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A journey into gravity and spacetime

Author: John Archibald Wheeler
Publisher: New York : Scientific American Library, 1999.
Series: A Scientific American Library paperback.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to Einstein's geometric theory of gravity and its implications for the relationship between mass and spacetime. Arguing that gravity closely connects the world around us and the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Archibald Wheeler
ISBN: 0716750163 9780716750161 0716760347 9780716760344
OCLC Number: 246637438
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 258 Seiten : Illustrationen (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Great men, great ideas; from fall to float; interval - revelation that all of space is ours; boomerang through the Earth; tides - the grip of mass on spacetime; momenergy - the grip of spacetime on mass; the boundary of a boundary - where the action is; from potter's wheel to space geometry; picturing space and spacetime around a centre of mass; stones in flight and planets in orbit; gravity waves; black holes; a farewell look at gravity.
Series Title: A Scientific American Library paperback.
Responsibility: John Archibald Wheeler.

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