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Seeking ultimates : an intuitive guide to physics

Author: Peter T Landsberg
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxfordshire : Routledge, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter T Landsberg
ISBN: 9780429187070 0429187076 9780429539862 042953986X 9780429525162 0429525168 9781420046953 1420046950
OCLC Number: 1101909836
Notes: "First published 2000 by Institute of Physics Publishing."
Description: 1 online resource (326 pages)
Contents: Introduction. There is no free lunch. Temperature and energy: science for the environment. Painting by numbers --
elements and particles: science as prediction. Why you cannot unscramble an egg. Time and entropy: science and the unity of knowledge. How the butterfly caused the tornado --
chaos and life: science as synthesis. Now you see it, now you don't --
quantum theory: science and the invention of concepts. The galactic highway --
cosmology: science as history. Weirdness or purity --
mathematics: science as numbers. The last question: does God exist? Love of my life: science as human activity. References. Glossary. Index.
Responsibility: Peter T. Landsberg.

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