Can I Learn Physics Through the History of Science?

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In summary, it is possible to learn physics through the history of science. By studying the discoveries and advancements made by scientists throughout history, one can gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles and theories of physics. Furthermore, learning about the context and societal influences of these scientific breakthroughs can provide a more comprehensive understanding of the subject. However, it is important to also engage in direct study and experimentation in order to fully grasp the concepts of physics.
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Brian Perry
Hi! I have a strong interest in Physics but my only relevant qualification is a decidedly rusty "A" level in Physics done in 1964 (!).

My main interests are Relativity and Quantum Theory. Currently trying to get my head around Maths for relativity.

I am also interested in learning Science through the History of Science, so I want to study Ampere, Volta, Faraday, Maxweel and so forth to see "how the case was built"
 
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