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The Resource The extension of man : a history of physics before the quantum

The extension of man : a history of physics before the quantum

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The extension of man : a history of physics before the quantum
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The extension of man
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a history of physics before the quantum
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eng
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  • The late J.D. Bernal's lectures given to first-year students in physics at Birkbeck College, University of London, are presented here in their entirety, tracing the history of physics up to the end of the classical era at the end of 19th century, just before the discoveries of the subatom and relatively were made. In view of the prestige and profundity of the newer discoveries, Bernal felt that the classical era was being largely forgotten. In this book, he attributes a greater relevance to the work of men from the distant past than is usually given. For instance, the idea of atom not only retains the language of the Greek, Democritus, who first postulated it, but there is also an absolutely unbroken connection between the atom of the Greek and that of the modern physicist. Bernal felt that the historical method would be a suitable introduction to the fundamental concepts of physics, and it is hoped that the readers of the book will be able to see something of the interplay between the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject
  • The late J. D. Bernal's lectures given to first-year students in physics at Birkbeck College, University of London, are presented here in their entirety, tracing the history of physics up to the end of the classical era at the end of 19th century, just before the discoveries of the subatom and relatively were made. In view of the prestige and profundity of the newer discoveries, Bernal felt that the classical era was being largely forgotten. In this book, he attributes a greater relevance to the work of men from the distant past than is usually given. For instance, the idea of atom not only retains the language of the Greek, Democritus, who first postulated it, but there is also an absolutely unbroken connection between the atom of the Greek and that of the modern physicist. Bernal felt that the historical method would be a suitable introduction to the fundamental concepts of physics, and it is hoped that the readers of the book will be able to see something of the interplay between the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject
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1901-1971
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Bernal, J. D.
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Physics
  • Physique
  • Physique
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The extension of man : a history of physics before the quantum
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Originally given as lectures at Birkbeck College, University of London
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What is physics? -- Ancient science -- The origins of classical science -- Greek physics -- Medieval physics -- Heliocentric physics -- Science and religion -- The birth of dynamics -- The nature of light and colour -- The development of the steam engine and the theory of heat -- Electricity and magnetism -- Conclusions
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375717
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780262020862
Lccn
72178982
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(WaOLN)624520
Label
The extension of man : a history of physics before the quantum
Publication
Note
Originally given as lectures at Birkbeck College, University of London
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: What is physics? -- Ancient science -- The origins of classical science -- Greek physics -- Medieval physics -- Heliocentric physics -- Science and religion -- The birth of dynamics -- The nature of light and colour -- The development of the steam engine and the theory of heat -- Electricity and magnetism -- Conclusions
Control code
375717
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780262020862
Lccn
72178982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)624520

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