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The force of symmetry

Author: Vincent Icke
Publisher: Cambridge : University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Repr. with corrView all editions and formats
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The Force of Symmetry gives an elementary introduction to the spectacular interplay between the three great themes of contemporary physics: quantum behaviour; relativity; and symmetry. This lively  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Icke
ISBN: 052145591X 9780521455916
OCLC Number: 802115934
Description: XXI, 338 s. : il. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. A matter of force; 2. Stalking the wild rainbow; 3. Light; 4. Maybe I'm Heisenberg; 5. Catch a falling quantum; 6. Quantum beanbags; 7. Symmetries; 8. Quantum relativity: nothing is relative; 9. Life, the Universe and everything; 10. The physics of a tablecloth; 11. Colour me red, green and blue; 12. Smashing symmetry; 13. How much is infinity minus infinity?; 14. Excelsior! The ascent to SU( ); 15. A modest reading proposal.
Responsibility: Vincent Icke.

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'... this book supports the effort to show that a sufficiently motivated novice can appreciate the intricacies at the forefront of physics ... I applaud it.' Lawrence M. Krauss Physics Today 'If Read more...

 
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