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- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers... more...
- OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17
In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating roller-coaster ride through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
From the best-selling author of The Emperor?s New Mind and The Road to Reality, a groundbreaking book that provides new views on three of cosmology?s most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is its ultimate future? Current understanding of our universe dictates that... more...
- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
The book presents the life and personality, the scientific and philosophical work of Ludwig Boltzmann. His tragic life ending with his suicide is described in detail. A substantial part of the book is devoted to discussing his work establishing the atomic structure of matter and his influence on modern physics. more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 14.95 US$ 11.96
Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein?s general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united into a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined?... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 84.00 US$ 68.88
In the two volumes that comprise this work Roger Penrose and Wolfgang Rindler introduce the calculus of 2-spinors and the theory of twistors, and discuss in detail how these powerful and elegant methods may be used to elucidate the structure and properties of space-time. In volume 1, Two-spinor calculus and relativistic fields, the calculus of 2-spinors... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 72.00 US$ 59.04
This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors. more...