Black holes, wormholes and time machines
US$4.99 US$18.00Title (user) : Black holes, wormholes and time machinesTitle (google) : Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second EditionISBN : 0750305606,9780750305600,1439885605,9781439885604,9781420050738DDC : 530.11-dc21LCC : QC173.59.S65 A4 1999DOI : 10.1201/978142...
Title (user) : Black holes, wormholes and time machines
Title (google) : Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition
ISBN : 0750305606,9780750305600,1439885605,9781439885604,9781420050738
DDC : 530.11-dc21
LCC : QC173.59.S65 A4 1999
DOI : 10.1201/9781420050738
GoogleBook ID : cQb2D2FNJJIC
GoogleBook ID : 2hDSBQAAQBAJ
Edition : 1
Authors (user) : Jim Al-Khalili
Authors (google) : Jim Al-Khalili
Publisher : Institute of Physics Publishing
Language : English
Publication Date : 1999
File Format : pdf
Categories : Science
Description (user) :
Do you know:
• What might happen if you fall into a black hole?
• That the Universe does not have an edge?
• That the reason it gets dark at night is proof of the Big Bang?
• That cosmic particles time-travel through the atmosphere defying death?
• That our past, present and future might all coexist "out there"?
With two remarkable ideas, Albert Einstein revolutionized our view of the Universe. His first was that nothing can travel faster than light-the ultimate speed limit. This simple fact leads to the unavoidable conclusion that space and time must be linked together forever as Spacetime. With his second monumental insight, Einstein showed how Spacetime is warped and stretched by the gravity of all objects in the Universe and even punctured by black holes. But such possible twisting of Spacetime allowed a magic not even Einstein could have imagined: time-travel.
Theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili finally lays science fiction to rest as he opens up Einstein's Universe. Leading us gently and light-heartedly through the dizzying world of our space and time, he even gives us the recipe for a time machine, capable of taking us Back to the Future, to Alice's Wonderland, or on a trip with the Terminator.
Description (google) :
Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in physics since the publication of the best-selling first edition. While retaining the popular format and style of its predecessor, this edition explores the latest developments in high-energy astroparticle physics and Big Bang cosmology. The book continues to make the ideas and theories of modern physics easily understood by anyone, from researchers to students to general science enthusiasts. Taking you on a journey through space and time, author Jim Al-Khalili covers some of the most fascinating topics in physics today, including: Black holes Space warps The Big Bang Time travel Wormholes Parallel universes Professor Al-Khalili explains often complex scientific concepts in simple, nontechnical terms and imparts an appreciation of the cosmos, helping you see how time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all.