By Harry Varvoglis

Our knowing of nature, and specifically of physics and the legislation governing it, has replaced considerably because the days of the traditional Greek normal philosophers. This ebook explains how and why those adjustments happened, via landmark experiments in addition to theories that - for his or her time - have been innovative. The presentation covers Mechanics, Optics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Relativity idea, Atomic Physics and Quantum Physics. The publication areas emphasis on principles and on a qualitative presentation, instead of on arithmetic and equations. hence, even though essentially addressed to people who are learning or have studied technological know-how, it could even be learn via non-specialists. the writer concludes with a dialogue of the evolution and association of universities, from precedent days until eventually at the present time, and of the association and dissemination of information via medical courses and meetings.

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