The How and the Why / Edition 1

The How and the Why / Edition 1

by David Park, Robin Brickman

ISBN-10: 0691025088

ISBN-13: 9780691025087

Pub. Date: 09/01/1990

Publisher: Princeton University Press

The description for this book, The How and the Why, will be forthcoming.

 See more details below


The description for this book, The How and the Why, will be forthcoming.

Product Details

Princeton University Press
Publication date:
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.23(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
List of Tablesxiii
Note on Referencesxvii
Chapter 1What Is the World?3
Chapter 2How Is It Built?24
Chapter 3How Should We Think About It?32
Chapter 4The Sky Is a Machine54
Chapter 5The Christian Cosmos78
Chapter 6What Are These Things I See?95
Chapter 7The Wider Shores of Knowledge109
Chapter 8Illumination124
Chapter 9The Spheres Are Broken142
Chapter 10Influences170
Chapter 11They Move According to Number202
Chapter 12Time, Space, and Form224
Chapter 13A World of Bronze and Marble243
Chapter 14Two Theories of Relativity275
Chapter 15Very Small and Far Away305
Chapter 16Does It Make Sense?334
Chapter 17Moving Down the Scale352
Chapter 18And Now the Universe372
Chapter 19Order and Law387
Note AHero's Principle407
Note BFermat's Principle408
Note CNewton's Theorem409
Note DCalculation of the Moon's Period411
Note EThe Law of Areas412
Note FElliptical Orbits414
Note GDerivation of Young's Formula417
Note HOf Time and the River418
Note IThe Mass of a Moving Object419
Note JThe Two-Slit Experiment in Quantum Mechanics420
Note KQuantum Correlations That Suggest Action at a Distance423
Note LThe Troublesome Question of How Things Look425
Note MTheory of the Expanding Universe427

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >