Great Ideas in Physics

Great Ideas in Physics

The Conservation of Energy, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Theory of Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics

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Explains the physics behind each of the four ideas - the conservation of energy, the second law of thermodynamics, the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics - and deftly untangles for lay readers such knotty concepts as entropy, the relativity of time, and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2000.
Edition: 3rd ed.
ISBN: 9780071357388
Branch Call Number: 530 Lightman 2000
Characteristics: xi, 300 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.


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