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Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything
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David D. Nolte (Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Dept of Physics, Purdue University, USA)
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Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

David D. Nolte (Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Dept of Physics, Purdue University, USA)


9780198805847

Oxford University Press


Cybernetics & systems theory;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Chaos theory;
Philosophy of science;
History of science;
Dynamics & vibration


Hardback

352 pages

$50.95
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Galileo Unbound traces the journey that brought us from Galileo's law of free fall to today's geneticists measuring evolutionary drift, entangled quantum particles moving among many worlds, and our lives as trajectories traversing a health space with thousands of dimensions. Remarkably, common themes persist that predict the evolution of species as readily as the orbits of planets or the collapse of stars into black holes. This book tells the history of spaces of expanding dimension and increasing abstraction and how they continue today to give new insight into the physics of complex systems.

By:   David D. Nolte (Professor of Physics and Astronomy Professor of Physics and Astronomy Dept of Physics Purdue University USA)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 224mm,  Width: 146mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   606g
ISBN:   9780198805847
ISBN 10:   0198805845
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   August 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David D. Nolte is the Edward M. Purcell Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University. His research areas have included experimental high-energy physics, cosmology, semiconductor physics, laser physics and biophysics. He received his BA from Cornell University in 1981, his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988, and a post-doctoral appointment at AT&T Bell Labs before joining the faculty at Purdue. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the AAAS. In 2005, he received the Herbert Newby McCoy Award of Purdue University. He is the inventor of the BioCD and Biodynamic Imaging and is the technical founder of two biotech companies using interferometry and holography for diagnostic screening.


David Nolte, in Galileo Unbound draws a continuous line starting from Galileo, to Newton, Lagrange and Poincare, all the way to Darwin and beyond. * Nature Astronomy * Using very few equations, Nolte looks at nearly every area of physics and even includes chapters on chaos and Darwinian evolution. Some of the phase space illustrations are complicated, but Nolte does an excellent job of developing these from the basic ideas of a trajectory through physical space. There is an unexpressed argument here that it may be better for the uninitiated to learn about the sciences through phase space concepts. By learning about the sciences in this way, one gains an appreciation for the symmetry and beauty of the theories without having to learn the advanced mathematics. * Professor Eric Kincanon, Gonzaga University * Highly Recommended. * CHOICE *

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