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The accelerating universe : infinite expansion, the cosmological constant, and the beauty of the cosmos

Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In one of the most surprising and important findings in cosmology in the century, astronomers recently discovered that the universe may be expanding at an ever-increasing rate." "As astrophysicist Mario Livio explains in this book, most cosmologists have long believed that the universe will expand at a gradually decreasing rate until the expansion effectively stops. The discovery that the expansion appears in fact  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Livio, Mario, 1945-
Accelerating universe.
New York : Wiley, ©2000
(DLC) 99022278
(OCoLC)41540195
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Livio
ISBN: 047143714X 9780471437147 1280364327 9781280364327 9786610364329 661036432X
OCLC Number: 47011769
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 274 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Prologue --
Beauty and the beast --
Expansion --
The case of the missing matter --
Flat is beautiful --
When inflation is good --
Creation --
The meaning of life --
A universe custom made for us? --
A cosmological aesthetic principle? --
Index.
Responsibility: Mario Livio.

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Astronomers determined in 1998 that the universe is flying apart at an ever faster rate. The author of this work introduces new findings and explores their implications. Was Einstein's "greatest  Read more...

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"...Elegantly written and timely book. Offering extraordinarily clear explanations of all key concepts and theoretical ideas..." (Science Book Board, October 2000)

 
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