Questioning the universe : concepts in physics / Ahren Sadoff

Author(s): Sadoff, Ahren
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Subjects: Physics--Popular works
Cosmology--Popular works
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, c2009
LC Classification: Q, QC
Physical Description: xvi, 207 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. Units and Powers of 10 1
Ch. 2. Physics and Its Methodology 5
Ch. 3. Motion 13
Ch. 4. Forces 23
Ch. 5. Electromagnetism 39
Ch. 6. The Field Concept 45
Ch. 7. The Character of Natural Laws 53
Ch. 8. Conservation Laws 61
Ch. 9. The History of the Atom 79
Ch. 10. The Nucleus 87
Ch. 11. The Nature of Light 103
Ch. 12. The Theory of Relativity 115
Ch. 13. Quantum Mechanics 155
Ch. 14. The Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics 173
Ch. 15. Cosmology 185
Epilogue 201
Suggested Further Readings 202
Index 203
Notes: LCCN: 2008041364
ISBN: 9781420082586 (acid-free paper)
ISBN: 1420082582 (acid-free paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 256534593
ISBN/ISSN: 9781420082586
1420082582