Hermann Minkowski’s Spacetime: The Theory Einstein Overlooked
The historical origins of spacetime.
The Many Dimensions of Oskar Klein
Klein-Gordon equation and Superstring theory
The Bountiful Bernoullis of Basel
The amazing mathematical clan from Basel
Henri Poincaré and his Homoclinic Tangle
The beginning of chaos theory.
Brook Taylor’s Infinite Sequence
The history of the Taylor Expansion.
Timelines in the History and Physics of Dynamics
Timeline with links to primary texts
Johann Bernoulli’s Brachistrochrone
The brachistochrone problem
Curves of equal time
George Green’s Theorem
George Green’s biography and the development of his theorem
George Stoke’s Law of Drag
The law of viscous drag
The Solvay Debates: Einstein vs Bohr
The Bohr-Einstein debates on quantum theory
Who Invented the Quantum: Einstein vs Planck
The origin of the quantum of light
Karl Schwarschild’s Radius
Karl Schwarzschild’s wide range of physics
Merging gravity and quantum mechanics
George Duffing’s Equation
Nonlinear spring equation and chaos
Galileo Unbound: The History of the Physics of Motion (Oxford, 2018)
The history of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems.