Time Machines: Time Travel in Physics, Metaphysics, and Science Fiction / Edition 2

Time Machines: Time Travel in Physics, Metaphysics, and Science Fiction / Edition 2

by Paul J. Nahin
     
 

This book explores the idea of time travel from the first account in English literature to the latest theories of physicists such as Kip Thorne and Igor Novikov. This very readable work covers a variety of topics including: the history of time travel in fiction; the fundamental scientific concepts of time, spacetime, and the fourth dimension; the speculations of… See more details below

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This book explores the idea of time travel from the first account in English literature to the latest theories of physicists such as Kip Thorne and Igor Novikov. This very readable work covers a variety of topics including: the history of time travel in fiction; the fundamental scientific concepts of time, spacetime, and the fourth dimension; the speculations of Einstein, Richard Feynman, Kurt Goedel, and others; time travel paradoxes,
and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387985718
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/06/1998
Edition description:
2nd ed. 1999. Corr. 2nd printing 2001
Pages:
668
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue; 1. An Overview of Time Travel; 2. On the Nature of Time,
Spacetime, and the Fourth Dimension; 3. The Arrows of Time; 4. Time-
Travel Paradoxes and (Some of) Their Explanations; Epilogue; Notes and References; Tech Notes; Glossary of Important Terms and Concepts;
Bibliography; Index

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