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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 edition
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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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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Galileo Galilei
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D D Nolte
ISBN: 9780198805847 0198805845
OCLC Number: 1098209359
Description: xi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1: Flight of the swallows2: A new scientist3: Galileo's trajectory4: On the shoulders of giants5: Geometry on my mind6: The tangled tale of phase space7: The lens of gravity8: On the quantum footpath9: From butterflies to hurricanes10: Darwin in the clockworks11: The measure of life12: 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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