The Physical Sciences: The Search for Order and Harmony
By E. B. Sparberg and S. E. Kennedy
Second, revised edition by E.B. Sparberg and D. C. Cassidy

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Nature of the Physical Sciences
2. What is Science?
3. Early Astronomy
4. Plato’s Question and Greek Theories
5. Copernicus and Tycho Brahe
6. Johannes Kepler
7. Galileo and Tycho Brahe
8. Motion
9. Galileo and Motion
10. Isaac Newton
11. Uniform Circular Motion
12. The Theory of Universal Gravitation
13. Why a New Theory?
14. Relativity: The Theories
15. Albert Einstein


1. The Nature of Scientific Theories
2. Sticks, Strings, Scientific Laws, and Theories
3. Review of Mathematics, Units, and Notation
4. Glossary