The physicist's world : the story of motion and the limits to knowledge / Thomas Grissom.

Author
Grissom, Thomas [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Baltimore [Md.] : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
Description
xii, 311 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
PhysicsPopular works [Browse]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction -- Motion -- To be or not-to-be -- Atoms and the void -- Motion constrained -- How vs. why -- Enter Newton -- The laws of motion -- Action at a distance -- Matter and light -- Heat and the arrow of time -- Who's really moving and what's the correct time? -- Curved space : the new gravity -- What you see is what you get -- A footnote : quantum gravity -- Equations that go berserk -- The physicist's world.
ISBN
  • 9781421400839 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 1421400839 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9781421400846 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 1421400847 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2010047477
OCLC
692084742
RCP
N - S