Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe

Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe

by Martin Rees
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465036732

ISBN-13: 9780465036738

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Basic Books


The genesis of the universe elegantly explained in a simple theory based on just six numbers by one of the world's most renowned astrophysicists  See more details below

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The genesis of the universe elegantly explained in a simple theory based on just six numbers by one of the world's most renowned astrophysicists

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465036738
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
344,238
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgementsxiii
1The cosmos and the microworld1
2Our cosmic habitat I: planets, stars and life14
3The large number N: gravity in the cosmos27
4Stars, the periodic table, and [varepsilon]45
5Our cosmic habitat II: beyond our galaxy58
6The fine-tuned expansion: dark matter and [Omega]80
7The number [lambda]: is cosmic expansion slowing or speeding?102
8Primordial 'ripples': the number Q115
9Our cosmic habitat III: what lies beyond our horizon?130
10Three dimensions (and more)149
11Coincidence, providence - or multiverse?164
Notes180
Index186

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