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Paradox : the nine greatest enigmas of science

Author: Jim Al-Khalili
Publisher: New York : Broadway, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A tour of scientific paradoxes draws primarily on physics and astronomy and includes conundrums that have stumped history's leading minds, sharing insights that demonstrate how to solve paradoxes by viewing them from specific angles.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Al-Khalili
ISBN: 9780307986795 0307986799
OCLC Number: 966125236
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The game show paradox --
Achilles and the tortoise --
Olbers' paradox --
Maxwell's demon --
The pole in the barn paradox --
The paradox of the twins --
The grandfather paradox --
The paradox of Laplace's demon --
The paradox of Schrödinger's cat --
Fermi's paradox --
Remaining questions.
Responsibility: Jim Al-Khalili.

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A tour of scientific paradoxes draws primarily on physics and astronomy and includes conundrums that have stumped history's leading minds, sharing insights that demonstrate how to solve paradoxes by viewing them from specific angles.

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