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Lorentzian wormholes : from Einstein to Hawking

Author: Matt Visser
Publisher: New York : American Institute of Physics, cop. 1996.
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Wormholes, spacewarps, timewarps and time machines have permeated popular culture. This technical monograph looks at the science behind the science fiction, covering the history and theories of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Visser
ISBN: 1563966530 9781563966538
OCLC Number: 492002655
Description: 1 vol. (412 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; I. Background: 1. Introduction; 2. General Relativity; 3. Quantum Field Theory; 4. Units and Natural Scales; II. History: 5. The Einstein-Rosen Bridge; 6. Spacetime Foam; 7. The Kerr Wormhole; 8. The Cosmological Constant; 9. Wormhole Taxonomy; 10. Interregnum; III. Renaissance: 11. Traversible Wormholes; 12. Energy Conditions; 13. Engineering Considerations; 14. Thin Shells: Fromalism; 15. Thin Shells: Wormholes; 16. Topological Censorship; IV.: Time Travel: 17. Chronology: Basic Notions; 18. From Wormhole to Time Machine; 19. Response to the Paradoxes; V. Quantum Effects; 20. Semiclassical Quantum Gravity; 21. van Vleck Determinants: Formalism; 22. van Vleck Determinants: Wormholes; 23. Singularity Structure; 24. Minisuperspace Wormholes; VI. Reprise: 25. Where We Stand; Bibliography; Index
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