Forces in Physics: A Historical Perspective, 1st Edition

  • Steven N. Shore
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  • ISBN-10: 0313038635
  • ISBN-13: 9780313038631
  • DDC: 530.09
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 233 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Covers the history of all of the four traditional fundamental forces - gravity, electromagnetism, weak nuclear force, and the strong nuclear force - and shows how these forces have, over the years, allowed physicists to better understand the nature of the physical world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Illustrations.
Series Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Force in the Ancient and Classical World.
2: Medieval Ideas of Force.
3: The New Physics.
4: From the Heavens to the Earth.
5: Forces and Fields.
6: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics.
7: Fields as Everything.
8: The Relativity of Motion.
9: Quantum Mechanics.
Some Mathematical Ideas.
Timeline.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.