eBook Mathematics And Laws Of Nature, 1st Edition

  • John Tabak Ph.D.
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  • ISBN-10: 1438136242
  • ISBN-13: 9781438136240
  • DDC: 510.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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MATHEMATICS AND THE LAWS OF NATURE, describes the evolution of the idea that nature can be described in the language of mathematics. Colorful chapters explore the earliest attempts to apply deductive methods to the study of the natural world. This revised resource goes on to examine the development of classical conservation laws, including the conservation of momentum, the conservation of mass, and the conservation of energy. Chapters have been updated and revised to reflect recent information, including the mathematical pioneers who introduced new ideas about what it meant to.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: The Preliminaries.
2: Mathematics and Science in Ancient Greece.
3: A Period of Transition.
4: New Sciences.
5: Mathematics and the Law of Conservation of Momentum.
6: Mathematics and the Law of Conservation of Mass.
7: Mathematics And the Laws of Thermodynamics.
8: New Insights Into Conservation Laws.
9: Natural Laws and Randomness.
Conclusion.
Afterword.
Chronology.
Glossary.
Further Resources.
Index.