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Theoretical concepts in physics Malcolm S. Which in itself isnt really a profession. Basic concepts in Nuclear Physics: theory, experiments and applications. Without the experiments of Kendall, Friedman and Taylor at the Stanford Linear Accelerator First is the sheer success of theoretical physics in uncovering the deepest mysteries of the universe through armchair speculation. Einstein was a theoretical Physicist. General relativity and Quantum theory are two pillars of physics The unified theory concept trying to combine 4 basic forces of nature. There's no shortage of popular science books about relativity, quantum mechanics, string theory, and other physics concepts on the market.
Testing the consequences of a theory is part of the scientific method. Physical theories can be grouped into three categories: mainstream theories , proposed theories and fringe theories.
History Further information: History of physics Theoretical physics began at least 2, years ago, under the Pre-socratic philosophy , and continued by Plato and Aristotle , whose views held sway for a millennium. During the rise of medieval universities , the only acknowledged intellectual disciplines were the seven liberal arts of the Trivium like grammar , logic , and rhetoric and of the Quadrivium like arithmetic , geometry , music and astronomy.
During the Middle Ages and Renaissance , the concept of experimental science, the counterpoint to theory, began with scholars such as Ibn al-Haytham and Francis Bacon.
As the Scientific Revolution gathered pace, the concepts of matter , energy, space, time and causality slowly began to acquire the form we know today, and other sciences spun off from the rubric of natural philosophy.
Thus began the modern era of theory with the Copernican paradigm shift in astronomy, soon followed by Johannes Kepler 's expressions for planetary orbits, which summarized the meticulous observations of Tycho Brahe ; the works of these men alongside Galileo's can perhaps be considered to constitute the Scientific Revolution.
The great push toward the modern concept of explanation started with Galileo , one of the few physicists who was both a consummate theoretician and a great experimentalist.
Simultaneously, progress was also made in optics in particular colour theory and the ancient science of geometrical optics , courtesy of Newton, Descartes and the Dutchmen Snell and Huygens.
In the 18th and 19th centuries Joseph-Louis Lagrange , Leonhard Euler and William Rowan Hamilton would extend the theory of classical mechanics considerably.
Among the great conceptual achievements of the 19th and 20th centuries were the consolidation of the idea of energy as well as its global conservation by the inclusion of heat , electricity and magnetism , and then light.
The laws of thermodynamics , and most importantly the introduction of the singular concept of entropy began to provide a macroscopic explanation for the properties of matter. Statistical mechanics followed by statistical physics and Quantum statistical mechanics emerged as an offshoot of thermodynamics late in the 19th century.
Another important event in the 19th century was the discovery of electromagnetic theory , unifying the previously separate phenomena of electricity, magnetism and light.
The pillars of modern physics , and perhaps the most revolutionary theories in the history of physics, have been relativity theory and quantum mechanics. Newtonian mechanics was subsumed under special relativity and Newton's gravity was given a kinematic explanation by general relativity.
Quantum mechanics led to an understanding of blackbody radiation which indeed, was an original motivation for the theory and of anomalies in the specific heats of solids — and finally to an understanding of the internal structures of atoms and molecules.
Quantum mechanics soon gave way to the formulation of quantum field theory QFT , begun in the late s. In the aftermath of World War 2, more progress brought much renewed interest in QFT, which had since the early efforts, stagnated. Child M. Close Frank, Oxford University Press Daintith J. Davies Paul, Gregersen Niels H.
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