Eddington's Search for a Fundamental Theory
A Key to the Universe
By (author) C. W. Kilmister
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Eddington's Search for a Fundamental Theory by C. W. Kilmister
Book DescriptionSir Arthur Eddington, the celebrated astrophysicist, made great strides towards his own 'theory of everything' in his last two books published in 1936 and 1946. Unlike his earlier lucid and authoritative works, these are strangely tentative and obscure - as if he were nervous of the significant advances that he might be making. This 1995 volume examines both how Eddington came to write these uncharacteristic books - in the context of the physics and history of the day - and what value they have to modern physics. The result is an illuminating description of the development of theoretical physics, in the first half of the twentieth century, from a unique point of view: how it affected Eddington's thought. This will provide fascinating reading for scholars in the philosophy of science, theoretical physics, applied mathematics and the history of science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521017282
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author C. W. Kilmister
Eddington's Search for a Fundamental Theory, Hardback (January 1995)
This 1995 book describes the development of theoretical physics in the first half of this century from the viewpoint of the astrophysicist Arthur Eddington.
Schrodinger, Paperback (March 1989)» View all books by C. W. Kilmister
In this volume, prepared in 1987 to celebrate the centenary of Schrodinger's birth, leading figures have collaborated to produce this survey of the man and his science.
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