DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN PHYSICAL SCIENCE FROM NEWTON TO EINSTEIN
Taught in 1999 by Stephen G. Brush, University of Maryland, College Park 
 
 


This course is under revision; for information on the new version please contact Prof. Brush or see his Website.

Meanwhile below are the Books used in the 1999 course. This course is a continuation of The Origins of Modern Science
from Aristotle to Newton
.

 


Books

Required texts:

1. Dobbs and Jacob, Newton and the Culture of Newtonianism 

2. Kuhn, Structure of Scientific Revolutions (2nd or 3rd edition)

3. Purrington, Physics in the Nineteenth Century 

4.Whitney, Discovery of our Galaxy

Books on Reserve

5. Brush, History of Modern Planetary Physics 
6. Haar, The Old Quantum Theory
7. Miller, Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity
9. Nye, Before Big Science
9. Sambursky, Physical Thought from the Presocratics to the Quantum Physicists

 

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