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The fabric of the cosmos : space, time, and the texture of reality

B. Greene (Brian), 1963-

1st ed.. 2004

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (QB 982 .G74 2004 )()

  • Title:
    The fabric of the cosmos : space, time, and the texture of reality
  • Author: B. Greene (Brian), 1963-
  • Description: Part 1: Reality's arena -- Part 2: Time and experience -- Part 3: Spacetime and cosmology -- Part 4: Origins and unification -- Part 5: Reality and imagination.
    Roads to reality : space, time, and why things are as they are -- The universe and the bucket : Is space a human abstraction or a physical entity? -- Relativity and the absolute : Is spacetime an Einsteinian abstraction or a physical entity? -- Entangling space : What does it mean to be separate in a quantum universe? -- The frozen river : Does time flow? -- Chance and the arrow : Does time have a direction? -- Time and the quantum : insights into time's nature from a quantum realm -- Of snowflakes and spacetime : symmetry and the evolution of the cosmos -- Vaporizing the vacuum : heat, nothingness, and unification -- Deconstructing the bang : What banged? -- Quanta in the sky with diamonds : inflation, quantum jitters, and the arrow of time -- The world on a string : the fabric according to string theory -- The universe on a brane : speculations on space and time in M-theory -- Up in the heavens and down in the Earth : experimenting with space and time -- Teleporters and time machines : traveling through space and time -- The future of an allusion : prospects for space and time.
  • Local Note: acq2004phy
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf
  • Format: xii, 569 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 0375412883;ISBN 0375727205 (trade)
  • Subjects: Cosmology -- Popular works
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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