## Table of contents for Theoretical concepts in physics : an alternative view of theoretical reasoning in physics / Malcolm S. Longair.

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Preface
1. Introduction
Case Study 1. The Origins of Newton's Law of Gravitation: 2. From Ptolemy to Kepler - the Copernican revolution
3. Galileo and the nature of the physical sciences
4. Newton and the law of gravity
Case Study 2. Maxwell's Equations: 5. The origin of Maxwell's equations
6. How to rewrite the history of electromagnetism
Case Study 3. Mechanics and Dynamics - Linear and Non-linear: 7. Approaches to mechanics and dynamics
8. Dimensional analysis, chaos and self-organised criticality
Case Study 4. Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics: 9. Basic thermodynamics
10. Kinetic theory and the origin of statistical mechanics
Case Study 5. The Origins of the Concept of Quanta: 11. Black-body radiation up to 1895
12. 1895-1900: Planck and the spectrum of black-body radiation
13. Planck's theory of black-body radiation
14. Einstein and the quantisation of light
15. The triumph of the quantum hypothesis
Case Study 6. Special Relativity: 16. Special relativity - a study of invariance
Case Study 7. General Relativity and Cosmology: 17. An introduction to general relativity
18. The technology of cosmology
19. Cosmology
20. Epilogue.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Mathematical physics