The Beautiful Invisible: Creativity, imagination, and theoretical physics

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9780199574841: The Beautiful Invisible: Creativity, imagination, and theoretical physics

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this book is the best Christmas reading for physicists this year ( CERN Courier)

For anyone thinking of starting a physics degree, or wishing they had done one, this is an excellent book...by someone who is eveidently a first-rate teacher. ( Andrew Crumey, The Scotsman)

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The realm of theoretical physics is teeming with abstract and beautiful concepts. And the task of imagining them is one that demands profound creativity, argues Giovanni Vignale. Explaining them is curiously akin to the craft of poets, or magical realist novelists such as Borges, and Musil, or Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita.

In this unusual and sometimes poetic book, Vignale presents his own unorthodox accounts of fundamental theoretical concepts such as Newtonian mechanics, superconductivity, and Einstein's theory of relativity, showing that what may seem at first quite simple in fact turns out to be much more profound. As we delve behind now-familiar metaphors such as 'electron spin' and 'black hole', the world that we take for granted melts away, leaving a glimpse of something much stranger.

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ISBN 10: 0199574847 ISBN 13: 9780199574841
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Descripción Oxford. 1 Cloth(s), 2011. hard. Estado de conservación: New. "A good scientific theory is like a symbolic tale, an allegory of reality," writes physicist Giovanni Vignale. "Its characters are abstractions that may not exist in reality; yet they give us a way of thinking more deeply about reality." Here he compares the creations of theoretical physics—that most abstract of sciences—to the works of great writers and artists. The same imagination and passion lie behind both, Vignale declares. In a lyrical, unorthodox journey ranging from the pendulum to relativity and quantum mechanics (with touches of Bulgakov, Magritte, and Walt Whitman), Vignale celebrates the beauty of the abstract heart of physics. 303. Nº de ref. de la librería 61150

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Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2011. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 236 x 158 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The realm of theoretical physics is teeming with abstract and beautiful concepts. And the task of imagining them is one that demands profound creativity, argues Giovanni Vignale. Explaining them is curiously akin to the craft of poets, or magical realist novelists such as Borges, and Musil, or Bulgakov s The Master and Margarita. In this unusual and sometimes poetic book, Vignale presents his own unorthodox accounts of fundamental theoretical concepts such as Newtonian mechanics, superconductivity, and Einstein s theory of relativity, showing that what may seem at first quite simple in fact turns out to be much more profound. As we delve behind now-familiar metaphors such as electron spin and black hole , the world that we take for granted melts away, leaving a glimpse of something much stranger. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780199574841

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Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2011. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 236 x 158 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The realm of theoretical physics is teeming with abstract and beautiful concepts. And the task of imagining them is one that demands profound creativity, argues Giovanni Vignale. Explaining them is curiously akin to the craft of poets, or magical realist novelists such as Borges, and Musil, or Bulgakov s The Master and Margarita. In this unusual and sometimes poetic book, Vignale presents his own unorthodox accounts of fundamental theoretical concepts such as Newtonian mechanics, superconductivity, and Einstein s theory of relativity, showing that what may seem at first quite simple in fact turns out to be much more profound. As we delve behind now-familiar metaphors such as electron spin and black hole , the world that we take for granted melts away, leaving a glimpse of something much stranger. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780199574841

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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Brand New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 010437

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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2011. Estado de conservación: New. 2011. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Theoretical physics, argues Giovanni Vignale, is an endeavour of deep imagination and creativity. And the quest to explain profoundly abstract ideas in concrete images makes it strangely akin to poetry and literature. Vignale leads us through beautiful and bizarre worlds, explaining them in his own unique way. Num Pages: 320 pages, approximately 15 black and white pictures and some line drawings. BIC Classification: PDZ; PH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 163 x 30. Weight in Grams: 614. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780199574841

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Descripción Oxford University Press. Hardback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Beautiful Invisible: Creativity, Imagination, and Theoretical Physics, Giovanni Vignale, The realm of theoretical physics is teeming with abstract and beautiful concepts. And the task of imagining them is one that demands profound creativity, argues Giovanni Vignale. Explaining them is curiously akin to the craft of poets, or magical realist novelists such as Borges, and Musil, or Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita. In this unusual and sometimes poetic book, Vignale presents his own unorthodox accounts of fundamental theoretical concepts such as Newtonian mechanics, superconductivity, and Einstein's theory of relativity, showing that what may seem at first quite simple in fact turns out to be much more profound. As we delve behind now-familiar metaphors such as 'electron spin' and 'black hole', the world that we take for granted melts away, leaving a glimpse of something much stranger. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780199574841

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Descripción Oxford University Press. Estado de conservación: New. 2011. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Theoretical physics, argues Giovanni Vignale, is an endeavour of deep imagination and creativity. And the quest to explain profoundly abstract ideas in concrete images makes it strangely akin to poetry and literature. Vignale leads us through beautiful and bizarre worlds, explaining them in his own unique way. Num Pages: 320 pages, approximately 15 black and white pictures and some line drawings. BIC Classification: PDZ; PH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 163 x 30. Weight in Grams: 614. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780199574841

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