Conceptual Developments of 20th Century Field Theories
By (author) Tian Yu Cao
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Conceptual Developments of 20th Century Field Theories by Tian Yu Cao
Book DescriptionThis book gives a broad synthesis of conceptual developments of twentieth-century field theories, from the general theory of relativity to quantum field theory and gauge theory. The author gives a historico-critical exposition of the conceptual foundations of the theories revealing a pattern to the evolution of these conceptions. Theoretical physicists and students of theoretical physics will find in this book an account of the foundational problems of their discipline that will help them understand the internal logic and dynamics of their subject. In addition the book will provide professional historians and philosophers of science, and especially philosophers of physics, with a conceptual basis for further historical, cultural and sociological analysis of the theories discussed. The book also contains much material for philosophical (metaphysical, methodological and semantical) reflection. Finally, the scientifically qualified general reader will find in this book a deeper analysis of contemporary conceptions of the physical world than can be found in popular accounts of the subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521634205
(247mm x 174mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tian Yu Cao
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This book examines complex physical, philosophical and historiographical issues relating to quantum chromodynamics for graduate students and researchers.
Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Field Theory, Paperback (March 2004)» View all books by Tian Yu Cao
Multi-author volume on the history and philosophy of physics.
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