Great Experiments in Physics : Firsthand Accounts from Galileo to Einstein. 9780486139623, 048613962X, 9781306351546, 1306351545

From Galileo's famous experiments in accelerated motion to Einstein's revolutionary theory of relativity, the

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Great Experiments in Physics : Firsthand Accounts from Galileo to Einstein.
 9780486139623, 048613962X, 9781306351546, 1306351545

Table of contents :
DOVER BOOKS ON PHYSICS
Title Page
Dedication
Copyright Page
Preface
Table of Contents
1 --
Introduction
The Origin of Modern Science
Science in the Middle Ages
The Scientific Revolution
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
2 --
Accelerated Motion
Galileo's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
3 --
Boyle's Law: Pressure-volume Relations in a Gas
Boyle's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
4 --
The Laws of Motion
Newton's "Experiment"
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
5 --
The Laws of Electric and Magnetic Force
Coulomb's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
6 --
The Law of Gravitation
Cavendish's Experiment. SUPPLEMENTARY READING7 --
The Interference oƒ Light
Young's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
8 --
The Diffraction of Light
Fresnel's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
9 --
Electromagnetism
Oersted's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
10 --
Electromagnetic Induction and Laws of Electrolysis
Faraday's Experiments
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
11 --
Lenz's Law
Lenz's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
12 --
The Mechanical Equivalent of Heat
Joule's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
13 --
Electromagnetic Waves
Hertz's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
14 --
X-Rays
Roentgen's Experiment. SUPPLEMENTARY READING15 --
Natural Radioactivity
Becquerel's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
16 --
The Electron
Thomson's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
17 --
The Photoelectric Effect
Einstein's "Experiment"
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
18 --
The Elementary Electric Charge
Millikan's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
19 --
Induced Transmutation
Rutherford's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
20 --
The Neutron
Chadwick's Experiment
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
APPENDIX 1 --
The Electromagnetic Field
APPENDIX 2 --
The Quantum Hypothesis
APPENDIX 3 --
The Theory of Relativity. APPENDIX 4 --
The Hydrogen AtomAPPENDIX 5 --
The Compton Effect
Index
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