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The universal force

Author: L A Girifalco
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Universal Force conveys the excitement of science and nature's mysteries. It describes gravitation as seen by examining the achievements of those great scientists who have struggled with the seemingly simple facts and managed to extract some truth about the nature of gravity, its origins, and its effects. Gravity is intimately tied up with motion, and therefore with time and space, and is responsible for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L A Girifalco
ISBN: 9780199228966 0199228965
OCLC Number: 154309280
Description: xx, 297 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The seeker --
The giants --
The first modern giant --
The grid --
The universal force --
The laws --
The system of the world --
Force and mass --
Two more giants --
Ether --
The genius --
Time and space --
It really is true --
The space-time continuum --
Time warps and bent space --
It stands alone --
This too is true --
Crunch --
Beyond existence --
Absolute space? --
Infinity --
How weird can it get? --
Scientific truth --
The meaning of why --
Final comments.
Responsibility: Louis A. Girifalco.
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This book describes the growth of our understanding of gravity and the science on which it is based, from the early Greeks to Einstein's grand insights of curved space-time. Showing that science  Read more...

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'The biographies are interesting and very readable...' Astronomy Now, January 2008, David Storey. The 'Universal Force' by Louis Girifalco is an excellent introduction to the fundamental concepts Read more...

 
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