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The Quest for Unity : The Adventure of Physics

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Quantum physicist Etienne Klein and astrophysicist Marc Lachieze-Rey present and comment on the successive unifications that have marked the fundamental advances in physics. A good deal of modern theoretical physics is lightly and gracefully explained, rooted in a philosophical examination of the motivations that drive physicists and physics. The book is a discourse on the nature of elegance and beauty in physics, seeking to explain how and why beauty is a reliable guide in the ongoing search for Truth in physics.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 162.6 x 243.6 x 18.5mm | 477.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019512085X
  • 9780195120851

About Etienne Klein

Etienne Klein and Marc Lachieze-Rey are both scientists with the Atomic Energy Commission in Sacey, France. Axel Reisinger is a scientist at Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company, in Nashua, New Hampshire.show more

Table of contents

Introduction ; The Greek Conceptions of Unity ; The Official Birth of Physics ; The History of Physics: A Series of Unifications ; Modern Unifications ; The Unity of Physics ; Dreams of Unity at the Close of the Twentieth Century ; Conclusionshow more

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