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What Makes Nature Tick?

By: Roger G Newton

272 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs

Harvard University Press

Paperback | Sep 1994 | #35012 | ISBN: 0674950828
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Hardback | Dec 1993 | #35014 | ISBN: 0674950852
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About this book

Analysis of the wonders of nature through the eyes of a physicist.

This is an excellent and useful book.--Euan J. Squires "Times Higher Education Supplement "


Contents

Science, mathematics, and imagination; chaos and the ghost of Laplace; time's arrow; forces acting through space; waves - standing, travelling, and solitary; tachyons, the ageing of twins, and causality; spooky action at a distance; what is an elementary particle?; collective phenomena; the beauty and power of symmetry.

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