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Mysteries of modern physics : time / Sean Carroll.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2012.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Sean Carroll.
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This Lecture: Begin your study of the physics of time with these questions: What is a clock? What does it mean to say that "time passes"? What is the "arrow of time"? Then look at the concept of entropy and how it holds the key to the one-way direction of time in our universe. The Course: Time seems to be woven into the very fabric of the universe. But why? In 24 riveting half-hour episodes, Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time shows how a feature of the world that we all experience connects us to the instant of the formation of the universe - and possibly to a multiverse that is unimaginably larger and more varied than the known cosmos. All Lectures: 1. Why Time Is a Mystery 2. What Is Time? 3. Keeping Time 4. Time's Arrow 5. The Second Law of Thermodynamics 6. Reversibility and the Laws of Physics 7. Time Reversal in Particle Physics 8. Time in Quantum Mechanics 9. Entropy and Counting 10. Playing with Entropy 11. The Past Hypothesis 12. Memory, Causality, and Action 13. Boltzmann Brains 14. Complexity and Life 15. The Perception of Time 16. Memory and Consciousness 17. Time and Relativity 18. Curved Spacetime and Black Holes 19. Time Travel 20. Black Hole Entropy 21. Evolution of the Universe 22. The Big Bang 23. The Multiverse 24. Approaches to the Arrow of Time
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Space and time.

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