Great physicists : the life and times of leading physicists from Galileo to Hawking /
William H. Cropper.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
xii, 500 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
0195137485 (alk. paper)
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
0195137485 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Historical Synopsisp. 3
How the Heavens Gop. 5
A Man Obsessedp. 18
Historical Synopsisp. 41
A Tale of Two Revolutionsp. 43
On the Dark Sidep. 51
A Holy Undertakingp. 59
Unities and a Unifierp. 71
The Scientist as Virtuosop. 78
The Road to Entropyp. 93
The Greatest Simplicityp. 106
The Last Lawp. 124
Historical Synopsisp. 135
A Force of Naturep. 137
The Scientist as Magicianp. 154
Historical Synopsisp. 177
Molecules and Entropyp. 179
Historical Synopsisp. 201
Adventure in Thoughtp. 203
Historical Synopsisp. 229
Reluctant Revolutionaryp. 231
Science by Conversationp. 242
The Scientist as Criticp. 256
Matrix Mechanicsp. 263
Wave Mechanicsp. 275
Historical Synopsisp. 293
Opening Doorsp. 295
On the Crest of a Wavep. 308
Physics and Friendshipsp. 330
Complete Physicistp. 344
Historical Synopsisp. 363
I¿·∂¿ = M¿p. 365
What Do You Care?p. 376
Telling the Tale of the Quarksp. 403
Historical Synopsisp. 421
Beyond the Galaxyp. 423
Ideal Scholarp. 438
Affliction, Fame, and Fortunep. 452
Chronology of the Main Eventsp. 464
Glossaryp. 469
Invitation to More Readingp. 478
Indexp. 485
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