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Seven Ideas That Shook the Universe

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A layman's history of the seven most important themes in physics: Copernican astronomy; Newtonian mechanics; the concepts of energy and entropy; relativity; quantum theory; conservation principles; and symmetries. The authors explain each concept in a simple, straightforward style, considering each in the context of its time and as it developed over time, and assessing its ...more
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Published February 7th 1995 by John Wiley & Sons (first published August 1st 1985)
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Dawayr
Sep 24, 2012 Dawayr marked it as كتاب_مفتوح  ·  review of another edition
هل للعالم كيان ملموس ندركه بحواسنا أم أن كل الأشياء نسبية؟ هل تخضع المادة والزمن والفضاء للتغير أم تظل ثابتة في جميع أرجاء الكون؟ هل هناك دائما علاقة تربط بين المسببات والنتائج أم أن بعض الأشياء تحدث من تلقاء نفسها؟ لقد صاغ العلم أفكارنا الأساسية عن العالم — ولكن خروج هذه الاكتشافات إلى النور لم يكن يمر دون صعوبات.
يسلط هذا الكتاب الضوء على سبعة من أهم الأفكار في مجال الفيزياء — الأفكار التي حطمت ما كان يسلم به المذهبيون والفلاسفة والعلماء — ويشرحها بأسلوب يجمع بين البساطة والإمتاع.

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Peter Mcloughlin
This book is a text book meant for a "Physics for Poets" class. It covers seven of the most important ideas in physics and the history of these ideas. It starts with the copernican revolution a moves on to Newton's laws of motion and Gravitation. It moves into the 19th century with the development of the concept of energy and work and then to the development of how heat engines work and the concept of entropy and introduces the most depressing idea in physics the heat death of the universe. The ...more
Simon Dee
شرح رائع للأفكار الأولية التي صدمت العالم بداية اطلاقها وكيف قام العلماء اللاحقون بتطويرها .أعجبني اسلوب الكاتب المتسلسل والمنظم ولكن اعيب عليه قلة الأمثلة و عدم ذكر مدى الاستفادة العملية من تطورالأفكار وتطبيقاتها في حياتنا اليومية.يتوسع الكاتب جداً في شرح آخر ما توصل اليه العلم في كل فكرة من الأفكار بشكل رائع وقد ميّز هذا الكتاب أنه يصلح للقراءة لمن يبحث عن ثقافة عامّة كما يناسب بتفاصيله الكثيرة أصحاب الاختصاصات والميول العلمية .أفادني الكتاب بتبسيط ما يختص بالكواركات والطاقة الكهرومغناطيسية وا ...more
Rbee3
كتاب عرض اهم سبع افكار غيرت مجرى العلم وكانت كلها تبحث في الفيزياء
بالنسبة لقارئ غير متخصص كان غير من الضروري ذكر تاريخ الفكرة نفسها وكيف تطورت ابتداء من حديث الاغريق عنها والى ما آالت اليه حديثا
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Nathan
Book was a bit dated (I see that there's another edition available), but the content is historical. It was interesting to learn more about the "behind-the-scenes" of the physical concepts I learned in school. The theories of physics were presented in a clean, straightforward manner as if the early scientific revolutionaries were on a linear track of disovery. But, in reality, they meandered through, sometimes completely misunderstanding their discovery because they were looking for something els ...more
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Steve Schlutow
I thought this was a pretty good book.. I bought it in the discounted books at B&N and used it as an outside reading resource for my physics class. The kids liked it and I liked it, thus I gave it four stars..
Katya Kean
I LOVED this book. I think I misplaced it before I finished it, though, somewhere around Quantum Mechanics (I know, ironic). But if you're into casual physics reading, this books is fantastic.
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