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Universe on a T-shirt : the quest for the theory of everything

Author: Dan Falk
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Universe on a T-Shirt tells the fascinating story of the search for the Holy Grail of physics." "Dan Falk places this intriguing story in its historical context, tracing the quest from ancient Greece to the breakthroughs of Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein, to the excitement over string theory and today's efforts to merge quantum theory with general relativity.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Falk, Dan.
Universe on a T-shirt.
New York : Arcade Pub., 2004
(OCoLC)623233267
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Falk
ISBN: 1559707070 9781559707077
OCLC Number: 52860219
Description: x, 246 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Shadow and light; the Greek world and the beginning of science --
New vision; Copernican revolution --
Heaven and earth; Galileo, Newton, and birth of modern science --
Flashes of insight; electricity, magnetism, and light --
Relativity, space, and time; Einstein's revolution --
Quantum theory and modern physics; things get even weirder --
Tying up loose ends; string theory to the rescue? --
What does it all mean?; science, God, and the limits of understanding.
Responsibility: Dan Falk.
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"Universe on a T-Shirt tells the fascinating story of the search for the Holy Grail of physics." "Dan Falk places this intriguing story in its historical context, tracing the quest from ancient Greece to the breakthroughs of Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein, to the excitement over string theory and today's efforts to merge quantum theory with general relativity.

With as much emphasis on history as on science, Falk's accessible approach is ideal for readers who are intrigued by the advances in modern physics but still wonder what theoretical physicists are searching for, and why."--BOOK JACKET.

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