The Resource The accelerating universe : infinite expansion, the cosmological constant, and the beauty of the cosmos, Mario Livio, (electronic resource)

The accelerating universe : infinite expansion, the cosmological constant, and the beauty of the cosmos, Mario Livio, (electronic resource)

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The accelerating universe : infinite expansion, the cosmological constant, and the beauty of the cosmos
Title
The accelerating universe
Title remainder
infinite expansion, the cosmological constant, and the beauty of the cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Mario Livio
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"In one of the most surprising and important findings in cosmology in the century, astronomers recently discovered that the universe may be expanding at an ever-increasing rate." "As astrophysicist Mario Livio explains in this book, most cosmologists have long believed that the universe will expand at a gradually decreasing rate until the expansion effectively stops. The discovery that the expansion appears in fact to be speeding up - and therefore that the universe will keep expanding faster and faster for infinity - throws the view of a perfectly balanced "beautiful universe" into question." "Mario Livio introduces readers to the "old cosmology," which culminated in the view of the perfectly balanced universe, and then presents all of the ideas being explored by cosmologists in the "new cosmology" as they come to terms with the discovery of acceleration. Offering clear explanations of all the key concepts and theoretical ideas, Livio is a guide through this exciting frontier in science today."--Jacket
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digitized
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N$T
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unknown
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1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Livio, Mario
Dewey number
523.1
Series statement
eBooks from EBSCOhost
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  • Cosmology
  • Vitamins
  • Electronic books
  • Cosmologie
  • SCIENCE
  • Kosmologie
  • Uitdijend heelal
  • Cosmologie
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The accelerating universe : infinite expansion, the cosmological constant, and the beauty of the cosmos, Mario Livio, (electronic resource)
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https://www.austinlibrary.com:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=56600
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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  • Includes index
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Color
multicolored
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Prologue -- Beauty and the beast -- Expansion -- The case of the missing matter -- Flat is beautiful -- When inflation is good -- Creation -- The meaning of life -- A universe custom made for us? -- A cosmological aesthetic principle? -- Index
Control code
tsl-ebsco04068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 274 p.)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011769
Label
The accelerating universe : infinite expansion, the cosmological constant, and the beauty of the cosmos, Mario Livio, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.austinlibrary.com:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=56600
Publication
Note
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Access restricted to subscribing institutions
  • Includes index
  • Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Color
multicolored
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Prologue -- Beauty and the beast -- Expansion -- The case of the missing matter -- Flat is beautiful -- When inflation is good -- Creation -- The meaning of life -- A universe custom made for us? -- A cosmological aesthetic principle? -- Index
Control code
tsl-ebsco04068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 274 p.)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011769

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