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Explaining the Universe: the New Age of Physics.

JOHN M. CHARAP

Can Schrodinger's cat really be simultaneously dead and alive? Why can't we forecast weather better? Might space-time have 11 dimensions? These are some questions that stimulate the minds of modern physicists. Charap reflects on the "state of physics" and how the field has developed from its dawn 100 years ago. Within a framework of modern theories culled from particle physics, chaos theory, and cosmology, he considers questions and answers that will surely make this century and the next as exhilarating as the last. Princeton U Pr, 2002, 226 p., color plates/b&w photos/illus., hardcover, $29.95.
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Date:Oct 12, 2002
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