Seven Ideas that Shook the Universe
The book "Seven Ideas that Shook the Universe" covers the development in the field of physics in a very comprehensive way. The authors have divided these developments into seven periods which are termed as the seven ideas. The author have employed a descriptive approach rather than mathematical expressions. The first idea is the "Copernician Astronomy" which covers the early developments of classical physics especially astrophysics. The second idea is the "Newtonian Physics" which covers the contributions made by Sir Isaac Newton and other scientists of his time in classical physics. Next comes "the concept of heat" which covers early developments in Thermodynamics. "Entropy" is the next topic which also covers the thermodynamics. Next is "quantum mechanics" which was our fist approach towards modern physics. The sixth idea is the "theory of relativity" which covers the special and general theories of relativity as presented by Albert Einstein. This theory revolutionized the field of physics and laid foundation stones of modern physics. The seventh and the last topic is the "Symmetry and other Modern concepts" which covers the recent advancements in modern physics including field theory, conservation laws, symmetry, virtual quantas, fundamental atomic particles and Quark Model. The authors of the book give a very comprehensive review of the developments in physics in a story like manner.