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The perfect theory : a century of geniuses and the battle over general relativity, Pedro G. Ferreira

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The perfect theory : a century of geniuses and the battle over general relativity
Title
The perfect theory
Title remainder
a century of geniuses and the battle over general relativity
Statement of responsibility
Pedro G. Ferreira
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the core of Einstein's general theory of relativity are a set of equations that explain the relationship among gravity, space, and time--possibly the most perfect intellectual achievement of modern physics. For over a century, physicists have been exploring, debating, and at times neglecting Einstein's theory in their quest to uncover the history of the universe, the origin of time, and the evolution of solar systems, stars, and galaxies. In this sweeping narrative of science and culture, Pedro Ferreira explains the theory through the human drama surrounding it: the personal feuds and intellectual battles of the biggest names in twentieth-century physics, from Einstein and Eddington to Hawking and Penrose. We are in the midst of a momentous transformation in modern physics. As scientists look farther and more clearly into space than ever before, The Perfect Theory engagingly reveals the greater relevance of general relativity, showing us where it started, where it has led, and where it can still take us"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferreira, Pedro G
Dewey number
530.11
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.6
LC item number
.F47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Physicists
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Science and civilization
Target audience
adult
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The perfect theory : a century of geniuses and the battle over general relativity, Pedro G. Ferreira
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-269) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- If a Person Falls Freely -- The Most Valuable Discovery -- Correct Mathematics, Abominable Physics -- Collapsing Stars -- Completely Cuckoo -- Radio Days -- Wheelerisms -- Singularities -- Unification Woes -- Seeing Gravity -- The Dark Universe -- The End of Spacetime -- A Spectacular Extrapolation -- Something Is Going to Happen
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780544264083
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013021741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013021741
  • 1087371
Label
The perfect theory : a century of geniuses and the battle over general relativity, Pedro G. Ferreira
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- If a Person Falls Freely -- The Most Valuable Discovery -- Correct Mathematics, Abominable Physics -- Collapsing Stars -- Completely Cuckoo -- Radio Days -- Wheelerisms -- Singularities -- Unification Woes -- Seeing Gravity -- The Dark Universe -- The End of Spacetime -- A Spectacular Extrapolation -- Something Is Going to Happen
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780544264083
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013021741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013021741
  • 1087371

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