Galileo and Einstein
by Michael Fowler
Publisher: UVa 2009
Number of pages: 198
This course traces the historical development of some key scientific ideas: space, time, motion, mass and force. Philosophers, and more practical people, have struggled with these concepts since the earliest recorded times. Their combined efforts have been fruitful: real progress in understanding has evolved over the centuries.
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by Joseph Polchinski - arXiv.org
The target audience is theoretical physicists, especially young ones, who may enjoy comparing my struggles with their own. It has too much physics for a nontechnical reader, and too little for a physicist, but there will be different things for each.
by Sunil Mukhi - arXiv
This text provides some historical background and then reviews developments in string theory over the last twenty-five years. Both perturbative and non-perturbative approaches are surveyed and their impact on how we view quantum gravity is analysed.
- American Institute of Physics
His theories and philosophy rose above a turbulent life. The story, checked for accuracy by leading historians, will interest all readers. Enhanced with striking pictures, voice clips, and essays, this is a one-stop source for Einstein information.
by Andrew Gray - J. M. Dent & Co.
The aim of the volume is to give an account of Lord Kelvin's life of scientific activity, and to explain to the student, and to the general reader who takes an interest in physical science and its applications, the nature of his discoveries.