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Great physicists [electronic resource] : the life and times of leading physicists from Galileo to Hawking / William H. Cropper.

Author/Creator:
Cropper, William H.
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (511 p.)
Subjects:
Physicists -- Biography.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Here is a lively history of modern physics, as seen through the lives of thirty men and women from the pantheon of physics. William H. Cropper vividly portrays the life and accomplishments of such giants as Galileo and Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, right up to contemporary figures such as Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, and Stephen Hawking. We meet scientists--all geniuses--who could be gregarious, aloof, unpretentious, friendly, dogged, imperious, generous to colleagues or contentious rivals. As Cropper captures their personalities, he al
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; I. Mechanics: Historical Synopsis; II. Thermodynamics: Historical Synopsis; III. Electromagnetism: Historical Synopsis; IV. Statistical Mechanics: Historical Synopsis; V. Relativity: Historical Synopsis; VI. Quantum Mechanics: Historical Synopsis; VII. Nuclear Physics: Historical Synopsis; VIII. Particle Physics: Historical Synopsis; IX. Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology: Historical Synopsis; Chronology of the Main Events; Glossary; Invitation to More Reading; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-19-973516-6
0-19-517324-4
1-280-47373-8
9786610473731
0-19-530242-7
0-19-535027-8
1-60256-422-1
OCLC:
437154840
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