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Einstein's enigma, or, Black holes in my bubble bath

Author: C V Vishveshwara
Publisher: New York : Copernicus Books, ©2006.
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"Einstein's Enigma or Black Holes in My Bubble Bath is a humourous and informal rendition of the story of gravitation theory from the early historic origins to the latest developments in astrophysics, focusing on Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and black-hole physics. Through engaging conversations and napkin-scribbled diagrams come tumbling the rudiments of relativity, spacetime and much of modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Einführung
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C V Vishveshwara
ISBN: 3540331999 9783540331995
OCLC Number: 70573986
Description: 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: ch. 1. The bathtub --
ch. 2. The stellar bed --
ch. 3. The Casanova connection --
ch. 4. Footprints of the giants --
ch. 5. Cosmic framework --
ch. 6. A moving experience --
ch. 7. The fabric of spacetime --
ch. 8. Grappling with gravity --
ch. 9. Beetles on a branch --
ch. 10. Tub talk --
ch. 11. The first solution and the last statement --
ch. 12. Sphere of darkness --
ch. 13. The voracious whirlpool --
ch. 14. Dynamics of the unique --
ch. 15. A date with Dante --
ch. 16. Imprints of the invisible --
ch. 17. Celestial swan song --
ch. 18. Cibo per la mente --
ch. 19. Curtain call --
ch 20. Foundations of fact and fantasy.
Other Titles: Einstein's enigma
Black holes in my bubble bath
Responsibility: C.V. Vishveshwara ; [illustrations in Chapter 15 and all technical drawings, B.G. Gujjarappa ; cartoons, C.V. Vishveshwara].
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