The Physics of War

The Physics of War

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Book - 2014
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Shows how principles of modern physics have been used for warfare through the ages. His topics include the basic physics of early weapons, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and the early English-French wars, how the discovery of gunpowder and cannons changed the art of war and the world, the impact of the industrial revolution, ballistics of rifle bullets and cannon shells, aerodynamics and the first airplanes, the machine gun in World War I, the development and use of radio and radar in war, and the atomic bomb. --Publisher's description.
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781616148041
Branch Call Number: 623.409 PARKER
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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