The Physicists’ View of Nature, Part 1

The Physicists’ View of Nature, Part 1

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This book is designed as a textbook for students who need to fulfil their science requirements. Part I explores classical physics from its beginnings with Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, to the relativity theories of Einstein. Special emphasis is given to the development of the objective, materialist, and deterministic worldview of classical physics. The influence of Newtonian physics on other fields of science and on society is emphasized. Finally, some of the problems with the worldview of classical physics are discussed and a preview of quantum physics is given.(a) A schematic diagram. Heat (?, is extracted from the source ... You may wonder whether a refrigerator, which transfers heat from a cooler object to a hotter object, violates the second law of thermodynamics. Not really. The refrigerator has aanbsp;...

Title:The Physicists’ View of Nature, Part 1
Author: Amit Goswami
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2000-12-31

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