Part I From Ancient Greece to the Renaissance.- Physical Sciences and Physics.- The Ideas of Greeks About Nature.- From the Classical Era to the Renaissance.- Part II From the Renaissance to the Present Era.- The Major Branches of Physics.- Mechanics.- Optics.- Static Magnetism and Electricity.- Electric Currents and Electromagnetism.- Heat and Thermodynamics.- Kinetic Theory of Ideal Gases.- Physics of the 20th Century.- Lessons from Three Centuries of Physics.- Organization of Teaching and Research.
Harry Varvoglis was born in 1949 in Thessaloniki (Greece) and holds a PhD degree in Physics from the University of Thessaloniki. He worked as a research associate in the Astronomy Program of the University of Maryland (USA) and as a Visiting Professor in the University of Paris XI, (France), the University of Tübingen (Germany) and the University of Cyprus. Presently he is a full Professor in the University of Thessaloniki. He is a regular contributor to the science section of a major Greek newspaper.
From the book reviews:“Varvoglis (Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece) applies a historical chronology to the development of physics by focusing on people who contributed to a scientific understanding of nature. … This would be a good supplemental book for introductory physics courses. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; informed general audiences.” (D. B. Mason, Choice, Vol. 52 (3), November, 2014)