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The grand design

Author: Stephen Hawking; Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Along with Caltech physicist Mlodinow (The Drunkard's Walk), University of Cambridge cosmologist Hawking (A Brief History of Time) deftly mixes cutting-edge physics to answer three key questions-- Why is there something rather than nothing? Why do we exist? Why this particular set of laws and not some other?-- and explains that scientists are approaching what is called "M-theory," a collection of overlapping  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hawking, S.W. (Stephen W.).
Grand design.
New York : Bantam Books, 2010
(OCoLC)654183639
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking; Leonard Mlodinow
ISBN: 9780553907070 0553907077
OCLC Number: 668211867
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (198 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: The mystery of being --
The rule of law --
What is reality? --
Alternative histories --
The theory of everything --
Choosing our universe --
The apparent miracle --
The grand design.
Responsibility: Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow.

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Along with Caltech physicist Mlodinow (The Drunkard's Walk), University of Cambridge cosmologist Hawking (A Brief History of Time) deftly mixes cutting-edge physics to answer three key questions-- Why is there something rather than nothing? Why do we exist? Why this particular set of laws and not some other?-- and explains that scientists are approaching what is called "M-theory," a collection of overlapping theories (including string theory) that fill in many (but not all) the blank spots in quantum physics. This collection is known as the "Grand Unified Field Theories."

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