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The Resource The universe speaks in numbers : how modern math reveals nature's deepest secrets, Graham Farmelo

The universe speaks in numbers : how modern math reveals nature's deepest secrets, Graham Farmelo

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The universe speaks in numbers : how modern math reveals nature's deepest secrets
Title
The universe speaks in numbers
Title remainder
how modern math reveals nature's deepest secrets
Statement of responsibility
Graham Farmelo
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"One of the great insights of science is that the universe has an underlying order. The supreme goal of physicists is to understand this order through laws that describe the behavior of the most basic particles and the forces between them. For centuries, we have searched for these laws by studying the results of experiments. Since the 1970s, however, experiments at the world's most powerful atom-smashers have offered few new clues. So some of the world's leading physicists have looked to a different source of insight: modern mathematics. These physicists are sometimes accused of doing "fairy-tale physics", unrelated to the real world. But in The Universe Speaks in Numbers, award-winning science writer and biographer Farmelo argues that the physics they are doing is based squarely on the well-established principles of quantum theory and relativity, and part of a tradition dating back to Isaac Newton. With unprecedented access to some of the world's greatest scientific minds, Farmelo offers a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of the blossoming relationship between mathematics and physics and the research that could revolutionize our understanding of reality. A masterful account of the some of the most groundbreaking ideas in physics in the past four decades. The Universe Speaks in Numbers is essential reading for anyone interested in the quest to discover the fundamental laws of nature." --
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Farmelo, Graham
Dewey number
530.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QC6
LC item number
.F3375 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Mathematical physics
  • Mathematical physics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
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The universe speaks in numbers : how modern math reveals nature's deepest secrets, Graham Farmelo
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-275) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: listening to the universe -- Mathematics drives away the cloud -- Shining the torch on electricity and magnetism -- Shining the torch on gravity again -- Quantum mathematics -- The long divorce -- Revolution -- Bad company? -- Jokes and magic lead to the string -- Strung together -- Thinking their way to the Millennium -- Diamonds in the rough -- The best possible times
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1051138085
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780465056651
Lccn
2018053533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The universe speaks in numbers : how modern math reveals nature's deepest secrets, Graham Farmelo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: listening to the universe -- Mathematics drives away the cloud -- Shining the torch on electricity and magnetism -- Shining the torch on gravity again -- Quantum mathematics -- The long divorce -- Revolution -- Bad company? -- Jokes and magic lead to the string -- Strung together -- Thinking their way to the Millennium -- Diamonds in the rough -- The best possible times
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1051138085
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780465056651
Lccn
2018053533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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