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The nature of the physical world : Gifford lectures (1927)

Author: Arthur Stanley Eddington, Sir
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012, ©1928.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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This book contains lectures given by Sir Arthur Eddington in 1927 on such subjects as the theory of relativity, quantum theory and thermodynamics.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Stanley Eddington, Sir
ISBN: 9781107663855 1107663857
OCLC Number: 798409310
Notes: Reprint of the 1928 publication.
Description: 361 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. The downfall of classical physics; 2. Relativity; 3. Time; 4. The running-down of the universe; 5. 'Becoming'; 6. Gravitation: the law; 7. Gravitation: the explanation; 8. Man's place in the universe; 9. The quantum theory; 10. The new quantum theory; 11. World buildings; 12. Pointer readings; 13. Reality; 14. Causation; 15. Science and mysticism; Conclusion; Index.
Responsibility: by Arthur Eddington.

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