Remodeling Reality: Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and the Modern Worldview
by Mike Corwin
Publisher: Bookboon 2015
Number of pages: 151
The book is focused on the conceptual and philosophical aspects of modern physics and the personalities of the physicists responsible for introducing these revolutionary ideas. It can be used as the primary text for a one-semester course aimed at Liberal Arts students or as supplementary reading in traditional courses in Modern Physics or Quantum Mechanics.
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