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Great Ideas in Physics : The Conservation of Energy / The Second Law of Thermodynamics / The Theory of Relativity / Quantum Mechanics

Great Ideas in Physics : The Conservation of Energy / The Second Law of Thermodynamics / The Theory of Relativity / Quantum Mechanics - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0071357388

Cover of Great Ideas in Physics : The Conservation of Energy / The Second Law of Thermodynamics / The Theory of Relativity / Quantum Mechanics  3RD 00 (ISBN 978-0071357388)
ISBN13: 978-0071357388
ISBN10: 0071357386

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2000
International: No

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Great Ideas in Physics : The Conservation of Energy / The Second Law of Thermodynamics / The Theory of Relativity / Quantum Mechanics - 3RD 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0071357388

Alan P. Lightman

ISBN13: 978-0071357388
ISBN10: 0071357386

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

What does it mean to say that time and space are relative? How can an electron be in two places at once? For anyone who wants a basic understanding of the physical processes that define the universe, Lightman provides the perfect introduction in Great Ideas in Physics. In addition to explaining physics, he brings in relevant passages from philosophy and literature to demonstrate how these great ideas have impacted the world of thought.

Author Bio

Lightman, Alan P. : Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Table of Contents

Chapter I: The Conservation of Energy.
Chapter II: The Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Chapter III: The Relativity of Time.
Chapter IV: The Wave-Particle Duality of Nature.

Appendices:
A: A Review of Some Basic Mathematics.
B: Problems and Discussion Questions.
C: Laboratory.

Readings.
Endnotes.
Credits.
Index.