A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty
Answers to science's most enduring questions from "Can I break the light-speed barrier like on Star Trek?" and "Is there life on other planets?" to "What is empty space made of?"
This is an indispensable guide to physics that offers readers an overview of the most popular physics topics written in an accessible, irreverent, and engaging manner while still maintaining a tone of wry skepticism. Even the novice will be able to follow along, as the topics are addressed using plain English and (almost) no equations. Veterans of popular physics will also find their nagging questions addressed, like whether the universe can expand faster than light, and for that matter, what the universe is expanding into anyway.
Filled with fascinating information and insights, this book will both deepen and transform your understanding of the universe.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - Becca_Lausch - LibraryThing
The authors explain complex physical phenomena in the context of everyday applications. Book covers quantum mechanics, magnetic forces, gravitational expansion and particle acceleration and briefly ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - fpagan - LibraryThing
Modern physics and cosmology for people who have (only) a high-school education, are averse to math, and need to be constantly entertained with jokey sentences and footnotes. Good subject matter, though. Consulter l'avis complet
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