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A Short History of Physics in the American Century (Paperback)
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A Short History of Physics in the American Century (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 03/09/2013
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As the twentieth century ended, computers, the Internet, and nanotechnology were central to modern American life. Yet the physical advances underlying these applications are poorly understood and under appreciated by U.S. citizens. In this overview, Cassidy views physics through America's engagement with the political events of a tumultuous century.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674725829
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 18 mm


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This is a must read for physics students and indeed anyone who wants to understand the development of the American physics enterprise and the interlocking roles of universities, private laboratories, and the federal government.--A. Spero"Choice" (04/01/2012)
A Short History of Physics in the American Century by David Cassidy presents a brisk but excellent institutional and political history of the discipline, ornamented by lucid descriptions of physics concepts and discoveries...[It] deserves a wide audience, including physicists curious about their discipline's prominent role in modern U.S. history...A snappy and enjoyable read.--Benjamin Wilson"Physics Today" (05/01/2012)

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