The Poetry of Physics and the Physics of Poetry

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World Scientific, 2010 - Science - 332 pages
This is a textbook for a survey course in physics taught without mathematics, that also takes into account the social impact and influences from the arts and society. It combines physics, literature, history and philosophy from the dawn of human life to the 21st century. It will also be of interest to the general reader.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 To My Readers
1
Chapter 2 The Origin of Physics
5
Chapter 3 Ancient Science of Mesopotamia Egypt and China
11
Chapter 4 Physics of the Ancient Greek Era
23
Chapter 5 The Roots of the Scientific Revolution
37
Chapter 6 Mechanics Planetary Motion and the Modern Science Revolution
45
Chapter 7 Poetry Influenced by the Scientific Revolution
67
Chapter 8 The Concept of the Atom the Atomic Structure of Matter and the Origin of Chemistry
77
Chapter 17 The Structure of the Atom
157
Chapter 18 The Quantization of Energy
169
Chapter 19 Bohrs Atom
177
Chapter 20 Wave Mechanics
189
Chapter 21 Philosophical Implications of Quantum Mechanics
205
Chapter 22 Quantum Electrodynamics
211
Chapter 23 The Nucleus and the Strong Interaction
225
Chapter 24 Elementary Particles Quarks and Quantum Chromodynamics
239

Chapter 9 The Concept of Energy
83
Chapter 10 Thermodynamics and the Atomic and Molecular Structure of Matter
89
Chapter 11 Electricity and Magnetism
97
Chapter 12 Electromagnetic Radiation and Wave Behaviour
105
Chapter 13 Prelude to Relativity
113
Chapter 14 The Special Theory of Relativity
121
Chapter 15 The General Theory of Relativity
139
Chapter 16 Kuhns Structure of Scientific Revolutions and the Impact of the Theory of Relativity
151
The Big Bang Dark Matter and Dark Energy
255
Chapter 26 Clusters Galaxies Black Holes and Stars
275
Chapter 27 The Solar System and the Planet Earth
293
Chapter 28 NonLinear Systems Chaos Complexity and Emergence
317
Chapter 29 Classroom Discussions Activities and Assignments
325
Bibliography
329
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