From Micro To Macro: Adventures Of A Wandering Physicist

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World Scientific, Feb 8, 2018 - Science - 192 pages

This is a popular science book exploring the limits of scientific explanation. In particular, it debates if all sciences will ultimately be reducible to physics. The journey starts with physics itself, where there is a gap between the micro (quantum) and the macro (classical) and moves into chemistry, biology and the social sciences. Written by a practising scientist, this volume offers a personal perspective on various topics and incorporates the latest research.


Contents: Prologue: The Point of It AllPhysics and its Troublesome GapChemistry and Computing: Lost in TranslationBiology: The Biggest Gap of Natural ScienceUniting the Natural SciencesEconomicsSociobiologyConclusion: Can We Bridge the Social-Natural Science Gap?Epilogue: The World, the Flesh and the DevilAcknowledgementsReferencesIndex
Readership: Students, general public, academic professionals.
Keywords: Interdisciplinary;Reductionism;Quantum;ComputationReview:0
 

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Contents

The Point of It All
1
Physics and its Troublesome Gap
13
Chemistry and Computing Lost in Translation
35
Biology The Biggest Gap of Natural Science
57
Uniting the Natural Sciences
73
Economics
111
Sociobiology
131
Can We Bridge the SocialNatural Science Gap?
141
The World the Flesh and the Devil
153
Acknowledgements
173
References
175
Index
179
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