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The swings of science : from complexity to simplicity and back

Author: Len M Pismen
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a personal account of some aspects of the emergence of modern science, mostly from the viewpoint of those branches of physics which provided the much needed paradigm shift of "more is different" that heralded the advent of complexity science as an antidote to the purely reductionist approach in fundamental physics. It is also about the humans that have helped to shape these developments, including
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Len M Pismen
ISBN: 3319997769 9783319997766
OCLC Number: 1045455520
Description: viii, 190 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Swings through the ages --
Continuum mechanics --
Continuum beyond mechanics --
From continuum to atoms --
Condensed matter --
Quantum matter --
Broken symmetry --
Complexity simplified --
Complexity strikes back --
Quo vadis?
Responsibility: Len Pismen.

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