Book about Experimental Physics?

In summary, the conversation is about a request for a book that contains all the experiments conducted in physics from classical mechanics to quantum field theory. It is noted that such a book would be very large and impossible to find, and suggestions for alternative books are offered.
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Christian Grey
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Can someone recommend me a book that has all the experiments performed in physics from Classical Mechanics to Quantum field theory? (From the beginning of classical mechanics till today)
 
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Christian Grey said:
Can someone recommend me a book that has all the experiments performed in physics from Classical Mechanics to Quantum field theory? (From the beginning of classical mechanics till today)

That would be a very large book.
 
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There is no possible way that every experiment ever done in physics could be contained in one book.

What type of book are you looking for exactly? Are you looking for more of a popular science account of how experimental physics has changed over time?
 
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Cf. https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/new-free-book-on-amperes-experimental-researches.840650/ here. A. K. T. Assis has written some free books on the history of electricity and magnetism. See all Assis's books here.
 
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Related to Book about Experimental Physics?

1. What is experimental physics?

Experimental physics is a branch of physics that focuses on conducting experiments to test theories and gather data about the natural world. It involves designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and making conclusions based on the results.

2. Why is experimental physics important?

Experimental physics is important because it allows us to test and refine theories about the natural world. It also helps us to develop new technologies and understand complex systems. By conducting experiments, we can gain a better understanding of the physical laws that govern our universe.

3. What topics are covered in a book about experimental physics?

A book about experimental physics may cover a wide range of topics, including mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, optics, and quantum physics. It may also discuss experimental techniques, data analysis methods, and the history of experimental physics.

4. How does experimental physics differ from theoretical physics?

Theoretical physics focuses on developing mathematical models and theories to explain natural phenomena, while experimental physics involves conducting experiments to test and refine these theories. The two fields often work together to advance our understanding of the physical world.

5. What skills are needed to conduct experiments in physics?

To conduct experiments in physics, one needs a strong understanding of mathematical concepts, critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and the ability to design and carry out experiments. Good communication and data analysis skills are also important for presenting and interpreting experimental results.

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