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
     
 

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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.

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

The Shaggy Steed of Physics.- The Heavens and the Elements.- The Law of Motion.- Classical Mechanics: The Heavens.- Quantum Mechanics: The Elements.- The Hidden Unity of Space and Time.- The Manifold Universe.

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