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5.0 out of 5 stars a great insight in physics, 2 May 2009
This review is from: Theoretical Concepts in Physics: An Alternative View of Theoretical Reasoning in Physics (Paperback)
Malcolm Longair is a very good author who CAN write and has proven it in previous astrophysics books. That he knows his stuff is taken for granted. This book is a jewel that should be read right after, or in parallel with, a good solid general physics book, say the Feynman Lectures on Physics. It reminds me of Sheldon Glashow's book with a similar aim: not to be used as a core physics book (previous knowledge IS assumed), but a great bonus giving historical and additional insights. The span of this work is huge, the whole of physics, but it reads like a friend explaining things to you, things you have not picked up before or giving you a new angle.
Very much recommended if you have some background in physics already (but not necessarily for experts). A joy to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clarity & Understanding, 10 Aug. 2011
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A. M. Jones "Mark Jones" (Southampton, UK) - See all my reviews
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This solid book reinforces dexterity with the mathematical models of the physics through the story sequence of the trials and tribulations that accompanied the initial beliefs and theories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good., 28 Feb. 2013
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Excellent historical and scientific exposition of the principal lines of thought since Newton. I recommend it as a good complement to an undergraduate physics course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Theorectical Concepts in Physics, 7 Oct. 2013
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D. C. Taylor (Coventry England) - See all my reviews
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An extremely readable history of key moments in Physics. It was particularly good at explaining how Planck obtained his famous black body frequency distribution formula.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 July 2014
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excellent quality, early delivery
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