Forces and Fields

Forces and Fields : The Concept of Action at a Distance in the History of Physics

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This in-depth look at the science of ancient Greece examines the influence of antique philosophy on 17th-century thought, plus modern concepts: quantum mechanics, wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle. 1961 edition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 137 x 211 x 18mm | 345g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Dover
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486442403
  • 9780486442402
  • 610,695

Table of contents

I. The Logical Status of Theories
II. The Primitive Analogies.
III. Mechanism in Greek Science
IV. The Greek Inheritance
V. The Corpuscular Philosophy
VI. The Theory of Gravitation
VII. Action at a Distance
VIII. The Field Theories
IX. The Theory of Relativity
X. Modern Physics
XI. The Metaphysical Framework of Physics
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