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The biggest ideas in the universe : space, time, and motion / Sean Carroll.


The most trusted explainer of the most mind-boggling concepts pulls back the veil of mystery that has too long cloaked the most valuable building blocks of modern science. Sean Carroll, with his genius for making complex notions entertaining, presents in his uniquely lucid voice the fundamental ideas informing the modern physics of reality. Physics offers deep insights into the workings of the universe but those insights come in the form of equations that often look like gobbledygook. Sean Carroll shows that they are really like meaningful poems that can help us fly over sierras to discover a miraculous multidimensional landscape alive with radiant giants, warped space-time, and bewilderingly powerful forces. High school calculus is itself a centuries-old marvel as worthy of our gaze as the Mona Lisa. And it may come as a surprise the extent to which all our most cutting-edge ideas about black holes are built on the math calculus enables. No one else could so smoothly guide readers to grasping the very equation Einstein used to describe his theory of general relativity. In the tradition of the legendary Richard Feynman lectures presented sixty years ago, this book is an inspiring, dazzling introduction to a way of seeing that will resonate across cultural and generational boundaries for many years to come.-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593186589
  • ISBN: 0593186583
  • Physical Description: 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2022]

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Subject: Physics > Popular works.
Relativity and gravitational theory > General relativity.
Real functions > Functions of several variables > Calculus of vector functions.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Galion Library.


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Galion Library 530.11 CARR (Text) 35920505774636 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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