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The void

Author: F E Close
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Brief insight
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Illustrated edView 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F E Close
ISBN: 9780199225903 0199225907
OCLC Number: 727940826
Description: ix, 182 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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.
Series Title: Brief insight
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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