Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics: The 1986 Dirac Memorial Lectures

Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics: The 1986 Dirac Memorial Lectures

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by Richard P. Feynman, Steven Weinberg
     
 

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Developing a theory that seamlessly combines relativity and quantum mechanics, the most important conceptual breakthroughs in twentieth century physics, has proved to be a difficult and ongoing challenge. This book details how two distinguished physicists and Nobel laureates have explored this theme in two lectures given in Cambridge, England, in 1986 to

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Developing a theory that seamlessly combines relativity and quantum mechanics, the most important conceptual breakthroughs in twentieth century physics, has proved to be a difficult and ongoing challenge. This book details how two distinguished physicists and Nobel laureates have explored this theme in two lectures given in Cambridge, England, in 1986 to commemorate the famous British physicist Paul Dirac. Given for nonspecialists and undergraduates, the talks transcribed in Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics focus on the fundamental problems of physics and the present state of our knowledge. Professor Feynman examines the nature of antiparticles, and in particular the relationship between quantum spin and statistics. Professor Weinberg speculates on how Einstein's theory of gravitation might be reconciled with quantum theory in the final law of physics. Highly accessible, deeply thought provoking, this book will appeal to all those interested in the development of modern physics.

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"...a book that all physicists will be pleased to have on their shelves, and one that will surely stimulate aspiring theoretical physicists." New Scientist

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ISBN-13:
9780521658621
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Pages:
110
Sales rank:
617,632
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 7.24(h) x 0.51(d)

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Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics: The 1986 Dirac Memorial Lectures 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This book is little more than origamic math and speculation. Very little substance.