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# Tag Archives: quantum mechanics

## Hadamard on impact

In his book on how mathematicians think, which I have discussed here, Hadamard devotes a chapter to inquiring how mathematicians choose the topic to work on. He starts with Claparède’s view that there are two kinds of invention: one is … Continue reading

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Tagged calculus of variations, ellipses, helium, quantum mechanics, universal gravitation
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## Not what it seems

There are many outstanding books explaining the latest developments at the frontiers of theoretical physics to general audiences. This is not an easy thing to do, but the physicists who have stepped up tend to be very good writers and … Continue reading

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Tagged Bronstein, Dirac, Einstein, Heisenberg, loop quantum gravity, Newton, quantum mechanics, relativity
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