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The Physicists" View of Nature, Part 1

From Newton to Einstein

by Amit Goswami

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Published by Springer US, Imprint, Springer in Boston, MA .
Written in English


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This book is designed as a textbook for students who need to fulfil their science requirements. Part I explores classical physics from its beginnings with Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, to the relativity theories of Einstein. Special emphasis is given to the development of the objective, materialist, and deterministic worldview of classical physics. The influence of Newtonian physics on other fields of science and on society is emphasized. Finally, some of the problems with the worldview of classical physics are discussed and a preview of quantum physics is given.

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Statementby Amit Goswami
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] :
Pagination1 online resource (364 pages)
Number of Pages364
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27080901M
ISBN 101461512271
ISBN 109781461512271
OCLC/WorldCa840283634

Physics is the basic physical rather recent times physics and natural philosophy were used interchangeably for the science whose aim is the discovery and formulation of the fundamental laws of nature. As the modern sciences developed and became increasingly specialized, physics came to denote that part of physical science not included in astronomy, chemistry, geology, and. Part 1 Holding as we do that, while knowledge of any kind is a thing to be honoured and prized, one kind of it may, either by reason of its greater exactness or of a higher dignity and greater wonderfulness in its objects, be more honourable and precious than another, on both accounts we should naturally be led to place in the front rank the study of the soul.

  T his is not a book about God: it is a book about what was in the new physics, by a distinguished scientist who would go on six years later to edit a massive scholarly work called The New. Physicists had to get used to the idea that electromagnetic waves did not need a medium to wave in; this picture was required only if one demanded a purely mechanical model of the wave propagation. In the latter part of the 19th century, much effort was expended on creating such mechanical models, until Einstein made them superfluous.

Gravity, in mechanics, the universal force of attraction acting between all matter. It is by far the weakest force known in nature and thus plays no role in determining the internal properties of everyday matter. Yet, it also controls the trajectories of bodies in the universe and the structure of the whole cosmos. The Physics takes its title from the Greek word phusis, which translates more accurately as “the order of nature.” The first two books of the Physics are Aristotle’s general introduction to the study of nature. The remaining six books treat physics itself at a very theoretical, generalized level, culminating in a discussion of God, the First Cause.


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