Discovering the Natural Laws

Author: Milton A. Rothman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486261786
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Science

Accessible, nonmathematical introduction to theory, experiments underlying laws of gravitation, motion, conservation of energy, electromagnetism, relativity, more. New epilogue. Bibliography.

The Encyclopedia of Physics

Author: Robert Besancon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461569022
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Symmetry Discovered

Author: Joe Rosen
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486294331
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Science

Symmetry provides an insight into the way nature works and is often used by scientists and technologists to help solve problems. Symmetry has numerous other applications as well — with more being discovered all the time in science, the arts and other fields of human endeavor. This classic work provides an excellent introduction to the basic concepts and terminology (including, optionally, group theory), as well as lucid discussions of geometric symmetry, other symmetries and appropriate symmetry, symmetry in nature, uses of symmetry in science and much more. Readers wishing to pursue specific topics will find many references that reflect the author's wide reading in the subject and his own obvious enthusiasm. For this edition, Dr. Rosen has provided a new preface, solutions to the problems, and an addendum to the bibliography.

The Physics of Superheroes Spectacular Second Edition

Author: James Kakalios
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101152362
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Genre: Social Science

A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books," a hugely popular university course that generated coast-to-coast media attention for its unique method of explaining complex physics concepts through comics. With The Physics of Superheroes, named one of the best science books of 2005 by Discover, he introduced his colorful approach to an even wider audience. Now Kakalios presents a totally updated, expanded edition that features even more superheroes and findings from the cutting edge of science. With three new chapters and completely revised throughout with a splashy, redesigned package, the book that explains why Spider-Man's webbing failed his girlfriend, the probable cause of Krypton's explosion, and the Newtonian physics at work in Gotham City is electrifying from cover to cover.

Landmark Experiments in Twentieth Century Physics

Author: George L. Trigg
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048628526X
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Science

This popular science book emphasizes the importance of experimentation in physics by examining landmark investigations that have altered our perceptions of natural phenomena. Dating chiefly from the 20th century, scientific landmarks include the wave nature of x-rays, isotopes, superconductivity, transistors, neutrinos, lasers, the fine structure of helium, and more. 120 illustrations. 1975 edition.

Was ist ein Naturgesetz

Author: David M. Armstrong
ISBN: 393653232X
Release Date: 2004

Das Buch ist eine systematisch gegliederte Untersuchung zu einem zentralen und kontrovers diskutierten Gegenstand sowohl der modernen Metaphysik, als auch der Wissenschaftsphilosophie, nämlich dem Wesen der Naturgesetze. D.M. Armstrong arbeitet klar und detailgenau einen weitgehend neuen Standpunkt heraus, demzufolge Naturgesetze Beziehungen zwischen Eigenschaften bzw. Universalien sind. Diese Theorie geht Hand in Hand mit einer realistischen Darstellung der Universalien, und folgt damit dem naturwissenschaftlichen Realismus, den der Autor bereits in früheren Publikationen entwickelt hat. Er beginnt mit einer detaillierten Kritik der orthodoxen und skeptischen Sichtweise, die ausgehend von David Hume behauptet, Naturgesetze seien lediglich eine Regelmässigkeit der Übereinstimmung zwischen Eigenschaftsinstanzen. Ausgehend von dieser Kritik entwickelt Armstrong ein abschließendes Urteil gegenüber dieser Position. Er fährt fort mit der systematischen Darlegung seiner eigenen Theorie, die er gegen die naheliegendsten Einwände verteidigt und rundet diese und seine Theorie der Universalien mit einer Integration funktionaler und statistischer (wahrscheinlichkeitsbefangener) Gesetze ab. Die Behandlung des Themas ist erfrischend präzise und lebendig. Armstrong fachte mit diesem Buch bei seinem Erscheinen im angesächsischen Kulturkreis eine anhaltende philosophische Debatte neu an.

Microcomputer based labs

Author: Robert Tinker
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 354061558X
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Computers

Microcomputer-based labs, the use of real-time data capture and display in teaching, give the learner new ways to explore and understand the world. As this book shows, the international effort over a quarter-century to develop and understand microcomputer-based labs (MBL) has resulted in a rich array of innovative implementations and some convincing evidence for the value of computers for learning. The book is a sampler of MBL work by an outstanding international group of scientists and educators, based on papers they presented at a seminar held as part of the NATO Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology. The story they tell of the development of MBL offers valuable policy lessons on how to promote educational innovation. The book will be of interest to a wide range of educators and to policy makers.


Author: Richard K. Gardner
ISBN: UOM:49015003053478
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Best books

Science books

Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science
ISBN: UOM:39076006646595
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Science