The Resource Seeking ultimates : an intuitive guide to physics, Peter T. Landsberg

Seeking ultimates : an intuitive guide to physics, Peter T. Landsberg

Label
Seeking ultimates : an intuitive guide to physics
Title
Seeking ultimates
Title remainder
an intuitive guide to physics
Statement of responsibility
Peter T. Landsberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Seeking Ultimates takes us on a journey which explores the limits of our scientific knowledge with an emphasis on the gaps which are left. The book starts with everyday concepts such as temperature and proceeds to energy, the Periodic Table and then to more advanced ideas. Peter T. Landsberg examines the nature of time and entropy, chaos, quantum theory, cosmology and some aspects of mathematics, confirming that our understanding is necessarily incomplete."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Landsberg, Peter T.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC23
LC item number
.L324 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Natuurkunde
  • Intuition
  • Modell
  • Physik
  • Física
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Intuition
  • Modell
  • Physik
Label
Seeking ultimates : an intuitive guide to physics, Peter T. Landsberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-293) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Why you cannot unscramble an egg. Time and entropy: science and the unity of knowledge
  • Ludwig Boltzmann
  • 5.
  • How a butterfly caused a tornado. Chaos and life: science as synthesis
  • Charles Darwin
  • 6.
  • Now you see it, now you don't. Quantum theory: science and the invention of concepts
  • Max Planck
  • 7.
  • 1.
  • The galactic highway. Cosmology: science as history
  • Albert Einstein
  • 8.
  • Weirdness or purity. Mathematics: science as numbers
  • Arthur Eddington
  • 9.
  • The last question. Does God exist?
  • Blaise Pascal
  • What this book is about
  • 2.
  • There is no free lunch. Temperature and energy: science for the environment
  • Count Rumford
  • 3.
  • Painting by numbers. Elements and particles: science as prediction
  • Dmitri Mendeleev
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780750306577
Lccn
99055029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42753413
  • (OCoLC)ocm42753413
Label
Seeking ultimates : an intuitive guide to physics, Peter T. Landsberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-293) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Why you cannot unscramble an egg. Time and entropy: science and the unity of knowledge
  • Ludwig Boltzmann
  • 5.
  • How a butterfly caused a tornado. Chaos and life: science as synthesis
  • Charles Darwin
  • 6.
  • Now you see it, now you don't. Quantum theory: science and the invention of concepts
  • Max Planck
  • 7.
  • 1.
  • The galactic highway. Cosmology: science as history
  • Albert Einstein
  • 8.
  • Weirdness or purity. Mathematics: science as numbers
  • Arthur Eddington
  • 9.
  • The last question. Does God exist?
  • Blaise Pascal
  • What this book is about
  • 2.
  • There is no free lunch. Temperature and energy: science for the environment
  • Count Rumford
  • 3.
  • Painting by numbers. Elements and particles: science as prediction
  • Dmitri Mendeleev
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780750306577
Lccn
99055029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42753413
  • (OCoLC)ocm42753413

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