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Decoding the universe : how the new science of information is explaining everything in the cosmos, from our brains to black holes

Author: Charles Seife
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006.
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Introduces information theory, explaining how theorists believe that information is a fundamental element of the physical world and can offer insights into physics, the nature of space and time, and the creation of the universe.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Seife, Charles.
Decoding the universe.
New York : Viking, 2006
(OCoLC)649575135
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Seife
ISBN: 067003441X 9780670034413
OCLC Number: 57594693
Description: v, 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Redundancy --
Demons --
Information --
Life --
Faster than light --
Paradox --
Quantum information --
Conflict --
Cosmos --
Appendix A. The logarithm --
Appendix B. Entropy and information.
Responsibility: Charles Seife.
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Introduces information theory, explaining how theorists believe that information is a fundamental element of the physical world and can offer insights into physics, the nature of space and time, and the creation of the universe.

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