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A physicist's view of matter and mind

Author: Chandre Dharma-wardana
Publisher: [Hackensack] New Jersey : World Scientific, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Suitable for those interested in scientific knowledge integrated within its socio-cultural and philosophical backgrounds, this is a book straddling physics and complex systems like living organisms.

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Named Person: Chandre Dharma-wardana; Chandre Dharma-wardana
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chandre Dharma-wardana
ISBN: 9789814425414 9814425419
OCLC Number: 826660080
Description: xv, 501 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. The Nature of Physical Law: A Bird's Eye View of Our Quest; An Epistemic Hunt for Scientific Truth; The Laws of Nature and the Supremacy of Symmetry; Maxwell's Magical Trinity - Electricity, Magnetism and Light; The Theory of Relativity; The Quantum World and 'Reality'; Entanglement, Measurement and Quantum Paradoxes; Many Particle Systems and the Classical Limit; Energy, Entropy and Emergent Properties; Part II. Complex Systems and Consiousness: Bio-Molecules, the Sub-Slime of Astrochemistry; The Cell as the Basic Unit of Life; Specialized Cells for Sight, Insight, and Information; Exotic, Quantum Explanations of Consciousness; Addressing the Enigmatic Questions.
Responsibility: Chandre Dharma-wardana, National Research Council of Canada, University of Montréal, Canada.

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