Labyrinth of Time Introducing the Universe
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Description: Modern physics has revealed the universe as a much stranger place than we could have imagined. The puzzle at the centre of our knowledge of the universe is time. Michael Lockwood takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the nature of things. He investigates philosophical questions about past, present, and future, our experience of time, and the possibility of time travel. And he provides the most careful, lively, and up-to-date introduction to the physics of time and the structure of the universe. He guides us step by step through relativity theory and quantum physics, introducing and explaining the ground-breaking ideas of Newton and Boltzmann, Einstein and Schroedinger, Penrose and Hawking. We zoom in on the behaviour of molecules and atoms, and pull back to survey the expansion of the universe. We learn about entropy and gravity, black holes and wormholes, about how it all began and where we are all headed. Lockwood's aim is not just to boggle the mind but to lead us towards an understanding of the science and philosophy. Things will never seem the same again after a voyage through The Labyrinth of Time.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/23/2007
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Two Concepts of Time|
|Time and Space: A Marriage is Arranged|
|Taking Space-Time Seriously|
|From Flat to Curved Space-Time|
|Weaving the Cosmic Tapestry|
|Closed Timelike Curves: Science Fact or Science Fiction?|
|Classical Time Travel: The Toils of Paradox|
|Hamilton's Legacy: Physical Systems and their State Spaces|
|Time Asymmetry and the Second Law|
|Entropy, Electrodynamics, and the Role of Gravity|
|'Drawn through Life Backwards'|
|The Unyielding Past|
|The Emergence of Order|
|From Quantum Jumps to Schrodinger's Cat|
|Space, Time, and Quantum Gravity: Physics at the Frontier|
|The Time of our Lives|