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Galileo unbound : a path across life, the universe and everything

Author: D D Nolte
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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'Galileo Unbound' traces the journey that brought us from Galileo's law of free fall to today's geneticists measuring evolutionary drift, entangled quantum particles moving among many worlds, and our lives as trajectories traversing a health space with thousands of dimensions. Remarkably, common themes persist that predict the evolution of species as readily as the orbits of planets or the collapse of stars into  Read more...
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History
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Nolte, D.D.
Galileo unbound.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1044734088
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D D Nolte
ISBN: 9780198805847 0198805845
OCLC Number: 1020028148
Description: xi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Flight of the swallows --
2. A new scientist --
3. Galileo's trajectory --
4. On the shoulders of giants --
5. Geometry on my mind --
6. The tangled tale of phase space --
7. The lens of gravity --
8. On the quantum footpath --
9. From butterflies to hurricanes --
10. Darwin in the clockworks --
11. The measure of life --
12. Epilogue : Galileo at home in the multiverse.
Responsibility: David D. Nolte, Purdue University.

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This book traces the history of physics and the science of motion from Galileo to modern times. The ideas of motion have become increasingly abstract. Today, researchers in modern dynamics study  Read more...

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David Nolte, in Galileo Unbound draws a continuous line starting from Galileo, to Newton, Lagrange and Poincare, all the way to Darwin and beyond. * Nature Astronomy * Using very few equations, Nolte Read more...

 
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