Unification of Fundamental Forces: The First 1988 Dirac Memorial Lecture

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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 In addition, two previously unpublished lectures by Paul Dirac, and Werner Heisenberg are included.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.
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"This engaging little book consists mainly of a personal history by Abdus Salam of unification of physics, supplemented by two contrasting lectures by Werner Heisenberg and Paul Dirac." Physics Today
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521371407
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/25/1990
  • 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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