Physics: From Natural Philosophy to the Enigma of Dark Matter

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Physics is the science which ties all others together. Aiming to explain the universe, from the smallest subatomic particles to vast galaxies, and the very nature of space-time, it represents human intellectual endeavour at its most ambitious.

This illustrated guide traces the development of physics, from the natural philosophers of the ancient world to cutting-edge experiments in quantum mechanics. These complex ideas are expressed in clear and easy-to-understand language, providing a wonderful introduction to the vast subject.

Topics include:
* The nature of matter - first theorized as atoms 2,500 years ago
* Light and optics
* Masses and forces
* The bizarre subatomic world of quantum mechanics
* Our fascination with the stars
* The universe around us, from the Big Bang to distant galaxies


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  • : 9781789502121
  • : Arcturus Publishing Limited
  • : Arcturus Publishing Limited
  • : books