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An uncertainty principle for geometry. Arts reviewed: "The Symbolic Universe: Geometry and Physics 1890–1930", edited by Jeremy Gray, Oxford University Press: 1999. 304 pp. $105

An uncertainty principle for geometry. Arts reviewed: "The Symbolic Universe: Geometry and Physics 1890–1930", edited by Jeremy Gray, Oxford University Press: 1999. 304 pp. $105
An uncertainty principle for geometry. Arts reviewed: "The Symbolic Universe: Geometry and Physics 1890–1930", edited by Jeremy Gray, Oxford University Press: 1999. 304 pp. $105
While physicists regard mathematics as a superb investigative tool, for the mathematician it is an end in itself. If, as in this book, the investigation is restricted to the relationship between geometry and physics, the situation is the same, except that a considerable variety of geometries exists: Euclidean, Riemannian, affine, and so on. So is there anything more of interest to be said about the relationship between geometry and physics?...
0028-0836
705-706
Landsberg, P.T.
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Landsberg, P.T.
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Landsberg, P.T. (2000) An uncertainty principle for geometry. Arts reviewed: "The Symbolic Universe: Geometry and Physics 1890–1930", edited by Jeremy Gray, Oxford University Press: 1999. 304 pp. $105. Nature, 404, 705-706. (doi:10.1038/35008137).

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While physicists regard mathematics as a superb investigative tool, for the mathematician it is an end in itself. If, as in this book, the investigation is restricted to the relationship between geometry and physics, the situation is the same, except that a considerable variety of geometries exists: Euclidean, Riemannian, affine, and so on. So is there anything more of interest to be said about the relationship between geometry and physics?...

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Published date: 2000

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Local EPrints ID: 29494
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29494
ISSN: 0028-0836
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Date deposited: 19 Jul 2006
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Author: P.T. Landsberg

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