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Published: 04 January 2016

224 Pages | 20-30 b/w images & line drawings

ISBN: 9780198746850

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Physics: a short history from quintessence to quarks

J. L. Heilbron

  • An engaging narrative, describing and explaining the transformations undergone by physics during its 2,500 years of development from its origins in Ancient Greece to its current worldwide cultivation
  • Explores the emergence of "physics" as a distinct field of study and its changing relations with mathematics, experiment, technology, ethics, and the societies that have supported it
  • Discusses the limits of our knowledge, and the questions physics has yet to answer