The Biggest Ideas in the Universe 1 (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2022-09-15
Förlag
Oneworld Publications
Dimensioner
28 x 139 x 215 mm
Vikt
425 g
ISBN
9780861542888

The Biggest Ideas in the Universe 1

Space, Time and Motion

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2022-09-15
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Sean Carroll has achieved something I thought impossible: a bridge between popular science and the mathematical universe of working physicists. Magnificent! Brian Clegg, author of Ten Days in Physics that Shook the World Immense, strange and infinite, the world of modern physics often feels impenetrable to the undiscerning eye a jumble of muons, gluons and quarks, impossible to explain without several degrees and a research position at CERN. But it doesnt have to be this way! Allow world-renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Sean Carroll to guide you through the biggest ideas in the universe. Elegant and simple, Carroll unravels this web of theories and formulae equation by equation, getting to the heart of the truths they represent. In Space, Time and Motion, the first book of this landmark trilogy, Carroll delves into the core of classical physics. From Euclid to Einstein, Space, Time and Motion explores the ideas which revolutionised science and forever changed our understanding of our place in the cosmos.
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Neat, and extremely simple: only a deep thinker such as Sean Carroll could introduce the complexity of Einsteins general relativity in such a luminous and straightforward manner. -- Carlo Rovelli, author of <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> Sean Carroll has achieved something I thought impossible: a bridge between popular science and the mathematical universe of working physicists. Magnificent! -- Brian Clegg, author of <i>Ten Days in Physics that Shook the World</i> 'What is most appealing in this ambitious book is its combination of technical accuracy and lightness of tonereader-friendly the scientific and mathematical aspects of the book are impeccable.' -- Wall Street Journal 'Reading The Biggest Ideas in the Universe is like taking an introductory physics class with a star professor but with all of the heady lectures and none of the tedious problem sets For those without the [STEM] background, [the result] might feel like a porthole into another world.' -- Scientific American Do popular books about physics leave you feeling that youre just getting stories and not real science? If so, this is the book for you. In a clear and non-scary way, it explains the mathematical theories behind what physicists really think. Carrolls trilogy will plug a big gap in how physics is communicated to non-specialists and to judge from this first volume, will do so brilliantly. -- Philip Ball, author of <i>Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different</i> As a ten-year-old physics enthusiast, I would have loved The Biggest Ideas in the Universe. With this book, Sean Carroll rejects traditional elitism in physics and welcomes in anyone who knows only a little algebra but wants to understand the whole universe. -- Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, author of <i>The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred</i> Sean Carroll is a wizard of empathy. In this short book, the first of three on The Biggest Ideas in the Universe, he anticipates whats always confused you about physics and then gently guides you to enlightenment and ultimately, to newfound wonder. -- Steven Strogatz, author of <i>The Joy of X</i> and <i>Infinite Powers</i> 'Sean Carroll shows that the essence of physics, including its fundamental equations, can be made accessible to anyone equipped with no more than high school math. Carroll is an accomplished science writer, a talent with few peers The Biggest Ideas in the Universe brings science dissemination to a new level. In doing so, the biggest and most consequential idea in Carrolls trilogy might well be that substantive discussions about science can ultimately be had by everyone.' -- Science Sean Carroll has produced a guide to relativity theory for the 21st century, plugging the gap between popularisations that emphasise the oddities without giving the facts, and textbooks that train students to manipulate equations without providing insight into what it all means. He will open your eyes to the way physicists view the universe, making fundamental ideas accessible without the need for a degree in science, but bravely ignoring the old adage that adding equations will scare readers off. Dont be scared; this is the best lay-persons guide to the subject, written in an accessible, entertaining style and impeccably accurate. And the author promises to tackle quantum theory next! I cant wait. -- John Gribbin, author of In Search of Schrdinger's Cat Sean Carrolls greatest gift isnt that hes an expert on the fundamentals of physics, which he is, but that he never speaks down to his reader. He assumes that anyone, even the uninitiated, can learn to understand the formulae that underlie complicated concepts like space and time. It is a pleasure to read his

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Sean Carroll is Homewood professor of natural philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. He won the Royal Society Winton Prize for his book on the search for the elusive Higgs boson, The Particle at the End of the Universe, and The Big Picture was an international bestseller. His most recent book is Something Deeply Hidden. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. @seanmcarroll preposterousuniverse.com