The Evolution of Physics: From Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta by Albert EinsteinI really enjoyed the explanations given in this book. The author is Einstien but the writing is Infeld. He worked very closely with Einstien.
They begin with basic mechanics and work their way through field physics, special and general relativity and then finally to quantum mechanics. All of this is done without mathematic equations. It is all explained through analogies, theories and explanation or real world experiments.
It is a very interesting read if for no other reason than to see the development of the theories and how their minds made each transition.
I have a personal interest in these areas but no actual education. I really like a book like this that makes it much more understandable to the average Joe.
Unfortunately it is dated at this point. There has been many further advancements in both quantum physics and in planetary. They do an excellent job of laying a foundation for further study. This is probably a good book to read before reading Stephen Hawkings A Brief History of Time.
The Evolution Of Physics
We apologize for this inconvenience. Your IP address has been automatically blocked from accessing the Project Gutenberg website, www. This is because the geoIP database shows your address is in the country of Germany. Blocked at germany. A Court in Germany ordered that access to certain items in the Project Gutenberg collection are blocked from Germany. Project Gutenberg believes the Court has no jurisdiction over the matter, but until the issue is resolved, it will comply. For more information about the German court case, and the reason for blocking all of Germany rather than single items, visit PGLAF's information page about the German lawsuit.
Clear and concise explanations of the development of theories explaining physical phenomena. Read more Read less. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. AED
There is an expression that speaks about the boldness of ignorance, and we cannot help but think that the author is in a perfect situation to have this phrase applied. However, we already know that the mechanical application could be wrong and create undesirable quantum errors. Quantum Physics is excellent because it does not affirm much more than uncertainty on the real model besides its complex mathematics. In these full virtual books, we accept all experiments, but not always the interpretation of the scientific community. Especially the ideas that skeptics defend without any judgment or knowledge basis. By all means, one could argue with these experts about the incompatibility of Relativity with Quantum Mechanics, prevailing branches of Modern Physics and both strongly backed-up.
Why did this block occur?
It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Our understanding of nature, and in particular of physics and the laws governing it, has changed radically since the days of the ancient Greek natural philosophers. This book explains how and why these changes occurred, through landmark experiments as well as theories that - for their time - were revolutionary. The book places emphasis on ideas and on a qualitative presentation, rather than on mathematics and equations. Thus, although primarily addressed to those who are studying or have studied science, it can also be read by non-specialists.
Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Don't have an account?
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again.