## Physics, the Human Adventure: From Copernicus to Einstein and Beyond
* Theories of vision: does the eye send out rays or receive them? * Distances in the solar system * The prediction of the return of Halley's comet and analysis of deviations from Kepler's laws * Angular momentum conservation and Laplace's nebular hypothesis * Relation between symmetries and conservation laws: Emmy Noether's theorem * First estimates of atomic sizes * Consequences of the indistinguishability of elementary particles of the same kind * Applications of quantum mechanics to many-particle systems * Dirac's prediction of anti-matter * The anthropic principle and other controversial issues on the frontiers of research |

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### Contents

CHAPTER | 3 |

CHAPTER 2 | 17 |

CHAPTER 3 | 27 |

CHAPTER | 28 |

CHAPTER | 33 |

CHAPTER 4 | 39 |

CHAPTER 5 | 50 |

PARTB | 61 |

CHAPTER 18 | 251 |

PARTF | 263 |

The Atomic Theory of Chemistry | 275 |

CHAPTER 21 | 296 |

CHAPTER 22 | 308 |

PARTG | 339 |

CHAPTER 24 | 352 |

Discussion | 363 |

CHAPTER 7 | 77 |

Projectile Motion | 88 |

PARTC | 101 |

CHAPTER 10 | 123 |

PARTD | 155 |

CHAPTER 13 | 156 |

On the Duality and Growth | 170 |

CHAPTER 14 | 187 |

PARTE | 201 |

CHAPTER 16 | 209 |

CHAPTER 25 | 369 |

PARTH | 407 |

CHAPTER 28 | 426 |

CHAPTER 30 | 462 |

CHAPTER 31 | 487 |

CHAPTER 32 | 499 |

in Science | 517 |

APPENDIX V | 540 |

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A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whipple Tofigh Heidarzadeh Limited preview - 2008 |