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Now : the physics of time  Cover Image Book Book

Now : the physics of time

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  • ISBN: 0393285235 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780393285239 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0393285235 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780393285239 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780393285239
  • ISBN: 0393285235
  • Physical Description: 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The entangled enigma -- Einstein's childhood regression -- The leaping now -- Contradictions and paradoxes -- Lightspeed limit, lightspeed loophole -- Imaginary time -- To infinity and beyond -- An arrow of confusion -- Demystifying entropy -- Mystifyingentropy -- Time explained -- Our unlikely universe -- The universe erupts -- The end of time -- Throwing entropy under the bus -- Alternative arrows -- A cat both dead and alive -- Tickling the quantum ghost -- Einstein is spooked -- Backward time travelobserved -- Beyond physics -- Cogito ergo sum -- Free will -- The 4D Big Bang -- The meaning of now.
Summary, etc.: "A monumental work on the flow of time, from the universe's creation to "Now," by the best-selling author of Physics for Future Presidents. "Now" is a simple concept--you're reading this sentence now. Yet a real definition of "now" has eluded even the great Einstein. We know that time stretches and is affected by gravity and velocity. Yet, as eminent physicist Richard A. Muller points out, it is only today that we have all the physics at hand--relativity, entropy, entanglement, antimatter, and the Big Bang--to explain the flow of time. With these building blocks in place, Muller reaches a startling conclusion: our expanding universe is continuously creating not only new space but also new time. The front edge of this new time is what we call "now," and this moment is truly unique--it is the only moment in which we can exercise our free will. Muller's thought-provoking vision is a powerful counter to established theories in science and philosophy, and his arguments will spark major debate about the most fundamental assumptions of our universe"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Space and time
Entropy
Physics Philosophy

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  • 15 of 16 copies available at Bibliomation.

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Beekley Community Library - New Hartford 530.11 MULLER, R. (Text) 32544072430696 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bethel Public Library 530.11 MULLER (Text) 34030136875413 Adult Nonfiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 530.11 MUL (Text) 34014138111084 Adult Nonfiction Available -
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village 530.11 Mul (Text) 33180138569844 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 04/11/2024
Douglas Library of Hebron 530.11 MUL (Text) 33400137926492 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Easton Public Library 530.11 MULLER, RICHARD A. (Text) 37777134653716 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Gunn Memorial Library - Washington 530.11 MUR (Text) 34055143526378 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield 530.11 M (Text) 32518137603976 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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