Acclaimed as the pinnacle of scientific philosophy, the theories of relativity tend to be regarded as the exclusive domain of highly trained scientific minds. The great physicist himself disclaimed this exclusionary view, and in this book, he explains both theories in their simplest and most intelligible form for the layman not versed in the mathematical foundations of theoretical physics.
In addition to the theories themselves, this book contains a final part presenting fascinating considerations on the universe as a whole. Appendices cover the simple derivation of the Lorentz transformation, Minkowski's four-dimensional space, and the experimental confirmation of the general theory of relativity.
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These observations have confirmed many of professor hawkin's theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book, which probed back in time to within 300, including the recent discoveries of the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite COBE, 000 years of the fabric of space-time that he had projected.
Eager to bring to his original text the new knowledge revealed by these many observations, as well as his recent research, written an entirely new chapter on the fascinating subject of wormholes and time travel, for this expanded edition Professor Hawking has prepared a new introduction to the book, and updated the original chapters.
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Detailed captions clarify these illustrations, enable readers to experience the vastness of intergalactic space, the nature of black holes, and the microcosmic world of particle physics in which matters and antimatter collide. A classic work that now brings to the reader the latest understanding of cosmology, A Brief History Of Time is the story of the ongoing search for t he tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.
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With characteristic exuberance, Professor Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through space-time. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, and strings move in eleven dimensions; where black holes evaporate and disappear, sheets, taking their secret with them; and where the original cosmic seed from which our own universe sprang was a tiny nut.
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