Physics and the Unification Theory
I've just started reading a book (outside of class) on the history of 20th century physics. It is called "The Second Creation" and promises to be very interesting. It is all about the history, focusing on the people involved, but not ignoring the ideas. I hope to gain a greater understanding of the concepts involved.
The book starts with Unification Theory or, as some physicists like to call it, the Theory of Everything. The conscepts, and the idea of the concepts, can be fascinating. "A complete description of the foundations of matter, space and time, a set of linked equations containing the elements of the cosmos," as the book, writen by Robert Crease and Charles Mann, says, would be a great breakthrough and have to be restled with among philisophical fields. It would deal with the disonance and the gap between Newtonian and Quantum physics, certainly a dissonance and gap where unification is needed.