The Resource When the universe took a u-turn, B.G. Sidharth

When the universe took a u-turn, B.G. Sidharth

Label
When the universe took a u-turn
Title
When the universe took a u-turn
Statement of responsibility
B.G. Sidharth
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book addresses some of the baffling questions encountered at the final frontier of space and time related to particle physics and cosmology in the context of recent iconoclastic observations and developments. When particle physics stagnated in the early seventies, a new development emerged - String Theory. For the past 25 years, String Theory, popularly called the "Theory of Everything", has mesmerized not just scientists, but also the general public. Yet a closer scrutiny today reveals that it is no more than a mathematical marvel. It has neither predicted anything nor has it been anywhere near verification. We are essentially where we were in the early seventies. Another chronic problem that Einstein had abandoned was the unified description of his theory of General Relativity that deals with the Universe at large and Electromagnetism which is to do with particles. Such a description is necessary even if it warrants a radical departure from our time-honoured ideas of space and time. A bright spot has now appeared in Cosmology. Iconoclastic observations in the past years have shown that the Universe is actually accelerating, driven by a mysterious Dark Energy. This book takes the lay reader through these uncharted waters and mind-boggling developments on an unimaginable journey from the ultra small to the farthest stretches conceivable, via such imagination defying concepts as extra dimensions and multiple universes
Cataloging source
LLB
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.59.S65
LC item number
S535 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
When the universe took a u-turn, B.G. Sidharth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-180) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Lord is subtle, but defies commonsense! -- 2. You can be younger than your grandson -- 3. God does not play dice, or does He? 3.1. The classical catastrophe. 3.2. Particles disguised as waves. 3.3. The paradox of reality -- 4. Time is running backwards isn't it? 4.1. Dealing with billions. 4.2. Time, the eternal enigma -- 5. On a collision course. 5.1. Bits of atoms. 5.2. Fundamental forces. 5.3. Quantum gravity. 5.4. Strings and loops. 5.5. A critique. 5.6. Smashing the atoms -- 6. Law without law. 6.1. The perfect universe. 6.2. The lawless universe -- 7. When the universe took a U turn. 7.1. The exploding universe. 7.2. Birth pangs of the universe. 7.3. The infant universe. 7.4. A dark mystery. 7.5. The U turn. 7.6. A darker mystery. 7.7. Other footprints. 7.8. A new dawn. 7.9. Blow out infinity
Control code
ocn612404868
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814277822
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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.b25068398
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)612404868
  • pebcs9814277827

Library Locations

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