Physics as a Liberal Art

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Elsevier Science & Technology Books, Jan 1, 1978 - Science - 466 pages
An introduction to physics and such concepts as the scientific method, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, the Newtonian world, and the theory of relativity is presented in a format that views the science in relation to the development of Western civilization

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James Trefil was born in Chicago and educated at the University of Illinois, Oxford University, and Stanford University, where he earned a Ph.D. in physics. Currently Clarence H. Robinson Professor of physics at George Mason University, he is among the well-respected scientists who have the skill to translate physics for the general reader into prose worthy of an English major. For example, his "meditation trilogy," described below, recounts interesting examples, clear explanations, and the wonder of science in Trefil's beautiful and lively language.

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