Logo

Galileo and Einstein by Michael Fowler

Small book cover: Galileo and Einstein

Galileo and Einstein
by

Publisher: UVa
Number of pages: 198

Description:
This course traces the historical development of some key scientific ideas: space, time, motion, mass and force. Philosophers, and more practical people, have struggled with these concepts since the earliest recorded times. Their combined efforts have been fruitful: real progress in understanding has evolved over the centuries.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(5.2MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: Makers of ElectricityMakers of Electricity
by - Fordham University Press
This volume represents an effort in the direction of the biographical history of electricity. The controlling idea in its preparation was to provide brief yet reasonably complete sketches of the lives of the great pioneer workers in electricity.
(5131 views)
Book cover: Preludes to Dark Energy: Zero-point energy and vacuum speculationsPreludes to Dark Energy: Zero-point energy and vacuum speculations
by - arXiv
Although dark energy is a modern concept, some elements in it can be traced back to the early part of the twentieth century. This paper examines the origin of the idea of zero-point energy and in particular how it appeared in a cosmological context.
(6098 views)
Book cover: Remodeling Reality: Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and the Modern WorldviewRemodeling Reality: Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and the Modern Worldview
by - Bookboon
The book is focused on the conceptual aspects of modern physics and the personalities of 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.
(3441 views)
Book cover: Geometry and Astronomy: Pre-Einstein Speculations of Non-Euclidean SpaceGeometry and Astronomy: Pre-Einstein Speculations of Non-Euclidean Space
by - arXiv
The recognition that physical space is curved is dramatically shown by the 1919 solar eclipse measurements. However, the mathematical possibility of non-Euclidean geometries was recognized by Gauss more than a century earlier ...
(5947 views)