A Short History of Physics in the American Century (Paperback)

By David C. Cassidy

Harvard University Press, 9780674725829, 211pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2013



As the twentieth century ended, computers, the Internet, and nanotechnology were central to modern American life. Yet the physical advances underlying these applications are poorly understood and under appreciated by US citizens. In this book, the author views physics through America's engagement with the political events of a tumultuous century.