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Theory construction and selection in modern physics

the S matrix

by James T. Cushing

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • S-matrix theory.,
  • Physics -- Philosophy.,
  • Physics -- Methodology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 330-371) and index.

    StatementJames T. Cushing.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC174.35.S2 C87 1990
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 409 p. :
    Number of Pages409
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1871494M
    ISBN 100521381819
    LC Control Number90031048

    The textbooks say nothing can travel faster than light, not even light itself. New experiments show that this is no longer true, raising questions about the maximum speed at which we can send. Welcome to Modern Physics. This book has a lot of information, but it also needs a lot of work. Feel free to read all the material that we have, and edit the material that needs editing. If you want to do a lot of work on this book, it is recommended that you read the note for contributors. Who This Book is For.

    • M. Nakahara, “Geometry, topology and physics,” Bristol, UK: Institute of Physics Publishing () p. (Graduate student series in physics) Very useful book, covers in particular the differential geometry aspects of Lie groups. Generally recommended for particle theorists. 7. This is a page listing for the Modern Physics book. Entries in italics are redirects and can probably be deleted.

    This is the only book in the literature that describes the complete process of theory construction and testing and its differences from research. Physicists are experts in theory construction but do not write about it, because it looks like ordinary work to them. Nonetheless, Bohr argued that this principle survived the replacement of the old quantum theory by modern quantum mechanics. The correspondence principle is still referred to today in the physics literature as a subject of current research, though arguably with a meaning that is somewhat different from Bohr's own understanding of this principle.


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