Physics : Volume One: Classical Foundations

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This book is a concise survey of the foundations of classical physics. It focuses on conceptual issues, and the various limitations that were later overcome with the development of quantum theory and Einstein's relativity. The presentation is aimed at enthusiasts in schools and beyond who have had some prior exposure to physics, but the uninitiated might also find some parts of this book to be informative. Topics covered include: Physics as information compression, the principle of relativity, cause and effect, symmetries and conservation laws, order and disorder, arrow of time, fields, waves, spontaneous symmetry breaking and emergence. Notes, exercises, and references have been included for those who are more inquisitive. Additional resources are listed on the book's webpage.
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 145g
  • English
  • 981113362X
  • 9789811133626

About Rajesh R Parwani

Dr. Parwani is a theoretical physicist, with interests in quantum theory, cosmology, astrobiology, consciousness, and yoga. He currently resides on the Third Rock from the Sun.
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