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On gravity : a brief tour of a weighty subject, A. Zee

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On gravity : a brief tour of a weighty subject
Title
On gravity
Title remainder
a brief tour of a weighty subject
Statement of responsibility
A. Zee
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Of the four fundamental forces of nature, gravity might be the least understood and yet the one with which we are most intimate. From the months each of us spent suspended in the womb anticipating birth to the moments when we wait for sleep to transport us to other realities, we are always aware of gravity. In On Gravity, physicist A. Zee combines profound depth with incisive accessibility to take us on an original and compelling tour of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Inspired by Einstein's audacious suggestion that spacetime could ripple, Zee begins with the stunning discovery of gravity waves. He goes on to explain how gravity can be understood in comparison to other classical field theories, presents the idea of curved spacetime and the action principle, and explores cutting-edge topics, including black holes and Hawking radiation. Zee travels as far as the theory reaches, leaving us with tantalizing hints of the utterly unknown, from the intransigence of quantum gravity to the mysteries of dark matter and energy. Concise and precise, and infused with Zee's signature warmth and freshness of style, On Gravity opens a unique pathway to comprehending relativity and gaining deep insight into gravity, spacetime, and the workings of the universe"--Publisher's website
Summary
Inspired by Einstein?s general theory of relativity, a brief introduction to the least understood fundamental force of nature opens a unique pathway to comprehending relativity and gaining insight into gravity, spacetime and the workings of the universe
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10658285
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YDX
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Zee, A
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QB331
LC item number
.Z44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gravity
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Einstein field equations
Target audience
adult
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a brief tour of a weighty subject
Label
On gravity : a brief tour of a weighty subject, A. Zee
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spooky action at a distance
  • Greatness and audacity: Enter the field
  • Einstein, the exterminator of relativity
  • Einstein's idea: Spacetime becomes curved
  • How to detect something as ethereal as ripples in spacetime.
  • Part III.
  • Getting the best possible deal
  • Symmetry: physics must not depend on the physicist
  • Yes, I want the best deal, but what is the deal?
  • The action for Einstein gravity
  • Prologue.
  • It must be.
  • Part IV.
  • From frozen star to black hole
  • The quantum world and Hawking radiation
  • Gravitons and the nature of gravity
  • Mysterious messages from the dark side
  • A new window to the cosmos.
  • Appendix.
  • What does curved spacetime mean?
  • The song of the universe.
  • Part I.
  • A friendly contest between the four interactions
  • Gravity is absurdly weak
  • Detection of electromagnetic waves
  • From water waves to gravity waves.
  • Part II.
Control code
on1005117566
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780691174389
Lccn
2018933625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps;
System control number
(OCoLC)1005117566
Label
On gravity : a brief tour of a weighty subject, A. Zee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spooky action at a distance
  • Greatness and audacity: Enter the field
  • Einstein, the exterminator of relativity
  • Einstein's idea: Spacetime becomes curved
  • How to detect something as ethereal as ripples in spacetime.
  • Part III.
  • Getting the best possible deal
  • Symmetry: physics must not depend on the physicist
  • Yes, I want the best deal, but what is the deal?
  • The action for Einstein gravity
  • Prologue.
  • It must be.
  • Part IV.
  • From frozen star to black hole
  • The quantum world and Hawking radiation
  • Gravitons and the nature of gravity
  • Mysterious messages from the dark side
  • A new window to the cosmos.
  • Appendix.
  • What does curved spacetime mean?
  • The song of the universe.
  • Part I.
  • A friendly contest between the four interactions
  • Gravity is absurdly weak
  • Detection of electromagnetic waves
  • From water waves to gravity waves.
  • Part II.
Control code
on1005117566
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780691174389
Lccn
2018933625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps;
System control number
(OCoLC)1005117566

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