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Eddington's Search for a Fundamental Theory: A Key to the Universe

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April 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A lucid description of the development of theoretical physics in the first half of this century from the viewpoint of the celebrated astrophysicist Arthur Eddington.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface; 1. The mystery; Part I. 1882-1928: 2. The astrophysicist; 3. General relativity; 4. Consequences of general relativity; 5. 'Something has slipped through the net'; 6. Quantum mechanics; Part II. 1928-33: 7. Algebra to the fore; 8. Electric charge; 9. The proton-electron mass-ratio; Part III. 1933-44: 10. The turning point; 11. Critical views of RTPE; 12. The last decade; References; Index.

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'No-one is better qualified to penetrate Eddington's thoughts than Clive Kilmister ... Kilmister's strength lies clearly in his profound physical and mathematical understanding of Eddington's theories.' Helge Kragh, Centaurus ' ... a valuable addition to the literature.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
EAN: 9780521017282
ISBN: 0521017289
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2005
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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