These online notes outline the history of Western thought on cosmology and the structure of space and time. Included is an introduction to the scientific method and large numbers, astronomy, Newton's laws, and the aspects of electricity and magnetism and optics that lead to 20th century physics. The final sections cover special and general relativity, and their impact on astronomy and cosmology. Important contributions by the Babylonians, the Egyptians, the Greeks, Ptomely, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, and Einstein are included.
%0 Electronic Source %A Wudka, Jose %D 1998 %T From Antiquity to Einstein %V 2016 %N 8 February 2016 %9 text/html %U http://physics.ucr.edu/~wudka/Physics7/Notes_www/node1.html
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