Monday, April 21, 2008

Physics history--appreciation

You cannot appreciate the richness of physics or understand the implications and complexity of modern physics without some sort of historical perspective. To indulge in strictly current trends without an historical approach is doomed to an incomplete description and understanding of physics. Thus, I believe it would be important to cite several links to the history of physics from the ancients to modern and the interaction of physics/mathematics and the philosophy of science. Way too many times I see current terms thrown about without any sound definition or historical usage and development of such terms.

Further reading:

American Institute Of Physics

"Early Greek Science: Thales to Plato"

Google Directory


"Physics before Galileo"

"Preserving the Heritage of Discovery"

"Was Aristotle the first physicist?"

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