The Resource Calculating the cosmos : how mathematics unveils the universe, Ian Stewart
Calculating the cosmos : how mathematics unveils the universe, Ian Stewart
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The item Calculating the cosmos : how mathematics unveils the universe, Ian Stewart represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in MidContinent Public Library.
This item is available to borrow from 4 library branches.
 Summary
 In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire universe. He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how galaxies form, why stars implode, how everything began, and how it's all going to end. He considers parallel universes, the finetuning of the cosmos for life, what forms extraterrestrial life might take, and the likelihood of life on Earth being snuffed out by an asteroid. Beginning with the Babylonian integration of mathematics into the study of astronomy and cosmology, Stewart traces the evolution of our understanding of the cosmos: How Kepler's laws of planetary motion led Newton to formulate his theory of gravity. How, two centuries later, tiny irregularities in the motion of Mars inspired Einstein to devise his general theory of relativity. How, eighty years ago, the discovery that the universe is expanding led to the development of the Big Bang theory of its origins. How singlepoint origin and expansion led cosmologists to theorize new components of the universe, such as inflation, dark matter, and dark energy. But does inflation explain the structure of today's universe? Does dark matter actually exist? Could a scientific revolution that will challenge the longheld scientific orthodoxy and once again transform our understanding of the universe be on the way? In an exciting and engaging style, Calculating the Cosmos is a mathematical quest through the intricate realms of astronomy and cosmology
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
 Contents

 Prologue
 Attraction at a distance
 Collapse of the solar nebula
 Inconstant Moon
 The clockwork cosmos
 Celestial police
 The planet that swallowed its children
 Cosimo's stars
 Off on a comet
 Chaos in the cosmos
 The interplanetary superhighway
 Great balls of fire
 Great sky river
 Alien worlds
 Dark stars
 Skeins and voids
 The cosmic egg
 The big blowup
 The dark side
 Outside the universe
 Epilogue
 Isbn
 9780465096107
 Label
 Calculating the cosmos : how mathematics unveils the universe
 Title
 Calculating the cosmos
 Title remainder
 how mathematics unveils the universe
 Statement of responsibility
 Ian Stewart
 Title variation
 How mathematics unveils the universe
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire universe. He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how galaxies form, why stars implode, how everything began, and how it's all going to end. He considers parallel universes, the finetuning of the cosmos for life, what forms extraterrestrial life might take, and the likelihood of life on Earth being snuffed out by an asteroid. Beginning with the Babylonian integration of mathematics into the study of astronomy and cosmology, Stewart traces the evolution of our understanding of the cosmos: How Kepler's laws of planetary motion led Newton to formulate his theory of gravity. How, two centuries later, tiny irregularities in the motion of Mars inspired Einstein to devise his general theory of relativity. How, eighty years ago, the discovery that the universe is expanding led to the development of the Big Bang theory of its origins. How singlepoint origin and expansion led cosmologists to theorize new components of the universe, such as inflation, dark matter, and dark energy. But does inflation explain the structure of today's universe? Does dark matter actually exist? Could a scientific revolution that will challenge the longheld scientific orthodoxy and once again transform our understanding of the universe be on the way? In an exciting and engaging style, Calculating the Cosmos is a mathematical quest through the intricate realms of astronomy and cosmology
 Cataloging source
 YDXCP
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
 1945
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Stewart, Ian
 Dewey number
 523.101/51
 Illustrations

 illustrations
 plates
 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Cosmology
 Astronomy
 Space and time
 Galaxies
 Gravity
 Big bang theory
 Extraterrestrial beings
 Evolution
 Universe
 Target audience
 adult
 Label
 Calculating the cosmos : how mathematics unveils the universe, Ian Stewart
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Prologue  Attraction at a distance  Collapse of the solar nebula  Inconstant Moon  The clockwork cosmos  Celestial police  The planet that swallowed its children  Cosimo's stars  Off on a comet  Chaos in the cosmos  The interplanetary superhighway  Great balls of fire  Great sky river  Alien worlds  Dark stars  Skeins and voids  The cosmic egg  The big blowup  The dark side  Outside the universe  Epilogue
 Control code
 ocn945232342
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
 Isbn
 9780465096107
 Lccn
 2016935674
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Note
 523.10151 ST49 ; XXN ; [A16BP052, #15, 4@$27.99, DLG/DDG ].
 Other physical details
 illustrations (some color)
 System control number
 (OCoLC)945232342
 Label
 Calculating the cosmos : how mathematics unveils the universe, Ian Stewart
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Prologue  Attraction at a distance  Collapse of the solar nebula  Inconstant Moon  The clockwork cosmos  Celestial police  The planet that swallowed its children  Cosimo's stars  Off on a comet  Chaos in the cosmos  The interplanetary superhighway  Great balls of fire  Great sky river  Alien worlds  Dark stars  Skeins and voids  The cosmic egg  The big blowup  The dark side  Outside the universe  Epilogue
 Control code
 ocn945232342
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
 Isbn
 9780465096107
 Lccn
 2016935674
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Note
 523.10151 ST49 ; XXN ; [A16BP052, #15, 4@$27.99, DLG/DDG ].
 Other physical details
 illustrations (some color)
 System control number
 (OCoLC)945232342
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