The Simple Universe

The Simple Universe

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by Ian Brewster, Ken Shiwram
     
 

This guide is an everyman's introduction to topics from atomic physics to astronomy, with colorful graphics and understandable text.
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This guide is an everyman's introduction to topics from atomic physics to astronomy, with colorful graphics and understandable text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894959117
Publisher:
Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Series:
Apogee Books Space Series, #41
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments2
Preface3
Dedication6
Chapter 1Modern Physics10
Chapter 2Dreams of Simplicity12
Chapter 3The Tools of the Search18
Chapter 4The Four Forces24
Chapter 5The Search for Simplicity28
Chapter 6The Grand Unified Theory: Part One32
Chapter 7The Grand Unified Theory: Part Two35
Chapter 8The Ultimate Fate of All Matter37
Chapter 9The Trail to the Beginning of Time41
Chapter 10In the Beginning46
Chapter 11Gravitation; The Holdout Force: Part 1--Newton's Laws of Gravity54
Chapter 12Graviation; The Holdout Force: Part 2--Einstein's General Relativity56
Chapter 13Black Holes and the Theory of Everything60
Chapter 14Superstring Theory and the Theory of Everything
Part 1A Thing For Strings66
Part 2A Tale Of A String68
Chapter 15Multiple Universes72
Chapter 16On the Dark Side76
Chapter 17God and the Theory of Everything78
Chapter 18From One Simple View to Another80
Chapter 19The Higgs Field84
Chapter 20Putting Together the Lines of Inquiry86
Chapter 21Continuing the Search88
Conclusion91
Appendix 1Particles in the Standard Model of Physics92
Appendix 2The Components of Matter96
Appendix 3The Theory of Everything98
Glossary99
About the Author and the Graphic Artist108
Suggested Reading108

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