Seven ideas that shook the universe

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 7, 1995 - Science - 355 pages
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A layman's history of the seven most important themes in physics: Copernican astronomy; Newtonian mechanics; the concepts of energy and entropy; relativity; quantum theory; conservation principles; and symmetries. The authors explain each concept in a simple, straightforward style, considering each in the context of its time and as it developed over time, and assessing its impact on the way we think about time, space, matter, even existence itself. Vividly brings to life the drama of scientific discovery.

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Contents

Physics Without Mathematics
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Chapter 2
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B Geocentric Theory of the Universe
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NATHAN SPIELBERG and BRYON D. ANDERSON are physics professors at Kent State University.

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