Unifying the Universe / Edition 1

Unifying the Universe / Edition 1

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by Hasan S. Padamsee, H. Padamsee
     
 

Unifying the Universe: The Physics of Heaven and Earth provides a solid background in basic physics. With a humanistic perspective, it shows how science is significant for more than its technological consequences. The book includes clear and well-planned links to the arts and philosophies of relevant historical periods to bring science and the humanities

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Unifying the Universe: The Physics of Heaven and Earth provides a solid background in basic physics. With a humanistic perspective, it shows how science is significant for more than its technological consequences. The book includes clear and well-planned links to the arts and philosophies of relevant historical periods to bring science and the humanities together.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750307581
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
668
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: THE EARTH
The Shapes of Nature: Beginnings of Scientific Thought
Matter in Motion-An Elementary Quest: Beyond Reason and Observation
Science Lost, Science Regained: The Rise of Empiricism
Terrestrial Motion: Dynamic Symmetries

PART 2: THE HEAVENS
Celestial Motion: A Heavenly Romance with the Solar System
Spherical Models: Scaling the Cosmos
Reformation and Revolution: Changing Perspectives
Laws of Motion in the Heavens: Opening New Doors through Precision
A New Heaven: A Wide-Open Universe

PART 3: SYNTHESIS
Rise of the Mechanical Universe: Unifying Space and Time
Universal Gravitation: The First Synthesis
Epilogue: Unity in Physics
Chapter End Notes
Sources and Bibliography
Index

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