Martin Gardner

The Ambidextrous Universe: Left, Right, and the Fall of Parity

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Author Martin Gardner
Publisher New American Library, Inc.
Imprint A Mentor Book
Copyright Holder Martin Gardner
Illustrator John Mackey
Published in/by Arrangement with Basic Books, Inc.
About/Subject Mathematics
About/Subject Symmetry
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Date
Copyright
First Printing
Identifying Codes
Catalog Number MY931
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 64-23953
Price $1.25
Format Paperback
Publication Location United States
Genre
Page Count 254 pages
Language English
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(H × W × D)
Chapters Preface . . . vii
1. Mirrors . . . 11
2. Lineland and Flatland . . . 16
3. Solidland . . . 23
4. Magic . . . 32
5. Art, Music, and Poetry . . . 39
6. Galaxies, Suns, and Planets . . . 48
7. Plants and Animals . . . 55
8. Asymmetry in Animals . . . 65
9. The Human Body . . . 72
10. The Sinistral Minority . . . 80
11. Crystals . . . 86
12. Molecules . . . 98
13. Carbon . . . 109
14. Living Molecules . . . 121
15. The Origin of Life . . . 129
16. The Origin of Asymmetry . . . 139
17. The Fourth Dimension . . . 143
18. The Ozma Problem . . . 158
19. Mach's Shock . . . 166
20. Parity . . . 182
21. Antiparticles . . . 191
22. The Fall of Parity . . . 204
23. Neutrinos . . . 218
24. Mr. Split . . . 226
25. Is the Ozma Problem Solved? . . . 237
. . . . Answers to Exercises . . . 244
. . . . Index . . . 247

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