Constants of Nature

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Release date: 2009-05-06

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Reality as we know it is bound by a set of constantsnumbers and values that dictate the strengths of forces like gravity, the speed of light, and the masses of elementary particles. In The Constants of Nature, Cambridge Professor and bestselling author John D.Barrow takes us on an exploration of these governing principles. Drawing on physicists such as Einstein and Planck, Barrow illustrates with stunning clarity our dependence on the steadfastness of these principles. But he also suggests that the basic forces may have been radically different during the universes infancy, and suggests that they may continue a deeply hidden evolution. Perhaps most tantalizingly, Barrow theorizes about the realities that might one day be found in a universe with different parameters than our own.

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Genre: Cosmology & the universe

Collection: Vintage

Type: EPub

Pages: 368

ISBN: 9780307555359

Additional Information

Genre: Cosmology & the universe

Collection: Vintage

Type: EPub

Pages: 368

ISBN: 9780307555359

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