On the Unification of Physical Theories

  • Andre Mercier


From antiquity down to the Renaissance, “theories” advanced for the explanation of the behavior of nature were based on the assumption of existing harmonies—harmonies of numbers, spheres, and other geometrical figures. Kepler was still of that opinion when he wrote his famous Harmonices mundi. All such attempts can be considered as aiming at a unifying view of the world of physical (especially celestial) bodies and systems.


Quantum Theory Physical Theory Celestial Body Lorentz Group Interaction Constant 
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    See A. Mercier, “Leçons sur les principes de l’electrodynamique classique,” (Neuchâtel, Ed. du Griffon, 1952).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andre Mercier
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  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsBern UniversityBernSwitzerland

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