Black holes and time warps : Einstein's outrageous legacy
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New York : W.W. Norton, [1994].
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619 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 530.11 THORNE 1994

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English
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9780393312768, 0393312763

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Prologue: a voyage among the holes -- The relativity of space and time -- The warping of space and time -- Black holes discovered and rejected -- The mystery of the white dwarf -- Implosion is compulsory -- Implosion to what? -- The golden age -- The search -- Serendipity -- Ripples of curvature -- What is reality? -- Black holes evaporate -- Inside black holes -- Wormholes and time machines -- Epilogue: an overview of Einstein's legacy, past and future, and an update on several central characters.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [585]-600) and indexes.
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Public Library Catalog, 2008.
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"Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them." "Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam; gravitational waves, which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago; and time machines, for traveling backward and forward in time." "Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers. In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: what principles control our universe and why do physicists think they know the things they think they know?" "Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has been one of the greatest best-sellers in publishing history. Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind-stretching experience, with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component."--BOOK JACKET.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Thorne, K. S. (1994). Black holes and time warps: Einstein's outrageous legacy . W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thorne, Kip S. 1994. Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy. New York: W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thorne, Kip S. Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy New York: W.W. Norton, 1994.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Thorne, Kip S. Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy W.W. Norton, 1994.

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