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The New Physics

Code: NAT0130
Auteurs: Paul Davies
ISBN: 521304202
Uitgever: Cambridge University Press
Uitgegeven: 28/apr/89
Korte beschrijving: The New Physics is the first book to give a complete and comprehensive account of everything that is new and most exciting in modern physics. What does the concept of chaos mean? What occurred in the first billionth of a second after the Universe came into existence? What is at the edge of space? How are stars born and how do they die? How does a laser work? What are the philosophical foundations of quantum mechanics? What are quarks and what does gauge theory mean? What happens to matter at very low temperatures? These and many more questions are answered in this book by some of the world's most famous living physicists, such as Stephen Hawking, Abdus Salam, A. Guth, Peter Knight, Malcom Longair and others. The New Physics is extensively illustrated with color photographs and clear explanatory diagrams, making this volume invaluable to both the general science reader who is curious about the physical makeup of the world, and the professional physicist who desires an authoritative summary of all the areas of modern physics.