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Unification of Fundamental Forces : The First 1988 Dirac Memorial Lecture - Abdus Salam

Unification of Fundamental Forces

The First 1988 Dirac Memorial Lecture

By: Abdus Salam, John C. Taylor (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 7th September 2011
ISBN: 9780521371407
Number Of Pages: 154

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This is an expanded version of the third Dirac Memorial Lecture, given in 1988 by the Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam. Salam's lecture presents an overview of the developments in modern particle physics from its inception at the turn of the century to the present theories seeking to unify all the fundamental forces. In addition, two previously unpublished lectures by Paul Dirac, and Werner Heisenberg are included. These lectures provide a fascinating insight into their approach to research and the developments in particle physics at that time. Nonspecialists, undergraduates and researchers will find this a fascinating book. It contains a clear introduction to the major themes of particle physics and cosmology by one of the most distinguished contemporary physicists.

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"This engaging little book consists mainly of a personal history by Abdus Salam of unification of physics, supplemented by two contrasting lectures by Werner Heisenberg and Paul Dirac." Physics Today

Foreword
Unification of fundamental forces
History unfolding: an introduction to the two 1968 lectures
Theory, criticism, and a philosophy
Methods in theoretical physics
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ISBN: 9780521371407
ISBN-10: 0521371406
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 154
Published: 7th September 2011
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.28

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