Great Ideas in Physics
The Conservation of Energy, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Theory of Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics
ISBN10: 0071357386 ISBN13: 9780071357388 Publisher: McGraw-Hill Published: Jul 1 2000 Pages: 300 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Edition: 3rd Edition Language: English
Explains the physics behind each of the four ideas - the conservation of energy, the second law of thermodynamics, the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics - and deftly untangles for lay readers such knotty concepts as entropy, the relativity of time, and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.