Sunnyvale, CA, March 05, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Explore the physics of motion through the eyes of an electrical engineer with a passion for the subject and its historical development. The author explains the work of illustrious scientists such as Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein as they struggled to decipher the concept of motion – a fundamental cornerstone of physics and astronomy. The author presents his material in a manner suitable for readers with little or no background in science and mathematics while offering material geared to knowledgeable scientists and engineers.
The Elusive Notion of Motion, published by Dog Ear Publishing, begins with history’s early scientist/philosophers, such as Aristotle, and their first attempts to build a foundation for the physics of motion. The story moves forward in time to encompass Copernicus, Kepler’s breakthrough with planetary orbits, Galileo’s Law of Fall, and Newton’s notions of space, time, motion, and gravity. The story ends with Einstein’s conquest of space/time and motion in his monumental theories of relativity. This educational book combines the physics of motion, scientific biography and the history of science. Its resources include three appendices that provide additional details on quantifying motion using speed; special relativity and why rulers shrink and clocks slow down; and the logical evolution of Einstein’s special theory of relativity, written for technically proficient readers and laypeople.
Author Alan A. Kubitz, a retired electrical engineer in California’s silicon valley, is deeply interested in the history of science and the physics of motion, with an emphasis on the 15th through 19th centuries. Of particular interest are the pioneering scientists such as Galileo and Newton, who laid the foundation for modern physics. Mr. Kubitz holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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The Elusive Notion of Motion: The Genius of Kepler, Galileo, Newton, and Einstein
Alan A. Kubitz
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-829-6 240 pages $18.95 US
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