This book talks about all of these developments, and many more in a manner that makes it suitable for the lay person.
It's not a text book and it's not the place to learn these theories, but it would be a great Christmas present for any upper division or graduate physics student.
Hence, the great conservation laws are consequences of point-of-view invariance and thus are reflections of the symmetries of space and time.
For so long I was enamoured by writers such as Paul Davies and Martin Rees who were almost theological in their approach to the conclusions they drew from what they knew of the... Read morePublished on April 25, 2010 by Mr. Brett Hall
Now here's a fellow who quickly gets you thinking he will tell it like it is. The book cover asks, "Where do the laws of physics come from? Read morePublished on July 8, 2009 by Ronald J. Stehlin
I enjoy popular science books and was looking forward to this one, but the PW review got it right: "Stenger's descriptions of the models of physics and his discussion of cosmology... Read morePublished on March 2, 2008 by K. Erwin
I am a non-scientist who reads a lot of science. Dr. Stenger's book was brilliantly constructed and argued, digesting a century or two of progress in physics into a few core... Read morePublished on November 20, 2007 by T. Burket
This is quite a nifty, compendium like summary of currently accepted laws pertaining to cosmology/particle physics (I refer here to author's clear and mellifluous writing). Read morePublished on April 2, 2007 by Regnal
Professor Victor J. Stenger provides a fine survey of the status and science of physics in THE COMPREHENSIBLE COSMOS: WHERE DO THE LAWS OF PHYSICS COME FROM? Read morePublished on March 4, 2007 by Midwest Book Review
Two parts. The first two thirds of the book is in general terms, and very interesting. The remaining third is mathematical appendices, accounts of the maths behind the first... Read morePublished on February 5, 2007 by R. A. Bull
Professor Stenger's book draws a map for the non-scientist through the otherwise intimidating terrain of physics. Read morePublished on December 22, 2006 by D. McGee