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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