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    DescriptionPerhaps the two most important conceptual breakthroughs in twentieth century physics are relativity and quantum mechanics. Developing a theory that combines the two seamlessly is a difficult and ongoing challenge. This accessible book contains intriguing explorations of this theme by the distinguished physicists Richard Feynman and Steven Weinberg. Richard Feynman's contribution examines the nature of antiparticles, and in particular the relationship between quantum spin and statistics. In his essay, Steven Weinberg speculates on how Einstein's theory of gravitation might be reconciled with quantum theory in the final laws of physics. Both these Nobel laureates have made huge contributions to fundamental research in physics, as well as to the popularization of science. Anyone interested in the development of modern physics will find this a fascinating book.


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    Title
    Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics
    Subtitle
    The 1986 Dirac Memorial Lectures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard P. Feynman, By (author) Steven Weinberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 110
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 140 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521658621
    ISBN 10: 0521658624
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: PHQ
    DC21: 530.12
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.4
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16400
    BISAC V2.8: SCI051000, SCI055000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A53780000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI061000, SCI057000
    B&T Approval Code: A53200000
    DC22: 539.721
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QC793.28 .F49 1987
    Thema V1.0: PHQ
    Illustrations note
    28 b/w illus. 1 table
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    13 July 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'Cambridge University Press are to be congratulated on making these two excellent and thought provoking lectures available. Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics is a book that all physicists will be pleased to have on their shelves, and one that will surely stimulate aspiring theoretical physicists.' Tony Hey, New Scientist 'Richard Feyman and Steven Weinberg are both outstanding lecturers and expositions. All those interested in the development of modern physics will find this a fascinating book.' Physics Briefs 'Most enjoyable and stimulating reading; highly recommended.' A. G. Klein, Australian Physicist 'Recommended reading for anyone interested in Dirac's work.' B. R. Parker, Choice 'The text of the 1986 Dirac Memorial Lectures, long available as a slim hardback, is now available in paperback. Over a decade later, the messages in these lectures remain fresh.' International Journal of High-Energy Physics '... readers of this booklet will not be disappointed.' Hubert Goenner, General Relativity and Gravitation
    Table of contents
    Foreword John C. Taylor; 1. The reason for antiparticles Richard P. Feynman; 2. Towards the final laws of physics Steven Weinberg.