond the universe.

The Birth Of A New Physics

Author: Bernard I. Cohen
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Armchair Physics

Author: Isaac McPhee
Editor: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785835970
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Armchair Physics is an interactive guide that's part of a series of fascinating subjects - physics, algebra, and chemistry. They contain clear and concise explanations of different concepts, as well as profiles of key thinkers and their discoveries. A unique feature of this series are the simple, step-by-step exercises. Some of these have everyday applications, others are theoretical puzzles, and all are designed to challenge you and test your newly acquired knowledge. Written in a highly readable style suitable for any audience. The aim of each book is to convey the basic principles of a subject - and the stories behind them - to anyone who is interested in learning about the universe around them, with an emphasis on how these seemingly abstract principles relate to everyday experiences. Armchair Physics covers the history and development of physics and is an interesting refresher book on the subject. It's great as a study guide for the student or an introduction for the everyday savant. Readable, understandable, it is a brilliant tool to better understand the broad ideas in physics.

The Balance Of Physics The Square Of The Circle And The Earth S True Solar And Lunar Distances Discovered And Demonstrated And By Astronomical Facts Seen In The Eclipses

Author: Edward Dingle
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Before Galileo

Author: John Freely
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1468308505
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Histories of modern science often begin with the heroic battle between Galileo and the Catholic Church, which ignited the Scientific Revolution and gave way to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton. Virtually nothing is said about the European scholars who came before. In reality, more than a millennium before the Renaissance, a succession of scholars paved the way for the exciting discoveries usually credited to Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, and others. In Before Galileo, physicist and historian John Freely examines the pioneering research of the first European scientists, many of them monks whose influence ranged far beyond the walls of the monasteries where they studied and wrote.

Physics Of Diagnostic Radiology

Author: Douglas John Wright
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Pilgrim Memories Or Travel And Discussion In The Birth Countries Of Christianity With The Late Henry Thomas Buckle

Author: John Stuart Stuart Glennie
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Physics

Author: Physical Science Study Committee
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The Birth Of String Theory

Author: Andrea Cappelli
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521197902
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Explores the early stages of the development of string theory; essential reading for physicists, historians and philosophers of science.

Postmodern Philosophy And The Scientific Turn

Author: Dorothea E. Olkowski
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253001145
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A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary approach to the study of consciousness: “Beautifully written, engaging throughout, and captivating” (Claire Colebrook, The Pennsylvania State University). What can come of a scientific engagement with postmodern philosophy? Some scientists have claimed that the social sciences and humanities have nothing to contribute, except perhaps peripherally, to their research. Dorothea E. Olkowski shows that mathematics itself—the historic link between science and philosophy—plays a fundamental role in the development of the worldviews that drive both fields. Focusing on language, its usage and expression of worldview, she develops a phenomenological account of human thought and action to explicate the role of philosophy in the sciences. Olkowski proposes a model of phenomenology, both scientific and philosophical, that helps make sense of reality and composes an ethics for dealing with unpredictability in our world.

The Basics Of Physics

Author: Richard Leroy Myers
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328572
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An excellent introduction to the basics of physics from antiquity to the modern era, including motion, work, energy, heat, matter, light, electricity, quantum & nuclear physics.