ISBN Conjuring the Universe ( The Origins of the Laws of Nature ) 208 pages English

by Atkins, Peter
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Atkins, Peter ISBN Conjuring the Universe ( The Origins of the Laws of Nature ) 208 pages English
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The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape scale and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple elegant and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics? Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy of electromagnetism of classical and quantum mechanics and of thermodynamics showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit erudition and economy Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all.

Contributors

Author:
Atkins, Peter

Further information

Media Type:
Hardcover
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Review:
Atkins writes in a clear and humorous manner for the lay reader. Dont skip the notes at the end of the book. Some real gems are hidden there ... Recommended for undergraduates and general readers. CHOICE
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
208

Master Data

Product Type:
Hardback book
Release date:
22 March 2018
Package Dimensions:
0.216 x 0.14 x 0.024 m; 0.32 kg
GTIN:
09780198813378
DUIN:
T61FO4LSVIL
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