The Lazy Universe
The mathematician and physicist, Cornelius Lanczos (1893–1974), wrote one of the best books of physics explanation that has ever been writ-ten: The Variational Principles of Mechanics.1 It explains the true meaning and philosophical content of the Principle of Least Action. The present book is a shorter and simpliﬁed version of that classic – but it is an original interpretation (anything taken directly from Lanczos is attributed and referenced by page number); it is also a paean to Lanczos.
Who is the book for? It is for you! It concerns a principle that underpins the whole of physics, so how could it not be important to understand even a tiny bit of it? The greatest theories have one common feature -they always bring in wisdom far-surpassing their original remit, extend-ing into almost every walk of life. Therefore, one should not limit one’s area of study but rather follow the maxim: “The more you know, the more you can know; the more you understand, the more you can under-stand.”2 Moreover, as well as an increased understanding of the world, you will be privy to a rare reward – to “theories of excessive beauty”.3
جهت استعلام قيمت و سفارش چاپ اين محصول لطفا با انتشارات گنج حضور تماس حاصل فرماييد