Analogies in Physics and Life: A Scientific Autobiography

Analogies in Physics and Life: A Scientific Autobiography

Richard M. Weiner


Analogies play a primary function in technological know-how. to appreciate how and why, at a given second, a undeniable analogy was once used, one has to understand the categorical, ancient conditions less than which the recent suggestion used to be built. This historic history is rarely awarded in medical articles and fairly infrequently in books. For the overall reader, the undergraduate or graduate pupil who learns the topic for the 1st time, but in addition for the practitioner who seems for idea or who desires to comprehend what his colleague operating in one other box does, those ancient situations will be attention-grabbing and worthwhile. This e-book discusses a chain of analogy results in subatomic physics, the prediction and idea of which the writer has contributed to within the final 50 years. those phenomena are provided at a degree obtainable to the non-specialist, with out formulae yet with emphasis at the own and old heritage: memoirs of conferences, discussions and correspondence with collaborators and co-workers. As such, in addition to its clinical elements, the publication constitutes an soaking up witness account of a holocaust survivor who as a consequence illegally crossed the Iron Curtain to flee communist persecution.

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