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The Resource The universe in the rearview mirror : how hidden symmetries shape reality, Dave Goldberg

The universe in the rearview mirror : how hidden symmetries shape reality, Dave Goldberg

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The universe in the rearview mirror : how hidden symmetries shape reality
Title
The universe in the rearview mirror
Title remainder
how hidden symmetries shape reality
Statement of responsibility
Dave Goldberg
Title variation
Universe in the rear view mirror
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The "Ask a Physicist" columnist for io9.com explains how space, time, and everything in between are shaped by hidden symmetries that have driven recent discoveries about the universe
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10189209
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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Goldberg, Dave
Dewey number
539.7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cosmology
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Reality
  • Symmetry
Target audience
adult
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how hidden symmetries shape reality
Label
The universe in the rearview mirror : how hidden symmetries shape reality, Dave Goldberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Content category
text
Contents
Introduction: In which I set everything up, so it's probably best not to skip ahead -- Antimatter : in which we learn why there is something rather than nothing -- Entropy : in which we explore where time comes from or whether it just is -- The cosmological principle : in which we learn why it is dark at night -- Emmy Noether : in which we determine what symmetry really means -- Relativity : in which we fail to build an intergalactic ansible -- Gravity : in which we learn why black holes don't last forever -- Replacement : in which we consider the design specifications for a teleportation device -- Spin : in which we investigate why you aren't a sentient cloud of helium and what a spoonful of neutron star would do to you -- Higgs : in which we explore the origin of mass and why physics isn't stamp collecting -- Hidden symmetries : in which objects in the mirror are closer than they appear -- Appendix -- Roadside attraction 1: The particle zoo -- Roadside attraction 2: A side of symmetrie
Control code
000051390657
Dimensions
24cm.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780525953661
Label
The universe in the rearview mirror : how hidden symmetries shape reality, Dave Goldberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Introduction: In which I set everything up, so it's probably best not to skip ahead -- Antimatter : in which we learn why there is something rather than nothing -- Entropy : in which we explore where time comes from or whether it just is -- The cosmological principle : in which we learn why it is dark at night -- Emmy Noether : in which we determine what symmetry really means -- Relativity : in which we fail to build an intergalactic ansible -- Gravity : in which we learn why black holes don't last forever -- Replacement : in which we consider the design specifications for a teleportation device -- Spin : in which we investigate why you aren't a sentient cloud of helium and what a spoonful of neutron star would do to you -- Higgs : in which we explore the origin of mass and why physics isn't stamp collecting -- Hidden symmetries : in which objects in the mirror are closer than they appear -- Appendix -- Roadside attraction 1: The particle zoo -- Roadside attraction 2: A side of symmetrie
Control code
000051390657
Dimensions
24cm.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780525953661

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