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Gravity : how the weakest force in the universe shaped our lives

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may be the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it worked at a distance. Einstein picked up on the simple premise that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable to devise his mind-bending general relativity, showing how matter warps space and time.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Clegg
ISBN: 9780312616298 0312616295 9781466802520 1466802529
OCLC Number: 759914163
Description: 322 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What goes up --
A natural tendency --
Gravity falters --
And yet it moves --
Action at a distance and other gravitational mysteries --
Warping the universe --
Einstein's masterpiece --
One of four --
Enter the quantum --
Particles and waves in the ether --
Cavorite returns --
Center of attraction.
Responsibility: Brian Clegg.

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Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Whether it's the reality of anti-gravity or the unexpected  Read more...
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"Although by far the feeblest of the four universal forces, gravity is the only one we experience continuously. Every inquisitive person should read a book about it, preferably this one . . . Clegg's Read more...

 
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