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Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics
By Roger Penrose (foreword by) and A. Zee
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Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date September 27, 2016
Pages 376
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691173269
ISBN-10 0691173265
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Original list price $22.95
Other format details university press
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The concept of symmetry has widespread manifestations and many diverse applications―from architecture to mathematics to science. Yet, as twentieth-century physics has revealed, symmetry has a special, central role in nature, one that is occasionally and enigmatically violated. Fearful Symmetry brings the incredible discoveries of the juxtaposition of symmetry and asymmetry in contemporary physics within everyone's grasp. A. Zee, a distinguished physicist and skillful expositor, tells the exciting story of how contemporary theoretical physicists are following Einstein in their search for the beauty and simplicity of Nature. Animated by a sense of reverence and whimsy, Fearful Symmetry describes the majestic sweep and accomplishments of twentieth-century physics―one of the greatest chapters in the intellectual history of humankind.



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With Roger Penrose (other contributor) | from Princeton Univ Pr (September 27, 2016)
9780691173269 | details & prices | 376 pages | List price $22.95
About: The concept of symmetry has widespread manifestations and many diverse applications―from architecture to mathematics to science.
from Princeton Univ Pr (July 30, 2007)
9780691134826 | details & prices | 356 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 0.73 in. | 1.16 lbs | List price $31.95

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