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Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's by Jennifer Coopersmith

By Jennifer Coopersmith

power is on the center of physics and of big significance to society and but no booklet exists in particular to provide an explanation for it, and in basic terms. In monitoring the historical past of strength, this ebook is stuffed with the fun of the chase, the secret of smoke and mirrors, and provides a desirable human-interest tale. furthermore, following the historical past offers a very important reduction to figuring out: this booklet explains the highbrow revolutions required to understand power, revolutions
as profound as these stemming from Relativity and Quantum idea. Texts by way of Descartes, Leibniz, Bernoulli, d'Alembert, Lagrange, Hamilton, Boltzmann, Clausius, Carnot and others are made available, and the engines of Watt and Joule are explained.

Many interesting questions are coated, including:

- Why simply kinetic and capability energies - is yet another primary than the other?
- What are warmth, temperature and action?
- what's the Hamiltonian?
- What have engines to do with physics?
- Why did the steam-engine evolve simply in England?
- Why S=klogW works and why temperature is IT.

Using just a minimal of arithmetic, this booklet explains the emergence of the trendy notion of power, in all its kinds: Hamilton's mechanics and the way it formed twentieth-century physics, and the which means of kinetic strength, power power, temperature, motion, and entropy. it's as a lot a proof of basic physics as a background of the attention-grabbing discoveries that lie in the back of our wisdom today.

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