The physical world (Record no. 558122)

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control field 20171113125134.0
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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
ISBN 9780198796114
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Transcribing agency IITK
041 ## - LANGUAGE CODE
Language code of text/sound track or separate title eng
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 530
Item number M319p
100 ## - MAIN ENTRY--AUTHOR NAME
Personal name Manton, Nicholas
245 ## - TITLE STATEMENT
Title The physical world
Remainder of title an inspirational tour of fundamental physics
Statement of responsibility, etc Nicholas Manton and Nicholas Mee
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Name of publisher Oxford University Press
Year of publication 2017
Place of publication Oxford
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Number of Pages xiii, 556p
505 ## - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note The Physical World offers a grand vision of the essential unity of physics that will enable the reader to see the world through the eyes of a physicist and understand their thinking. The text follows Einstein's dictum that 'explanations should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler', to give an honest account of how modern physicists understand their subject, including the shortcomings of current theory. The result is an up-to-date and engaging portrait of physics that contains concise derivations of the important results in a style where every step in a derivation is clearly explained, so that anyone with the appropriate mathematical skills will find the text easy to digest. It is over half a century since The Feynman Lectures in Physics were published. A new authoritative account of fundamental physics covering all branches of the subject is now well overdue. The Physical World has been written to satisfy this need.

The book concentrates on the conceptual principles of each branch of physics and shows how they fit together to form a coherent whole. Emphasis is placed on the use of variational principles in physics, and in particular the principle of least action, an approach that lies at the heart of modern theoretical physics, but has been neglected in most introductory accounts of the subject.
650 ## - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical Term Physics -- World
700 ## - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Mee, Nicholas
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        General Stacks P K Kelkar Library, IIT Kanpur P K Kelkar Library, IIT Kanpur 2017-11-06 1 2193.00 530 M319p A183302 2580.04 Books

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