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Sleeping Beauties in Theoretical Physics

26 Surprising Insights

  • Thanu Padmanabhan

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 895)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
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  27. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

This book addresses a fascinating set of questions in theoretical physics which will both entertain and enlighten all students, teachers and researchers and other physics aficionados. These range from Newtonian mechanics to quantum field theory and cover several puzzling issues that do not appear in standard textbooks. Some topics cover conceptual conundrums, the solutions to which lead to surprising insights; some correct popular misconceptions in the textbook discussion of certain topics; others illustrate deep connections between apparently unconnected domains of theoretical physics; and a few provide remarkably simple derivations of results which are not often appreciated. The connoisseur of theoretical physics will enjoy a feast of pleasant surprises skilfully prepared by an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist. Each topic is introduced with proper background discussion and special effort is taken to make the discussion self-contained, clear and comprehensible to anyone with an undergraduate education in physics.

Keywords

Conundrums in Physics Entertaining Physics Physics Paradoxes Physics Puzzles Physics Surprises Theoretical Physics Challenges Unexpected Connections in Physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPuneIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13443-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13442-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13443-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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