Parallel Universes

Parallel Universes

Explores the degree to which a belief in parallel universes shapes the thinking of contemporary physicists in areas as diverse as relativity, psychology, quantum mechanics, and cosmology

Author: Fred Alan Wolf

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671696016

Category: Science

Page: 351

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Explores the degree to which a belief in parallel universes shapes the thinking of contemporary physicists in areas as diverse as relativity, psychology, quantum mechanics, and cosmology
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Universes

Universes

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions.

Author: John Leslie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415139554

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
Categories: Philosophy

The Universe in a Nutshell

The Universe in a Nutshell

The author explores recent scientific breakthroughs in the fields of supergravity, supersymmetry, quantum theory, superstring theory, and p-branes as he searches for the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos.

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553802023

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 328

The author explores recent scientific breakthroughs in the fields of supergravity, supersymmetry, quantum theory, superstring theory, and p-branes as he searches for the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos.
Categories: Science

Our Universe The Past The Present The Future

Our Universe   The Past  The Present  The Future

This book will introduce you to the main topics in science with the hope that by the end, you can go and make your own discoveries.

Author: Reyansh Das

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798517158031

Category:

Page: 116

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About the Author Reyansh was born on 7th July 2011. He is almost 10 years now. He started writing the book in January 2019 when he was six and a half years old. When I was 5 years old, I knew nothing about space. One day while browsing random videos in YouTube, he saw a video related to space and from that day onwards he developed a special interest towards gaining knowledge about the world and beyond. As he grew up, a few unknown questions were answered: What created the Big Bang? What's outside the universe? And what will happen to a black dwarf? Topics like Singularity, Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Time Dilation fascinated him a lot. These questions instigated him in acquiring more knowledge about the topic. He then decided to compile all the knowledge that can interesting and useful for children and write them in a book. My knowledge about space boosted, from life on earth to Galaxies and beyond. I then gained interest of space books, like 'Missions to space' and Space. About the Book The Universe has been a fascinating area of research for a large section of people. From the ancient time, the Greek philosophers discovered various interesting facts about space. Ancient Greek Philosopher, Ptolemy, thought that the earth was spherical and at the center of the universe. All the stars and planets orbited earth in complex cycles called 'epicycles' according to Ptolemy. The spherical earth was finally confirmed by Magellan's 'Round the world trip' in 1401. However, in 1543, an astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, proposed the view that the sun was at the center of the universe and that Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, the six planets known at the time, all orbited the sun. He also gave detailed orbits about the planets and the moon (The moon was the only object that orbited earth). At first, his thoughts were ignored. However, in the seventeenth century, Italian scientist Galileo Galilei and German astronomer Johannes Kepler started to support the Copernican system. They also introduced the telescope, a machine that allowed people to look much farther than the naked eye and with it, the discovery of four new bodies that orbited Jupiter. Eventually, English scientist Isaac Newton put an end to Ptolemy's view of the universe, in his 'Principia'. Newton's theories even predicted the existence and positions of Neptune and Pluto before they were seen and discovered by telescopes. But why do we go exploring space and landing on the moon? Well, as the population increases, the only way to survive is to explore outer space and set up colonies. It will not solve our problems immediately, but will help us to alleviate the problems quickly. It is also important for asteroid mining which would be much healthier for our planet. And, if something like an asteroid collision or extreme heating happens on earth, the only way out would be to set up a colony on the moon or mars. Plus, on the moon, Helium 3 may be abundant due to solar winds, helping us use fusion energy, a clean source of energy that does not harm the environment. This book will introduce you to the main topics in science with the hope that by the end, you can go and make your own discoveries.
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The Book of Nothing

The Book of Nothing

Ranging through mathematics, theology, philosophy, literature, particle physics, and cosmology, The Book of Nothing explores the enduring hold that vacuity has exercised on the human imagination.

Author: John D. Barrow

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307554819

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 790

What conceptual blind spot kept the ancient Greeks (unlike the Indians and Maya) from developing a concept of zero? Why did St. Augustine equate nothingness with the Devil? What tortuous means did 17th-century scientists employ in their attempts to create a vacuum? And why do contemporary quantum physicists believe that the void is actually seething with subatomic activity? You’ll find the answers in this dizzyingly erudite and elegantly explained book by the English cosmologist John D. Barrow. Ranging through mathematics, theology, philosophy, literature, particle physics, and cosmology, The Book of Nothing explores the enduring hold that vacuity has exercised on the human imagination. Combining high-wire speculation with a wealth of reference that takes in Freddy Mercury and Shakespeare alongside Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking, the result is a fascinating excursion to the vanishing point of our knowledge.
Categories: Science

Einstein

Einstein

By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416539322

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom, and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals. These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Nonlinear Universe

The Nonlinear Universe

The book explains the wide-ranging implications of nonlinear phenomena for future developments in many areas of modern science, including mathematics, physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and neuroscience.

