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The physics of Star trek

Author: Lawrence M Krauss
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1995.
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Uses the Star Trek future as a launching pad to discuss the forefront of modern physics today, from Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads you on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be; featuring a section on the top ten physics bloopers and blunders in Star Trek.
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Krauss, Lawrence Maxwell.
Physics of Star Trek.
New York : Basic Books, ©1995
(OCoLC)622984971
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence M Krauss
ISBN: 0465005594 9780465005598
OCLC Number: 32925425
Description: xvi, 188 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Newton antes --
Einstein raises --
Hawking shows his hand --
Data ends the game --
Atoms or bits --
The most bang for your buck --
Holodecks and holograms --
The search for Spock --
The menagerie of possibilities --
Impossibilities: the undiscoverable country.
Responsibility: Lawrence M. Krauss ; with a foreword by Stephen Hawking.
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What exactly "warps" when you travel at warp speed? What is the difference between the "holodeck" and a hologram? What happens when you "beam up"? In this accessible introduction to physics, the  Read more...

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