Theoretical Concepts in Physics: An Alternative View of by Malcolm S. Longair

By Malcolm S. Longair

A hugely unique, and really novel, method of theoretical reasoning in physics. This booklet illuminates the topic from the point of view of genuine physics as practised via examine scientists. it's meant to be a complement to the ultimate years of an undergraduate direction in physics and assumes that the reader has a few snatch of collage physics. through a sequence of 7 case experiences, the writer conveys the thrill of analysis and discovery, highlighting the highbrow struggles to realize knowing of a few of the main tricky ideas in physics. Case reviews contain the origins of Newton's legislations of gravitation, Maxwell's equations, mechanics and dynamics, linear and non-linear, thermodynamics and statistical physics, the origins of the ideas of quanta, precise relativity, common relativity and cosmology. The technique is equal to that during the hugely acclaimed first variation, however the textual content has been thoroughly revised and lots of new issues introduced.

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