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Goldberg, Dave

A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty

Goldberg, Dave - A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty, ebook

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Answers to science's most enduring questions from "Can I build a transporter, like on Star Trek?" and "Is there life on other planets?" to "What is empty space made of?"

In A User?s Guide to the Universe, physicists Dave Goldberg and Jeff Blomquist make good on two promises: you?ll get answers and you won't have to decipher any equations to understand them. (Well, maybe just one very short and very familiar equation.)

  • This quirky and fun book takes you on a fascinating tour of the universe as we know it by asking (and answering) weird, important, and provocative questions
  • Explains subjects as diverse as special relativity, quantum mechanics, randomness, time travel, the expanding universe, and much more
  • Includes dozens of delightfully groan-worthy cartoons that explain everything from special relativity to dark matter

This plain-English, plain-hilarious handbook ushers you through all of the major discoveries of modern physics, from relativity to the Large Hadron Collider, without furrowing your brow even once. Put your mind at ease and jump into modern physics in a way you never imagined possible?comfortably. Now is your chance to impress people at cocktail parties with your insights into the world of quantum weirdness, time and space, the expanding universe, and much, much more.

Keywords: popular physics, intro to physics, introduction to physics, physics questions, physics questions, physics answers, about physics, foundations of physics, science physics, ?big bang?, ?big bang theory?, parallel universe, ?dark matter?, antimatter, anti matter, ?standard model?, universe, how the universe works, science universe

Author(s)
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
304 pages
Categories
Natural Sciences
 
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780470559512
Printed ISBN
9780470496510

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