**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

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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