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Foundations of Physical Law – A series of lectures delivered by Dr Peter Rowlands

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Foundations of Physical Law

A series of lectures delivered by Dr Peter Rowlands

The principles which underpin physical law are at the heart of science. New ideas and new concepts are examined and evaluated in terms of how they lead to new insight into present paradigms. The lectures discuss methodology, important mathematical structures and various aspects of symmetry, how they lead to consistency, or otherwise, with present understanding, and how also they can facilitate quantitative analysis.


Lecture 1: Introduction to Foundational Physics

1. Introduction to Foundational Physics Slides

1. Introduction to Foundational Physics Transcript


Lecture 2: Mathematical Ideas and Methods‌‌

2. Mathematical Ideas and Methods Slides

2. Mathematical Ideas and Methods Transcript


Lecture 3: The Most Primitive Concepts

3. The Most Primitive Concepts Slides

3. The Most Primitive Concepts Transcript


Lecture 4: A Fundamental Symmetry

4. A Fundamental Symmetry Slides

4. A Fundamental Symmetry Transcript


Lecture 5: Nilpotent Quantum Mechanics 1

5. Nilpotent Quantum Mechanics 1 Slides

5. Nilpotent Quantum Mechanics 1 Transcript


Lecture 6: Nilpotent Quantum Mechanics 2

6. Nilpotent Quantum Mechanics 2 Slides

6. Nilpotent Quantum Mechanics 2 Transcript


Lecture 7: Nilpotent Quantum Field Theory

7. Nilpotent Quantum Field Theory Slides

7. Nilpotent Quantum Field Theory Transcript


Lecture 8: Gravity

8. Gravity Slides

8. Gravity Transcript


Lecture 9: Particles

9. Particles Slides

9. Particles Transcript


Lecture 10. Return to Symmetries

10. Return to Symmetries Slides

10. Return to Symmetries Transcript

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