The role of history of physics in teaching physics. Physical and
astronomical knowledge in ancient Greece. Ptolemy's geocentric theory.
Copernicus' heliocentric theory.Galileo's mechanics. Definition
of the fundamental terms in the Newton mechanics.Stability
of the solar system and the three body problem.The principles
of the particle and wave theory of light.The field conceptions
of Faraday and Maxwell. The special and the general theory of relativity.
Origin, consequences and verification. Photoelectric and Compton
effects. Black Body Radiation, the relations. Classical theories
of atomic structure, interpretation of the spectrum. Formulations
of the quantum theory. Artificial radioactivity, transmutations
of elements. Discovery of galaxies. Hubble's law.
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Cooper, L.N.: An Introduction to the Meaning and Structure of Physics. Harper and Row Publishers, New York 1970.
Rogers, E.M.: Physics for the Inquiring Mind. The Methods, Nature and Phylosophy of Physical Science. Princeton University Press, Princeton 1966.
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