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The physics of Star Trek

Author: Lawrence M Krauss
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Introduces physics as it analyzes the science behind "Star Trek," explaining the intricacies of warp speed and showing the difference between a holodeck and a hologram.
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Genre/Form: Video games
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence M Krauss
ISBN: 9780465002047 0465002048
OCLC Number: 124074968
Description: xix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Section one: A cosmic poker game : in which the physics of inertial dampers and tractor beams paves the way for time travel, warp speed, deflector shields, wormholes, and other spacetime oddities. Newton antes ; Einstein raises ; Hawking shows his hand ; Data ends the game --
Matter matter everywhere : in which the reader explores transporter beams, warp drives, dilithium crystals, matter-antimatter engines, and the holodeck. Atoms or bits ; The most bang for your buck ; Holodecks and holograms --
Section three: The invisible universe, or things that go bump in the night : in which we speak of things that may exist but are not yet seen--extraterrestrial life, multiple dimensions, and an exotic zoo of other physics possibilities and impossibilities. The search for Spock ; The menagerie of possibilities ; Impossibilities : the undiscoverable country.
Responsibility: Lawrence M. Krauss ; with a foreword by Stephen Hawking.
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Washington Post "The essential tubeside companion for the fans of the venerable Star Trek series." New York Times Book Review "This book is fun...Krauss is always enlightening." St. Petersburg Times Read more...

 
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