The Continuing Revolution
|Subject||History of science|
The Continuing Revolution: A History of Physics from the Greeks to Einstein (1968) is a book by Joseph Agassi, published by McGraw-Hill Book Company. It written as a three week discussion with Agassi's son Aaron.
The book is divided into three weeks or chapters. Each week has seven days or sections.
The first chapter—i.e., week one—has
- Monday: What Science Is All About
- Tuesday: From Aristarchus to Copernicus
- Wednesday: Why Believe Scientists?
- Thursday: Galileo's Home-made Telescope
- Friday: The Idea of the Artificial Satellite
- Saturday: Gravity—More or Less or the Same Everywhere?
- Sunday: Science Versus Superstition
The second chapter—i.e., week two—has
- Monday: The Most Important Question in Physics
- Tuesday: Everyone Thinks the World Is Made of Something Else
- Wednesday: From Plato to Descartes
- Thursday: Descartes' Theory of the Universe
- Friday: Cartesian Physics—Everything Pushes Everything Else
- Saturday: Bacon, Boyle, and Especially Newton
- Sunday: More on Newton, and a Little About Einstein
The third chapter—i.e., week three—has
- Monday: Leibniz
- Tuesday: No Such Thing as Electric Atoms
- Wednesday: Was Newton Right or Wrong?
- Thursday: A Mess of Theories About Ethers
- Friday: Who Am I to Fight the Whole World?
- Saturday: Magnetic Lines of Force
- Sunday: from Faraday to Einstein to Tomorrow
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