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A briefer history of time, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

Label
A briefer history of time
Title
A briefer history of time
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the years since the publication of Hawking's A Brief History of Time, readers have repeatedly told Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the reason for A Briefer History: his wish to make its content more accessible to readers--as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory. This reorganization has allowed the authors to expand areas of recent progress, from string theory to exciting developments in the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawking, S. W.
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.H3773 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mlodinow, Leonard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Cosmology
Label
A briefer history of time, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Thinking about the universe -- Our evolving picture of the universe -- The nature of a scientific theory -- Newton's universe -- Relativity -- Curved space -- The expanding universe -- The Big Bang, black holes, and the evolution of the universe -- Quantum gravity -- Wormholes and time travel -- The forces of nature and the unification of physics -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
162 p.
Isbn
9780553804362
Lccn
2005042949
Other control number
9780553804362
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • ocm58526769
  • (OCoLC)58526769
Label
A briefer history of time, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Thinking about the universe -- Our evolving picture of the universe -- The nature of a scientific theory -- Newton's universe -- Relativity -- Curved space -- The expanding universe -- The Big Bang, black holes, and the evolution of the universe -- Quantum gravity -- Wormholes and time travel -- The forces of nature and the unification of physics -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
162 p.
Isbn
9780553804362
Lccn
2005042949
Other control number
9780553804362
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • ocm58526769
  • (OCoLC)58526769

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