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The Restless universe
Introduction to The restless Universe

1 The lawful Universe

2 The clockwork Universe

3 The irreversible Universe

4 The intangible Universe

5 The uncertain Universe

6 Closing items

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Other titles in the Physical World series

Describing motion

Predicting motion

Classical physics of matter

Static fields and potentials

Dynamic fields and waves

Quantum physics: an introduction

Quantum physics of matter

Index

Entries in bold type refer to key words which are printed in bold in the text and which are defined in the Glossary. These are terms which we expect you to be able to explain the meaning of, and use correctly, both during and at the end of the course.

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A
Action at a distance

algebra
antimatter
Aristotle
atoms, 2, 3

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B
Bacon, Roger, 2
Bohr, Niels, 2
Boltzmann, Ludwig
Born, Max, 2

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C
calculus
classical physics, 2
conservation law
coordinate geometry
Copenhagen interpretation
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Coulomb, Charles, 2

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D
de Broglie, Louis, 2
Descartes, René
determinism
Dirac, Paul

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E
efficiency, 2
Einstein, Albert, 2 , 3, 4, 5
electric
   charge
   current
   motor
electricity
electromagnetic
   field, 1
   radiation
   wave
electromagnetism, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
emergence
energy 1, 2
   conservation, 2, 3
   kinetic
   potential
   quantum of, 2
entropy, 2, 3
equilibrium ,2
ether
experiment

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F
Faraday, Michael
Feynman diagrams
Feynman, Richard
field, 2, 3
first law of thermodynamics
force, 2, 3
   electromagnetic
   gravitational, 2, 3
   strong nuclear
   weak nuclear
free will
fundamental particles

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G
Galileo Galilei, 2, 3, 4
general theory of relativity, 2
gravity, 2, 3

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H
Halley, Edmond
heat, 2, 3, 4
Heisenberg, Werner, 2
heliocentric

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I
initial conditions, 2
inverse square law, 2
irreversibility, 2

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K
kinetic energy

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L
Lagrange, Joseph
Laplace, Pierre Simon
law of conservation of energy 2, 3
law of conservation of mass
law of nature
light

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M
M-theory
magnetic
   field
   monopole
magnetism
mass
mathematics
Maxwell, James Clerk, 2, 3, 4
Maxwell's equations, 2
mechanics 2, 3, 4
Minkowski, Hermann
molecules, 2, 3, 4

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N
Newton, Isaac, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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O
orbits, 2

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P
particles, 2, 3, 4
photoelectric effect
photon, 2
Planck, Max, 2
Planck's constant, 2, 3
potential energy
Principia, 2, 3
principle of relativity
probability, 2

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Q
quantum, 2
quantum electrodynamics
quantum field theory
quantum mechanics, 2
quantum physics, 2, 3

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R
realism
reductionism
renormalization
Röntgen, Wilhelm

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S
Schrödinger, Erwin
Schwinger, Julian
second law of thermodynamics
space and time, 2
special theory of relativity, 2, 3, 4
speed of light, 2, 3
spin
standard model
statistical mechanics, 2, 3
steam engine
string theory
strong nuclear force
superunified theory

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T
thermodynamics, 2, 3
Tomonaga, Sin-itiro

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U
unification
unified field theory, 2, 3

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W
weak nuclear force
work, 2

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X
X-rays

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