The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space,Time, and the Texture of Reality

Title

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space,Time, and the Texture of Reality

Authors

Brian Greene

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Description

Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene has set himself a daunting task: to explain non-intuitive, mathematical concepts like String Theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience. From Newton’s unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein’s fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics’ entangled arena where vastly distant objects can instantaneously coordinate their behavior, Greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world.

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ISBN

0-375-72720-5

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Publisher

Vintage Books

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space,Time, and the Texture of Reality


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