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The quest for unity in nature's laws

Author: John C Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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As physics has progressed through the ages it has succeeded in explaining more and more diverse phenomena with fewer and fewer underlying principles. This lucid and wide-ranging book explains how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Taylor
ISBN: 052165064X 9780521650649 0521659388 9780521659383
OCLC Number: 225889176
Description: 490 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Motion on earth and in the heavens; 2. Energy, heat, and chance; 3. Electricity and magnetism; 4. Light; 5. Space and time; 6. Least action; 7. Gravitation and curved spacetime; 8. The quantum revolution; 9. Quantum theory with special relativity; 10. Order breaks symmetry; 11. Quarks and what hold them together; 12. Unifying weak forces with QED; 13. Gravitation plus quantum theory - stars and black holes; 14. Particles, symmetries and the universe; 15. Queries; 16. Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography.
Responsibility: John C. Taylor.

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