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Energy, the Subtle ConceptThe discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Jennifer Coopersmith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716747
eISBN:
9780191800955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Energy is explained through its history. Newton missed ‘energy’, Leibniz defined kinetic energy, and potential energy emerged from ideas about stored ‘live force’, the concept of ‘work’, analyses of ... More

The Lazy UniverseAn Introduction to the Principle of Least Action

The Lazy Universe: An Introduction to the Principle of Least Action

Jennifer Coopersmith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198743040
eISBN:
9780191802966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743040.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Action and the Principle of Least Action are explained: what Action is, why the Principle of Least Action works, why it underlies all physics, and what are the insights gained into energy, space, and ... More

Masters of the UniverseConversations with Cosmologists of the Past

Masters of the Universe: Conversations with Cosmologists of the Past

Helge Kragh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198722892
eISBN:
9780191789564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722892.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is a different way of telling the story about how our modern picture of the universe came into being. From about 1910 to 1970 cosmology underwent a revolutionary change from a somewhat ... More

The Origin of MassElementary Particles and Fundamental Symmetries

The Origin of Mass: Elementary Particles and Fundamental Symmetries

John Iliopoulos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198805175
eISBN:
9780191843259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805175.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Why do most ‘elementary particles’ which form the constituents of all matter have a non-zero mass? Strange question, apparently in contradiction with our physical intuition. In this little book we ... More

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