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What Makes Nature Tick?

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$16.00 • £12.95 • €14.50

ISBN 9780674950825

Publication Date: 07/15/1998


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

54 line illustrations, 13 halftones


  • Introduction
  • 1. Science, Mathematics, and Imagination
  • 2. Chaos and the Ghost of Laplace
  • 3. Time’s Arrow
  • 4. Forces Acting Through Space
  • 5. Waves: Standing, Traveling, and Solitary
  • 6. Tachyons, the Aging of Twins, and Causality
  • 7. Spooky Action at a Distance
  • 8. What is an Elementary Distance
  • 9. Collective Phenomena
  • 10. The Beauty and Power of Symmetry
  • Epilogue
  • Further Reading
  • References
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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