Author: Alwyn C. Scott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540341536

Category: Science

Page: 364

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Written in Alwyn Scott’s inimitable style, one that readers will find both lucid and accessible, this masterwork elucidates the explosion of activity in nonlinear science in recent decades. The book explains the wide-ranging implications of nonlinear phenomena for future developments in many areas of modern science, including mathematics, physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and neuroscience. Arguably as important as quantum theory, modern nonlinear science is essential for understanding the scientific developments of the twenty-first century.
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The Universe and Dr Einstein

The Universe and Dr  Einstein

Acclaimed by Einstein himself, this is among the clearest, most readable expositions of relativity theory.

Author: Lincoln Barnett

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486445199

Category: Science

Page: 128

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Acclaimed by Einstein himself, this is among the clearest, most readable expositions of relativity theory. It explains the problems Einstein faced, the experiments that led to his theories, and what his findings reveal about the forces that govern the universe. 1957 edition.
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Beyond Einstein

Beyond Einstein

Introduces the most cutting-edge field in physics, superstring theory, and explains how scientists have been able to join the theroy of relativity and quantum mechanics to approach a theory of the universe

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385477819

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 240

Introduces the most cutting-edge field in physics, superstring theory, and explains how scientists have been able to join the theroy of relativity and quantum mechanics to approach a theory of the universe
Categories: Science

The Origin and Evolution of the Universe

The Origin and Evolution of the Universe

This book presents the excitement of these new discoveries in the larger context of cosmic evolution.

Author: Ben Zuckerman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763700304

Category: Science

Page: 152

View: 699

The study of the origin and evolution of the universe encompasses many of the most fascinating questions in science. What is our place in the universe? How did everything in it get started, from galaxies and stars, to planets and people? And what does the future hold, for our star, and our universe? Recently, scientists have made remarkable advances in providing concrete answers to these profound questions. The new technologies of observational astronomy, with its ground- and space-based gamma-ray, X-ray, ultraviolet, infrared and radio telescopes, is truly producing a new golden age of discovery. This book presents the excitement of these new discoveries in the larger context of cosmic evolution. The distinguished contributors are leading researchers at the cutting edge of these fields, and they also excel in explaining these subjects to the broader public. They offer the latest insights into these rapidly advancing fields, covering the origin and evolution of the universe, the chemical elements, galaxies, the evolution of stars, planets, and biological life. Essential physical concepts are clearly and carefully explained at the introductory college level. Related concepts from chemistry, geology, and biology are organized and integrated into the discussions. An extensive glossary is provided, and mathematical detail has been deliberately kept simple, to make the chapters accessible to anyone with an appreciation of science. The result is stimulating exploration of the frontiers of modern science that will intrigue both amateurs and professionals.
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How To Master The Universe The Book Of Spheres

How To Master The Universe The Book Of Spheres

All of the space in the universe may seem to be different points in reality, but this perspective is only relevant to man's own perceived small size.

Author: Robert Zedros

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411652309

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

View: 937

Our world appears random, but there is a definite pattern in the universe around us. Once you understand these characteristics, you can apply them to your benefit. How To Master The Universe is reminiscent of the Book Of Rings, Book Of Strategy, and The Prince. This book deals with personal perception, thoughts and correct observation.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Fortunate Universe

A Fortunate Universe

An engaging defence and critique of the various arguments from both science and religion on the fine-tuning of the Universe.

Author: Geraint F. Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107156616

Category: Science

Page: 373

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An engaging defence and critique of the various arguments from both science and religion on the fine-tuning of the Universe.
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The Physics of the Early Universe

The Physics of the Early Universe

As such, this book will also benefit experienced scientists and nonspecialists from related areas of research.

Author: Eleftherios Papantonopoulos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540227121

Category: Science

Page: 301

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The Physics of the Early Universe is an edited and expanded version of the lectures given at a recent summer school of the same name. Its aim is to present an advanced multi-authored textbook that meets the needs of both postgraduate students and young researchers interested in, or already working on, problems in cosmology and general relativity, with emphasis on the early universe. A particularly strong feature of the present work is the constructive-critical approach to the present mainstream theories, the careful assessment of some alternative approaches, and the overall balance between theoretical and observational considerations. As such, this book will also benefit experienced scientists and nonspecialists from related areas of research.
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Our Mathematical Universe

Our Mathematical Universe

In Our Mathematical Universe, Max Tegmark, one of the most original physicists at work today, leads us on an astonishing journey to explore the mysteries uncovered by cosmology and to discover the nature of reality Part-history of the ...

