Quintessence: A Thermodynamic Approach to the Phenomena of Nature


Series: Physics Research and Technology
BISAC: HIS036000

This book describes a fundamentally novel approach to understanding the phenomena of nature from the standpoint of classical, relativistic, quantum physics, and cosmology. Regularities of the living and inanimate worlds, as well as the interaction between these two worlds and within each of them are described. It is shown that for every phenomenon (even seemingly supernatural), one can find a scientific interpretation. In the words of Albert Einstein: “The scientific search is a constant race away from magic.”

Also discussed in this book are how the conditions for the emergence and development of organic life on the Earth were created. Why was the chosen set of approximately 100 global constants that govern our lives presented to us by nature? Are there planets in the Universe where there is also intelligent life? And if so, how can contact be established? These are some questions that are examined in this book. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Explanation of Physical Regularities from Positions of the Thermodynamic Approach

Chapter 2. Application of the Thermodynamic Approach to the Processes Going in the Human Organism





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The book is written in the popular science format to be comprehensible by general public. Beside this, it is targeted as well for readers of diverse academic and cultural backgrounds such as physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, medicine, education, religion, and alternative medicine. Reading of the book does not require special math or physics background. However, for those mastering in mathematics and physics, the detailed mathematical description is included in the Supplementary sections.

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