Answers to science's most enduring questions from qCan I break the light-speed barrier like on Star Trek?q and qIs there life on other planets?q to qWhat is empty space made of?q This is an indispensable guide to physics that offers readers an overview of the most popular physics topics written in an accessible, irreverent, and engaging manner while still maintaining a tone of wry skepticism. Even the novice will be able to follow along, as the topics are addressed using plain English and (almost) no equations. Veterans of popular physics will also find their nagging questions addressed, like whether the universe can expand faster than light, and for that matter, what the universe is expanding into anyway. Gives a one-stop tour of all the big questions that capture the public imagination including string theory, quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and the beginning of time Explains serious science in an entertaining, conversational, and easy-to-understand way Includes dozens of delightfully groan-worthy cartoons that explain everything from special relativity to Dark Matter Filled with fascinating information and insights, this book will both deepen and transform your understanding of the universe.The majority of available online petitions, though, seemed to be written by furious children in a series of cell phone text messages: On September 10th 2008 CERN (European Organization for Neclear Research) will set off its first beam in aanbsp;...
|Title||:||A User's Guide to the Universe|
|Author||:||Dave Goldberg, Jeff Blomquist|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2010-02-02|