Physics in the 20th Century


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The discoveries and inventions of physicists in this century have revolutionized modern life. One hundred years ago, scientists questioned the very existence of atoms and knew almost nothing about the cosmos. Today, physicists can arrange individual atoms on a surface and make an image of the result, and have begun to unravel the history of time and the universe.In this book, Curt Suplee documents one of the most remarkable flowering of knowledge in human history. He explains the astonishing experiments and achievements of such innovators as Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrdinger, Hans Bethe, and Richard Feynman. The extraordinary illustrations focus mainly on the remarkable images -- from the atomic to the cosmic scale -- made possible by the instruments of advanced physics. Also included are photographs of experimental equipment and pioneering inventions.

Title: Physics in the 20th Century

Author Name: Curt SUPLEE

Edition: 1st Edition

ISBN Number: 0810943646

ISBN-13: 9780810943643

Location Published: U.S.A., Harry N. Abrams: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Categories: Illustration, Science

Seller ID: 12w