Views of a Physicist

Views of a Physicist

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NG van Kampen is a well-known theoretical physicist who has had a long and distinguished career. His research covers scattering theory, plasma physics, statistical mechanics, and various mathematical aspects of physics. In addition to his scientific work, he has written a number of papers about more general aspects of science. An indefatigable fighter for intellectual honesty and clarity, he has pointed out repeatedly that the fundamental ideas of physics have been needlessly obscured. As those papers appeared in various journals, partly in Dutch, it was felt that it would be worthwhile to collect them (translating the Dutch material into English) and make them available to a larger audience. This is a book of major importance to scientists and university teachers.QUESTIONS WITHOUT ANSWERS There exist questions that are formulated in a grammatically correct way and ... us how to describe the motion of the planets, but at the same time showed that there is no answer to the question: aquot;What isanbsp;...

Title:Views of a Physicist
Author:N. G. van Kampen, Paul Herman Ernst Meijer
Publisher:World Scientific - 2000-01-01


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