From Paradox to Reality Our Basic Concepts of the Physical World
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Description: Introducing the basic ideas of relativity theory and quantum mechanics, this book discusses their conceptual and philosphical aspects rather than mathematical aspects. The book demonstrates how revolutionary new theories arise where old onesfail.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/25/1989
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
|At the Roof of the Endeavor|
|Theory and the role of mathematics|
|The aim of scientific theory|
|The World of Relativity|
|Space and time: from absolute to relative|
|Imposed consistency: special relativity|
|Gravitation as geometry: general relativity|
|Revolutions without revolutions|
|The Quantum World|
|The limits of the classical world|
|Concepts of the quantum world|
|From apparent paradox to a new reality|
|The present state of the art|
|Glossary of technical terms|