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The universe in the rearview mirror : how hidden symmetries shape reality / Dave Goldberg.

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  • ISBN: 9780525953661 :
  • ISBN: 0525953663 :
  • Physical Description: xxii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-315) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: In which I set everything up, so it's probably best not to skip ahead -- Antimatter : in which we learn why there is something rather than nothing -- Entropy : in which we explore where time comes from or whether it just is -- The cosmological principle : in which we learn why it is dark at night -- Emmy Noether : in which we determine what symmetry really means -- Relativity : in which we fail to build an intergalactic ansible -- Gravity : in which we learn why black holes don't last forever -- Replacement : in which we consider the design specifications for a teleportation device -- Spin : in which we investigate why you aren't a sentient cloud of helium and what a spoonful of neutron star would do to you -- Higgs : in which we explore the origin of mass and why physics isn't stamp collecting -- Hidden symmetries : in which objects in the mirror are closer than they appear -- Appendix -- Roadside attraction 1: The particle zoo -- Roadside attraction 2: A side of symmetries.
Citation/References Note: PW 04/29/2013
Kirkus 05/15/2013
Subject: Symmetry.
Physics > Philosophy.

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