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Black holes and time warps : Einstein's outrageous legacy

Author: Kip S Thorne
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1995.
Series: Commonwealth Fund Book Program (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them." "Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kip S Thorne
ISBN: 0393312763 9780393312768
OCLC Number: 32341072
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science 1994
Description: 619 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: a voyage among the holes --
The relativity of space and time --
The warping of space and time --
Black holes discovered and rejected --
The mystery of the white dwarf --
Implosion is compulsory --
Implosion to what? --
The golden age --
The search --
Serendipity --
Ripples of curvature --
What is reality? --
Black holes evaporate --
Inside black holes --
Wormholes and time machines --
Epilogue: an overview of Einstein's legacy, past and future, and an update on several central characters.
Series Title: Commonwealth Fund Book Program (Series)
Responsibility: Kip S. Thorne.
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Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to  Read more...

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