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Theories of everything : the quest for ultimate explanation

Author: John D Barrow
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lays out and examines the ingredients that are required to claim a full understanding of the observable universe. Also explains how developments in modern physics are changing these criteria, and asks whether a total understanding of the physical universe is a theoretical possibility.
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Barrow, John D., 1952-
Theories of everything.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)607800986
Named Person: Physik
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John D Barrow
ISBN: 0198539282 9780198539285 009998380X 9780099983804
OCLC Number: 22389100
Description: xi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ultimate explanation --
Laws --
Initial conditions --
Forces and particles --
Constants of nature --
Broken symmetries --
Organizing principles --
Selection effects --
Is 'pi' really in the sky?
Responsibility: John D. Barrow.
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