ISBN-10:
0199217262
ISBN-13:
9780199217267
Pub. Date:
08/03/2007
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
The Labyrinth of Time: Introducing the Universe / Edition 1

The Labyrinth of Time: Introducing the Universe / Edition 1

by Michael Lockwood

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The Labyrinth of Time: Introducing the Universe / Edition 1

Modern physics has revealed a universe that is a much stranger place than we could have imagined, filled with black holes and dark matter and parallel lines meeting in space. And the puzzle at the center of our present understanding of the universe is time.

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ISBN-13: 9780199217267
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/03/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,215,180
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michael Lockwood is a Fellow of Green College, at Oxford University, where he has taught philosophy for many years. His books include the highly acclaimed Mind, Brain, and the Quantum.

Table of Contents

1. Two Concepts of Time
2. Time and Space: a Marriage is Arranged
3. Taking Space-Time Seriously
4. From Flat to Curved Space-Time
5. Weaving the Cosmic Tapestry
6. Closed Timelike Curves: Science Fact or Science Fiction?
7. Classical Time Travel: the Toils of Paradox
8. Hamilton's Legacy: Physical Systems and their State Spaces
9. Time Asymmetry and the Second Law
10. Entropy, Electrodynamics and the Role of Gravity
11. 'Drawn Through Life Backwards'
12. The Unyielding Past
13. The Emergence of Order
14. From Quantum Leaps to Schrodinger's Cat
15. Schrodinger's Time Traveler
16. Space, Time, and Quantum Gravity: Physics at the Frontier
17. The Time of Our Lives
18. Epilogue

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