ADU-WTM | ISBN 978-1-880323-91-5 | Softcover |
560 pages

What's the Matter? Readings in Physics

ADU-WTM | ISBN 978-1-880323-91-5 | Softcover |
560 pages

What's the Matter? Readings in Physics

What's the Matter? draws readers into the ongoing inquiry about the natural world, providing an overview of how physics has developed through the centuries, in the words of the scientists who made the great discoveries. It includes 31 selections, introductory essays and a thematic guide, stimulating discussion questions for each selection, and annotated bibliographies and suggestions for further reading.

$24.95

Contents

  • The Uncertainty of ScienceRichard Feynman
  • The Science of Nature
  • Falling Bodies and ProjectilesGalileo
  • Forces
  • Laws of Motion
  • Time, Space, and Motion
  • Rules of Doing PhilosophyIsaac Newton
  • On LightIsaac Newton/Thomas Young
  • Heat and FrictionCount Rumford (Benjamin Thompson)
  • The Mechanical Equivalent of HeatJames Prescott Joule
  • Entropy: The Running-Down of the UniverseArthur Eddington
  • Induction of Electric Currents
  • The Science of Electromagnetism
  • Extending the Theories of PhysicsMax Planck
  • The Special Theory of Relativity
  • E = mc2Albert Einstein
  • Quantum UncertaintyGeorge Gamow
  • Quantum BehaviorRichard Feynman
  • The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum TheoryWerner Heisenberg
  • Quantum Perplexity and DebateJohn Polkinghorne
  • The Origin of the UniverseSteven Weinberg
  • Beautiful Theories: Symmetry and MathematicsSteven Weinberg
  • Why Physics Is the Easiest Science: Effective TheoriesGordon Kane
  • Metaphor in ScienceAlan Lightman
  • Black Holes and Predictable WorldsStephen Hawking
  • The Scientist's ResponsibilitiesAlbert Einstein