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

Author: C V Vishveshwara
Publisher: New York : Copernicus Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A funny rendition of the story of gravitation theory from the early historic origins to the developments in astrophysics, focusing on Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and black-hole physics.
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Vishveshwara, C.V.
Einstein's enigma, or, Black holes in my bubble bath.
New York : Copernicus Books, ©2006
(DLC) 2006928956
(OCoLC)70573986
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C V Vishveshwara
ISBN: 9783540332008 3540332006 3540331999 9783540331995
OCLC Number: 209953657
Description: 1 online resource (360 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The bathtub --
The stellar bed --
The Casanova connection --
Footprints of the giants --
Cosmic framework --
A moving experience --
The fabric of spacetime --
Grappling with gravity --
Beetles on a branch --
Tub talk --
The first solution and the last statement --
Sphere of darkness --
The voracious whirlpool --
Dynamics of the unique --
A date with Dante --
Imprints of the invisible --
Celestial swan song --
Cibo per la mente --
Curtain call --
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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