By A. Zee
The proposal of symmetry has frequent manifestations and plenty of varied applications--from structure to arithmetic to technology. but, as twentieth-century physics has printed, symmetry has a different, critical function in nature, person who is sometimes and enigmatically violated. Fearful Symmetry brings the awesome discoveries of the juxtaposition of symmetry and asymmetry in modern physics inside of everyone's grab. A. Zee, a exotic physicist and skillful expositor, tells the fascinating tale of the way modern theoretical physicists are following Einstein of their look for the sweetness and straightforwardness of Nature. lively through a feeling of reverence and whimsy, Fearful Symmetry describes the majestic sweep and accomplishments of twentieth-century physics--one of the best chapters within the highbrow historical past of humankind.
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