Fearful symmetry: the search for beauty in modern physics

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Princeton University Press, Jul 30, 2007 - Philosophy - 356 pages
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Fearful Symmetrybrings the incredible discoveries of contemporary physics within everyone's grasp. A. Zee, a distinguished physicist and skillful expositor, tells the exciting story of how today's theoretical physicists are following Einstein in their search for the beauty and simplicity of Nature. Animated by a sense of reverence and whimsy, the book describes the majestic sweep and accomplishments of twentieth-century physics. In the end, we stand in awe before the grand vision of modern physics--one of the greatest chapters in the intellectual history of humankind.

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The story of modern physics is the story of the triumph of reductionism. It follows that a study of symmetry (the observation that physical laws remain unchanged when action is viewed from different ... Read full review

Contents

In Search of Beauty
3
Marriage of Time and Space
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A Happy Thought
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