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Atom and Cosmos: The World of Modern Physics
Atom and Cosmos The World of Modern Physics Author:Hans Reichenbach Atom and Cosmos is an introduction to the basic concepts of modern physics which, although developed chiefly in the first two decades of this century, are only now being given complete empirical proof. It makes lucid the contributions of Rieman in geometry, Maxwell in electricity, Planck and Einstein in quantum theory and relativity, and Bohr in... more » atomic structure, and does it in such a way that the recent spectacular advances become intelligible in terms of the research and theory preceding them.
The book, which is scrupulously written for the non-specialist, does not deal in complicated mathematical expressions but makes its points entirely by rational explanation and the discriminating use of analogies and illustrations. It concludes with a unique consideration of those philosophical implications of physical fact which are of universal importance.« less