New Ambidextrous Universe Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings

ISBN-10: 0486442446
ISBN-13: 9780486442440
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Martin Gardner
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List price: $18.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

This newly updated edition of a well-known work explores a pair of modern science's most fundamental discoveries: the asymmetric DNA helix and the overthrow of parity (left-right symmetry) in particle physics. Absorbing and thought-provoking, "The New Ambidextrous Universe" was written bynbsp; Martin Gardner, one of Dover's most popular authors, .

Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics including "Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?", "Calculus Made Easy", & "The Annotated Alice". He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Preface to the Dover Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Mirrors
Lineland and Flatland
Solidland
Magic
Art, Music, Poetry, and Numbers
Galaxies, Suns, and Planets
Plants and Animals
Asymmetry in Animals
The Human Body
The Sinistral Minority
Crystals
Molecules
Carbon
Living Molecules
The Origin of Life
The Origin of Asymmetry
The Fourth Dimension
The Ozma Problem
Mach's Shock
Parity
Antiparticles
The Fall of Parity
Neutrinos
Mr. Split
The Fall of Time Invariance
Where's the Antimatter?
What Happened to the Monopoles?
The Arrows of Time
Entropy
Time-Reversed Worlds
Time-Reversed Persons and Particles
Early Theories of Matter
Spin
Superstrings
Further Readings
Answers to Exercises
Index
Notes

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