ISBN-10:
0521275539
ISBN-13:
9780521275538
Pub. Date:
07/26/1984
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Theoretical Concepts in Physics: An Alternative View of Theoretical Reasoning in Physics for Final-Year Undergraduates / Edition 1

Theoretical Concepts in Physics: An Alternative View of Theoretical Reasoning in Physics for Final-Year Undergraduates / Edition 1

by Malcolm S. Longair, M. S. Longair

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ISBN-13: 9780521275538
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/26/1984
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Tycho Brahe, Kepler and Newton - the origin of Newton's law of gravitation; 3. The origin of Maxwell's equations; 4. How to rewrite the history of electromagnetism; 5. Approaches to mechanics and dynamics; 6. Simple thermodynamics; 7. The kinetic theory of gases and the origin of statistical mechanics; 8. Black body radiation up to 1895; 9. 1895–1900: Planck and the spectrum of black body radiation; 10. Planck's theory of black body radiation; 11. Einstein and the quantisation of light; 12. The story concluded - a further classical paper by Einstein; 13. Special relativity - a study in invariance; 14. An introduction to general relativity; 15. Cosmology; 16. Epilogue; References and further reading; Index.

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