Einstein's Universe Gravity at Work and Play
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Description: On Albert Einstein's seventy-sixth and final birthday, a friend gave him a simple toy made from a broomstick, a brass ball attached to a length of string, and a weak spring. Einstein was delighted: the toy worked on a principle he had conceived fifty years earlier when he was working on his revolutionary theory of gravity--a principle whose implications are still confounding physicists today. Starting with this winning anecdote, Anthony Zee begins his animated discussion of phenomena ranging from the emergence of galaxies to the curvature of space-time, evidence for the existence of gravity waves, and the shape of the universe in the first nanoseconds of creation and today. Making complex ideas accessible without oversimplifying, Zee leads the reader through the implications of Einstein's theory and its influence on modern physics. His playful and lucid style conveys the excitement of some of the latest developments in physics, and his new Afterword brings things even further up-to-date.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/19/2001
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Preface to the Oxford Edition|
|Prologue: The Apple and the Moon|
|The Rise of Gravity|
|An Old Man's Toy|
|Hastening Through Space and Time|
|The Mighty Shall Be Weak|
|The Expanding Universe|
|Darkness at Night|
|From the Big Chill to the Big Bang|
|Structures Out of the Void|
|The Universe Begets Matter|
|The Rich Get Richer|
|From Hair Whorls to the Edge of Creation|
|Ghost Riders in the Sky|
|Crowned with a Halo|
|The Mystery of Gravity|
|The Fall and Rise of Gravity|
|The Music of Strings|
|The Thinking Man and the Laughing God|