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The Problems of Physics
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The Problems of Physics

Anthony Leggett

Abstract

Is the universe infinite, or does it have an edge beyond which there is, quite literally, nothing? Do we live in the only possible universe? Why does it have one time and three space dimensions — or does it? What is it made of? What does it mean when we hear that a new particle has been discovered? Will quantum mechanics eventually break down and give way to a totally new description of the world, one whose features we cannot even begin to imagine? This book aims to give a general overview of what physicists think they do and do not know in some representative frontier areas of contemporary ph ... More

Keywords: universe, time dimension, space dimensions, particle physics, cosmology, high-energy physics, condensed-matter physics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199211241
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211241.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Leggett, author
Macarthur Professor and Professor of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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