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From Paradox to Reality: Our Basic Concepts of the Physical World

 
 
 
 
From Paradox to Reality: Our Basic Concepts of the Physical World
Author: Fritz Rohrlich
ISBN 13: 9780521376051
ISBN 10: 52137605
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1989-08-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $69.99
 
 

Using a clear, non-technical style, Professor Rohrlich discusses the two major theories of twentieth-century physics: relativity and quantum mechanics. Discussed conceptually and philosophically, rather than using mathematics, the philosophical issues raised show how new discoveries forced physicists to accept often strange and unconventional notions. He aims to remove the mystery and misrepresentation that often surround the ideas of modern physics and to show how modern scientists construct theories, so that the reader can appreciate their successes and failures and understand problems that are as yet unresolved.