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The void

Author: F E Close
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is 'the void'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - 'nothing' - exist? This little book explores the science and the history of the elusive void: from Aristotle's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Close, F.E.
Void.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007034850
(OCoLC)166290750
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F E Close
ISBN: 9780191527548 0191527548 0199225907 9780199225903 9786611149895 6611149899
OCLC Number: 225116854
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 166 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Much ado about nothing --
How empty is an atom? --
Space --
Waves in what? --
Travelling on a light beam --
The cost of free space --
The infinite sea --
The Higgs vacuum --
The new void.
Responsibility: Frank Close.

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It covers very complicated concepts in a mostly accessible way. Lawrence Rudnick, Nature A fascinating subject covered by a fascinating book. Marcus Chown, Focus

 
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