Drawing Physics

Drawing Physics

2,600 Years of Discovery From Thales to Higgs

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The subject of 'Seeing Physics' is our understanding of the physical universe as organized into 51 one thousand-word essays each anchored in a drawing that conveys a key idea. Each essay expands on the science of the drawing and places it in a broader human context. Many people have an interest in the latest in science and technology. But many, even among this group, do not understand basic principles from the 2600-year old intellectual tradition of physics. The old ideas are still new to those who don't understand them. Some of the classic discoveries and theories Lemons discusses include Archimedes' Principle, Alhazen's early theory on the optics of vision and refracted rays, Oresme's Triangle, how Copernicus was able to discover heliocentricism, and Rontgen's accidental discovery of X-rays.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780262035903
0262035901
Characteristics: xiv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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