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The shaggy steed of physics : mathematical beauty in the physical world

Author: David A Oliver
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The underlying unity of nature is examined through this book's demonstration that the same principles (e.g., symmetry and instability) are at work at all levels, from the subatomic to the astronomical. Through the use of mathematics no more complex than basic calculus, this book provides a unified portrait of classical and quantum mechanics. 58 illustrations.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oliver, David A. (David Anthony), 1939-
Shaggy steed of physics.
New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1994
(OCoLC)645935595
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Oliver
ISBN: 0387941630 9780387941639 3540941630 9783540941637
OCLC Number: 28854102
Description: xv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Shaggy Steed of Physics --
2. The Heavens and the Elements --
3. The Law of Motion --
4. Classical Mechanics: The Heavens --
5. Quantum Mechanics: The Elements --
6. The Hidden Unity of Space and Time --
7. The Manifold Universe.
Responsibility: David Oliver.
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This investigation of two bodies bound by an inverse square-law field guides the reader to the grander themes of contemporary classical and quantum mechanics. No mathematical preparation beyond basic  Read more...

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