Fearful Symmetry: Is God a Geometer? by Ian Stewart
Fearful Symmetry: Is God a Geometer?
Author: Ian Stewart
Title: Fearful Symmetry: Is God a Geometer?
ISBN10: 0631182519
ISBN13: 978-0631182511
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Blackwell Pub; First Edition edition (June 1, 1992)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1800 kb
Size epub: 1912 kb
Rating: 5.0 ✪
Votes: 298
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Mathematics
Many philosophers have been impressed by the patterns in the physical world and have seen God as a mathematician. However, it is the breaking of symmetry that is responsible for nature's patterns. This work examines an array of natural phenomena to show the importance of broken symmetries. In doing so, it addresses some of the deepest concepts of modern physics - the arrow of time, the handedness of life, and the origins of biological form.