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Title: FEARFUL SYMMETRY
THE SEARCH FOR BEAUTY IN MODERN PHYSICS
By: Anthony Zee, Roger Penrose (Foreword)
Format: Paperback

List price: £23.95


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ISBN 10: 0691134820
ISBN 13: 9780691134826
Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pub. date: 30 July, 2007
Edition: Revised edition
Series: Princeton Science Library
Pages: 376
Description: Aims to present the incredible discoveries of contemporary physics within everyone's grasp. This work tells the story of how theoretical physicists are following Einstein in their search for the beauty and simplicity of Nature. It describes the majestic sweep and accomplishments of twentieth-century physics.
Synopsis: The concept of symmetry has widespread manifestations and many diverse applications--from architecture to mathematics to science. Yet, as twentieth-century physics has revealed, symmetry has a special, central role in nature, one that is occasionally and enigmatically violated. Fearful Symmetry brings the incredible discoveries of the juxtaposition of symmetry and asymmetry in contemporary physics within everyone's grasp. A. Zee, a distinguished physicist and skillful expositor, tells the exciting story of how contemporary theoretical physicists are following Einstein in their search for the beauty and simplicity of Nature. Animated by a sense of reverence and whimsy, Fearful Symmetry describes the majestic sweep and accomplishments of twentieth-century physics--one of the greatest chapters in the intellectual history of humankind.
Illustrations: Illustrations
Publication: US
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Returns: Returnable
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