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A briefer history of time

Author: הוקינג, סטיבן ו., ; Stephen Hawking; Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2005.
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In the years since the publication of Hawking's A Brief History of Time, readers have repeatedly told Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the reason for A Briefer History: his wish to make its content more accessible to readers--as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings. Purely technical concepts, such as  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: הוקינג, סטיבן ו., ; Stephen Hawking; Leonard Mlodinow
ISBN: 0553804367 9780553804362 9780553385465 0553385461
OCLC Number: 58526769
Description: 162 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Thinking about the universe --
Our evolving picture of the universe --
The nature of a scientific theory --
Newton's universe --
Relativity --
Curved space --
The expanding universe --
The Big Bang, black holes, and the evolution of the universe --
Quantum gravity --
Wormholes and time travel --
The forces of nature and the unification of physics --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow.
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In the years since the publication of Hawking's A Brief History of Time, readers have repeatedly told Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the reason for A Briefer History: his wish to make its content more accessible to readers--as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory. This reorganization has allowed the authors to expand areas of recent progress, from string theory to exciting developments in the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics.--From publisher description.

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