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Title
The lightness of being lightness of being :
Type
Text
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
plates
Classification
LCC: QC171.2 .W536 2008 (Source: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2008925224
Supplementary Content
Index present
Summary
The 2004 Nobel Prize winner in physics offers this readable and authoritative work for the general public. It explores basic questions about space, mass, energy, and the longed-for possibility of a fully unified theory of nature.
Table Of Contents
About the title
Reader's guide
pt. I. The origin of mass
Getting to It
Newton's zeroth law
Einstein's second law
What matters for matter
The hydra within
The bits within the its
Symmetry incarnate
The grid (persistence of ether)
Computing matter
The origin of mass
The music of the grid : a poem in two equations
Profound simplicity
pt. II. The feebleness of gravity
Is gravity feeble? : Yes (in practice)
Is gravity feeble? : No (in theory)
The right question
A beautiful answer
pt. III. Is beauty truth?
Unification : the siren's song
Unification : through a glass, darkly
Truthification
Unification [loves] SUSY
Anticipating a new golden age
Epilogue: A smooth pebble, a pretty shell
Appendix A: Particles have mass, the world has energy
Appendix B: The multilayered, multicolored cosmic superconductor
Appendix C: From "not wrong" to (maybe) right
Glossary.
Authorized Access Point
Wilczek, Frank. lightness of being