Great Physicists : The Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking.

By: CropperContributor(s): Cropper, William HPublisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2004Copyright date: ©2001Description: 1 online resource (511 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780195350272Subject(s): Physicists -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Great Physicists : The Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to HawkingDDC classification: 530/.092/2 B LOC classification: QC15.C76 2001Online resources: Click to View
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Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- I. Mechanics: Historical Synopsis -- 1. How the Heavens Go -- 2. A Man Obsessed -- II. Thermodynamics: Historical Synopsis -- 3. A Tale of Two Revolutions -- 4. On the Dark Side -- 5. A Holy Undertaking -- 6. Unities and a Unifier -- 7. The Scientist as Virtuoso -- 8. The Road to Entropy -- 9. The Greatest Simplicity -- 10. The Last Law -- III. Electromagnetism: Historical Synopsis -- 11. A Force of Nature -- 12. The Scientist as Magician -- IV. Statistical Mechanics: Historical Synopsis -- 13. Molecules and Entropy -- V. Relativity: Historical Synopsis -- 14. Adventure in Thought -- VI. Quantum Mechanics: Historical Synopsis -- 15. Reluctant Revolutionary -- 16. Science by Conversation -- 17. The Scientist as Critic -- 18. Matrix Mechanics -- 19. Wave Mechanics -- VII. Nuclear Physics: Historical Synopsis -- 20. Opening Doors -- 21. On the Crest of a Wave -- 22. Physics and Friendships -- 23. Complete Physicist -- VIII. Particle Physics: Historical Synopsis -- 24. iγ·∂ψ=mψ -- 25. What Do You Care? -- 26. Telling the Tale of the Quarks -- IX. Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology: Historical Synopsis -- 27. Beyond the Galaxy -- 28. Ideal Scholar -- 29. Affiction, Fame, and Fortune -- Chronology of the Main Events -- Glossary -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- X -- Invitation to More Reading -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z.
Summary: Here is a lively history of modern physics, as seen through the lives of thirty men and women from the pantheon of physics. William H. Cropper vividly portrays the life and accomplishments of such giants as Galileo and Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, right up to contemporary figures such as Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, and Stephen Hawking.
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Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- I. Mechanics: Historical Synopsis -- 1. How the Heavens Go -- 2. A Man Obsessed -- II. Thermodynamics: Historical Synopsis -- 3. A Tale of Two Revolutions -- 4. On the Dark Side -- 5. A Holy Undertaking -- 6. Unities and a Unifier -- 7. The Scientist as Virtuoso -- 8. The Road to Entropy -- 9. The Greatest Simplicity -- 10. The Last Law -- III. Electromagnetism: Historical Synopsis -- 11. A Force of Nature -- 12. The Scientist as Magician -- IV. Statistical Mechanics: Historical Synopsis -- 13. Molecules and Entropy -- V. Relativity: Historical Synopsis -- 14. Adventure in Thought -- VI. Quantum Mechanics: Historical Synopsis -- 15. Reluctant Revolutionary -- 16. Science by Conversation -- 17. The Scientist as Critic -- 18. Matrix Mechanics -- 19. Wave Mechanics -- VII. Nuclear Physics: Historical Synopsis -- 20. Opening Doors -- 21. On the Crest of a Wave -- 22. Physics and Friendships -- 23. Complete Physicist -- VIII. Particle Physics: Historical Synopsis -- 24. iγ·∂ψ=mψ -- 25. What Do You Care? -- 26. Telling the Tale of the Quarks -- IX. Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology: Historical Synopsis -- 27. Beyond the Galaxy -- 28. Ideal Scholar -- 29. Affiction, Fame, and Fortune -- Chronology of the Main Events -- Glossary -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- X -- Invitation to More Reading -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z.

Here is a lively history of modern physics, as seen through the lives of thirty men and women from the pantheon of physics. William H. Cropper vividly portrays the life and accomplishments of such giants as Galileo and Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, right up to contemporary figures such as Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, and Stephen Hawking.

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