From the Rhythm of Time to the Making of Matter
By (author) Roger G. Newton
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Galileo's Pendulum by Roger G. Newton
Book DescriptionBored during Mass at the cathedral in Pisa, the 17-year-old Galileo regarded the chandelier swinging overhead - and remarked, to his great surprise, that the lamp took as many beats to complete an arc when hardly moving as when it was swinging widely, Galileo's Pendulum tells the story of what this observation meant, and of its profound consequences for science and technology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674018488
(203mm x 127mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roger G. Newton
From Clockwork to Crapshoot, Paperback (November 2009)
Science is about 6000 years old while physics emerged as a distinct branch some 2500 years ago. This title provides the perspective needed to understand contemporary developments in physics in relation to philosophical traditions as far back as ancient Greece. It presents a history of physics from the early beginning to our day.
Thinking About Physics, Paperback (March 2002)
Covers topics such as quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, field theory, thermodynamics, the role of mathematics in physics, and the concepts of probability and causality. This book is intended for advanced undergraduate students, professors, and researchers.
Truth of Science, Paperback (March 2000)
The very notion of scientific truth is in question. This book aims to offer a constructive response to those who contend that there is no such thing as verifiable objective truth - without which there could be no scientific authority.
What Makes Nature Tick?, Paperback (September 1994)» View all books by Roger G. Newton
This text provides an account of how physicists view and understand the world that they study. Discussions cover topics from quarks and strings to chaos and indeterminacy, demonstrating how physicists formulate their questions about the world around us.
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Author Biography - Roger G. Newton
Roger G. Newton is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics at Indiana University.
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