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The Resource Gravity's century : from Einstein's eclipse to images of black holes, Ron Cowen

Gravity's century : from Einstein's eclipse to images of black holes, Ron Cowen

Label
Gravity's century : from Einstein's eclipse to images of black holes
Title
Gravity's century
Title remainder
from Einstein's eclipse to images of black holes
Statement of responsibility
Ron Cowen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explains why understanding gravity is so important to understanding quantum mechanics, and describes the 1919 solar eclipse observation that proved Einstein's theory of relativity and the planned 2019 Event Horizon Telescope experiment
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cowen, Ron
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.6
LC item number
.C36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Gravity
  • Quantum theory
  • Astrophysics
  • Gravitation
Target audience
adult
Label
Gravity's century : from Einstein's eclipse to images of black holes, Ron Cowen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Introduction -- 1. Genesis -- Deeper dive: Space and time, a perfect union -- Deeper dive: Testing the equivalence principle before Einstein -- 2. From turmoil to triumph -- Deeper dive: Riemann's work and the metric tensor -- Deeper dive: The meaning of Einstein's equation -- 3. Eddington on a mission -- Deeper dive: A history of light bending -- Deeper dive: A modern-day solar eclipse -- 4. Expanding the universe -- 5. Black holes and testing general relativity -- Deeper dive: New tests of Einstein's theory -- 6. Quantum gravity -- Deeper dive: Black holes and the information paradox -- 7. Hearing black holes -- Deeper dive: LIGO and beyond -- Deeper dive: Gravitational waves lost and found -- 8. Imaging black holes -- Deeper dive: A history of illustrating black holes
Control code
on1082292166
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 181 pages
Isbn
9780674974968
Lccn
2018052381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
530.11 C838 ; XX-N ; [A18BP183, #29, 4@26.95, LAP/ ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1082292166
  • (OCoLC)1082292166
Label
Gravity's century : from Einstein's eclipse to images of black holes, Ron Cowen
Publication
Copyright
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
Introduction -- 1. Genesis -- Deeper dive: Space and time, a perfect union -- Deeper dive: Testing the equivalence principle before Einstein -- 2. From turmoil to triumph -- Deeper dive: Riemann's work and the metric tensor -- Deeper dive: The meaning of Einstein's equation -- 3. Eddington on a mission -- Deeper dive: A history of light bending -- Deeper dive: A modern-day solar eclipse -- 4. Expanding the universe -- 5. Black holes and testing general relativity -- Deeper dive: New tests of Einstein's theory -- 6. Quantum gravity -- Deeper dive: Black holes and the information paradox -- 7. Hearing black holes -- Deeper dive: LIGO and beyond -- Deeper dive: Gravitational waves lost and found -- 8. Imaging black holes -- Deeper dive: A history of illustrating black holes
Control code
on1082292166
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 181 pages
Isbn
9780674974968
Lccn
2018052381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
530.11 C838 ; XX-N ; [A18BP183, #29, 4@26.95, LAP/ ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1082292166
  • (OCoLC)1082292166

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