The Resource The history of physics : a very short introduction, J.L. Heilbron

The history of physics : a very short introduction, J.L. Heilbron

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The history of physics : a very short introduction
Title
The history of physics
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
J.L. Heilbron
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How does the physics we know today - a highly professionalized enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry - link back to its origins as a liberal art in Ancient Greece? What is the path that leads from the old philosophy of nature and its concern with humankind's place in the universe to modern massive international projects that hunt down fundamental particles and industrial laboratories that manufacture marvels? This Very Short Introduction introduces us to Islamic astronomers and mathematicians calculating the size of the earth while their caliphs conquered much of it; to medieval scholar-theologians investigating light; to Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton, measuring, and trying to explain, the universe. We visit the 'House of Wisdom' in 9th-century Baghdad; Europe's first universities; the courts of the Renaissance; the Scientific Revolution and the academies of the 18th century; and the increasingly specialized world of 20th and 21st century science. Highlighting the shifting relationship between physics, philosophy, mathematics, and technology - and the implications for humankind's self-understanding - Heilbron explores the changing place and purpose of physics in the cultures and societies that have nurtured it over the centuries"--Publisher information
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YDX
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Heilbron, J. L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC7
LC item number
.H438 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
549
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Physics
Label
The history of physics : a very short introduction, J.L. Heilbron
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2015 as: Physics : a short history from quintessence to quarks
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The Greek way -- 1. Invention in antiquity -- 2. Selection in Islam -- 3. Domestication in Europe -- 4. Second creation -- 5. Classical physics and its cure -- 6. From old world to new -- 7. The quintessential
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 175 pages
Isbn
9780199684120
Lccn
2017951924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1000128173
  • (OCoLC)on1000128173
Label
The history of physics : a very short introduction, J.L. Heilbron
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2015 as: Physics : a short history from quintessence to quarks
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The Greek way -- 1. Invention in antiquity -- 2. Selection in Islam -- 3. Domestication in Europe -- 4. Second creation -- 5. Classical physics and its cure -- 6. From old world to new -- 7. The quintessential
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 175 pages
Isbn
9780199684120
Lccn
2017951924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1000128173
  • (OCoLC)on1000128173

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