Physics in the 20th Century

Physics in the 20th Century

Book - 1999
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Explains and illustrates the flowering of physics in the 20th century, with spectacular color photos. Shows how theories about properties of matter were confirmed by ingenious experiments, which in turn spawned practical devices that transformed technology. Achievements of many of this century's greatest thinkers are described. Extraordinary illustrative material focuses on remarkable images, from the atomic to the cosmic scale, that are made possible by the instruments of advanced physics. Also included are photographs of experimental equipment and pioneering inventors. For general readers. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams in association with the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics, 1999
ISBN: 9780810943643
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Rigden, John S.
Franz, Judy R.


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