The Resource Black holes and time warps : Einstein's outrageous legacy, Kip S. Thorne, (electronic resource)

Black holes and time warps : Einstein's outrageous legacy, Kip S. Thorne, (electronic resource)

Label
Black holes and time warps : Einstein's outrageous legacy
Title
Black holes and time warps
Title remainder
Einstein's outrageous legacy
Statement of responsibility
Kip S. Thorne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them." "Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam; gravitational waves, which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago; and time machines, for traveling backward and forward in time." "Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers. In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: what principles control our universe and why do physicists think they know the things they think they know?" "Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has been one of the greatest best-sellers in publishing history. Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind-stretching experience, with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component."--Jacket
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TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thorne, Kip S
Dewey number
530.1/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC6
LC item number
.T526 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Commonwealth Fund Book Program
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Astrophysics
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Physics
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Astrofysica
  • Zwarte gaten
  • Relativiteitstheorie
  • Physique
  • Relativité (physique)
  • Trous noirs (astronomie)
Label
Black holes and time warps : Einstein's outrageous legacy, Kip S. Thorne, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 585-600) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 87
  • 3.
  • Black Holes Discovered and Rejected
  • 121
  • 4.
  • Mystery of the White Dwarfs
  • 140
  • 5.
  • Implosion Is Compulsory
  • 164
  • Prologue
  • 6.
  • Implosion to What?
  • 209
  • 7.
  • Golden Age
  • 258
  • 8.
  • Search
  • 300
  • 9.
  • A voyage among the Holes
  • Serendipity
  • 322
  • 10.
  • Ripples of Curvature
  • 357
  • 11.
  • What Is Reality?
  • 397
  • 12.
  • Black Holes Evaporate
  • 23
  • 412
  • 13.
  • Inside Black Holes
  • 449
  • 14.
  • Wormholes and Time Machines
  • 483
  • Epilogue
  • 523
  • Characters
  • 1.
  • 531
  • Chronology
  • 537
  • People Index
  • 601
  • Relativity of Space and Time
  • 59
  • 2.
  • Warping of Space and Time
Control code
ocn916013125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (619 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393247473
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0FBFABE9-6090-4CD9-867E-19225B224501
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o916013125
  • (OCoLC)916013125
Label
Black holes and time warps : Einstein's outrageous legacy, Kip S. Thorne, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 585-600) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 87
  • 3.
  • Black Holes Discovered and Rejected
  • 121
  • 4.
  • Mystery of the White Dwarfs
  • 140
  • 5.
  • Implosion Is Compulsory
  • 164
  • Prologue
  • 6.
  • Implosion to What?
  • 209
  • 7.
  • Golden Age
  • 258
  • 8.
  • Search
  • 300
  • 9.
  • A voyage among the Holes
  • Serendipity
  • 322
  • 10.
  • Ripples of Curvature
  • 357
  • 11.
  • What Is Reality?
  • 397
  • 12.
  • Black Holes Evaporate
  • 23
  • 412
  • 13.
  • Inside Black Holes
  • 449
  • 14.
  • Wormholes and Time Machines
  • 483
  • Epilogue
  • 523
  • Characters
  • 1.
  • 531
  • Chronology
  • 537
  • People Index
  • 601
  • Relativity of Space and Time
  • 59
  • 2.
  • Warping of Space and Time
Control code
ocn916013125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (619 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393247473
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0FBFABE9-6090-4CD9-867E-19225B224501
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o916013125
  • (OCoLC)916013125

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