The small history of physics in small bites

Auteur : Francisco Chinesta

Interviewer : Christine Evain

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L'auteur répond aux questions fondementales concernant l'histoire de la physique et la physique. L'histoire est abordée chronologiquement permettant aux lecteurs de comprendre comment le monde a progressivement révélé ses secrets. ©Electre 2024

How long did it take to prove Aristotle's ideas about falling objects wrong? How did science evolve from Democritus, the first philosopher to talk about the existence of atoms, to today's theories concerning the universe? Can the world now be explained in the form of equations?

This volume - articulated in three parts: I. Classical Physics II. Modern Physics and III. Questions about the universe - answers all basic questions concerning the history of physics and physics. The approach chosen here is the one adopted by Franscico Chinesta for his Ecole Centrale de Nantes course. Although the content is targeted at top-level engineering students, this volume also addresses a non-scientific audience, giving everyone a chance to marvel at scientific research.

Chinesta's chronological approach allows readers to understand how the world has gradually revealed its secrets through scientific observation, hypotheses, counterhypotheses and experimentation. Meanwhile a whole range of scientific phenomena is explained, from why the sky is blue to what is a black hole.

Because of the simple language of the volume and thanks to hundreds of illustrations, physics becomes accessible to non-specialists and the latest research development available to all.

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Paru le : 27/10/2010

Thématique : Physique générale

Auteur(s) : Auteur : Francisco Chinesta Interviewer : Christine Evain

Éditeur(s) : Publibook
Ecole centrale de Nantes

Collection(s) : Non précisé.

Série(s) : Non précisé.

ISBN : 978-2-7483-5657-1

EAN13 : 9782748356571

Reliure : Broché

Pages : 278

Hauteur: 24.0 cm / Largeur 17.0 cm

Épaisseur: 1.2 cm

Poids: 392 g