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From Atoms to Galaxies

A Conceptual Physics Approach to Scientific Awareness, 1st Edition

By Sadri Hassani

CRC Press

753 pages

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Description

College students in the United States are becoming increasingly incapable of differentiating between proven facts delivered by scientific inquiry and the speculations of pseudoscience. In an effort to help stem this disturbing trend, From Atoms to Galaxies: A Conceptual Physics Approach to Scientific Awareness teaches heightened scientific acuity a

Table of Contents

IN THE BEGINNING: ScienceKindles. A Dark Interlude. Science Rekindles. NEWTONIAN ERA: Kinematics: Describing Motion. Dynamics: Cause of Motion. Further Topics on Motion. Gravitation. Epilogue: Determinism. WAVES AND ELECTROMAGNETISM: Waves. Electricity. Magnetism and Electricity. Electromagnetic Waves. Epilogue: Mind & Matter. THERMODYNAMICS: Introduction to Probability. Statistical Mechanics. Temperature and Heat. Epilogue: Whole & Parts. TWENTIETH CENTURY PHYSICS: QUANTUM THEORY: Birth of Quantum Theory. The Atoms. Quantum Theory I. TWENTIETH CENTURY PHYSICS:RELATIVITY THEORY: Birth of Relativity. Relativity of Time and Space. Spacetime Geometry. E = mc2. General Theory of Relativity. Epilogue: No Marketplace. TWENTIETH CENTURY PHYSICS: MICROCOSMOLOGY: On the Experimental Front. On the Theoretical Front. Classifying Particles and Forces. The Standard Model. TWENTIETH CENTURY PHYSICS: MACROCOSMOLOGY: Physics of the Cosmos. Early Universe. The Last Epoch. Epilogue: The Closing Dialogue. NATURE OF SCIENCE: Misconceptions About Science. Characteristics of Science. Science Versus Pseudoscience

About the Author

Sadri Dean Hassani is a mathematical physicist with interests in theoretical elementary particle physics.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics