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User's Guide to the Universe : Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty.

Author: Dave Goldberg; Jeff Blomquist
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2026.
Series: EBL-Schweitzer
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Online-ausgView all editions and formats
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""Can you change reality just by looking at it?""""If you look at them closely enough, what are electrons, really?""; ""Is there some way I can blame quantum mechanics for all those times I lose things?""; ""Can I build a transporter, like on Star Trek?""; ""If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?""; ""Chapter 3: Randomness""; ""If the physical world is so unpredictable, why
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Goldberg; Jeff Blomquist
ISBN: 9780470559475 0470559470
OCLC Number: 927738378
Description: Online-Ressource (1 online resource (307 Seiten)).
Series Title: EBL-Schweitzer

Abstract:

""Can you change reality just by looking at it?""""If you look at them closely enough, what are electrons, really?""; ""Is there some way I can blame quantum mechanics for all those times I lose things?""; ""Can I build a transporter, like on Star Trek?""; ""If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?""; ""Chapter 3: Randomness""; ""If the physical world is so unpredictable, why doesn�t it always seem that way?""; ""How does carbon dating work?""; ""Does God play dice with the universe?""; ""Chapter 4: The Standard Model""

""What do we need a multibillion-dollar accelerator for, anyway?""""How do we discover subatomic particles?""; ""Why are there so many different rules for different particles?""; ""Where do the forces really come from?""; ""Why can�t I lose weight (or mass) � all of it?""; ""How could little ol� LHC possibly destroy the great big world?""; ""If we discover the Higgs, can physicists just call it a day?""; ""Chapter 5: Time Travel""; ""Can I build a perpetual motion machine?""; ""Are black holes real, or are they just made up by bored physicists?""

""What happens if you fall into a black hole?""""Can you go back in time and buy stock in Microsoft?""; ""Who does time travel right?""; ""How can I build a practical time machine?""; ""What are my prospects for changing the past?""; ""Chapter 6: The Expanding Universe""; ""Where is the center of the universe?""; ""What�s at the edge of the universe?""; ""What is empty space made of?""; ""How empty is space?""; ""Where�s all of the stuff?""; ""Why is the universe accelerating?""; ""What is the shape of the universe?""; ""What�s the universe expanding into?""; ""Chapter 7: The Big Bang""

""Why can�t we see all the way back to the Big Bang?""""Shouldn�t the universe be (half) filled with antimatter?""; ""Where do atoms come from?""; ""How did particles gain all that weight?""; ""Is there an exact duplicate of you some-where else in time and space?""; ""Why is there matter?""; ""What happened at the very beginning of time?""; ""What was before the beginning?""; ""Chapter 8: Extraterrestrials""; ""Where is everybody?""; ""How many habitable planets are there?""; ""How long do intelligent civilizations last?""; ""What are the odds against our own existence?""

""Chapter 9: The Future""

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