What Makes Nature Tick?
By (author) Roger G. Newton
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What Makes Nature Tick? by Roger G. Newton
Book DescriptionThe physical sciences are not obscure, nor are the phenomena they explain. We see the wonders of nature and the symmetry beneath, but these are often framed in strange symbols and concepts. Roger Newton's account of how physicists understand the world allows novices to explore both the mysteries of the universe and the beauty of the science that gives shape to the unseeable. This text contains discussions of solitons and superconductors, quarks and strings, phase space, tachyons, time, chaos, and indeterminacy, as well as the investigations that have led to their elucidation. Newton shows us how physicists formulate the questions - a process in which intuition, imagination and aesthetics have a surprisingly powerful influence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674950825
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 6-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roger G. Newton
From Clockwork to Crapshoot, Paperback (November 2009)
Science is about 6000 years old while physics emerged as a distinct branch some 2500 years ago. This title provides the perspective needed to understand contemporary developments in physics in relation to philosophical traditions as far back as ancient Greece. It presents a history of physics from the early beginning to our day.
Galileo's Pendulum, Paperback (October 2005)
Covering topics from the invention of time zones to Isaac Newton's equations of motion, "Galileo's Pendulum" is an authoritative and engaging tour through time of the most basic all-pervading system in the world.
Thinking About Physics, Paperback (March 2002)
Covers topics such as quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, field theory, thermodynamics, the role of mathematics in physics, and the concepts of probability and causality. This book is intended for advanced undergraduate students, professors, and researchers.
Truth of Science, Paperback (March 2000)» View all books by Roger G. Newton
The very notion of scientific truth is in question. This book aims to offer a constructive response to those who contend that there is no such thing as verifiable objective truth - without which there could be no scientific authority.
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