On the Shoulders of Giants

On the Shoulders of Giants

by Malcom E. Lines


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On the Shoulders of Giants by Malcom E. Lines

Malcolm Lines sets out to investigate the relationship between the disciplines of physics and mathematics and the facts and coincidences behind scientific progress. With each chapter he demonstrates how mathematics has provided the theoretical understanding which underpins physical experiment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750301046
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1994
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

From Aristotle to the Structure of Glass
From Euclid to General Relativity
From Plucking Strings to Electrons in Solids
The Perception of Number: From Integers to Quaternions
From Tiling Floors to Quasicrystals
Determinism: From Newton to Quantum Chaos
Symmetry: From Galois to Superstrings
From Coin Tossing to Entropy
Topology: From the Bridges of Konigsberg to Polymers
From Parabolas to Fractons
Motion: From Zeno to Schrödinger

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