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Publisher Description

In this age of superstring theories and Big Bang cosmology, we're used to thinking of the unknown as impossibly distant from our everyday lives. But in A Different Universe, Nobel Laureate Robert Laughlin argues that the scientific frontier is right under our fingers. Instead of looking for ultimate theories, Laughlin considers the world of emergent properties-meaning the properties, such as the hardness and shape of a crystal, that result from the organization of large numbers of atoms. Laughlin shows us how the most fundamental laws of physics are in fact emergent. A Different Universe is a truly mind-bending book that shows us why everything we think about fundamental physical laws needs to change.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2008
July 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Basic Books
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.3
MB

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