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Faster than the speed of light : the story of a scientific speculation

Author: João Magueijo
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Perseus Book Group, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, and light travels at one fixed speed. This idea is considered a foundation of modern physics, but what if it is wrong? Theoretical physicist Magueijo presents the idea that light traveled faster in the early universe than it does today. The varying speed of light theory solves some of the most intractable problems in cosmology, and could have  Read more...
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Magueijo, João.
Faster than the speed of light.
Cambridge, MA : Perseus Book Group, ©2003
(OCoLC)652370412
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: João Magueijo
ISBN: 0738205257 9780738205250
OCLC Number: 51325828
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Very silly --
pt. 1. The story of C. Einstein's bovine dreams --
Matters of gravity --
His biggest error --
The sphinx universe --
God on amphetamine --
pt. 2. Light years. On a damp winter morning --
Goan nights --
Middle age crisis --
The Gutenberg battle --
The morning after --
Altitude sickness --
Epilogue : faster than light.
Other Titles: Story of a scientific speculation
Responsibility: João Magueijo.
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Cambridge University-trained theoretical physicist Magueijo puts forth an extraordinary speculation: light traveled faster in the early universe than it does today. His theory of the varying speed of  Read more...

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