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Seeking ultimates : an intuitive guide to physics

Author: Peter Theodore Landsberg
Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes concepts such as temperature, energy, and the Periodic Table. This book examines the nature of time and entropy, chaos, quantum theory, cosmology, and some aspects of mathematics. It  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Theodore Landsberg
ISBN: 0750306572 9780750306577
OCLC Number: 421915694
Notes: "Reprinted with corrections 2001."
Description: xi, 314 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
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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"I heartily recommend this book. For those familiar with the subjects treated, it is good bedtime reading. For the interested nonspecialist, it offers an understanding of what physics is all about. Read more...

 
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