Physics And Our World: Reissue Of The Proceedings Of A Symposium In Honor Of Victor F Weisskopf, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814434973
  • ISBN-13: 9789814434973
  • DDC: 530
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 188 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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As the proceedings of a symposium in honor of Victor Weisskopf at MIT, this volume contains papers by leaders of physics at the time, including M Delbrück, M Gell-Mann, H Bethe, T D Lee, B R Mottelson, W K H Panofsky, E Purcell, J Schwinger, S M Ulam, and others. Some papers address problems in the philosophy of physics, and physics and society, that are timeless in nature. But the symposium had a historical significance, in that it took place at a historic juncture of particle physics - the emergence of the Standard Model owing to experiments that point to the existence of quarks. Some of the papers reflect both the pre-quark and post-quark points of view. For these reasons, these proceedings merit reissue and reexamination.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introductory Remarks.
2: The Energy Problem.
3: Model-Free Views of Deep Inelastic Scattering.
4: Life at Low Reynolds Number*.
5: A Possible New Form of Matter at High Density.
6: The World as Quarks, Leptons and Bosons*.
7: What Angular Momentum Can Do to the Nucleus*.
8: Physics for Mathematicians.
9: How Aristotle Discovered DNA.
10: Is Negotiated Arms Control Possible?.
11: The Third Culture.