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This book is unique in offering a unified account of the principles of theoretical physics, stressing the inter-relationships between areas that are usually treated as independent. The profound unifying influence of geometrical ideas, the powerful formal similarities between statistical mechanics and quantum field theory, and the ubiquitous role of symmetries in determining the essential structure of physical theories are emphasized throughout.
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Ian William Lawrence, CBE (born 1937 in Australia), is a Wellington lawyer, and was the Mayor of Wellington from 1983 to 1986.