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The Resource Conjuring the universe : the origins of the laws of nature, Peter Atkins

Conjuring the universe : the origins of the laws of nature, Peter Atkins

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Conjuring the universe : the origins of the laws of nature
Title
Conjuring the universe
Title remainder
the origins of the laws of nature
Statement of responsibility
Peter Atkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The marvelous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics? Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit, erudition, and economy, Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atkins, P. W.
Dewey number
530
Index
index present
LC call number
QC806
LC item number
.A85 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmic physics
  • Geophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Physical laws
Target audience
adult
Label
Conjuring the universe : the origins of the laws of nature, Peter Atkins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The cry from the depths : why mathematics works
  • Back to eternity : the nature of laws
  • Much ado about nothing : how laws might emerge from nothing
  • Anarchy rules : how some laws emerge from no laws
  • The heat of the moment : laws relating to temperature
  • Beyond anarchy : why anything happens
  • The creative power of ignorance : how matter responds to change
  • The charge of the light brigade : the laws of electricity and magnetism
  • Measure for measure : the origin of the fundamental constants
Control code
ocn993057110
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 187 pages
Isbn
9780198813378
Lccn
2017942099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99977312214
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198813378
  • (OCoLC)993057110
Label
Conjuring the universe : the origins of the laws of nature, Peter Atkins
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The cry from the depths : why mathematics works
  • Back to eternity : the nature of laws
  • Much ado about nothing : how laws might emerge from nothing
  • Anarchy rules : how some laws emerge from no laws
  • The heat of the moment : laws relating to temperature
  • Beyond anarchy : why anything happens
  • The creative power of ignorance : how matter responds to change
  • The charge of the light brigade : the laws of electricity and magnetism
  • Measure for measure : the origin of the fundamental constants
Control code
ocn993057110
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 187 pages
Isbn
9780198813378
Lccn
2017942099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99977312214
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198813378
  • (OCoLC)993057110

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