Weinberg, Foundations of Modern Physics (2021)

In summary, Steven Weinberg has recently written a new book and some members of the conversation have received their copies. It is a textbook on modern physics with a focus on historical insights. Unfortunately, the news of Weinberg's passing has overshadowed the excitement for his new book.
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I was unaware of the book, so I have not read it. Now that I am aware, I have ordered it to add to my Weinberg collection.
 
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It looks like a fun book geared towards an unusual audience. I shouldn't buy it, but if it gets a nice comment in this thread, well... maybe I need it.
 
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It's, I'd say the first, a Weinberg textbook on the undergraduate level. I started to read it and on the one hand I like it, because it's very clear concerning the physics. On the other hand I was a bit disappointed, because it's not of the typical Weinberg style with the ideal mixture between providing historical insight in an introductory chapter but then exposing the physics from a modern state-of-the-art point of view emphasizing the logic of the theory in a deductive way. Here, for my taste, he overemphasizes the historical approach a bit too much, but it's still a very good introductory undergraduate-level text on "modern physics".
 
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Steven Weinberg died today, at the age of 88.
 
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Yesterday I received the book. Awful news about Weinberg.
 
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I received my copy yesterday (depends on choice of time origin). Too busy to really look at it.
 
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Related to Weinberg, Foundations of Modern Physics (2021)

1. What is the main focus of "Weinberg, Foundations of Modern Physics (2021)"?

The main focus of "Weinberg, Foundations of Modern Physics (2021)" is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the fundamental principles and theories of modern physics. It covers topics such as relativity, quantum mechanics, and particle physics.

2. Who is the author of "Weinberg, Foundations of Modern Physics (2021)"?

The author of "Weinberg, Foundations of Modern Physics (2021)" is Steven Weinberg, a renowned physicist and Nobel laureate known for his contributions to the field of particle physics and cosmology.

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