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The Resource New theories of everything : the quest for ultimate explanation, John D. Barrow

New theories of everything : the quest for ultimate explanation, John D. Barrow

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New theories of everything : the quest for ultimate explanation
Title
New theories of everything
Title remainder
the quest for ultimate explanation
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John D. Barrow
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Language
eng
Summary
"In New Theories of Everything, John D. Barrow examines the ideas and controversies surrounding the ultimate explanation, and what the necessary ingredients of the theory might be. Developing his earlier work Theories of Everything, he tells of the concepts and predictions emerging at the cutting edge of theoretical physics, from the search for a final string theory to the idea of a multiverse and dark energy, as we strive to understand the development of complexity in the universe." "But this is not solely a book about modern ideas in physics, for Barrow also considers and reflects on the philosophical and cultural consequences of a Theory of Everything, its implications for our own existence in the world, and its limits too - for it cannot encompass what lies beyond the mathematical laws, a world not only of physical constants, but of emotions and judgements, of music and art. Yet, Barrow argues, we should not give up in bewilderment: he shows how many insights and questions arise from the pursuit of a Theory of Everything, and what these may mean for our understanding of the cosmos and our own place in it."--BOOK JACKET
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265659
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DLC
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1952-
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Barrow, John D.
Dewey number
501
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1952-
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Barrow, John D.
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True
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  • Science
  • Cosmology
  • Physics
  • Physics
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the quest for ultimate explanation
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New theories of everything : the quest for ultimate explanation, John D. Barrow
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Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: Theories of everything / John D. Barrow. 1991
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [247]-255
Contents
1. Ultimate explanation -- 2. Laws -- 3. Initial conditions -- 4. Forces and particles -- 5. Constants of nature -- 6. Broken symmetries -- 7. Organizing principles -- 8. Selection effects -- 9. Is 'pi' really in the sky?'
Control code
000041512144
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 260 p.
Isbn
9780192807212
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
New theories of everything : the quest for ultimate explanation, John D. Barrow
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: Theories of everything / John D. Barrow. 1991
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [247]-255
Contents
1. Ultimate explanation -- 2. Laws -- 3. Initial conditions -- 4. Forces and particles -- 5. Constants of nature -- 6. Broken symmetries -- 7. Organizing principles -- 8. Selection effects -- 9. Is 'pi' really in the sky?'
Control code
000041512144
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 260 p.
Isbn
9780192807212
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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