Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics

Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics


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ISBN-13: 9780738207650
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/26/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Edward Teller is one of the most celebrated and controversial physicists alive today. Through his work at Los Alamos and his development of the hydrogen bomb, he helped usher in the atomic age. He is currently Director Emeritus of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and continues as a Senior Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

Wendy Teller is a computer scientist, specializing in software for telecommunications.

Wilson Talley is currently a professor in the Department of Applied Sciences, University of California Davis/ Livermore, and is president of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.

Table of Contents

Prologue—A Warning.- 1. Relativity: Space and Time of the Physicist.- 2. Statics: The Science of No Motion.- 3. A Revolution Ignored, A Revolution Repressed.- 4. Newton.- 5. “Hypotheses Non Fingo”.- 6. Statistical Mechanics: Disorder Is also a Law.- 7. Electricity and Magnetism or The Structure of Vacuum.- 8. The Existence of Atoms.- 9. The Correspondence Principle: A New Science Based on a Contradiction.- 10. Wave-Particle Dualism.- 11. The Uncertainty Principle.- 12. Uses of New Knowledge.- Epilogue: After the Revolution.- Answers.

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