The Quark and the Jaguar
Adventures in the Simple and the Complex
By (author) Murray Gell-Mann
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Quark and the Jaguar by Murray Gell-Mann
Book DescriptionThis book is about how the wonderful diversity of the universe can arise out of a set of fairly simple basic laws. It is written by an expert in both the fundamental laws and the complex structures that they can produce.' Stephen Hawking's acclaim of Murray Gell-Mann's literary debut is typical of the reception the book received on first publication in 1994. From one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists comes this unique, highly personal vision of the connections between the basic laws of physics and the complexity and diversity of the natural world. THE QUARK AND THE JAGUAR - the simple and the complex - is an irresistibly engaging and rewarding introduction to the life's work of physicist, polymath and Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Mann.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349106496
(198mm x 130mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Murray Gell-Mann
50 Years of Quarks, Paperback (April 2015)
Today it is known that the atomic nuclei are composed of smaller constituents, the quarks. A quark is always bound with two other quarks, forming a baryon or with an antiquark, forming a meson.
Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens, Paperback (August 2012)
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Deception, Hardback (April 2009)
Deception offers a broadly accessible overview of state-of-the-art research on lies, trickery, cheating, and shams by leading experts in the natural and social sciences, as well as computing, the humanities, and the military.
Nonextensive Entropy, Paperback (March 2004)» View all books by Murray Gell-Mann
In modern times, a good deal of study has been devoted to a nonextensive generalization of entropy and of Boltzmann-Gibbs statistical mechanics and standard laws. This book addresses the interdisciplinary applications of these ideas, and also on various phenomena that could possibly be quantitatively describable in terms of these ideas.
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Author Biography - Murray Gell-Mann
Murray Gell-Mann, Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1984 he helped establish the Santa Fe Institute, where he now works.
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