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作者 Heilbron, J. L., author
書名 The history of physics : a very short introduction / J.L. Heilbron
出版項 Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9780199684120
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 文哲所  330.11 H466    在架上    30580003459919
版本 First edition
說明 xvi, 175 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Very short introductions
Very short introductions ; 549
附註 "How does the physics we know today-- a highly professionalized enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry-- link back to its origins as a liberal art in ancient Greece? What is the path that leads from the old philosophy of nature and its concern with humankind's place in the universe to modern massive international projects that hunt down fundamental particles and industrial laboratories that manufacture marvels? John Heilbron's fascinating history of physics introduces us to Islamic astronomers and mathematicians, calculating the size of the earth whilst their caliphs conquered much of it; to medieval scholar-theologians investigating light; to Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton, measuring, and trying to explain, the universe. We visit the 'House of Wisdom' in 9th-century Baghdad; Europe's first universities; the courts of the Renaissance; the Scientific Revolution and the academies of the 18th century; the increasingly specialized world of 20th and 21st century science. Highlighting the shifting relationship between physics, philosophy, mathematics, and technology-- and the implications for humankind's self-understanding-- Heilbron explores the changing place and purpose of physics in the cultures and societies that have nurtured it over the centuries"-- Publisher's description
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-160) and index
主題 Physics -- History
SCIENCE / History. bisacsh
SCIENCE / Physics. bisacsh
Physics. fast (OCoLC)fst01063025
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Physik gnd
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