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From Clockwork to Crapshoot

A History of Physics

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$23.50 • £18.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674034877

Publication Date: 03/30/2010

Academic Trade

352 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

12 line, 2 halftones, 1 map

Belknap Press


  • Prologue
  • 1. Beginnings
  • 2. The Greek Miracle
  • 3. Science in the Middle Ages
  • 4. The First Revolution
  • 5. Newton’s Legacy
  • 6. New Physics
  • 7. Relativity
  • 8. Statistical Physics
  • 9. Probability
  • 10. The Quantum Revolution
  • 11. Fields, Nuclei, and Stars
  • 12. The Properties of Matter
  • 13. The Constituents of the Universe
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Sources and Further Reading
  • Index

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