Author: Max Tegmark

Publisher:

ISBN: 0241954630

Category: Cosmology

Page: 432

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Why does mathematics explain the universe so well? From the big bang to the distant future via parallel worlds, Max Tegmark proposes a radical idea: that our reality is not only described by mathematics: it is mathematics. 'Daring, Radical. Innovative. A game changer.' Michio Kaku, author of Physics of the Future 'An amazing ride through the rich landscape of contemporary cosmology.' Clive Cookson, Financial Times 'An intellectual adventure . . . enlivened by the author's personal touch.' John Gribbin, Times Higher Education 'Lively . . . wonderfully accessible.' Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe 'Exhilarating . . . the nearest we have to a successor to Richard Feynman . . . His insights and conclusions are staggering.' Robert Matthews, Focus
Categories: Cosmology

Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Gravitational Wave Astronomy

This book is an introduction to gravitational waves and related astrophysics. It provides a bridge across the range of astronomy, physics and cosmology that comes into play when trying to understand the gravitational-wave sky.

Author: Nils Andersson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192579157

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 944

This book is an introduction to gravitational waves and related astrophysics. It provides a bridge across the range of astronomy, physics and cosmology that comes into play when trying to understand the gravitational-wave sky. Starting with Einstein's theory of gravity, chapters develop the key ideas step by step, leading up to the technology that finally caught these faint whispers from the distant universe. The second part of the book makes a direct connection with current research, introducing the relevant language and making the involved concepts less mysterious. The book is intended to work as a platform, low enough that anyone with an elementary understanding of gravitational waves can scramble onto it, but at the same time high enough to connect readers with active research - and the many exciting discoveries that are happening right now. The first part of the book introduces the key ideas, following a general overview chapter and including a brief reminder of Einstein's theory. This part can be taught as a self-contained one semester course. The second part of the book is written to work as a collection of "set pieces" with core material that can be adapted to specific lectures and additional material that provide context and depth. A range of readers may find this book useful, including graduate students, astronomers looking for basic understanding of the gravitational-wave window to the universe, researchers analysing data from gravitational-wave detectors, and nuclear and particle physicists.
Categories: Science

3D Universe

3D Universe

Specifications: Type - Encyclopedia Author - Pegasus Publisher - B Jain Publishers Pvt Ltd Language - English Contents - One Pegasus Encyclopedia Library Universe - 3D Key Features : Complete package of valuable information and 3D pictures ...

Author: Pegasus

Publisher:

ISBN: 8131930319

Category:

Page: 32

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An Encyclopedia which is the complete package of valuable information and 3D pictures that come alive. Kid's will be thrilled on reading this books with 3D glasses. Overall a very interesting series in approach of giving knowledge. Specifications : Type - Encyclopedia Author - Pegasus Publisher - B Jain Publishers Pvt Ltd Language - English Contents - One Pegasus Encyclopedia Library Universe - 3D Key Features : Complete package of valuable information and 3D pictures that come alive Note : 3D glasses with this book
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The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe

After an earthquake has destroyed much of the planet, an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the Earth of a distant future.

Author: W. Rodman Philbrick

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439087597

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 223

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After an earthquake has destroyed much of the planet, an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the Earth of a distant future.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Philosophy of Cosmology

The Philosophy of Cosmology

Following a long-term international collaboration between leaders in cosmology and the philosophy of science, this volume addresses foundational questions at the limit of science across these disciplines, questions raised by observational ...

Author: Khalil Chamcham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316995952

Category: Science

Page:

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Following a long-term international collaboration between leaders in cosmology and the philosophy of science, this volume addresses foundational questions at the limit of science across these disciplines, questions raised by observational and theoretical progress in modern cosmology. Space missions have mapped the Universe up to its early instants, opening up questions on what came before the Big Bang, the nature of space and time, and the quantum origin of the Universe. As the foundational volume of an emerging academic discipline, experts from relevant fields lay out the fundamental problems of contemporary cosmology and explore the routes toward finding possible solutions. Written for graduates and researchers in physics and philosophy, particular efforts are made to inform academics from other fields, as well as the educated public, who wish to understand our modern vision of the Universe, related philosophical questions, and the significant impacts on scientific methodology.
Categories: Science

The Universe and Me

The Universe and Me

I suppose what she meant was that in calling the book the Universe and Me that I was somehow giving undue credit to myself, the author.

Author: Bob Murphy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469118888

Category: Science

Page: 304

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The Universe and Me is his most ambitious work to date. A tour de force, this book represents a synthesis of at least a dozen separate scientific disciplines, including cosmology, physics, chemistry, microbiology, paleobiology, paleoclimatology, paleontology, botany, optics, mammology, primatology, anthropology and the history of science. All of these skillfully and woven together into a fabric of great charm. This is, literally, the greatest story ever told. It is our story. The story of creation, and in the hands of this story-teller, this great adventure, has never been more understandable and available to all.
Categories: Science