The Shaggy Steed of Physics: Mathematical Beauty in the Physical World / Edition 1

The Shaggy Steed of Physics: Mathematical Beauty in the Physical World / Edition 1

by David Oliver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387941630

ISBN-13: 9780387941639

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

The underlying unity of nature is examined through this book's demonstration that the same principles (for example, symmetry and instability) are at work at all levels, from the subatomic to the astronomical. A spirited companion to standard books on classical and quantum mechanics, The Shaggy Steed of Physics breathes new life into the equations of physics.  See more details below

Overview

The underlying unity of nature is examined through this book's demonstration that the same principles (for example, symmetry and instability) are at work at all levels, from the subatomic to the astronomical. A spirited companion to standard books on classical and quantum mechanics, The Shaggy Steed of Physics breathes new life into the equations of physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387941639
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
1The Shaggy Steed of Physics1
2The Heavens and the Elements7
3The Law of Motion21
4Classical Mechanics: The Heavens85
5Quantum Mechanics: The Elements137
6The Hidden Unity of Space and Time189
7The Manifold Universe213
People241
Notes257
Index295

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