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Symmetries in Nature: The Scientific Heritage of Louis Michel
By Boris Zhilinskii (editor), Ivan Todorov (editor) and Thibault Damour (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Publication date February 28, 2014
Pages 440
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9789814551366
ISBN-10 9814551368
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.75 by 10 in.
Weight 1.92 lbs.
Original list price $125.00
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Reflecting the oeuvre of "a man of two cultures: the culture of pure mathematics and the culture of theoretical physics" (in the words of his long time friend and co-author, Kameshwar Wali), this volume is centred around the notion of symmetry and its breaking. Starting with particle physics, the contents proceeds to symmetries of matter, defects, and crystals. The mathematics of group extensions, non-linear group action, critical orbits and phase transitions is developed along the way. The symmetry principles and general mathematical tools provide unity in the treatment of different topics. The selected papers and lecture notes are preceded by a lively biography of Louis Michel and a commentary that relates his selected works both to the physics of his time and to contemporary trends.

This book should be of interest to theoretical physicists, chemists, applied mathematicians and historians of science, and is accessible to graduate (and advanced undergraduate) students.

Readership: Graduate students, researchers, theoretical physicists, chemists, applied mathematicians and historians of science.

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