The Nature of the Physical World

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THE NATURE OF THE PHYSICAL WORLD

by A. S. EDDINGTON M.A., LL.D., D.Sc., F.R.S. Plumian Professor of Astronomy in the University of Cambridge

GIFFORD LECTURES 1927

CAMBRIDGE AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1929

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Introduction xi
  • Chapter I - The Downfall of Classical Physics 1
  • Chapter II - Relativity 20
  • Chapter III - Time 36
  • Chapter IV - The Running-Down of the Universe 63
  • Chapter V - "Becoming' 87
  • Chapter VI - Gravitation--The Law 111
  • Chapter VII - Gravitation--The Explanation 138
  • Chapter VIII - Man's Place in the Universe 163
  • Chapter IX - The Quantum Theory 179
  • Chapter X - The New Quantum Theory 200
  • Chapter XI - World Building 230
  • Chapter XII - Pointer Readings 247
  • Chapter XIII - Reality 273
  • Chapter XIV - Causation 293
  • Conclusion 343
  • Index 355
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