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The Resource Einstein's dream : the search for a unified theory of the universe, Barry Parker

Einstein's dream : the search for a unified theory of the universe, Barry Parker

Label
Einstein's dream : the search for a unified theory of the universe
Title
Einstein's dream
Title remainder
the search for a unified theory of the universe
Statement of responsibility
Barry Parker
Title variation
Search for a unified theory of the universe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
SNN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Barry R
Dewey number
530.142
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.7
LC item number
.P36 1986b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Unified field theories
  • Cosmology
Label
Einstein's dream : the search for a unified theory of the universe, Barry Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-278) 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
1: The goal -- The search for meaning -- Einstein's dream -- 2: Warped space-time -- Curved space -- Einstein and warped space-time -- Extreme warping -- 3: Early unified field theories -- Farada, Maxwell, and the electromagnetic field -- Early attempts at unification -- Einstein's unified field theory -- 4: Star death -- Eddington -- The life cycle of a star -- Chandrasekhar and the white dwarfs -- Beyond the white dwarf -- Reflection -- 5: The ultimate abyss: the black hole -- Oppenheimer and continuing collapse -- Collapse of a star to a black hole -- Inside a black hole -- Other types of black holes -- Searching for black holes -- Other black hole candidates -- A realistic look at the exotic possibilities -- Where the theory breaks down -- The discovery of evaporating black holes -- The link between general relativity and quantum mechanics -- 6: The early universe -- Discovery of the expanding universe -- Back to the big bang -- The ultimate singularity -- Inflation -- The Hadron Era -- The Lepton Era -- The Radiation Era -- The cosmic background radiation -- The Galaxy Era -- Reflection -- 7: Cosmological controversy -- The age of the universe -- The redshift controversy -- Rival cosmologies -- Varying G cosmologies and cosmic numbers -- Antimatter and other cosmologies -- Other universes -- 8: The final fate of the universe -- The missing mass -- Other methods of determining if the universe is open or closed -- Fate of the closed universe -- Bounce -- Fate of the open universe -- 9: The world of particles and fields -- Dirac's equation -- The infinities -- Renormalization -- Yukawa -- Gauge theory -- The weak interactions -- Quantum chromodynamics -- 10: Unified theory of the universe -- Supergravity and superstrings -- Twistors and heaven (H space) -- 11: Epilogue -- The future -- The new Einstein
Control code
1275355
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 287 pages
Isbn
9780738205755
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1275355
  • (Sirsi) 1275355
  • (OCoLC)49714097
Label
Einstein's dream : the search for a unified theory of the universe, Barry Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-278) 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
1: The goal -- The search for meaning -- Einstein's dream -- 2: Warped space-time -- Curved space -- Einstein and warped space-time -- Extreme warping -- 3: Early unified field theories -- Farada, Maxwell, and the electromagnetic field -- Early attempts at unification -- Einstein's unified field theory -- 4: Star death -- Eddington -- The life cycle of a star -- Chandrasekhar and the white dwarfs -- Beyond the white dwarf -- Reflection -- 5: The ultimate abyss: the black hole -- Oppenheimer and continuing collapse -- Collapse of a star to a black hole -- Inside a black hole -- Other types of black holes -- Searching for black holes -- Other black hole candidates -- A realistic look at the exotic possibilities -- Where the theory breaks down -- The discovery of evaporating black holes -- The link between general relativity and quantum mechanics -- 6: The early universe -- Discovery of the expanding universe -- Back to the big bang -- The ultimate singularity -- Inflation -- The Hadron Era -- The Lepton Era -- The Radiation Era -- The cosmic background radiation -- The Galaxy Era -- Reflection -- 7: Cosmological controversy -- The age of the universe -- The redshift controversy -- Rival cosmologies -- Varying G cosmologies and cosmic numbers -- Antimatter and other cosmologies -- Other universes -- 8: The final fate of the universe -- The missing mass -- Other methods of determining if the universe is open or closed -- Fate of the closed universe -- Bounce -- Fate of the open universe -- 9: The world of particles and fields -- Dirac's equation -- The infinities -- Renormalization -- Yukawa -- Gauge theory -- The weak interactions -- Quantum chromodynamics -- 10: Unified theory of the universe -- Supergravity and superstrings -- Twistors and heaven (H space) -- 11: Epilogue -- The future -- The new Einstein
Control code
1275355
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 287 pages
Isbn
9780738205755
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1275355
  • (Sirsi) 1275355
  • (OCoLC)49714097

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