Unification of Fundamental Forces: The First 1988 Dirac Memorial Lecture

Unification of Fundamental Forces: The First 1988 Dirac Memorial Lecture

by Abdus Salam
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521371406

ISBN-13: 9780521371407

Pub. Date: 05/25/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is an expanded version of the third Dirac Memorial Lecture, given in 1988 by the Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam. Salam's lecture presents an overview of the developments in modern particle physics from its inception at the turn of the century to the present theories seeking to unify all the fundamental forces. In addition, two previously unpublished lectures by Paul

Overview

This is an expanded version of the third Dirac Memorial Lecture, given in 1988 by the Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam. Salam's lecture presents an overview of the developments in modern particle physics from its inception at the turn of the century to the present theories seeking to unify all the fundamental forces. In addition, two previously unpublished lectures by Paul Dirac, and Werner Heisenberg are included. These lectures provide a fascinating insight into their approach to research and the developments in particle physics at that time. Nonspecialists, undergraduates and researchers will find this a fascinating book. It contains a clear introduction to the major themes of particle physics and cosmology by one of the most distinguished contemporary physicists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521371407
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/25/1990
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword John C. Taylor; 1. Unification of fundamental forces Abdus Salam; 2. History unfolding: an introduction to the two 1968 lectures by W. Heisenberg and P. A. M. Dirac Abdus Salam; 3. Theory, criticism, and a philosophy Werner Heisenberg; 4. Methods in theoretical physics Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac.

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