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The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets

The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets (Hardback)

By Farmelo, Graham

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How math helps us solve the universe's deepest mysteries You must be able to test any physical theory in the real world. To most physicists, this is obvious. But since the 1980s, experimental physics has yielded vanishingly little insight into the fundamental physics of the unive...rse. Meanwhile, some physicists have begun to probe the universe not with proton beams, but with pure math. They're less concerned with testable theories than with the drive to explain nature with mathematical beauty. This approach is often pilloried by traditional scientists, who point out that such approaches have yet to make a correct prediction about the real world. But in The Universe Speaks in Numbers, Graham Farmelo offers a gripping tour of the history of math-based physics and explores why it may be the key to the next big breakthrough in our understanding of the nature of reality
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ISBN 9780465056651
Released NZ 28 May 2019
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780465056651
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Basic Books
Released 28 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Farmelo, Graham
Category Mathematics
Popular Science
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 530.01
Weight 544g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mathematical physics, Physics - Philosophy, Mathematics - Methodology
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade