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Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

David D. Nolte

Abstract

Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, The Universe and Everything traces the journey that brought us from Galileo’s law of free fall to today’s geneticists measuring evolutionary drift, entangled quantum particles moving among many worlds, and our lives as trajectories traversing a health space with thousands of dimensions. Remarkably, common themes persist that predict the evolution of species as readily as the orbits of planets or the collapse of stars into black holes. This book tells the history of spaces of expanding dimension and increasing abstraction and how they continue today to give ... More

Keywords: history of physics, history of science, complex systems, mechanics, chaos, phase space, nonlinear dynamics, quantum mechanics, gravity, relativity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805847
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805847.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David D. Nolte, author
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Dept of Physics, Purdue University, USA